Poison Town by Creston Mapes is as addicting as Fear has a Name, the first book in this series about Jack Crittendon, local reporter. Yes, there’s suspicion that a manufacturing plant is manufacturing an illegal product and that it’s poisoning the townsfolk who live nearby. But “there’s more than one kind of poison in this town!” (as it says on the back cover). I don’t quite know how to put into words the type of stories Creston Mapes weaves together. From the first page, the characters are engaging and real. His use of description puts you right in the middle of the scene. Things that pop up in the beginning of the story show up somewhere in the end. I’m talking about details that you don’t think are important. But they are. You have to keep your eyes and ears open in this book or you’ll miss something. Nothing was predictable. If you like John Grisham, you’ll love Mapes! The only bad thing about this book is that it ended. I found myself staring at it on my desk wishing there was more to read. I cannot wait for the next book in the series!