If it's anything short of murder, Logan's interested! The minute the dame walked up to Logan, he smelled trouble. A real looker, with tons of money and a daddy who liked to spoil her. She asked him to investigate a threatening note whose message was clear: Keep your mouth shut or die.
The first day on the job its fatal warning comes true, and the woman is murdered, or so it seems. Very shortly he discovers that it wasn't the woman at all but someone who looked very much like her. Twists and turns abound as Logan's investigation leads him through a labyrinth of blackmail, mobs, and of course murder!
Anything Short of Murder is a mystery written in the style of the pulp detective thrillers of the 1930s. It follows the investigation of a former LAPD cop who sets up shop in Hollywood during its golden era, when movies began to talk and studio heads were kings.
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REVIEW OF "ANYTHING SHORT OF MURDER"
Having this book read to me was a true joy. I was free to relax, close my eyes and let my imagination take flight. no eye strain, no putting the book down and picking it up and losing the momentum. I was able to hear it read to me, chapter after chapter,by a smooth voice with perfect pronunciation. A lovely treat.
With every chapter.. with every word... the writer has kept us on our toes keeping up with all the possible motives, characters and all the zigs and zags of a great " who done it", and leaving the reader never able to guess who the murderer was.
James Romick's smooth, clear, pronunciation of each word made it so much more enjoyable than my own reading would have. No struggling with reading glasses, no words jumping around the page. It gave me the freedom to relax, close my eyes and use my imagination to match his wonderful narrative.
oh yes, I didn't want it to end.. I wanted to know how it was all going to wrap up in the end. what was going to happen to all the characters i'd come to know and who the killer was going to turn out to be.
I can't praise this book highly enough...and hearing it on Audible was like hearing the plot for the first time. Tony Piazza's book "Anything Short of Murder" was a great read when I read it in hard copy . But to hear it read now, by James Romick, whose voice gives such animation to each character is truly amazing…and having to do an excellent Irish accent for one of the main characters truly shows off his talent, The author of this book, writing in the dialog of the day, makes it so intriguing and entertaining . "Tom Logan", the main character, is a1940s Shamus, or PI, who's the epitome of the classic private eye for most of us He and his fellow characters are brought to life for the reader and now for the listener. Having all this wonderfully descriptive writing of accents, forms, structures and the atmosphere of the day read to me by Mr. Romick's was a true delight,. Instead of me struggling with reading glasses, as i usually do, and straining to see the words while I tried to read. I can honestly say i've never enjoyed a book so much. This has been a new experience for me. Audible makes an already great book even better. Hearing a book read to me really gives my imagination flight and this Audible book has been a fabulous experience. Exceptional writing, story plot, and narrative...an unbeatable combination. A great book in every way.