There isn't much fun in the sun when a billionaire real-estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in the otherwise quiet summer tourist town of Sea Haven.
John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven police department. The job offer came from an old Army buddy who hoped to give Ceepak at least a summer's worth of rest and relaxation to help him forget the horrors of war. Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation. He is partnered with Danny Boyle, a 24-year-old part-time summer cop who doesn't carry a gun and only works with the police by day so he has enough pocket money left over to play with his beach buddies at night.
In the first novel in a new series written in the spirit of Carl Hiaasen's work, the Tilt-a-Whirl murder pushes Ceepak's deep sense of honor and integrity to the limits, as unexpected twists and turns keep the truth spinning wildly in every direction.
©2006 Chris Grabenstein; (P)2007 Audible, Inc.
"A fast-paced thrill ride with lots of twists and turns and good writing from start to finish." (James Patterson)"From page 1, this debut stands out as refreshingly different....an absolute triumph." (Booklist)
ENTERTAINING! Thoroughly enjoyed this book and the narrator was great! Nothing much new in the way of murder mysteries; but the tone, writing, and narration made it it's own.
Can't wait to listen to book 2 - Mad House, and then the rest!
Among the best
I love this series. It has alot of humor mixed in with the mystery.
Kept you listening, narration was great, read with real humour
Had to buy Tilt a Whirl after reading Book 6 in the series, a bit like Janet Evanovich's books
I always love the scenes where Ceepac does his detecting with the things in his pockets
Not really, but I love the voice of the narrator, Danny Boyle, who is really just a teenager in disguise!
These books are a lot of fun and Im getting ready to listen to the third book in the series.
I loved the narrator; but I also think that reading the print version would be quite satisfying. I "listen" to my audible books when I am working out, so I put high demands on the plot to captivate and entice me.
Danny--the narrator (not the reader) who presents a nicely innocent but quickly learning point of view.
No, I have not heard him before. But I loved his intonations and his narration in general and will look for other works by him.
I was eager to read on. I got this book to read when I work out and it completed the mission: I stayed at the gym longer than I would have because I wanted to learn more and to hear more.
I would highly recommend this book for its mystery and its evocative look at the Jersey Shore. The primary police characters, Danny and Ceepak are quirky and interesting. The plot propels one forward. I certainly plan to read the rest of the series, which is a high recommendation from me.
yes - it moves and has twists - I liked the characters
It was all good -
he was able to really get into the characters
Love to listen to books. Do tons of driving and they keep me sane.
First time with this series and I think I'll get another. Sometime the narratiion slows on the main charcter but I still enjoyed the story and really liked Danny. I'm going to get another I think the 3rd book and give it a listen.
Easy to listen to, a nice little mystery. Good character development that will temp me to go further into the series.
I enjoyed listening to Jeff Woodman.
Tilt-a-Whirl was an enjoyable and fast-paced story. When I first started listening I wasn't expecting much. By the end of the book I was already moving on to the next in the series. Not only was the story wonderful but the narrator really made this series one of the best listens I have had in a long time. He gave the story a voice and the characters even more personality than they already had. My favorite thing about this story was it's ability to keep me in suspense and to not allow me to get too far ahead. Others may disagree with me, but this book surprised me in more ways than I had expected.
I would recommend this book to any of my friends male or female.
I dont have a book to compareTilt a whirl wJEFF ith, it was very unique
Jeff was able to give each character a life of their own
You never saw it coming
I had never heard of this guy and actually bought this based on an audible recommendation. I'm glad I did. I've listened to ALL the books in the John Seepak series and I love the guy...and his code. Narration is fine, setting on the eastern seaboard is different. There are characters you love, and characters you love to hate. Very good book. My bet is once you listen to this first one, you'll go after them all.
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