I love to read a lot of books, from short to complex, Action, factual, period pieces...the whole smorgasbord . There are times, though, when life itself contains too much content, that you yearn for the total uncomplicated pleasure of the "Screwball King Murder".
I enjoyed just about everything about the book: the narrator's POV, his style, his clothes and the entire sense of the scene in which he operates. I LOVE the fact that he actually works with his police pal and viva versa. I am a fan of John Locke and Harry Bosch and, most recently rediscovered "A Kiss Before Dying" by Ira Levine (1950s). This book fit right into my pleasure zone (unlike the exasperatingly overrated "Grey" Trilogy.
A wonderful read, well constructed, full of terrific characters and quite an unanticipated ending. Highly recommend.
Sher OBrien, Lake Villa, Illinois
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- ASIN : B007BQFN8A
- Publisher : Gallery Books (15 February 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 516 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 185 pages
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You had me at the TitleReviewed in the United States on 7 August 2012
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Terrific who done it.Reviewed in the United States on 4 July 2012
Easy to read, entertaining, riveting and hard to put down. Just my kind of book, concise and made up of many really short chapters. The book is well written with a good storyline that leaves the reader guessing. An investigation that seems to lead nowhere suddenly reveals a hint but not enough to fully grasp the facts and identity of the prime suspect. I will definitely look for more books written by the author - Kin Platt - and would highly recommend the book.
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The Screwball King MurderReviewed in the United States on 28 September 2013
Strong characters and a plot that kept me guessing. I liked this novel more and more as I got farther into it. Snappy patter is a big part of the novel and I usually found it a bit boring. But the characters were more than stock and the plot was a mystery until the end. the PI reminded me of Parker's Spenser. Recommended.
Fun readReviewed in the United States on 7 August 2012
I read this in a day. At first it was hard dealing with the baseball jargon, but the story had a lot of twists and turns. It's a mix of murder, intrigue and comedy as some of the characters, especially the 70 year old, are quite colorful. I really enjoyed it for my summer escape.
FOR A GOOD SCREWBALLReviewed in the United States on 6 December 2013
A GOOD OLD FASION MISTERY!! GOES BACK IN TIME WHEN A BASEBALL PLAYER WAS PAID WHAT HE WAS WORTH. MORE SUSPECTS THAN YOU CAN THINK ABOUT. A VERY GOOD BOOK