Author M. C. Anderson knows how to write really compelling mystery plots, but couples them with an eye for modern social behaviors and new, less conventional character types. . . Everyone in this town is well ﬂeshed out to give a diverse view that takes us from backwaters right through to wealthy elites . . . [The detective’s] romantic journey is also interesting and emotive, well connected to the situation he’s in, and his dialogue and actions really inform the sensitivity of the character without too much explicit use of feelings. Overall, The Lovestruck Detective is an intelligent but accessible mystery novel from a talented writer, one which is sure to surprise and delight its fans.
K.C. Finn, Readers’ Favorite
M. C. Anderson has written an engaging story in The Lovestruck Detective. . . . The author really paints a picture of the area and really brought it to life. I do enjoy mysteries set in small towns because that is usually where people have the most secrets and there is plenty to unravel. . . . [The novel does] look at some more taboo relationships and topics. Jack being in a relationship with an older woman is not something that you read about often, despite the fact that it is quite common. He also touches on the subjects of racism, homophobia, and classism. There was a lot to digest, but the author has written it well . . . . It was different, but in a good way. . . . I would recommend it to mystery fans who are looking to read something a little bit different.
S. Gregory, Readers’ Favorite