The Good, The Bad and The Murderous: A Sid Chance Thriller is the second book in the series that began with The Surest Poison. As such, while this novel could be read as a stand-alone, there are the occasional references to the earlier book in the series. It is recommended that you read that book prior to this one.


Djuan Burden has been arrested for murder by the Metro Nashville Police Department. It isn’t the first time this has happened and once again his Granny does not think he did it.  While Jasmine LeMieux has arranged for defense counsel, she wants Sid’s professional assistance as a private investigator. She also pledges to volunteer her help and is not about to take no for an answer.  While Sid doesn’t want the case, he agrees to look into things a little bit and listen to what the grandmother says.


It isn’t long before he is fully involved and not just because he owes powerful business woman Jasmine LeMieux. She has problems of her own and she better start taking them very seriously.  As both situations escalate proving the truth of the matters becomes harder and harder.


Readers familiar with author Chester Campbell’s work are sure to like this one. In both the Greg McKenzie Mysteries series and this series, the characters are real, the clues are few, and the suspects are many.  Plenty of action and adventure abound with nothing reaching ridiculous levels that would throw readers out of the read. Book two of this series, The Good, The Bad and The Murderous: A Sid Chance Mystery is a tighter faster read than the first and a better book in my opinion.


The Good, The Bad and The Murderous: A Sid Chance Mystery

Chester Campbell

Night Shadows Press

November 2011

ISBN# 978-0984604449

Paperback (also available as an e-book)

264 Pages




Material was picked up during the author’s recent free e-book promotion for my use in an objective review.


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