Killer Nashville’s Featured Book of the Day / “Final Settlement” by Vicki Doudera / Tuesday, April 30, 2013 / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is Final Settlement by Vicki Doudera

"Final Settlement" by Vicki Doudera

If cozies are your thing, you’ll be sold with “Final Settlement” by Vicki Doudera.  This is the fourth installment in her Darby Farr real estate mystery series.

I love the characters and the way Vicki Doudera develops them against the winter setting of the small town, Hurricane Harbor, Maine.  Each chapter builds upon the next and the characters’ interrelationships become more entwined as the story progresses.

In this episode, before Darby returns to her hometown to attend the wedding of Tina Ames, a co-realtor in her real estate firm and a friend, the police chief’s assistant dies mysteriously from a fall into the ocean near a lighthouse.  The chief suspects foul play, but doesn’t want to make a commotion in the small town and enlists Darby’s help.  It is up to Darby to find the answers, but there are over 300 pages of twists-and-turns before she gets there.

Sometimes it’s nice to take your crime slow and this small town has enough busy-bodies and suspects to keep you tied up all the way to the very end.

– Clay Stafford is an author / filmmaker and founder of Killer Nashville. Stafford’s latest projects are the documentary “One of the Miracles” and the music CD “XO”.

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Remember that these books are listed at a discount through Amazon. You also don’t have to purchase the version that is featured here. Many of these books are available in multiple formats: e–book, hardcover, softcover, and audio. Enjoy!


About Clay Stafford

Clay Stafford is an author / filmmaker ( and founder of Killer Nashville ( As a writer himself, he has over 1.5 million copies of his own books in print in over 14 languages. Stafford’s latest projects are the feature documentary “One of the Miracles” ( and the music CD “XO” ( A champion of writers, Publishers Weekly has identified Stafford as playing “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” throughout “the nation’s book culture.” (PW 6/10/13)
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