As a fan of Bob Avey's first book, Twisted Perception, I know I can always count on him for a few things -- a tight well-constructed plot, complex believable characters, and an interesting mystery that plays fair with the reader. Beneath a Buried House doesn't disappoint. Police detective Kenny Elliot is back, and he's got a lot on his hands, both professionally and romantically. Avey does a great job of balancing his protagonist's personal life with his casework. I was especially impressed with Avey's ability to create a layered universe of characters -- suspects and otherwise -- that kept me guessing, but didn't confuse me with a boggling list of random bad guys. If I have a quibble, it's that I would have liked to have seen more nice normal Pagans in the story -- as a practicing Wiccan I know they exist, even in Tulsa -- but on the whole, I thought Avey did an admirable job of not vilifying a group that gets vilified enough already. I highly recommend Beneath A Buried House -- it's worth a read, as is Twisted Perception. Go get 'em. You won't be disappointed.—Tina W.