The plot gets extremely convoluted before it's all straightened out at the end, there are some nicely done action set-pieces and the dialogue and characterization snap with wit. Rutledge's past relationships with Balbuena and Standish, and, as police believe, the strong resemblance between Albury and Minnette, make Rutledge a potential suspect. This is it, and it's a corker. I can't really say why. Points for: interesting characters and a reference to an obscure Michael Franks song.
As new, unread, first edition, first printing, copy. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Tom Corcoran was first published in 1992 with the non-fiction book Shelby Mustang. Not too over-the-top wise-ass, but wry enough to be interesting. We are also treated to a sampling of life on the other keys.
I'd searched high and low for a good fiction featuring Key West, and finally stumbled on this in a walgreens on Roosevelt. But the best part of the ride is just hanging out with an expert on the Keys who shows you a side of the place you'll never see from the Conch Train tour. I am very fond of Florida books and did enjoy the setting of Key West. But when a string of murders takes his viewfinder into strangely familiar territory, Alex's mellow island lifestyle shatters. He is able to blend all the ingredients into a genuine page turner of a mystery.
The Mango Opera is about as accurate a description of those days as there is around today. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Нет отсутствующих или поврежденных страниц, загибов или надрывов, а также подчеркиваний и выделений в тексте или надписей на полях. The Mango Opera First Book in the Alex Rutledge series. The set-up: Rutledge is a freelance photographer who sometimes shoots crime scene pictures for the cops.
About this Item: Minotaur Books. Although he prefers magazine work, freelance photographer Alex Rutledge won't turn down an occasional crime scene shoot for the City of Key West Police Department. His evocation of the Keys is realistic rather than poetic like Shames's, and unlike Elvis Cole who leaves trails of dead bad guys, the body count that surrounds Rutledge is not of his making. This is it, and it's a corker. Bookseller: , Pennsylvania, United States New York, N. I don't think I can be very helpful here. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text.
About this Item: Minotaur Books. I can't really say why. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Navy officer, screenwriter, freelance photographer, automotive magazine editor, computer graphic artist, and journalist. The story involves too many characters and in the end the many potential suspects seem to blend together a bit too much.
It is as photographer, however, that he gains entree that same day to another murder site, that of Julia Balbuena. But Tom Corcoran has combined a viciously creative plot with a perfect description of Key West as it really is, and the result is good to the bone. Deductions for too many interesting characters, such that it was hard to keep them all straight, and a plot line that was hard to follow. Plus in the end, I didn't really care a whole lot about the outcome, so I guess that would mean the story didn't drive itself too much for me. Tom Corcoran is off to a very fast start on what is sure to be a long career as a fine mystery novelist. Then one of Rutledge's own ex-girlfriends turns up dead, stirring up a world of trouble not only for him but for a pair of local cops, a politically connected Miami gangster and a federal prosecutor who isn't as clean as he'd like to pretend to be.
Bookseller: , British Columbia, Canada New York: St. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. But when a string of murders takes his viewfinder into strangely familiar territory, Alex's mellow island lifestyle shatters. Part-time Key West crime-site photographer Alex Rutledge is awakened by his estranged girlfriend in the middle of the night and is even more startled when she announces her new roommate, to whom she bears a striking resemblance, has been murdered. I had to read the reveal slowly and carefully just to make sure I understood who was who and did what to whom and why. But for the non-Floridian, it might just get a bit in-the-way.
Tom Corcoran is an American author of mystery novels and non-fiction books. In a desperate race to save his name and his life, Alex dives into a one-man search for the dark, sweltering truth beneath a case that's pounding toward meltdown. We have only visited, but Corcoran describes the geography, weather, atmosphere, and attitude so well that I instantly could feel I was back in town. I don't know, maybe they talk like that in Key West, but it was certainly lost on this New Zealander! Suddenly the girlfriend shows up again, asking for a place to stay, because her wild roommate was just murdered. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.