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Publisher's Summary

Private detective Brett Cornell believes that he's never had it so good.
He's been on a winning streak playing poker in private games being held in the back room of one of his favorite night spots. He's recently been "discovered" by an exotic-looking beauty who specializes in homemade adult films.
In addition, he's been hired to track down a certain missing husband and bring him back home to his anxious wife. His life, however, takes a sudden turn for the worse when he opens the trunk of his car one evening and finds the missing husband's murdered corpse stashed away inside of it. A set-up for a murder rap?
Set in the late 1980s, Poolside with Brett is the first in a series of novels featuring the tough and crass "unscrupulous bastard" himself - a rude, wise-cracking private detective who happens to be a hugely successful ladies' man, thanks largely to what he immodestly refers to as his "Adonis-like features".
In a tale involving murder, blackmail, an unexpected suicide, and other assorted acts of violence and deceit, Brett learns the hard way that there's a steep price to be paid for being such an unscrupulous bastard - and listeners may very well feel that he gets exactly what he deserves, and more!
©2012 David Dennis D'Aguanno (P)2017 David Dennis D'Aguanno
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5 out of 5 stars
By Geoff on 07-04-18

The start of something great...

If you're a mystery lover, and this is your first Brett Cornell experience, here's what you can you can expect: Do away with your cunning detective or weathered cop and replace him with a dashing, sociopathic lunatic with a lucky horseshoe up his a**. Replace your repetitive, stereotypical-character interviews with drunken, violent, sexual escapades. In essence, replace your hackneyed mystery novel with something wildly compelling and truly unique. Easily my favorite mystery series ever written. Highly recommended!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Rabid Readers Reviews on 01-02-18

Poolside with Brett is an outstanding listen....

Would you consider the audio edition of Poolside with Brett to be better than the print version?

I've only listened but the voice acting was spectacular.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the place in time shout outs and apparent homage to classic mystery writers of a bygone era.

Have you listened to any of Travis Henry Carter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not heard this narrator before but thought he was well suited for Poolside with Brett

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

While I would have liked to have listened to the book in one sitting it was ideal for workouts and varied tasks though some of the rougher moments made it inappropriate for the school commute.

Any additional comments?

Poolside with Brett was well written and well voice. It is a bit blue at moments and somewhat a product of its time but with suspension of disbelief an acceptance that Brett is a douchewaffle who is a bit delusional about the legendary status of his man-beastliness, it a very good listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
By MANI on 04-22-18

Book 1

Any additional comments?

This audiobook is entertaining although at times occasionally the humour went a bit too far but then again we are witnessing Brett and not the author talking. The book is well written.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ostfeld on 03-09-18

The amazing detective.

I love Brett, my mistake was that I started with the 3rd one firs and even so that each book can be read separately, you can see the author getting better as he moves on.
Still I wouldn't miss it for the world, the performance is perfectly done especially that Jersey accent totally amazing.
The best part about Brett is that he speaks what's on his mind none of the politically correct stuff and even that he is such a fool which is what makes him so funny he is also straight with the law and because all those flaws he somehow solves his cases.
It's impossible not to love Brett which is why I hope that all his books will go audio and that there will be more written.
Truly I never loved a character personality like I do with Brett which is why there is no way for me not to recommend this book !!!

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