[BOOKS] ⚡ Dark Side of the Moon ✯ Terri Lynn Main – Horsebackridingwisconsin.us

Dark Side of the Moon When History Professor And Former FBI Profiler, Carolyn Masters Took A Position At Armstrong University On The Moon, She Thought She Had Left The Past Behind Her However, She Isn T On The Moon Long Before She Is Called In To Join Michael Cheravik, A Rough And Occasionally Obnoxious Former Dallas Homicide Detective, To Investigate The Death Of Juan McAlister, Astromechanics Professor And Lunar Independence Activist As The Investigation Progresses, They Find That They Must Not Only Solve The Murder, But Stop A Terrorist Plot Against Earth, And Maybe Exorcise The Demons Of Their Past.

10 thoughts on “Dark Side of the Moon

  1. says:

    Terri Lynn Main offers up an impressive debut science fiction, mystery novel in Dark Side of the Moon Carolyn Masters, an ex FBI profiler, has a history A history she s trying to forget In an attempt to distance herself from that past, she takes a teaching position at the lunar university at Armstrong City.But the manipulated atmosphere of the doomed city creates a mask hiding the less controlled elements of the lunar independence movement It isn t long before Carolyn s past catches up with her and she finds herself waist deep in a murder investigation What at first appears a cut and dried case becomes a complex mystery that threatens even Earth.The mystery is a good, old fashion who dun it Even a what dun it Carolyn gets saddled with an abrasive ex cop, Michael Between the two, peeling back one layer of the mystery leaves them with yet another puzzle to solve Mystery lovers won t be disappointed in this offering The only potential downside would be for mystery readers who want quick action Main focuses on character and world building for the first few chapters Don t expect the murder in the first chapter or two.And it really is in the world and characters that Main excelled Both are not only believable, but have depth and richness usually found in seasoned authors There are only two hiccups to that believability factor.One, Main has obviousl...

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    My rating 4.25 StarsI found this to be a wholly enjoyable Science Fiction mystery Carolyn Masters, ex FBI profiler and current University instructor, is recruited to assist Mike Cheravik in an uncommon murder investigation Carolyn and Mike are both haunted by their pasts, but other than a shared determination to catch the killer, seem to have little else in common This book abounds with gadgetry and processes that the author envisions for our future about ninety years hence For example, there will be small food storage containers Tupperware comes to mind that self refrigerate how cool is that Also, the author has created delightful and meaningful slang expressions For example, on the moon someone from earth may be called a leadbottom or perhaps bouncer There are many such terms, but you should discover them for yours...

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    For many, many reasons, I d love to give this book stars It s a well written, a unique murder mystery science fiction book which will entertain lovers of both genres The middle aged amateur sleuth isn t such an amateur after all She has multiple degrees and teaches university courses on the moon But she worked for the FBI for a few years back in the day, so she knows her way around a crime scene and is a master profiler When a rare murder occurs in the lunar colony, she s called on to use her skills to solve the mystery And she does this very well.Terri Lynn Main has written a very enjoyable book about the near future colonization of the Moon I can only wish it were sooner The SF is technically good the mystery is well wrought.Here s my down side, and this is a totally personal take on it The MC, Caro...

  4. says:

    This book is this the first in a series A mystery set on the moon Unique location and consequences of being there Such as compensating for the difference in gravity I enjoyed the character development and depth I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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    I was intrigued by the beginning of this book It reminded me of many of the science fiction classics I read in my childhood with its description of the technology of a trip from the Earth to the Moon I learned a lot of science and astronomy from reading science fiction But it fell off the rails rather quickly for me when the moon colony was described as a Victorian recreation This wasn t essential to the plot in any way, but it was disruptive.The story follows many of the conventions of a cozy mystery, with elements of a police procedural Carolyn Masters, the heroine, worked for the FBI before becoming a college professor, and Michael Cheravik, also a college professor, was formerly a Dallas homicide detective Since this ideal colony has little crime and has never been faced with a murder before, our two professors with law enforcement experience investigate the case.There were several things that kept taking me out of the story One was that this book could have used a proofreading There is a lot of missing and misplaced punctuation It also appeared as if the author had done a search and replace on a few terms, but both ways appeared in the text There s even one scene which looks like a portion was rewritten, but on...

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    When history professor and former FBI profiler, Carolyn Masters takes a position at Armstrong University on the Moon, she thinks she has left the past behind her However, she isn t on the moon long before she is called in to join Michael Cheravik, a rough and occasionally obnoxious former Dallas homicide detective, to investigate the death of Juan McAlister, astromechanics professor and lunar independence activist As the investigation progresses, they find that they must not only solve the murder, but stop a terrorist plot against Earth, and maybe exorcise the demons of their past.I greatly enjoyed this taut mystery and found myself on the edge of my seat through much of it, although there were a few very funny scenes as people adjusted to lunar gravity especially the part about the Thanksgiving turkey Do not read that while eating or drinking Ms Main has definitely done her homework and I found her...

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    For the idea of a cozy mystery on the moon I would give it five stars alone, for the plot I would give it four, however I do have to give the rating of the book three stars.I like the lead characters, Carolyn Masters and Michael Cheravik and look forward to seeing the characters develop I liked the sci fi and the mystery, however, editing and condensing is in need Too many mistakes regarding relationships between characters, niece not daughter , so many characters that the reader becomes confused, this is suppose to be a series other characters can be introduced later, not enough concentration on the characters that are important to the story, when one person is killed off I said who.The three stars are because this was a good effort and intro However, when it came to some of the errors a good proof reading before...

  8. says:

    Really well written, comfortable but very entertainingOne of the problems, with a book reading addiction like mine, is regularly running out of books in the genre I really like I know I rarely like mysteries, but this one is science fiction which I like.Terri is a marvelous writer I enjoyed the book immensely It s not hard science, but close to it Regardless, the science of moon living is believable But where s...

  9. says:

    This is an entertaining read, a blend of SF with a murder mystery But unfortunately marred by several glaring flaws.The dialogue is often stilted and unnatural, with characters making long speeches in situations where this simply doesn t happen, such as introductions The affectation of the protagonist s speech, devoid of the standa...

  10. says:

    The idea was fantastic, but the writing just left me struggling throughout even as the main character tried to explain why she doesn t use contractions, it doesn t explain why no one else except the major hicks who use t...

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