Gumshoe

A Mortimer Angel Novel
Narrated by: Marlin May
Series: The Mortimer Angel Series, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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For nine long days, the mayor and district attorney of Reno, Nevada, have been missing. Vanished without a trace. Their vehicles were found parked side-by-side at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Did they fly somewhere together? They aren't on any flight manifest. Did the two of them take off with a big pile of the city's money? If so, the city accountants can't find it. Were they murdered? There's no sign of foul play. Their disappearances have finally made national news. Enter Mortimer Angel, who's just quit a thankless job as an IRS agent. Mort is Reno's newest gumshoe, a private-eye-in-training at his nephew's detective agency. Just four hours into his new career, Mort finds the mayor - make that, the mayor's head - in the trunk of Mort's ex-wife's Mercedes. The news-hungry media speculates: Did Mort kill the mayor? Did Mort's ex? As events begin to spin out of control, Mort realizes things have been out of control since the night before he started his new career, the night he found the unknown naked blonde in his bed.

©2015 Rob Leininger (P)2016 Oceanview Publishing

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Too sexist

Didn’t like this book at all. The main character is not interesting enough to get past the machoness.

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Story good, narrator stiff

What did you love best about Gumshoe?

I like the main character and how it develops.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

More inflection. Loosen up! There are a lot of comedic spots written well that fall flat in the telling.