"There are four basic reasons why someone commits murder. The first and most powerful is love. The second - equally powerful - is hate. Almost equally compelling is revenge. The fourth is profit. Money. When one family member kills another, one or more of them is almost always the motive, and the murders on Calypso Key were no exception." - Harry Starke
It was one of those beautiful, balmy days on Calypso Key in the US Virgin Islands. The sky was blue and a cool breeze was blowing in off the ocean as Harry and Amanda took their vows. All of their friends were there and all was well with the world...and then the sky fell. Harry draws the line at getting involved when the death of one of his father's friends intrudes upon his wedding day, until he finds out he owes the girl's father a debt he can never repay. And so he is dragged into an investigation of not just one murder, but two - and the wealthiest, most dysfunctional family he's ever met. The cast of characters includes a former Navy Seal - now a butler - a man up to his eyes in shady financial dealings, and the woman at the heart of it all, who was pushed to her death from a third-story balcony. Harry clears a few hours to enjoy the good life on Calypso Key, but as for the investigation...well, we all know that when Harry's involved, nothing is ever quite what it seems.
©2016 Blair Howard (P)2016 Blair Howard
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Yes, actually I'm relistening right now.
Harry, and Kate, and Bob... and the slippery killer! Why? It's Harry Starke!
Enthusiasm. The timing and drama of all great storytellers, Tom enjoys the Harry Starke books as a consumer. That comes across! The voice...
I've said this before in previous reviews: "I get immersed in each of the Harry Starke novels. Tom Lennon IS Harry Starke." I think you will be as impressed with all of Blair Howard's Harry Starke Audible editions.
I was gifted a copy of Calypso from Tom Lennon, the narrator extraordinaire. I am pleased to leave an honest review.
Now, back to listening! lol
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Every book in this series has something new and fresh to offer the fans of the Harry Starke series and this one is no exception. Harry has gathered all those close to him, family, friends and employees and swept them off to a beautiful exotic location to witness his marriage to the beautiful Amanda. Of course, where Harry is concerned, trouble is always just around the corner ….
A murder, right there on the island and he has no choice but to give in to the plea for his help from the victims father. “But” bewails Harry “I’m on my honeymoon”. August, his father, explains to Harry that they both owe this man a huge debt of gratitude, when Harry learns the reason for this debt, he has no option but to help.
Suspects soon arise, and in what is a “locked room” mystery, albeit on an island, Harry must discover which one is the murderer - all without the benefits of specifically trained investigators and on the spot forensic amenities.
Come along and enjoy the ride, another great Harry Starke investigation from author Blair Howard.
….and another great narration from Tom Lennon who never fails to deliver the goods. The voice, the delivery and the outstanding interpretation of the characters all combine to provide a wonderful, high quality listening experience
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