Palm Beach Nasty

A Charlie Crawford Mystery, Book 1
Narrated by: Phil Thron
Series: Charlie Crawford Mysteries, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Burned out by high-profile murders and his love life splashed all over Page Six, New York homicide cop Charlie Crawford heads south and signs on with the Palm Beach PD. After months of petty crimes, he's first on the scene to find a man hanging from a banyan tree.

Prime suspects are a hedge-fund billionaire with a thing for young girls, a bartender with a sketchy past, and right smack in the middle of it, Crawford's girlfriend, a beautiful, conniving gallery owner, ready to do whatever it takes to move up a bracket or two.

©2016 Thomas C. Turner (P)2017 Thomas C. Turner

Critic Reviews

"[T]aut and efficient...it's a pleasure to watch craftsmen at work, and that describes the author as well as the cops." ( Booklist)

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OK, let me start by saying I almost didn’t get this book because of the name. Usually if a book has the word “nasty” in it nine out of ten times it’s an erotic book, or porn. But I decided to go with it since it was called a Charlie Crawford Mystery. I'm glad I did get it.

I admit I was confused for a while, wondering why Nick was even part of this book since he didn’t have a thing to do with the dead guy, Darryl Bill, or any bad guy. But then later on he was mixed into the story and I was no longer confused, I was excited to see what would happen next to all the players.

The bad guy, Jaynes, was some kind of idiot. He was a Billionaire and too stupid not to kill someone? Unbelievable!! And the other two were only interested in killing to make a name for themselves. Oh, and there was Nick, too. He just thought way too much of himself.

I did like the main players, though: Charlie, Dominica, Ott and Misty. The boss was somewhat of an idiot. BUT I loved Alcie. He was an awesome character.

There was NO SEX in this book, (so it wasn’t “Nasty,”) and the F-bomb was used 65 times. The word “said” was used 885 times in this 288 page book, that’s a lot. But other words were used enough for it not to be quite so annoying.

As to the narration: Hmmm…I liked him a lot then I didn’t like him at all. His men’s voices were simply fabulous but his women’s weren’t worth a damn. Fortunately, there weren’t’ that many women in the book. I would definitely listen to him again.

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Can't stay away..

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Loved this story. Fun, tight, unexpected, engaging. I want to follow these characters wherever they go!

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Boring and depressing cop story

Wow! I made it less than an hour before returning this book. Author never bothered to give the main characters any hint of personality except as bored with life hater cops. That’s all I need.. reading about cops finally getting chubbies due to a murder in an otherwise peaceful community. This may appeal to cop junkies or ex cops who are nostalgic for the bad ‘ol days on the job. That appears to be all this author has.. cop talk and incessant negativity. This book has nothing.