Tulsa Detective Kenny Elliot has a new case to solve. It involves the death of a transient. Who at first it seems died of a drug overdose but upon further research Detective Elliot finds there is more than meets the eye. The more Elliot digs in and gets his hands dirty the deeper he realizes he could be in over his head, especially when things start happening to him like finding a pentagram craved on the hood of his car or receiving a threatening message in his email. Plus there are other forces taking place around Elliot in the form of a cult. But on the flip side Elliot does discover the identity of the transient. His name is Jim Llewellyn and he was writing a story on the mysterious disappearance of the Stone family. A husband, wife and two children from Donegal, Oklahoma. So who is this family Jim was writing about and what do they have to hide? Also, Elliot has been seeing a gal named Cyndi, Bannister, a waitress at a diner. The problem is the closer Elliot gets to Cyndi he finds she has some skeletons in her closet. But are they her's or someone else's?

I like a good detective, mystery story. So when I saw the chance to read Bob Avey's new book Beneath a Buried House I jumped on it. I liked the main character Detective Elliot. I found him to be a pretty decent stand up kind of guy, who would help anyone but also had a level head on his shoulders. Elliot also knew just how to solve a case. The storyline was a good one as well as I found myself wanting to keep reading this book. The ending was a surprise to me, which is always a good thing when this happens. Beneath a Buried House is the first book I have read by Mr. Avey. I look forward to reading more books by this author.—Cheryl Koch