John Ceepak

9 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 11,900 ratings

Tilt-a-Whirl Publisher's Summary

There isn't much fun in the sun when a billionaire real-estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in the otherwise quiet summer tourist town of Sea Haven.

John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven police department. The job offer came from an old Army buddy who hoped to give Ceepak at least a summer's worth of rest and relaxation to help him forget the horrors of war. Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation. He is partnered with Danny Boyle, a 24-year-old part-time summer cop who doesn't carry a gun and only works with the police by day so he has enough pocket money left over to play with his beach buddies at night.

In the first novel in a new series written in the spirit of Carl Hiaasen's work, the Tilt-a-Whirl murder pushes Ceepak's deep sense of honor and integrity to the limits, as unexpected twists and turns keep the truth spinning wildly in every direction.

©2006 Chris Grabenstein (P)2007 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Tilt-a-Whirl

    • John Ceepak, Book 1
    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,614
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,834
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,819

    There isn't much fun in the sun when a billionaire real estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in the otherwise quiet summer tourist town of Sea Haven. John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven police department. The job offer came from an old Army buddy who hoped to give Ceepak at least a summer's worth of rest and relaxation to help him forget the horrors of war. Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • the reader makes this book

    • By L. Haight on 08-30-07

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 2

    • Mad Mouse

    • John Ceepak, Book 2
    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,567
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111

    Young Danny Boyle, the part-time summer cop "down the shore" in Sea Haven, New Jersey, gets taken on a wild ride when he and his longtime beach buddies become the unwitting targets of a madman's twisted scheme for revenge. Fortunately, John Ceepak, the cop with a soldier's unshakable code of honor, stays at Danny's side to help him negotiate the quick twists and turns that threaten to destroy his life, his friends, and everything about the world he loves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Whack a Mole

    • By John on 09-24-07

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 3

    • Whack-a-Mole

    • John Ceepak, Book 3
    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001

    John Ceepak and Danny Boyle return with the hunt for a long-dormant serial killer who might be ready to strike again. An innocent discovery on the beach in Sea Haven pits Ceepak against a killer with a code just as rigid as his own. When the killer targets his next victim, the consequences becomes dire for Ceepak and Boyle. This is a game they must win.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Series gets better and better

    • By Bernadette on 01-17-10

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 4

    • Hell Hole

    • A John Ceepak Mystery
    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 891
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 886

    Hell Hole is the fourth book in the mystery series featuring hardened former military PD and current Sea Haven, New Jersey, police officer John Ceepak and his partner, wise-cracking Danny Boyle.

    In Hell Hole, Ceepak is confronted with his most personal case yet when he must investigate the alleged suicide of a military corporal who recently returned from Iraq. It turns out that this "locked stall" rest-stop suicide is anything but an open-and-shut case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Terrific Ceepak Mystery

    • By Susan on 07-30-08

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 5

    • Mind Scrambler

    • A John Ceepak Mystery
    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 823
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 815

    John Ceepak and Danny Boyle are making the rounds in Atlantic City when Danny runs into his former crush, Katie. She's working for a magician named Rock, and her life seems to be in better order than Boyle could have hoped for. But Ceepak and Boyle soon find themselves on another case when Katie is found strangled to death. It is up to Ceepak and Boyle to find out who killed her. Their lives and the lives of others depend on it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun ride on the Mind Scrambler

    • By DMcClureDVM on 07-12-09

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 6

    • Rolling Thunder

    • A John Ceepak Mystery
    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 745
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 734

    A prominent citizen suffers a heart attack on opening day of a brand new boardwalk roller coaster in the seedy seaside resort town Sea Haven, New Jersey. Initially ruled a tragic accident, it isnt long before there are suspicious hints of foul play, especially after another dead body is discovered: a stunning young beach beauty. Fortunately for mystery lovers, the straight-arrow cop John Ceepak and his wise-cracking young partner Danny Boyle are on the case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable First Audible Book

    • By Leslie on 09-25-10

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 7

    • Fun House

    • A John Ceepak Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 827
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 735
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 731

    What if a reality TV show like Jersey Shore set up production in the fictional seaside resort Sea Haven? What if hitting the gym, tanning, and doing a little laundry aren't the only things the contestants get into? By-the-book officer John Ceepak and his wisecracking young partner, Danny Boyle, have to babysit the buff and boozy kids partying it up in a Jersey shore rental house for TV’s summertime hit Fun House while simultaneously trying to stop the rowdy kids from breaking the law up and down the beach. But even Ceepak and Danny can’t stop one young cast member from being murdered—and others from being threatened with the same fate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ceepak and Boyle are worth waiting for

    • By BSquaredInOz on 05-13-12

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Free Fall

    • A John Ceepak Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 894
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 889

    “I didn’t do it!” is something cops hear all the time. But when the plea comes from a close friend who’s fallen on hard times, it’s tougher to ignore, especially for young Officer Danny Boyle. It’s the start of another action-packed summer for the wisecracking Boyle and straight-arrow cop (now chief of detectives) John Ceepak down the Jersey Shore as they do their best to help Danny’s friend, a young nurse who claims she has been falsely accused of aggravated assault by a prestigious Sea Haven doctor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolutely fantastic. perfect narration and story

    • By Dr Dionne P Joseph on 05-12-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ring Toss

    • A John Ceepak Mystery Short
    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    The reported theft of a family heirloom sends officers Ceepak and Boyle racing to Sea Haven, New Jersey's Mussel Beach Motel to investigate. At the scene of the crime, Danny and Ceepak run into something much worse than a burglar: the DePinna family reunion! Narrator Jeff Woodman returns in this exclusive audio short story production.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • TERRIFIC

    • By Ms. Lucy on 09-08-18

    Regular price: $6.95