Rewind (Pinx Video Mysteries #4) – CrabbyPatty’s Quickie Review

Title: Rewind (Pinx Video Mysteries #4)
Author: Marshall Thornton
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: May 13, 2019
Genre(s): Murder / Mystery, Historical
Page Count: 200
Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Valentine’s Day, 1993. After years of being single, Noah is finally ready to date again. Unfortunately, things don’t end too well. After spending their first night together, he wakes up covered in blood—next to his very dead date. Already convinced Noah has an abnormal attraction to murder, Detective Wellesley believes it has tipped over to actually killing someone. That leaves Noah and his friends having to prove his innocence. Meanwhile, Marc and Louis have gone on The Drinking Man’s Diet…let the hangovers ensue.

“Rewind” is the fourth book in the Pinx Video Mysteries series and as in the first three books in the series, Noah finds himself in the midst of a murder investigation. But this time it’s up close and personal as Noah wakes up in his bed with a dead man next to him. Detective Wellesley is 100% convinced Noah is the killer and is ready to arrest Noah, so of course Noah and his friends Marc and Louis and Leon start their own investigation.

Only after I finished the book did I realize many elements of the murder mystery didn’t totally make sense or seemed superfluous, but then again the murder mystery is not the best part. Sure, it’s what drives the plot, but the interaction between Noah and his friends and the slow (very slow) progression of Javier and Noah’s unlikely romance is what keeps me coming back to this great series.

I worry about Noah as he meets with his doctor at the end of the book and wonder if he’ll actually take the huge leap of faith into a relationship with Javier. Will Noah’s mother join the gang in crime solving again? And what’s the deal with Patty Wong and her insistence in calling Leon “Lee” to his absolute ire? And finally will Marc and Louis give up The Drinking Man’s Diet? Only time will tell. 4 stars.

A Pinx Video Mystery Series

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Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.  Frederick Douglas I distinctly remember that day in school when, all of a sudden, those squiggles on the page made sense and I could read. It has changed my life in ways I still cannot comprehend. My favorite M/M tropes are friends-to-lovers, murder/mysteries, amnesia, hurt/healing and historicals. Shifters, vampires, paranormal? Meh ... not in my wheelhouse, but I'm a sucker for a well-written well-plotted book, no matter the genre. Favorite authors includes Brandon Witt, Rick R. Reed, Abigail Roux, Jay Northcote, JL Merrow, KJ Charles, Lane Hayes, Marshall Thornton and so many more. A few "badges" from NetGalley: 100 Book Reviews Reviews Published Professional Reader
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