Mystery author Rachel Goldman is getting used to the idea that her fictional creation, Duffy Madison, has somehow taken flesh-and-blood form and is investigating missing person cases not far from where Rachel lives. Wait. No. She's not getting used to it at all, and the presence of this real-life Duffy is making her current manuscript - what's the word? - lousy.
So she doesn't want to see Duffy - the living one - at all. To make matters worse, when he shows up at her door and insists on talking to her, it's about the one thing she doesn't want to do: find a missing person. But the man Duffy seeks this time around might be able to solve Rachel's problem. He might just be the man Duffy was before he became Duffy five years ago. The only problem is she could be letting Duffy lead her into danger yet again....
Entertaining and witty, the second in E. J. Copperman's Mysterious Detective Mystery series, Edited Out, will delight his fans, both new and old.
As always I enjoyed E. J. Copperman's sense of humor and imagination. I hate that I have to wait another year for the next book.
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I really love this series. It is very different and I especially like the humor and Rachel's wit. The book moves fast and keeps your interest. I first listened to, and thoroughly enjoyed, "Written Out" so I was excited when the second book came out. I was definitely not disappointed. The book was over way too soon. Looking forward to the next one.
The narrator is very good as well. She handles both male and female characters well. Some narrators try too hard to make their voices higher or lower when changing genders, so it's a relief to listen to a book where the changes are not cringe worthy.
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I have grown to like the team of EJ Copperman and Amanda Ronconi. While waiting for another Haunted Guesthouse book I found this. It is book 2, I have already listened to Written Off, but there is no way to follow series so this was out over a month before I noticed it.
The added bonus was that finding this led me to discover that another favourite series Amanda Ronconi is performing also has a brand new book! I wish there was a way to monitor/follow/subscribe to a series.
I enjoyed this fun read. fun characters, and good narrator, easy listening for long rides, cleaning and cutting patterns.
Great author, found this through one of her other series. The narrator does a fabulous job making each character distinctive. Can't wait for number three!
This author and this narrator... Perfection. ANOTHER great series, I am entranced yet again. Read everything!
fun, interesting series. love Rachel's internal dialog. will definitely buy the next in the series. excellent reader.
E. J.Cooperman--you are an author that must be laughing your way through all your manuscripts, good fortune to you.
Another murder is found by Rachel Goldman while she and a co-worker are trying to help Duffy Madison, find his true identity. They all end up walking the tight-wire, closing into their demise. (You will have to listen to the story to learn what happens)
A good mystery and is well worth you time and the credit.
Amanda Ronconi--you are the best. You are the reason I found E J Cooperman--and am now listening to his stories. What ever you read I will listen to. I admire your humor and how you show it in your narrations.
Minor spoiler below:
I liked the first book. This one was pretty good, too, until the end when the heroine doesn't call the cops, but walks toward where she heard a gunshot. Worse, she then wonders why the villain catches her and even says she's not being a TSTL heroine.
Other than that, it's a fun read and I will buy the next one.
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It started out well as an enjoyable bit of nonsense, very well read, but what a terrible ending! This is going to be hard to explain without spoiling it, but the main two characters behave like idiots at the end, going along with the villain's plan long past the point when they have the advantage and have no reason to do what they do. Absolute rubbish that spoiled the whole thing. The ending made me feel like I'd wasted my time and money and been let down by an otherwise good writer. Will stick to the Haunted Guesthouse stories and give the rest of these a miss!
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