Eleven Little Piggies by Jake Hines

Chief of Detectives Jake Hines goes hunting for geese but finds murder. With a lucrative land deal being offered the motive points to family, but more murders add confusion. Can Jake and his overworked team discover the truth?

Jake shines for being a human policeman. He is levelheaded but not always politically correct and balances being overworked with his family life. The members of his team also have traits which make them seem human as well as workers for justice. Handling interrogations, getting information together, and other aspects of police work are shown vividly. The Minnesota small town changing due to increased diversity, expansion, and various money seeking ventures is also shown. The story is engaging and shows police life in a way between dark and cozy. Eleven Little Piggies offers a police procedural mystery with engagingly human characters.

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