Mobius Book Review: The Worst Dogs, Written by Author Mathew de Lacey Davidson

December 07 07:15 2020

Nova Scotia, Canada – December 7, 2020 – In the quaint town of Feckless Bay, there has been a string of grisly murders. Two fateful detectives are tested when the murders turn out to be cruel hate crimes. A gritty detective novel with a progressive twist, de Lacey Davidson threads a series of question marks into a racially charged mystery that holds the reader at ransom, page by page. Bringing a nuanced writing style to a famously well-worn genre, fans of the detective novel rejoice. A strong first entry into the world of fiction novels from a seasoned writer. The Worst Dogs is already leaving fans asking for more. Reviewed by Justin @ Mobius.

” …A progressive murder mystery, indeed.” – Jill Murphy, The Bookbag (

“Race, class, religion, and murder are inextricably intertwined in this simmering mystery consuming the misty Maritime town of Feckless Bay. “The Worst Dogs” is a powerful, propulsive read…” – Stephen M. Tomic, The Junction (

Davidson’s historical novel about civil rights leader Frederick Douglass’ first trip to Ireland, “Precept” was voted one of the top ten self-published books of 2018 by The Bookbag (

About the Author

Matthew de Lacey Davidson is the author of two poetry collections, a collection of short stories, and a historical novel about civil rights leader Frederick Douglass’ first trip to Ireland. Matthew is also an accomplished composer who has written, performed, and recorded on over a dozen albums. He lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, with his wife, Shayna, and a plethora of Siamese and Tonkinese cats.

The book has been reviewed over 5x. Cover art has been awarded a 5-star rating by Mobius. Goodreads rating avg. of 4.0. Comparative title: Winter Counts.

Abstract terms: Fiction, Mystery, Detective, Criminal minds, Race, Murder, Macabre, Horror, Good vs. Evil, Small town

Published by First Edition Design Publishing (, in hardcover, paperback, and eBook formats. The book contains approximately 194 pages. Genre: Mystery. ISBN-10, 1506909442, ISBN-12, 978-1506909448, ISBN-13, 978-1506909448.

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