The Surest Poison (Sid Chance Myseries Book 1)

Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction

By Chester Campbell

Publisher : Night Shadows Press

ABOUT Chester Campbell

Chester Campbell
I write two mystery series, one featuring Nashville PI Sid Chance, the other starring Greg and Jill McKenzie, senior sleuths who operate a private investigation agency in a Nashville suburb. Likie my protagonists, I live in a Nashville suburb.



Three seemingly unrelated murders crop up during the investigation of a decade-old chemical dump that plagues a rural community west of Nashville. PI Sid Chance, former National Parks ranger and small town police chief, takes the case and finds himself caught up in a whirlwind of lies, deceptions, and threats. Who is tailing and warning him to back off? Is the man responsible for the pollution dead or alive? When ex-cop friend Jaz LeMieux offers her help, she is awakened by an explosion behind her mansion. Is it related to the abduction of her employees’ grandson, or Sid’s case? As the tension mounts, Sid finds himself confronting the unsavory people responsible for his past troubles.

A Mystery Magazine Editor's View

"Chester Campbell’s latest, THE SUREST POISON, introduces a new character, PI Sid Chance and his side kick Jaz LeMieux...Chance is a great character, 59 years old, Viet Nam vet, ex cop and relentless. Campbell’s work here is his best yet and the book has a natural rhythm that moves the story along at a nice pace. The people who populate the book are realistic and nothing feels forced, it's as if Campbell is just telling their story without embellishing, which I found refreshing. A top rate mystery by a gem of a writer."

Jon Jordan, Crimespree Magazine

"A top rate mystery by a gem  of a writer."
Editor Jon Jordan in Crimespree Magazine