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Blackman's Coffin: A Sam Blackman Mystery | [Mark de Castrique]

Blackman's Coffin: A Sam Blackman Mystery

Sam Blackman is an angry man. A chief warrant officer in the criminal investigation detachment of the U.S. military, he lost a leg in Iraq and has been outspoken in his criticism of his medical treatment. Then, ex-marine and fellow amputee Tikima Robertson walks into his hospital room, hinting that she has an opportunity for Sam to use his investigative skills. But before she can return, Tikima is murdered.
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Publisher's Summary

Sam Blackman is an angry man. A chief warrant officer in the criminal investigation detachment of the U.S. military, he lost a leg in Iraq and has been outspoken in his criticism of his medical treatment. Then, ex-marine and fellow amputee Tikima Robertson walks into his hospital room, hinting that she has an opportunity for Sam to use his investigative skills.

But before she can return, Tikima is murdered. When a journal dating to 1919 is found in Tikima's home, detailing a 90-year-old crime that foreshadows Tikima's death, Sam must delve into the area's rich history to uncover the murderous truth.

©2008 Mark de Castrique; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A wealth of historical detail, an exciting treasure hunt and credible characters distinguish this fresh, adventurous read." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Robin United States 06-11-12
    Robin United States 06-11-12 Member Since 2010
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    If you could sum up Blackman's Coffin in three words, what would they be?

    Good Story Line


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blackman's Coffin?

    I can't pick out just one. I appreciate good humor in a story, and this definitely has a lot of good lines that made me laugh.


    Which character – as performed by William Dufris – was your favorite?

    Once again, hard to choose, I liked Sam, both the Robertson sisters, and Nathan but most of the other characters too.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed a lot!


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to this book many times, and would do so again. Excellent use of humor, good story line, and a lot of real historical facts.

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    Ashley Chattanooga, TN, USA 08-21-08
    Ashley Chattanooga, TN, USA 08-21-08
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    The story line is a little far fetched but I truly enjoyed the book. My only complaint was the narration. I almost was unable to listen to the book because of it!

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    Kelbey Clovis, NM, United States 07-03-08
    Kelbey Clovis, NM, United States 07-03-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Save Your Money"

    This was a very weak audio book. The story line was well researched, but far fetched. The worst part of the book was the narration. It was so bad that I was sure that the publisher had used a "nobody" to read it. I was shocked to find out that the narrator is considered one of the best. If that is the case, he didn't bring his A game to this project.

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