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I have to admit I'd never even heard of this author but will make it a point to read/listen to his other works. great mystery novel about a movie producer turned PI after being falsely accused of killing his fiancée 12 years before. Gabe Storm starts investigating his friend's murder when he disagrees with police decision to call it a robbery gone wrong. As the list of suspects grows, so does the mystery of the killer's identity. As I was listening to this story, I was reminded of Mickey Spillane's style of writing. I really enjoyed this book and will highly recommend.
Roberto Scarlato did an excellent job with narration.
This book was provided to me at no cost by the author in return for an unbiased review.
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I'd never had the pleasure of listening to any of David Wind's 33 previous novels, but when I finished his latest novel, Angels in Mourning, I made a vow to go back and find some books by this author. Angels' immensely likable private investigator protagonist Gabriel Storm had been falsely imprisoned for many years for the murder of his beloved fiancée, stage actress Elaine Hall. While Storm lingers in prison, only two people believe in his innocence, playwright Scotty Granger and police captain Christopher Bolt. Through much steadfast determination, Bolt and Granger eventually win Storm's acquittal. So when Granger is found viciously murdered in what was clearly a crime of passion, Storm is on a mission to find and bring his murderer to justice. Of course, the more Storm investigates Granger's network, the more he realises that many people could have wanted him dead. I thought I had the case solved by midway through the book, but in reality I'd taken Wind's subtle bait and was way off track.
I will admit I'm a bit of a literature snob, but Wind's narrative not only left my intelligence intact, he did a magnificent job of drawing me into Storm's pleasantly-seedy New York.
The Westside diner was slow...a throwback from the forties. You know the type, all chrome and vinyl with a checkerboard black and white floor. Old and faded pictures of New York lined the walls. It was a cholesterol heaven of pies, muffins, and greasy donuts heaped in scratched plastic covered trays on the counter. Five big chrome coffee urns, like missile silos, were lined against one wall. A rectangular cut-out separated the dining room from the kitchen. Every sound made in the kitchen reached the eating area.
I was given this audio book free of charge for an honest and unbiased review.
Roberto Scarlato was excellent with the delivery of the story
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