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Death Trap (Paradox Murder Mystery Book 1) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B07KKJK732
- Publisher : Chartwell Publications (14 November 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 9925 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 140 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 536,170 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Needs a lot of editingReviewed in the United States on 18 August 2019
The mystery was intriguing enough to keep me reading to the end in spite of numerous flaws in the wiring. There is a lot of repetition as various characters discuss facts in dialog that does nothing to forward the plot. Much of the dialog is stilted, almost robotic. The author needs a tutorial in the use of the semicolon and quotation marks. Semicolons are thrown in everywhere and incorrectly. Quotation marks are also placed incorrectly so it's impossible to tell who is saying what. The story has potential but needs serious editing.
25 people found this helpful
Pretty boringReviewed in the United States on 15 May 2019
Kept waiting for Ito get interesting but it never did. Could have told the whole story in about 5 chapters. No plot to speak of Just a lot of rambling.
15 people found this helpful
An unusual writing style.Reviewed in the United States on 10 May 2020
It took me a while to get used to this author's writing style. The only way I can think to describe it is the tone has a "Dragnet" feel to it. And I say that in the most complimentary way. The main character, Steve, has just started his retirement. He goes to vacation for a few weeks in a small Maine village that has a lobster fishing industry. Through observations and overheard conversations, Steve realizes that several disconnected events add up to possible criminal activity. What I particularly liked was that the scene descriptions were not over flowery, the characters spoke without dialects or profanity, the sequence of events were logically put forth, and the author included photos pertaining to the lobster industry. Note: I had read Turquoise Deception (the second book in this series) first and decided to get the other two books in the series because I liked the author's style. It takes time to get used to and may not be for everyone.
3 people found this helpful
Good premise, but flatReviewed in the United States on 15 August 2019
I like first person mysteries, but this book stayed too internal. The “show don’t tell” concept was missing, and I felt I was reading ABOUT a story rather than experiencing it.
7 people found this helpful
Not well written, more like a treatise than a novelReviewed in the United States on 22 August 2019
I skimmed it to finish, but was way ahead of the story line in figuring it out. The author writes technical pieces and has not figured out how to write fiction. Stilted conversations and action sequences. Too bad an editor wasn't used.
8 people found this helpful