The Nameless Detective is called upon to find out how rare books and maps are being stolen from an antiquarian bookshop with a faultless alarm system. He goes undercover in the store, only to be foiled when a theft occurs right under his nose. Then, as he ponders the case (while on a date with the lovely Kerry), he’s violently struck from behind by a car that seems bent on driving him off the road. Will Nameless survive this attempt on his life and solve the case?
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I'm not swayed on the author. The idea had potential, I just wasen't hooked into the book like I waned to be. Kind of bland.
Didn't love the book but I didn't hate it either.
If the entire book was like the last thirty minutes, my review would be totally different.
The end of the book grasped my attention and was surprised and happy with the story.
The beginning was dry, but glad that I stayed listening.
The narrator was OK. A short, old time detective story. No pizzaz. Interesting plot and solution like in the old days.
The narration was decent and the reader had an expressive and pleasant voice, but the novella itself left a lot to be desired.
For a novel about a private detective with a penchant for pulp novels, this had none of the gusto or tongue-in-cheek drama one would expect from that type of literature. For a contemporary dramatic mystery, the setting and premise were decent but the execution was nearly nonsensical - there was not a lot of buildup to the dramatic climax (which was entirely disproportionate to the mystery itself).
I suppose so. It would have been more enjoyable had the reader adopted the characteristic of the pulp detective, a trope mentioned several times.
This is a simple detective story, a throw back to simpler times. No guns, no deaths, no real suspense, just a pretty straight forward mystery, not pretending to be more.
I did not like this book very much all. It started out good however if they came so obvious as to who did it and how it was done so early on dead it made the book not even worth listening to. I did finish listening to it however but did not enjoy it.
"A clever, clever little story...."
I loved this book. Beautifully written, and beautifully read. It kept my attention throughout, and when it had finished, I listened to it again, to see if I could see any clues! And a love story to boot.
it was like a stage play where each character became a suspect.because of the limited length of time the auther needed to esatablish motives, opportunities, and gains which he did admirabley
"Average Private Eye tale"
As a freebie it was worth a listen but I wouldn't want to pay for it. The story is a little run of the mill but well narrated.
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