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Barrington Street Blues: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 3 | [Anne Emery]

Barrington Street Blues: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 3

A rich man and a poor man are found dead of gunshot wounds outside a seedy bar on Barrington Street. The police declare it a murder-suicide, but bluesman/lawyer Monty Collins suspects it's a double murder. Helped by his friend, Father Brennan Burke, and hindered by his femme fatale law partner, Felicia Morgan, Monty explores the dark side of Halifax society: hookers, drug addicts, boozers, gamblers and people desperate to cover up a series of parties that got way out of hand.
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A rich man and a poor man are found dead of gunshot wounds outside a seedy bar on Barrington Street. The police declare it a murder-suicide, but bluesman/lawyer Monty Collins suspects it's a double murder. Helped by his friend, Father Brennan Burke, and hindered by his femme fatale law partner, Felicia Morgan, Monty explores the dark side of Halifax society: hookers, drug addicts, boozers, gamblers and people desperate to cover up a series of parties that got way out of hand. A threat of blackmail, and turmoil with his estranged wife Maura, have Monty singing the blues, lashing out at his closest friends, and spending far too much time in the bars of Halifax.

©2008 Anne Emery (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 07-22-13
    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 07-22-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Such a disappointment"

    I read the first in this series and loved it. Loved the characters...could not wait to follow them further. Second book was kind of a let down (attributed it to the subject matter and it getting in the way). Then I downloaded 'Barrington Street Blues,' the third one in the series...and I could not even finish it!!!

    The "great characters" that showed up in the first novel do not change...at all! I remember saying in my review of that first novel that I could not wait to see how the characters evolved. Well, they don't. Their petty fights and doubts and conversations (which were endearing in that first novel) get ANNOYING. You find yourself saying: "SERIOUSLY? You are thinking that AGAIN?!!!" or "You are making that mistake in your relationship AGAIN?" or "We are having THAT conversation AGAIN?"

    The flaw in character development COULD be overlooked IF the mystery was better...but it's not (granted, I did not finish this book -- maybe the conclusion is brilliant). The clues and leads seem to "drop" into our "A-Team Investigators" (a philandering priest and an attorney who's been making the same exact mistakes in his attempts to reconcile his differences with his ex-wife for three books now) as if by magic....And if you thought the parenthesis in that last sentence got in the way of the "sentence"....well, that's a preview of what happens in this novel (the personality "dramas -- and they ARE dramas -- become an annoying distraction)...I will certainly NOT download another Burke & what's-his-name mystery again. I wish them well.

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    Linda Rego Park, NY, United States 08-03-12
    Linda Rego Park, NY, United States 08-03-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Terrific series, great story"
    Where does Barrington Street Blues: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 3 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'd say it ranks above average, considering this is the third in this series for me in a short time span.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the setting and the fact that the characters were human with both good traits and flaws too--even Father Burke.


    What does Christian Rummel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is a wonderful narrator which definitely adds dimention.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did get wrapped up in the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd definitely recommend this series by Anne Emery and suggest beginning with "Sign of the Cross" first.

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    "The low down and dirty for poor ol' Monty"

    Monty's world seems to be sliding into skid row in this outing for Collins and Burke, in more ways than one! His latest case takes him to the seedier side of Halifax life and his personal life is going from bad to worse. He even manages to put the friendship he values the most on the line with his descent into a troubled and troubling time in his life, that with Fr Brennan Burke. Two deaths which initially seem like a murder-suicide present Monty with more questions than answers and some circumstances which his nose for the truth just will not let go. When he gets to the bottom of the murky pond, the outcome is one which even he could not have predicted, both personally and professionally. This is the darkest of the Collins-Burke series, but for all that it is still a cracking story. The icing on the cake for all these books is the narration by Christian Rummel. He does a superb job. It's no wonder there are literally dozens of books out there narrated by him, he is awesome.

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