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Henry Wood Detective Agency (Henry Wood Detective series Book 1) (English Edition)
 
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Henry Wood Detective Agency (Henry Wood Detective series Book 1) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Brian Meeks
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Book one in the Henry Wood Detective series.

Jan 1, 1955
Henry Wood is suffering greatly from a festive night of saying goodbye to 1954. His world is one of black and white, right and wrong, but his life is about to change and there will forever be shades of grey. An average detective, with a passion for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Henry is about to be hired by a beautiful woman, to find her father and his journal. It seems simple enough, but when a second woman appears, wanting his services, to find the same journal, he suspects he might be in over his head. He’s right. They are the least of his problems. The local mafia boss, Tommy ‘The Knife’, wants the journal too. As long as it is missing, he is vulnerable, and the other bosses smell blood in the water.
Who can Henry trust? Henry has a mysterious benefactor that he has never met, but seems to have his best interest at heart. Will Henry take the help that is offered? Does he have a choice?

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 312 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 212 pages
  • Utilisation simultanée de l'appareil : Illimité
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B005ED65AM
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  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 3.5 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (2 commentaires client)
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Henry wood : detective and carpenter 28 janvier 2014
Par Tolya
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
A mystery and detective story set in the 1950's, full of poetry, of codes of honour, of magic. A truly enjoyable light read if you're not looking for a mystery full of arguments, causes, and heavy shooting. A rel change in the landscape of detective books. Quite nice.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 decent detective story, but with a silly distraction 19 janvier 2014
Format:Format Kindle
This is what could be a really nice read if not for a sudden appearance of a time travel closet that delivers tools? Really? I mean, it distracted me immensely from the otherwise decent detective story. As if the author felt his book needed something more than the mob and a detective solving a case the ordinary way.
Don’t get me wrong, if you forget about the closet and the non-story related clues, this is an old-fashioned detective story. Think Philip Marlow or any fifties mob and detective movie kind of story, but instead of doing old-fashioned detective work, he gets clues, which aren’t really clues at all, from a closet.
Like I said if not for that, it would be a decent read. The characters are well set, dialogue works like a charm. I could imagine them having their discussions and see the scenes. Nothing wrong there, but that silly closet that doesn’t really have a purpose as I suspected from the start.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 FABULOUS Black-And-White Mystery! 15 février 2012
Par Molly - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Brian Meeks is a wonderful author! He took a fabulous cast of characters and spiced them up with a twisty plot line, throwing the reader a life line to a wonderful mystery book! Each page brought something new and kept me hooked until the last one. I really enjoyed getting to know Henry Wood!

Being a child of the 80s I know absolutely nothing about the life of the 50s save for what I've seen on TV or heard from my folks. But, upon reading Mr. Meeks' book, I was instantly transported to another time and place, and as I read this book, I feel in love with the entirety of the 50s, the mystery, the black-and-whiteness of it all. Reading this was like watching the old black and whites on the TV and being swept to the center of the crimes.

Filled with mobsters, beautiful women and a crime that only Henry Wood can solve, this story was a fantabulous roller coaster ride! When Henry met Luna, the mystery began. Luna's father has gone missing, and she knows that something's not right. She enlists Henry in the suspense when she turns to him to find her father. But, little do they know, that that's just the beginning of a long line of mysterious events that will lead Henry on a chase to find the missing man! Enter Sylvia, a mysterious woman, who leaves Henry quite on edge as he feels that something is off.

Combined all those things and so much more, and Mr. Meeks throws you a fun loving, witty new book about a wood-loving detective. This is a 5 Book worthy start to what I hope will be a series of awesomeness and adventure as we follow Henry Wood in all his glory in searching for answers to crimes. Grab a copy and see for yourself that this is one book that will have you hooked instantly and wishing for more!

This review originated at Reviews By Molly in part with a blog tour.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Enjoyable Mystery with a Twist 29 novembre 2010
Par A. William Benitez - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
I took a chance with this short book and was not disappointed. I found interesting and likable characters, especially Henry Wood who is smart, insightful, yet vulnerable. Meeks has an enjoyable writing style that creates an intriguing story with mystery, danger, and a fascinating twist that keeps you guessing. It was a fun read and I hope to see more Henry Wood stories soon.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Upgraded to 4 stars 1 avril 2012
Par Masquerade Crew - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
Mark's Review

One aspect that clearly stood out from the very first page was the time setting. There were several obvious (and probably a few not so obvious) references to the 1950s, although I didn't feel as immersed in the decade as I could have been. Time plays a very important role in this novel, taking on an almost supernatural nature. However, it seemed like an afterthought the first few times it was referenced, though it made me curious enough to keep reading.

The novel's main downfall in my opinion is the lack of professional polish. It read like an unedited first or second draft, though according to Mr. Meeks an editor was hired, which demonstrates the need for extreme caution when a self-published or Indie author employs a freelance editor. There were two technical flaws noteworthy enough to mention. 1. Consistent misuse of commas and 2. Frequent shifting from past tense to present tense for no apparent reason, lacking any sense of a pattern.

Usually I don't fuss too much about showing vs. telling; as long as I'm enjoying the story, any seeming lack of balance is either not recognized or ignored. With this book although I enjoyed several aspects of the story, I found the amount of telling too imbalanced to ignore. Because of this as well as some clunky dialogue, none of the characters seemed especially real to me. Even Henry, the main character, didn't stand out from the rest of a fairly large cast of characters.

I recommend this book only because there is a previous gem buried underneath a rough exterior. After getting to know the writer via Twitter and a phone conversation, I feel he has a lot to offer the writing community. I got a sneak peek at the second book in the series, and I am pleased to say that the quality of writing is much better. In hindsight, though, I think this book would have been much better if he had waited to publish it, allowing him time to bring the quality of his writing to a slightly higher standard.

EDIT: I HAVE CHANGED MY RATING AFTER THE AUTHOR SENT ME A NEW COPY. Mr. Meeks hired another editor, and it reads much better. This is a story I can now recommend without reservation. It's been upgraded to 4 stars.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great story 23 octobre 2013
Par Edward Buccigross - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
The author combines the readily believable with just a little fantasy - time travel. He created likable characters and a fun, fast paced story.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Left me wanting more... 9 septembre 2013
Par Yxes - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
...of Henry Wood, Private Detective. The story was quite compelling, and intriguing, and fun to read. I felt like I was reading an old-fashioned detective story, and half expected to experience the feel & smell of a dark & dingy office of a super sleuth. I can't wait to read the next installments of Henry Wood's adventures.
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