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Publisher's Summary

The Marinski Affair began as a dull, mundane case involving a missing husband. Okay, so he was a rich missing husband, but he was nonetheless, still only a missing husband. The case soon developed into one involving robbery, kidnapping, blackmail, and murder. But was there really a kidnapping? And exactly who is blackmailing who? Who actually carried out the robbery? Who committed the murders? Who can you trust? Who can you believe? Is anyone actually telling the truth? What have they got to hide? And what connection was there with a jewel theft that occurred four years previously?

All is not as it seems. Tom Kendall, private detective, had the task of solving the mystery. He was usually pretty good at solving puzzles, but this one was different, somehow. It wasn’t that he didn’t have any of the pieces. Oh no, he wasn’t short of clues. It was just that none of the pieces seemed to fit together.

Although a standalone novel, it is also the second in a series featuring Tom Kendall, private detective.

©2013 John Holt (P)2018 John Holt

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Mystery with an Identity crisis.

Would you try another book from John Holt and/or Kolyn Marshall?

Yes................. they have talent but this book did not work for me,It was slow and the main character is a confusing mix of British and American.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The plot twists showed promise but the characters lacked depth they did not seem real to me.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

He did the best he could with the material he had.

Could you see The Marinski Affair being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

This is not a vehicle for any type of production without improvements that have already been
mentioned.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Not what I expected

I have not read/listened to book one but I did not feel I was missing anything. This is a mystery book but we are told who don it, which I don't mind if the book is OK.
I found that the detective went around in circles at times and kept repeating things. I found it dragged and I ending up putting the book down a few times. The story was not bad but the book needs editing.

I liked the narrator, I thought he suited the book and he voiced all the characters.

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A nice thriller

A good detective story. Didn't read/listen to the first book but this book can stand alone. The story makes you feel like you are right there in the story. There are twists. A good read/listen.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Another great detective story

Another great detective story from the author, I liked this better than the first in the series but only because I was already engaged with the main character.
Both are great stories, this one grips you and keeps the chapters turning. Tom Kendall is dogged in his pursuit of the perpetrators, (slighly Colombo esque).
Narration is excellent and audio quality is very good.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

A great read/listen. I'm looking forward to book 3

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Except Building of suspense !

It is a heart-pounding thriller, rich with detail that makes you feel you are right there in the story, and expertly paced to squeeze every bit of anticipation and dread out of the reader.
I look forward to reading more by this talented author.

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