Killer Nashville Book of the Day

“Doing the Devil’s Work” by Bill Loehfelm / Reviewed by Brianna Goodchild

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Bill Loehfelm
Bill Loehfelm


If Jane Tennison of Prime Suspect had a daughter, I’m convinced it would have been Maureen Coughlinthe complicated and strong-willed heroine of Bill Loehfelm’s unfolding series. If readers loved the first two novels from Loehfelm, then they are sure to enjoy this third installment in the series, “Doing the Devil’s Work.

In the latest adventure, the story follows Coughlinrecent waitress turned novice cop, who now works as an officer with the New Orleans Police Department. Loehfelm introduces Coughlin’s first on-the-job face-off with none other than, Bobby Scales, an old enemy from the previous installments.

Fortunately, Loehfelm doesn’t cut his audience any slack in the suspense departmentDangerous events lead to Maureen Coughlin’s world being turned upside down. 

Here’s how the craziness unfolds: Matthew Quinn of the Sixth District helps his sociopathic millionaire friend, Caleb Heath, connect with Bobby Scales for gun storage,and then Madison Leary, a schizophrenic, slices off the groups loose ends. Oh, and don’t forget to mention the three dead bodies, a dirty cop, and an extremist group of lawmen assassins, the Watchmen Brigade. 

In simple terms, Loehfelm produces a riveting plot full of corrupt police departmentsfractured allegiances, and old grudges resurfacing from the underbelly of New Orleans.

Breathless, the reader is left with Loehfelm’s unconventional heroine ruminating on the edge of a beach near Alabama – a sanctuary from the claws of the FBI, Sixth District, and the media. Though her job may be on the line, Maureen Coughlin’s work is far from over.

Briana Goodchild is on the verge of becoming a bibliophile. Like any book reader she enjoys a strong cup of tea and an enticing story to match. Occasionally, when diving into the Mystery Genre, caffeine is required.

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