The Case of Billy’s Missing Gun

(2 customer reviews)


Super sleuth Lucy James is hired to find the Colt pistol that may have belonged to Billy the Kid. Hampered by dishonest weapon experts, a pawnshop murder and unusual architecture at a downtown casino, her investigation is rocky at best. A massive snowstorm has blanketed Reno leaving Lucy to slog her way to interviews with uncooperative witnesses. Her father’s abrupt firing from his job as the host of a local children’s television show and the impending marriage between her best friend Cindy Floyd and her detective fiancé Skip Callahan grab chunks of Lucy’s fleeting attention. But she is determined to find the missing gun before the next snowstorm even though her on and off relationship with handsome professor Eric Schultz is off again. With sheer tenacity and a pair of thick boots, Lucy muscles through to the mystery’s resolution. It isn’t easy, but mystery and murder never are.

2 reviews for The Case of Billy’s Missing Gun

  1. Laura Rose

    I enjoy SJ Slagle’s “Sherlock and Me” mystery series as each book is unique. In this story, Lucy James was hired to find a stolen gun that might have belonged to Billy the Kid. The characters are quirky and fun. My only issue is that sometimes the steps to solving the mystery get lost in all the interpersonal relationships of the protagonist with the other characters. Ellie Marshall’s narration is fine and she adds to the story’s entertainment. I requested this audiobook from Audiobooks Unleashed and I have voluntarily left this review.

  2. Julie Howard

    I enjoyed this book. This is book four in this quirky mystery series, each book is a standalone mystery and full of surprises and humour. You can read them in any order but I have loved everyone so far, so I would recommend you start at the beginning and work your way through them all. The reason I like the series so much is because of the wonderful characters who are likeable and a little bit crazy. The mystery was well written and interesting and although not my favourite in the series still enjoyable because of all the fun home like drama which adds to the fun, such as planning a Christmas wedding. Lookimg forward to starting the next book.
    Lucy James latest client took his gun collection to the local pawn shop, only to learn that one of them might have belonged to the famous Billy the Kid. He returns to the shop to claim his property only to find the shop has been burgled and his precious gun one of the items stolen and he wants to hire Lucy to find it. Before she can even don her Sherlock Holmes cap the pawn shop owner is found dead. Can she still find the missing piece? and was he killed over the gun? Or the shady dealings he was involved in? At the same time her dad is fired from his beloved job as a children’s tv personality and he hatches a plan to get his job back which involves her boyfriends fragile father. Her best friend, roommate and sidekick it to busy caught up in planning her dream wedding to help with the investigation, so it’s up to Lucy to find the gun and track down a killer.
    The author has gone with a different narrator for each of her books so far and although I liked this one I wish she would pick one and stick with them, as you just get use the characters sounding a certain way and then they change.
    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request from audiobooksunleashed and have voluntarily left this review.

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