The Case of the Murders at Fairfield Heights: A Raymond Masters Mystery
By Garrison Flint
“The Case of the Murders at Fairfield Heights”, written by Garrison Flint, is the first of a series of mysteries. This first book is our introduction to Raymond Masters, who is the protagonist in a story about the greediness of humankind. The book takes place in an old mansion named Fairfield Heights. The estate belongs to Jasper Fairfield, who is very rich and is at the end of his life. He has no friends and most of his family do not care about him, and are fighting over his money. Masters is a retired detective who is asked to be present at the reading of Jasper Fairfield’s will. The one character in the family who is beloved by his great-grandfather, Jasper, is a teenage by the name of Johnny. He is the only light in an otherwise dark environment. The weekend began with one murder; and then another; and then another, until most of the heirs are dead. These murders go unsolved until the very end of the book.
When I began this book, I thought that it moved too slowly; but as I read past the characterization, which was very descriptive, I really enjoyed the relationship between Johnny and Masters and the mysteries that came with every murder. I would suggest to any mystery buff. I would give this book a 4 out of 5 stars, simply because it took me a while to get into it.