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The Book Case: A Short Story Featuring Detective John Corey | [Nelson DeMille]

The Book Case: A Short Story Featuring Detective John Corey

"The Book Case" is a story that features Nelson DeMille's most famous (and successful) character, Detective John Corey, who has appeared in six DeMille novels: Plum Island, The Lion's Game, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion. In this story, we see John Corey in his early years as an NYPD Detective, before he became involved with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force.
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"The Book Case" is a story that features Nelson DeMille's most famous (and successful) character, Detective John Corey, who has appeared in six DeMille novels: Plum Island, The Lion's Game, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion. In this story, we see John Corey in his early years as an NYPD Detective, before he became involved with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force.

©2011 Nelson DeMille (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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    William 05-24-15
    William 05-24-15
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    "great prequel"

    if you love the John Corey stories this is a nice background to know. I can't wait for the new release.

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    R. Daniels 05-11-15
    R. Daniels 05-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "fun short story"

    great mystery short story. all that you want in a murder mystery with a cocky detective who reads people well.

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    Cheryl Long Beach, CA, United States 04-15-15
    Cheryl Long Beach, CA, United States 04-15-15 Member Since 2004

    All mysteries all the time, that's what I read. I joined Audible when I started having a long commute. Now I listen everywhere!

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    "Boring, predictable, snotty, no value added"

    While I understand New Yorkers are supposed to be sarcastic and perhaps snarky, I really hated the snottiness of John Corey in this story.

    I don't know if the tone conveyed by the reader is a function of the director on an audiobook, or if it's up to the reader's interpretation. Sorry, Scott Brick, it feels like this has become your go-to attitude in a lot of books lately.

    The story was predictable and uninteresting, and I don't feel it added any value to the John Corey character.

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    Designerrose 04-04-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Engaging , thoughtful and very enjoyable!"

    What a nice way to solve a murder and do it without it being 15 or 20 hours long! Bring on more of these short stories

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    K. McRitchie Iowa, United States 02-18-15
    K. McRitchie Iowa, United States 02-18-15 Member Since 2009

    Lifelong Learner

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    "A bonus story!"

    I have really enjoyed the John Corey series, especially with Scott Brick as the narrator. His voice just fits the personality of the detective perfectly. This is only a 2 hour story and it is very good. I was hoping a new novel would have come out since the Panther, so I listened to this for a "fix." Even though it is short, it is fun to listen and witness Corey's humor as he solves a crime. It was actually fun listening to a story than I was able to finish quickly instead of listening for 15 hours. If you want a quick treat, it is worth the time.

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    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 11-13-14
    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 11-13-14 Member Since 2014
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    "It's an 'okay' short story."

    The story wasn't bad, if you can purchase it at a reasonable price and you are looking for a short, 2 hour story.

    It is similar to the "Colombo" TV detective show.

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    Kevin Weare, NH, United States 10-15-14
    Kevin Weare, NH, United States 10-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it"

    It was a short story and a taste of John Corey. But I would have liked a few more chapters.

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    Barbara 06-07-14
    Barbara 06-07-14
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    "Too short"
    If you could sum up The Book Case in three words, what would they be?

    3 words hmmmm.

    Better if longer.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes and no. There wasn't enough time to get to the edge of my seat before I fell off.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Book Case and why?

    John Corey of course.


    Any additional comments?

    Scott Brick read wonderfully as he always does. You never have any doubt about what character is speaking. He is as much an actor as he is a reader.

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    Karyn 02-21-14
    Karyn 02-21-14 Member Since 2012
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    "GREAT BOOK"

    Even though this is a short story, it was interesting, exciting. This is my first DeMille story and after hearing this one, funny, and all, I plan on getting more of the John Corey books.

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    Michael Honolulu, HI 12-25-13
    Michael Honolulu, HI 12-25-13 Member Since 2012

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    "John Corey, the perfect genre"
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    Loved this short story. When I was a kid, I read a lot of my grandfather's detective dime novels. These books were a noir genre of the classic cop books of his day.

    Nelson Demille's has crafted John Corey. I loved John Corey since the first novel the character appeared. John Corey is the closest thing to the classic detectives of my youth. He is the perfect cop, he is a smart, funny, cunning, flawed, emotional and deliberate. I love how this plot slowly unravels. Not to complicated to be unbelievable, but complex enough to keep you guessing. A classic who-dun-it detective novel.

    Keep the coming Mr. Demille.

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