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Real estate developer Harold Longworth is facing life in prison for the murder of his wife in their Sagaponack, Long Island home. Just hired by the defense attorneys, former NYPD detective Giuseppe "Joey" Mancuso realizes that for a whole year before the trial, the attorneys have bungled the investigation. Was it on purpose? Are the attorneys covering something up?
Joey and his half-brother, Father Dominic O'Brian, have 10 days before the end of the trial to find the real murderer. The day of the murder, a year ago, Suffolk PD homicide detectives found Mr. Longworth, alone in the home, sitting by his wife's body after he called 911. Her blood was on his clothes. His bloody prints were on the murder weapon. Gunshot residue on his arms and hands.
The prosecution is on the last days of their presentation. They have proven opportunity on the part of Longworth. As for motivation, they are about to show that Mrs. Longworth, the victim, was asking for a divorce and settlement on a $75 million estate. Further, they uncovered that Mr. Harold Longworth suspected his wife of having an affair.
As Mancuso and Father O'Brian begin working the case from their center of operations, Captain O'Brian's Pub and Cigar Bar at the corner of Beaver and Hanover Streets in the Financial District of Manhattan, they find that there could be a lot more to this murder. The Longworth Foundation, a $100 million nonprofit organization, is under FBI probe and IRS audit for potential tax schemes, money laundering, and colluding with foreign governments.
Mancuso, in his admitted Sherlock Holmes style, likes to look beyond the obvious. To observe things others looked at, but did not see. Can Mancuso and O'Brian save Mr. Longworth from a life sentence? Will they be able to unravel a possible fraudulent tax scheme being concocted by the foundation executives? Or, is it simply a case where the husband did it out of jealousy?
©2017 Skyboat Media, Inc. (P)2017 Skyboat Media, Inc.
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By Wayne on 11-12-17

Fantastic modern detective suspense mystery

A murder on Long Island is the second novel in the Joey Mancuso and Father Dom O'Brian series. Like the first novel in the series this novel is superb. The next book in the series is titled The Manhattan Red Ribbon Killer and is scheduled for release in Kindle format on November 21, 2017. An audio version has not been announced.

This is a seriously outstanding private investigator suspense mystery series that deserves a lot of attention from listeners. The two investigators are brothers with the same mother and different fathers. The elder one is Catholic priest Father Dom O'Brian who inherited the NYC Irish pub started by his grandfather. O'Brian's main job is Catholic priest which he combines with his pub ownership, and his partnership with his younger brother in the PI agency. The PI agency operates out of the pub. Younger brother Joey Mancuso was a NYC cop before his style ran afoul of his bosses. He is the brains of the PI business. Mancuso's FBI agent fiancée is a significant character in the series as is a woman who is interested in, and virtually stalking, Father O'Brian.

This novel is about a murder case where a man is being tried for killing his wife. Mancuso and O'Brian are hired during the trial to find the real killer. As the end of the novel approaches there are several nice plot twists. Narration is excellent.

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By shelley on 11-12-17

This is an author to watch for...

I am so happy to say that the second book in this series is just as good if not better than the first. As with the first there are multiple reviews and I won't bore anyone by restating what's been said.
This book is another story with a single murder and many suspects. The husband is the one charged with the crime but the only one who believes him is Joey Mancuso and Father O'Brian.
This book is very well written with interesting characters. The characters are well fleshed out and the story is very detailed with a very clever plot. This actually has me guessing the whole way through.
Stefan Rudnicki does an excellent job narrating.
With kindle unlimited this book is FREE.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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