Wolf Black. Writer.
My name is Wolf Black and I’m the author of ENIGMA a crime, mystery eBook.
And to keep thing interesting it features the obligatory good-looking detectives, the psychotic serial killer, and for that hint of romance an attractive female doctor.
The story is based in London using real places, real clothes and real detectives. All right, the detectives aren’t real but they are to me. And they will be to you if you give them a chance.
The book depicts fine detail. It has a certain style. In music they call it ostinato. That’s the signature of Wolf Black.
Go to https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/wolfblack where Enigma currently rates a 4.29-star rating or visit my website at http://www.rosemarybachholzer.co.uk to discover more about me, my eight books which incidentally are FREE, and lots of other stuff.
Either way, stay cool and wear your clothes well.
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Reviews on Enigma:
Review by: Bob on Smashwords on Dec.
Apart from the choice of the main characters name I thought it a very good story. It gradually builds as the two detectives try and capture a killer who has killed two women and it seems very likely there will be more victims if the killer is not caught soon. The two main characters detectives Love and Le Fanu work well together one being an American who has lived in England for a while and the other a traditional English man. The way the detectives are described is unusual in the sense that a lot of time is spent describing their dress sense and the value of their clothing. Although I initially thought that this would distract from the story it in fact made it a lot better and gave a whole new slant on the story making the characters seem more human. I also liked the introduction of the dog which helped even more and allowed me to relate to the two detectives. In fact I thought all the characters worked well as did the descriptions of the locations. Although not an all action story but one of dogged investigation with the detectives not only using their instincts but having to find the evidence. In the end all comes to a satisfying conclusion and if there are more in the series I will read them. So why didn’t I like detective Love’s name, well all though it is correctly written with a capital letter phrases such as “What is it, Love?” just did not sound right. Just me I think. 4*
Review by: John A. Broussard on Amazon.com (prior to my unpublishing on Amazon) on 22 October 2013:
A Great Police Procedural. The setting is London. The detective is a Yankee transplant. As with many police procedurals, the protagonist is a virile male, the women almost invariably attractive, the search for the brutal killer of two women is a slog, with a team of researchers and the mandatory car chase. The story includes perhaps more than the average reader cares to know about clothes, cars, and the sights and sounds of London town. Even so, it's a readable story, with an intriguing plot. 4*
Review by: Daphne Lewis on Smashwords on Aug. 30, 2013:
Crime isn't my usual choice of book but I found this one once started hard to leave., although some of it was a bit scary for me. It kept me guessing right up to the end who did it. I enjoyed the character of Love who had mannerisms which reminded me of someone I knew, which made it all the more interesting for me. The description of wearing apparel helped to visualise the persons involved throughout the story. I admired the vigilance of the detective and assistant in their work. I would definitely recommend this as an enjoyable read. 4*
Review by: Vicky Bohm, USA on 27 August 2013:
I love the character you have created in Dick Love, and his partner is truly a perfect foil. What a wonderfully and clever way to mesh an American-style "hard-boiled cop" with an English/London setting! You certainly can invent, plan out, keep track of, and thread together all the little details which make a great crime mystery great! You are planning to make this into a series, right!?! Let me know when the next one comes out. 5*
Review by: Kimberly von Ruffin on Smashwords on July 31, 2013:
This book was very difficult to put down once I started reading. The characters kept developing throughout the whole book which made everything unpredictable. My favorite character was Detective Love. Once he’s on the case he just cannot let go. I also enjoyed Le Fanu right at his side the whole way, I was able to see the lengths they would go to in protecting each other and how close they were. The ending was perfect, no stone unturned! I highly recommend this book, just be careful, once you start you may not be able to put it down. I hope there will be a sequel. 5*
Review by: David Howells on Smashwords on July 20, 2013:
Well, you've definitely garnered interest. I'm the 5th to review your book. Since the rest are brief, I'll wax pedantic, in case you're looking for constructive criticism. First, you are commended in doing your homework regarding the topography of London, the personality of the city, and minutiae regarding the regional constabulary. Though it earned you your main criticism, one still has to agree that you have a knowledge of clothing and costs that most don't share (from the critiques, it's obvious that most don't want to share). I feel you had a good story line, good character development, had a handle on foreshadowing as well as dropping the tantalizing red herring, and you managed an exciting climax. Sexuality was handled without pornography, and that appeals to me. If you aren't burnt out on this effort, I feel a rewrite would make the story a real hit. My suggestions include deleting probably eighty percent of the clothing commentary and evaluation, and have someone review your wording (for example, there was one paragraph where six sentences started with 'he'). Might want to check your formatting, as I kept getting different fonts (on two computers, using two different download techniques). Congratulations, though, on a huge effort. Don't let the grumps get you down. Most of your readers think you've got talent, including me. I'm giving 4 stars. Redo it, and I've no doubt but that 5 will be the general rule. 4*
Review by: Annemarie Watson on Smashwords on July 16, 2013:
Here is an example of one of the best crime novels that I've read in years! There are many examples of great text throughout the book, once you started it is hard to put down. 5*
Review by: tomtom vicky on Smashwords on July 10, 2013:
Enigma was a very thrilling read. I liked the car chase. But I also like how they found Monica's car. I enjoyed reading the book totally. 5*
Review by: Ken Prather on Smashwords on July 09, 2013:
The book is well written. For my taste, there is a little too much time spent in describing clothes and costs. Nevertheless, it is a very enjoyable book. 4*