A Review of Ben Furman’s “Shadow Dance Murders”

Book Reviews

Set amongst two very, semi-oppositional countries, Ben Furman’s “Shadow Dance Murders” is a cunning thriller. Carson Chandler is the hero, who with dashing good looks and keen intellect, manages to use his extensive investigatory skills to, well, catch a killer.


The setting of Charlotte, SC is written in prose that portends a seamless plot that is at once atmospheric and intimate. His representation of people from sordid pasts and exotic cultures mingles into a genuine mystery that is neither generic nor unoriginal. Chandler is not only an everyman but a superman, who embodies perfect timing.

The story itself is a thriller/mystery in the truest sense. There are unsavory characters with reveals to share. There’s also a pivotal event where the murderer intends to make his or her crime the spectacle they crave. The author develops well-rounded characters that are accessible and relatable, giving the story a sense of familiarity and emotional investment. Check it out!



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