52 Steps to Murder by Steve Demaree

52 Steps to Murder

By Steve Demaree

  • Release Date: 2016-04-10
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 337 Ratings
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Neither Lt. Dekker no Sgt. Murdock like exercise, so when they are called to the scene of a murder and have to climb fifty-two steps just to get to the front porch of a house they are less than thrilled.  An elderly woman is found poisoned in her upstairs bedroom, but the front door is locked.  Two neighbors sitting on their front porches say that only two people went in or out of the house during the time she could have been murdered, and evidence shows that neither of them could have committed the murder unassisted or assisted by the other.  It is up to Lt. Dekker and Sgt. Murdock to sift through the evidence and talk to everyone who could have been involved and solve the murder.  The book is a combination of laugh-out-loud humor, interesting characters, and a tough to solve mystery.  


  • Had me guessing to the very end.

    By Avila Beach Bum
    The best mysteries I have ever read have been funny. I don’t know why I prefer them, but I do. This one was funny, but also had me stumped. I loved it.
  • Slow Start

    By icarus55
    Good read, takes a second to get into but definitely worth it. Casually humorous though can seem a little repetitive.
  • To Convoluted

    By poncason
    Enjoyed some of the dialogue but storyline was not very believable and to convoluted to make a good mystery. Reader needs some ability to be the detective as the story develops.
  • 52 Steps To murder

    By getlt
    The end was not even close to the relationship of their partnership throughout the investigation!
  • 52 Steps to Murder

    By mrscharger
    I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I had trouble putting it down to do necessary things like cooking or cleaning. I especially appreciated the cleanness and the Christian influence. The other thing I appreciated was that the two detectives were living their Christianity, not preaching it as the characters do in so many books.
  • 52 Steps to Murder

    By lassie803
    Boring read!
  • Murder at its best

    By Janriv1
    This was a humorous murder mystery. The two detectives added believability to the story. They were funny characters and helped the story line move long. I will definitely read more books by this author.
  • 52 Steps to Murder

    By Marbilynch
    Loved the 2 detectives. Have not actually laughed out loud in forever. Loved the fact that the detectives could be presented with an attractive female suspect and not feel the need to rescue her or fall deeply in love with her. Got bogged down in the end with to many details and speculation; otherwise would have given it a five.
  • Shallow

    By Rxnjsquir
    Characters are uninspired and boring. Plot is simplistic and uninteresting. Conversations attempt humor but are moronic. Almost forgot to mention spelling. First example was "ringing hands" as in ringing a bell rather than wringing. It and many other errors bring reading to a halt, but that may be a blessing. Keeping score of the errors might be the only entertainment.
  • 52 Steps to Murder

    By Enortel
    If I could rate this a half a star, I would. This was a very disappointing book. The title was intriguing, but that's all. The writing was elementary and there were so many characters, it became confusing. The plot plodded along at a very slow pace, and there were no twists and turns to hold my interest. I was determined to finish it, though, just to say that I did. I won't be reading another of this author's books. Too laborious!