For all that it's very short, "The Book Case" is funny and absorbing as the reader gets to observe John Corey in action. The attention to the details of a police investigation is appreciated, but the story is unrealistic in that lucky breaks all fall Corey's way, and it's highly unlikely a used bookstore would have so many criminals in it.
Corey, of course. Wise-cracking and intelligent, he's a very entertaining character. The only downsides are those that appear in all Corey books: he says "right" way too often, and he pats himself on the back for being the smartest guy in the room which is a self-serving and unnecessary observation.
Corey. Brick has owned John Corey since he narrated "Plum Island".
"Death Before Breakfast"
"The Panther" was disappointing, as was "Radiant Angel", so it's a pleasure to read a story written when DeMille was in top form.
John Cory as a detective truly fit some stereotypes. The store appear to be dramatically funny rather than mysteriously copy cat of who done it or Clue. Nevertheless, this book was a good short read about one of my best detectives.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
Oh the humor of course!
I barked out laughter when John is trying to order his breakfast! I had to re listen to it 2x as I was laughing so hard.
He was the reason I purchased this new author. I am his new fan
No need for any removal, just make this into a full book!
I was not going to buy any more of this author, but will have to try one that has this character and the most humor in it.
I really enjoy the Jon Corey series and this iteration, while extremely short was very good. I cannot think of a better Narrator/Character association than Scott Brick as Jon Corey - in every one of the books there are numerous laugh out loud moments to go along with intense detective/thriller story lines. This particular short story is of Corey before he came to work for the anti terrorist task force, back when he was an NYPD detective. As you can imagine the plot cannot be too complicated in this one as the story is less than 2 hours - it is however an interesting story line nonetheless. I wouldn't recommend using a credit since it is so short but if you are looking for an enjoyable short story in between longer novels then I would recommend getting this one.
Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
A good detective short based on Nelson Demille's, NYPD John Corey detective series. This was a fun, whodunit about a bookstore owner killed by one of his own bookshelves. It was interesting how ND referenced and incorporated himself as well as other famous authors into the story, and then had his detective's character comment on how he felt about each of their writing styles. A little insight into ND's favorites.
Scott Brick's voice was perfect for this rough and tumble, matter of fact character.
A nice quick read (listen). I love the character of John Corey, and this is a nice prequel to his life as a beat cop.
Wrapped up quickly. No droning on.
It's not that kind of book, lol
I teach American Literature and am the proud daddy of a 2 year old.
DeMille, Corey, Fun
John Corey. I enjoyed seeing him younger and a bit more raw here.
As usual, Scott Brick's narration was pitch perfect for Corey's voice. Bravo!
I've listened to all the Corey series and along with Harry Bosch, are my favorites. His wit,sarcasm, and Balls have me roaring with laughter at times , (my wife thinks I'm crazy sometimes though ). His heart is big yet tough as leather. His character is authentic and a true New Yorker. If this is to be your first with John, I guarantee the series will certainly keep you a long time fan of Mr DeMille. ENJOY!
Cathy & Jay
I love Nelson DeMille and John Corey. I just wish it was longer, excellent and fun story. Can't wait for more DeMille.