Elegy in Scarlet: A Scott Drayco Mystery

· Scott Drayco Mystery Series Book 4 · BV Lawson
3 reviews

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What if a large part of your past turned out to be a lie?

Crime consultant Scott Drayco is already in the middle of a possible career-ending legal battle when word comes that his mother, who disappeared 30 years ago, is very much alive — and charged with murder. With Drayco’s father washing his hands of the matter and police convinced the woman is guilty, everyone tells him he should just walk away from the case and let the chips fall where they may.

Except Drayco finds he can’t leave it alone and is obsessed with uncovering the truth: Is his mother really a killer? Where has she been all these years? And why did she suddenly leave her husband and children to vanish without a trace?

Investigating the murder victim’s colleagues, Drayco learns there are plenty who wanted the man dead, including a shadowy stalker who seems to have a mysterious connection to Drayco’s mother. As he wades hip-deep into secrets, lies, and cons, he begins to question if the case is all just part of an elaborate scam ... where the only one being fooled is Drayco himself.

Praise for BV Lawson’s Scott Drayco Series:

"Worth putting on your reading list." - The Library Journal

"Lawson's protagonist is greatly compelling." - Publishers Weekly Booklife Prize

“BV Lawson has created a memorable character in Drayco, a concert pianist turned FBI agent, turned crime consultant. He also has the fascinating condition of synesthesia, which not only adds a mysterious depth to his character it is integral to the plot.” – Big Als Books & Pals

 “... Kept me guessing until the very end. I’d recommend this book to experienced mystery readers who enjoy wrestling with skillfully placed hints that don’t easily reveal their secrets.” – Long and Short Reviews

“The storyline here is nicely structured, and creatively ties together two murder mysteries, which occurred decades apart. The small town setting is ideal, the lead character engaging, nd the supporting cast interesting and diverse.” – Omimystery News

For readers who enjoy brainy detectives, thrillers, traditional mysteries, and police procedurals.

3 reviews
Heather W
October 2, 2019
"Elegy in Scarlet" is the fourth book in the "A Scott Drayco Mystery" series and should be read in order. This story is emotionally charged since Scott finds out that his mother, supposedly deceased thirty years prior, is in fact, alive and charged with murder. The characters are well developed and we learn more of Scott's background with this book. The storyline is well written, with murder, mystery, intrigue, and twists and turns. I cannot wait for the next book in this compelling series. I read and reviewed a copy of this book with no obligation.
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About the author

Author, poet, and journalist BV Lawson’s award-winning stories, poems and articles have appeared in dozens of national and regional publications and anthologies. A four-time Derringer Award finalist and 2012 winner for her short fiction, BV’s Scott Drayco series has been honored by the American Independent Writers, Maryland Writers Association, named Best Mystery in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and been a finalist for the Shamus and Silver Falchion Awards. BV currently lives in Virginia with her husband and enjoys flying above the Chesapeake Bay in a little Cessna. Visit her website at bvlawson.com. No ticket required. Sign up for her newsletter and receive a FREE Scott Drayco novelette!

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