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Pain Has a Permanent Address

The John Handful Mystery Series, Book 4
Narrated by: Michael Sharp
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
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Private investigator John Handful specializes in solving the impossible cases that the Suffolk Constabulary cannot, and when local businessman Charles 'Buster' Bill is found mutilated in the local forest, it is believed there is a maniac on the loose.  

John Handful thinks differently. His own investigation soon reveals that at the heart of the man's death lies a devastating secret and by the time Handful realizes what it is he has just made himself the next target....

©2017 Andrew Hixson (P)2018 Andrew Hixson

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Twist, twist and more twists!

The John Hayneville mysteries or one of my favorite book Siri‘s and in this one pain has a permanent address he has pushed it up a notch. He had me guessing until the end although I kind of thought I knew who did it but wasn’t certain. I cannot wait to read book 5 it looks so good. I have read every book so far. I can’t recommend these books enough.Twist and more twists!

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  • Alabama
  • 09-16-19

Twists & Turns!

I have enjoyed Andrew Hixson's diabolical plot twists in this book. You just can not anticipate the plotline of the book. You may have a general idea of who the culprit is... only to be thwarted by the twists in the plot until all is revealed.

I listened via Audible, but I did have 1 small issue. And while it wouldn't be that noticable to most, I am a bit odd this way when listening. I noticed that an event occurred with in the storyline that a couple of future chapters in production seemed to ignore in an odd way. It doesn't necessarily detract from the Audible version (and I understand it isn't an issue in the Kindle at all) but it threw me for a second, and the researcher that I am, I had to go back and forth for a bit to figure out if I missed something to account for it.

Outside of the stated flaw above, Michael Sharp did a great job with characters and vocals, as well as emotions and inflections which made the story so very fascinating. I believe the flaw mentioned, after conversing with Mr. Hixson, was an editing in production issue, so I won't necessarily ding him badly for it. Maybe just a star....😉

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Catching an unknown killer

John Handful is at it again when two badly mutilated bodies have shown up in the woods. The question is who or what committed the crime. While investigating his life is threatened more than once. Original plot with very descriptive narrative. I received a copy of this audio book at my request and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

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What a difference a good narrator makes!

What a difference a good narrator makes! I found Michael Sharp made listening to this book so much more pleasurable, then Bk 3... I found that Andrew was also pretty cagey in this mystery and he kept me interested all the way to the end... actually he may have been a little too cagey, as I'm still scratching my head... I'm still not super fond of Andrew's writing style, the choices his characters make, and some of the predicaments he puts them into seem rather nonsensical at times... 
I felt that this was probably written as an homage to the great detective, Sherlock Holmes' Hound of the Baskerville... but, you don't need to take my word for it, grab the book and see what you think!
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • deafmick
  • 09-02-19

This is a very good audio book got to give it 5 out of 5

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  • Helen
  • 08-24-19

amazing book

Private investigator John Handful specializes in solving the impossible cases that the Suffolk Constabulary cannot, and when local businessman Charles 'Buster' Bill is found mutilated in the local forest, it is believed there is a maniac on the loose.
fab book got me hocked straight away

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  • jey cee
  • 05-05-19

Book 4

This audio book has a several parts that is full of suspense. I keep guessing while listening until the end of the audio book.

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