8 June 2015

Review: Grime Beat by Marji Lane

Fun Romantic Suspense Debut

Dani Foster is a household cleaner with a difference—she works cleaning up crime scenes. But one day, her colleague and best friend doesn’t show up to work. She’s not at home, either, and her placed looks as though it’s been trashed. Dani finds herself arrested for breaking and entering, and now she’s depending on crime scene specialist Jay Hunter to get her out of trouble … and to help her solve the mystery.

Grime Beat is a fast-paced suspense novella with more than a hint of romance. Dani is an excellent character, and there are hints that she’s hiding something as well. While I don’t necessarily related to her compulsion for cleanliness (I’d rather read than clean), I had to like her—she’s hard-working, loyal and intelligent, and knows just enough about policing to get suspicious about some things. Jay is also a good character, honest and professional, and someone who doesn’t like finding he’s missed an important detail. And he suspects he’s missed more than a few here ...

The plot and writing in Grime Beat are excellent. Romantic suspense is my favourite genre, and I’ll look forward to reading further novellas in this series. Thanks to the author for providing a free ebook for review.


  1. This is one of the books I received for my birthday. I enjoyed the characters and story. She has a whole series and I plan to get them all. The huge print size made it a quick read.

    1. I read the ebook version, which means the print size remains a secret between me and my Kindle. Seriously, I'm getting to the point where I don't want to read some paperbacks because the print size is too small, so it's good to hear this is big enough to be readable!

      I'm sure you'll enjoy the rest of the series. Thanks for visiting!