The short stories/novellas of the Kate Burkholder series are all included in the audiobook anthology A Simple Murder. As I’m reading the series in order, I will post the reviews of each separately.
Police Chief Kate Burkholder and her team have their hands full on Friday the 13th in Painter’s Mill. There’s a massive power outage caused by a traffic accident and a full blown Amish teen party brewing that threatens to be rife with underage drinking on remote private property. When Kate arrives, she finds a young Amish girl in the barn who’s been brutally assaulted with a 2 by 4.
I enjoy the police procedural aspects of this series and though this story is short, the investigation was thorough and interesting. I had my suspicions early and even though I guessed correctly, I liked having it supported by the clues and Kate’s dogged pursuit. I also listened to the story because the narrator has become the voice of this series and continues to get everything right.
- Release Date: February 9, 2021 (May 23, 2017 for the original eBook)
- Series: Kate Burkholder #8.5
- Narrator: Kathleen McInerney
- Audio Length: 1 hour, 39 minutes
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio