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A King of Infinite Space | [Tyler Dilts]

A King of Infinite Space

Long Beach, California homicide detective Danny Beckett is pouring the weekend's first shot of vodka when the call comes in: Elizabeth Williams, a teacher at nearby Warren High School, has been brutally murdered in her classroom. When Danny arrives at the school, the blood-spattered crime scene turns even his veteran stomach. What could this young woman have done to make her the target of such a violent attack?
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Publisher's Summary

Long Beach, California homicide detective Danny Beckett is pouring the weekend's first shot of vodka when the call comes in: Elizabeth Williams, a teacher at nearby Warren High School, has been brutally murdered in her classroom. When Danny arrives at the school, the blood-spattered crime scene turns even his veteran stomach. What could this young woman have done to make her the target of such a violent attack?

And what is the significance of the victim's left hand, taken by the killer as a grisly trophy? Beckett delves into the case with his usual tenacious cool, yet as he pieces together the facts, long-suppressed anguish from his own past rises up with stunning force. His hunt for the murderer soon morphs into a personal quest for atonement as he struggles to come to terms with the loss of his wife and family.

A King of Infinite Space is a riveting crime novel that serves as a memorable introduction for Danny Beckett to the ranks of fiction's favorite hardened detectives.

©2010 Tyler Ditls (P)2013 Tyler Dilts

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    HaloLove 10-02-14
    HaloLove 10-02-14 Member Since 2015

    🌺 Lover of Amazing Stories 🌺

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    "Good Read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's a decent crime mystery!


    What other book might you compare A King of Infinite Space to and why?

    Many in this genre.


    What does Alex Hyde-White bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A great performance, plus words aren't skipped. I usually skip a couple words here and there when reading.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Greed is Death!


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for the diverse cast of characters in your story Mr. Dilts.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Think about this 08-05-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Danny and Jen are a likeable duo"

    This is the first of the Long Island Homicide series, which introduces us to Danny Beckett and his partner Jen. We get enough background on these characters to like them and want to hear more about them, along with an interesting police procedural. They're good cops with some believable issues, and no super human qualities, but manage to get their man in the end with good police work and keen intuition. Some reviews have said that it's too easy to figure out the murderer. Could be for some, but there's a long list of suspects thrown in to the mix, which leaves the reader wondering if they actually do have it right.
    What I liked the most about the story was the character development. Like Harry Bosch and Dave Robicheaux, they're not perfect but have sparked our interest enough, to keep us going back to hear more from them. Glad to see there's two more books after this one.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    George Orr 04-24-15
    George Orr 04-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Didn't want to stop listening."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The narration is good. I didn't always feel inflections were appropriate, but they were not exaggerated. It was clear that he was prepared, not cold - passages had been read prior to recording so that when a reaction was described after the dialog, the reading matched. Most of all, his reading didn't detract from the story, which is really all I ask.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beth down the Road 01-07-15

    Dog Enthusiast! Love the outdoors

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    "Well Written"

    This book was better than I thought it would be. The story line was typical for a murder mystery. I would recommend it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Minnesota 12-28-14
    Amazon Customer Minnesota 12-28-14 Member Since 2009

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    "Good read."

    Good book! Interested in how relationship develops between detectives.. Already ordered next in series. Will be ordering the third.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alice 12-31-14
    Alice 12-31-14
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    "A Great Mystery Novel To Keep You Guessing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A King of Infinite Space to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print edition. An audio edition brings the book and characters to life. In my opinion, the audio edition gives you something extra that you can not get from just the print edition.


    Any additional comments?

    This was the first opportunity that I have had to listen to any of the Long Beach Homicide series written by Tyler Dilts. The book had great character development. The author has a great start to a detective novel series. The characters are both likable and believable. The narrator Mr. Alex Hyde-White did a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life, keeping with the suspense and also had the perfect tone for the type of genre. I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone who loves a good mystery.

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    Rip van Winkle 04-10-14

    Sleep junkie

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    "If you like to feel clairvoyant"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better story


    What was most disappointing about Tyler Dilts’s story?

    The story was so predictable. It read like a TV cop show. Anyone who reads mysteries and thrillers regularly could guess the perp immediately. I listened to the whole thing expecting a big surprise because I couldn't believe that someone would waste time writing a whole book towards such an obvious end. Unfortunately, he did.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    His female voices are laughable. Maybe one like that would be okay. But all of them? Otherwise, his gruff detective voice was okay.


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    "Really enjoyed this book."
    What did you like most about A King of Infinite Space?

    It was a very easy listen, neat plot line, likeable and believable characters. Most of all the narration by Alex Hyde-White is excellent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It rolled along nicely and there were a couple of great surprises.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The one where we find out about Beth's father.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A Thriller with Heart


    Any additional comments?

    More narrations of thrillers, psychological thrillers and fiction from Alex Hyde-White please.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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