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Blood Moon: A Robert Payne Mystery, Book 1 | [Ed Gorman]

Blood Moon: A Robert Payne Mystery, Book 1

Former FBI agent and psychological profiler Robert Payne is on the trail of a serial killer. A 12 year old girl has been murdered and mutilated, and the detective assigned to the case wound up dead. Now Nora Conners, the girl's wealthy mother, has hired Payne to solve the murder and bring closure. After narrowing his search to three men, a televangelist, a honey salesman, and an art teacher, all living in the small Iowa town of New Hope, Payne begins to narrow the field, posing as a journalist.
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Publisher's Summary

Former FBI agent and psychological profiler Robert Payne is on the trail of a serial killer. A 12 year old girl has been murdered and mutilated, and the detective assigned to the case wound up dead. Now Nora Conners, the girl's wealthy mother, has hired Payne to solve the murder and bring closure. After narrowing his search to three men, a televangelist, a honey salesman, and an art teacher, all living in the small Iowa town of New Hope, Payne begins to narrow the field, posing as a journalist.

That's just the start. As the daughter of one of the suspects joins the list of victim, and the woman who hired him is murdered, Payne finds himself on a race to solve the case before he himself is implicated.

Taut, suspenseful, and filled with the quirky details and character flaws that are the hallmark of Ed Gorman's fiction, Blood Moon is a wonderful introduction to a very memorable character. Be sure to follow his adventures through the other three Robert Payne novels, Hawk Moon, Voodoo Moon, and Harlot's Moon.

©1994 Ed Gorman (P)2012 David N. Wilson

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    Sarah BOERNE, TX, United States 03-16-15
    Sarah BOERNE, TX, United States 03-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A good writer, a great narrator, but. . ."

    If you can't handle books that include gruesome things involving puppies and children, you may want to avoid this one.

    The main storyline is an ex FBI agent investigating a case - the character is likable and the investigation is intriguing and the narrator has an appropriate style and pleasant voice.

    The back story is in prison and gets pretty ugly. I skipped over most of these scenes without losing the plot line of the main story.

    Eventually of course the two storylines merge and it gets pretty sickening toward the end. By then I was caught up in the plot enough that I stuck it out but I had to remove the earbuds off and on.

    I might try some more of the Robert Payne series as Ed Gorman is an excellent writer. The dialogue is believable and the story flows nicely.

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    James the Elder 05-30-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Protagonist Wimp"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Ed Gorman? Why or why not?

    No.


    What three words best describe Mark Douglas Nelson’s performance?

    Fit the nature of the main character.


    Could you see Blood Moon being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    The lack of professionalism and weak nature of the protagonist was off putting. There were scenes in the book, that just did not ring true, and I am one who usually gives the author slack in this department. The dialogue did not seem authentic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Corinne Hanson 05-17-15
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    Story was wandering, I had to stop and try to remember the story line. Worst mystery book ever listened to. Solution was surprising but only about fifteen minutes at end was good


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    carrie jacobson Wachapreague, VA, USA 05-12-15
    carrie jacobson Wachapreague, VA, USA 05-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Unnecessarily Gruesome"
    Would you try another book from Ed Gorman and/or Mark Douglas Nelson?

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    What was most disappointing about Ed Gorman’s story?

    I like a good detective story, and don't mind blood and violence, but this was beyond the pale. Several scenes involving puppies were way too much for me, and what I believe was the final denouement was just unnecessarily disgusting. I will not finish this book.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He was boring.


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    Kathi 04-23-15
    Kathi 04-23-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great book; tedious listen."

    This was not a performance. It was simply someone reading a book. If the story hadn't been so good I would not have stuck with it. No character inflections or emotion what so ever. Too bad.

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    Ellaine 04-20-15
    Ellaine 04-20-15
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    "Gory"

    Not what I expected or hoped for. Too much graphic content; not enough suspense and detective lines. Hard to invest in the main character.

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    Sherry L. Wright Flower Mound, TX United States 04-19-15
    Sherry L. Wright Flower Mound, TX United States 04-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Sick content - bad narration"

    The reader leaves MUCH to be desired... and as some have pointed out some of the material is extremely disturbing, in this case I feel having had the narration so droll it made it a little less disgusting to "hear" not less disgusting as context. you may feel it's jumping all over the place and really it is... it SOMEWHAT comes together in the end. I don't recommend on any level.

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    Cindy 04-17-15
    Cindy 04-17-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Good police mystery"

    Twisted tale set in rural Iowa, not too far from Cedar Rapids. The depiction of most of the people and town life is accurate. Some of the character development strained my ability to believe the connections. Still, the humor plot twists and untangling the web surprised me at the very end. A good listen for long commutes.

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    Roger 04-16-15
    Roger 04-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Incoherent and unbelievable story"

    Decent narration but incoherent and totally unbelievable story. Primitive writing. Dialogs at the sixth grade level. I will never read anything else by this "author"

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    Tanya 04-09-15
    Tanya 04-09-15
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    "loved the idea.... super hard to listen to"
    Would you try another book from Ed Gorman and/or Mark Douglas Nelson?

    I hope this author writes more. I loved the story idea... but this first work was hard to listen to. too too much detail.

    with practice will be a great series.


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