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Emerald Ridge (The Max Blake Mysteries Book 6) (English Edition) Kindle版
Emerald Ridge is a "fast-paced, twist-and-turn sleigh ride of story-telling, meticulously plotted and beautifully written." Author William Florence continues to delight readers and critics alike:
"The books in the Max Blake Mystery series are as much about the crumbling world of newspapers, and the precarious state of higher education in America, as they are about the murders and events that the novels' protagonists work so hard to solve in each new adventure. You'll be hard-pressed to find a more likable pair of detectives, as quirky and off-beat as they are effective at what they do to bring killers to justice." - ELF Reviews
"Max Blake is back, and I have awaited his return with trembling anticipation. There could be no better news for those of us who love nothing better than a fast-paced, surprise-at-every-turn mystery. Author William Florence keeps the pace fast with unexpected twists at every turn. He's also shaped the books around a character who's as honorable as he is hardy, as courageous as he is colorful." - Mike Connell, Co-founder, Abby Row LLC Freelance writer/novelist--このテキストは、kindle_edition版に関連付けられています。
- ASIN : B08B7TYTXW
- 出版社 : WildBlue Press (2017/9/20)
- 発売日 : 2017/9/20
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 858 KB
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効にされていません
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 450ページ
Max scrambles to catch up, and soon finds himself embroiled in the sticky stew of Irish unification politics and religion. It's a roller-coaster of a ride, and Florence ends it all with twist taking you to the sequel.
Max's musings, commentaries, and descriptions give color and life to people and places separated by a continent and an ocean. Max's love of classical rock music had me humming along to the song, "What a Fool Believes" by the Doobie Brothers as I read the opening chapters, and being very familiar with the Salem/Portland area of Oregon, I was hooked. Mix in a host of gun-toting Italian mafiosos moving around the Emerald Isle and you have a highly satisfying tale. It's best read on a rainy evening with wood crackling in the fireplace and a glass of Irish whiskey in hand.
The author keeps wandering off on interminable tangents / describes boring routes here there and everywhere / keeps wandering off the basic plot and seems to concentrate on just making the tale as long and as boring as possible.
The relationship of the two primary characters is just too erratic to be even vaguely believable.
The ending is so prolonged: the reader is BEGGING for 'the end'.
Much of the plot makes limited sense, some dialogue is irrational and many of the scenarios beggar belief.
Pity really - the actual 'writing' is good - just needs discipline to convey a believable story succinctly!