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Back on Murder: A Roland March Mystery, Book 1 | [J. Mark Bertrand]

Back on Murder: A Roland March Mystery, Book 1

Houston homicide detective Roland March was once one of the best. Now he's disillusioned, cynical, and on his way out. His superiors farm him out on a variety of punishment details until an unexpected break gives March one last chance to save his career. And his humanity. All he has to do? Find the missing teenage daughter of a Houston evangelist that every cop in town is already looking for. But March has an inside track: a multiple murder nobody else thinks is connected. Battling a new partner, an old nemesis, and the demons of his past, getting to the truth could cost March everything.
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Houston homicide detective Roland March was once one of the best. Now he's disillusioned, cynical, and on his way out. His superiors farm him out on a variety of punishment details until an unexpected break gives March one last chance to save his career. And his humanity. All he has to do? Find the missing teenage daughter of a Houston evangelist that every cop in town is already looking for. But March has an inside track: a multiple murder nobody else thinks is connected. Battling a new partner, an old nemesis, and the demons of his past, getting to the truth could cost March everything. Even his life.

©2012 J. Mark Bertrand (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Zulu Cedar Park, TX 10-28-13
    Zulu Cedar Park, TX 10-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Whodunit"

    Would have rated it 3.8 if I could. Would have given it a four but I wasn't that drawn to the main character.

    One reviewer said this was a Christian book. I just thought it was part of the plot. Roland March is considered on his way out. He's been loaned out to other departments from being a murder detective. He sort of is bounced around between being a murder detective and working with the missing person's division. First he's on the team to investigate a murder at a drug house. Then he's switched to investigating the disappearance of the teenage daughter of an evangelist. He thinks the two are connected and sets about to prove it.

    There were a lot of plot twists and turns and the Christian part wasn't overwhelming. It was more just part of the story. The characters were well developed and the story interesting.

    There were complaints about the narrator but I didn't think he was that bad. His voice was easy to listen to.

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    Thomas Divide, CO, United States 01-25-14
    Thomas Divide, CO, United States 01-25-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Great murder mystery, but why all the preaching?"
    Any additional comments?

    This central murder mystery of this book is unexpectedly complex. We follow the plot down one logic path, just to have one or two suddenly spring up. But it all connects well, making sense in the overall story. I did feel the resolution was kind of rushed, because,all of a sudden, the murder is resolved. Then the author launches into lessons about how to be a good christian like suppressing ambition, turning away from revenge, forgiving the worst violations against you, and going to church to get over life's worst tragedies. The main character even kicks out a very personable and helpful liberally minded guy from the rental apartment they own in favor of a christian couple and all is portrayed as being better that way.

    Bottom line: I REALLY enjoyed the murder mystery. But after being preached to so heavily at the close of the story, I wanted to throw my iPad across the shop I was working in.

    By the way, the narration is typical Mel Foster. I like his reading style. So I enjoyed that aspect.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Shields Marietta, GA, USA 09-10-13
    Adam Shields Marietta, GA, USA 09-10-13 Member Since 2003

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    "Wrong narrator for the book"

    I liked the book. I am not normally a fan of Christian Fiction (I almost never read it). But several of my friends have recommended this to me and it has gotten good reviews. And I picked up the kindle version for free and used promotional credit for the audiobook. So I didn't have anything to lose.

    The narrator was wrong. His accents were stereotypical and schlocky and overall detracted from the book. The book needed a darker narrator. Someone with more age and gravel in his voice. James Marsters (of Dresden Files book) would have been fine.

    The narration wasn't horrible, I listened to most of the book. But I finished up the book on kindle and think that reading the book is a better choice.

    The second book in the series is available on Audible, but I will read instead of listen to it.

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    Jo Decatur, TX, United States 03-20-13
    Jo Decatur, TX, United States 03-20-13

    I learned to read before I started school, and can not imagine a world without books!

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    "Excellent book........horrible narration"

    I've read this book, and it is awesome! Imagine my surprise to find the recorded book to be one of the worst books I have ever listened to. There is no emotion, the narrator is speed reading in a monotone, and fails to even acknowledge punctuation. Even as a "free" read, this isn't worth keeping it's that bad. Opinions vary of course....so your mileage might vary.

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    Lori United States 12-26-12
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    "Feels like a Dragnet movie"

    Overall the book was pretty good. It was writen in first person and the narration made me feel like I was listening to Dragnet with Joe Friday. The author did an excellent job with character development. I'm looking forward to reading book 2 in the series.

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