An overall good read. A good add to your tbr list. Jul 25, Caitlyn rated it it was amazing. The best book I've read in a long time An outstanding story, we'll put together.
Very good carector study and technical enough without being overbearing. Good court room drama. This is a complete story,not one of those "buy the next one to see how this one ends". I liked the Arthur enough to buy another of his works. Jul 01, Christi rated it really liked it.
It held my interest right up to the last page and didn't falter. I begrudgingly held back a star because theatre are quite a few mistakes throughout the book that, in spite of the story's pull, were very distracting.
It made the ending a little simpler than it could have been. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jani Lane was the lead vocalist, frontman, lyricist and main songwriter for the glam metal band Warrant. I also believe that there is a re-edited version available, which will help any future readers. Margaret Duke-Wyer rated it it was ok Sep 16, A man's wife disappears and he get charged with the crime.
If not for those, it would have been a solid 5 stars! Jul 04, dorothea canning rated it liked it. Great book Very well written. It is one you do not want to put down.
A Death In Beverly Hills [David Grace] on blacksmithsurgical.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. LATEST VERSION - REVISED EDITION - SEPTEMBER A Death In Beverly Hills has ratings and 19 reviews. Neil said: This was a book that has been sat on my Kindle for a fair while, and finally I decide.
Will read other books like it as well. Jun 29, Carolyn Piechowicz rated it really liked it. Good read Minus the grammatical errors, this was a good read. I would read another book by this author. I do recommend it. Jul 03, Palmreader rated it it was ok. Could be a good series with more careful characterization. Jul 31, Natalie Rampling rated it liked it.
Murder story was complicated and too many characters, and the background story of the main character was a little unnecessary so it slowed the pace down. May 15, Pauline Ross rated it really liked it Shelves: Another free ebook download, but this one is rather good. Yes, it's got it's fair share of typos, but mostly it's a missing or extra word here and there rather than spelling errors or grammatical howlers, so it didn't impinge on my enjoyment too much. In fact, the few spelling mistakes were actually quite funny. The author obviously has trouble with double consonants, so there were a lot of scared tables and shinny clothes and so forth, which was quite entertaining.
Well, it amused me. The plot r Another free ebook download, but this one is rather good. The plot revolves around an ex-cop called in to reinvestigate the murder of a celebrity's wife, but since the ex-cop's wife was also murdered, there are echoes of the previous case. The style is confusing at first - there are here-and-now scenes, scenes recalled from the present murder's investigation and flashbacks to the ex-cop's past, all jumbled up without much explanation, but you get used to it after a while.
It would have helped, though, to have some more memorable names - Steve, Tom, Greg, Simon Even the author gets them mixed up occasionally.
The author has a habit, too, of using both first name and surname interchangeably: The first half of the book is quite slow. The ex-cop reads the investigation files and sometimes visits the key people in the case, and it may seem as if nothing much is happening here, but I really liked the subtle way characters are built up in layers, and events are revealed piece by piece. If you pay attention, too, there are all sorts of clues as to what really happened - or are they just red herrings? I found myself devising possible scenarios in my head - always a good sign in this kind of book.
The characters had more depth than is usual for a murder mystery. The cops all tended to come from the same cookie cutter - brusque, wise-cracking, macho types, but the women were more varied and less predictable, and the accused was a wonderful mixture of bravado and sheer stupidity. The ex-cop's history was interesting, and there's a thought-provoking theme on the question of justice - not just the commonplace one of ensuring that the innocent are not unfairly convicted, but the more awkward one of when or whether it's acceptable to take the law into your own hands, and how a civilised society deals with that.
It surprised me that this book has received quite a few critical reviews in some places. It's not perfect, it needs some solid editing and it's not great literature, but then it doesn't pretend to be. It did exactly what I expected of it - created a satisfyingly tangled plot and characters who behave believably, without depending on car chases or gun fights or unlikely coincidences.
In the end, the identity of the killer was very logical without being blindingly obvious, and didn't come out of left field in the final chapter. Too many authors use sleight of hand to conceal vital clues, allowing them to reveal the killer with a triumphant flourish at the end.
My only complaint is that I found the courtroom scenes an unnecessarily drawn-out extension to the plot, and I suspect the author was overly focussed on the visual dramatics of a possible film version. It made the ending a little simpler than it could have been. But it was still good exciting stuff, a thoroughly enjoyable read. Apr 25, BonusMom rated it it was amazing. I can identify with that!
This was an amazing read. I loved it and actually tried to slow my reading for the last chapters because I didn't want the book to end I tried!! You will not be disappointed. There are a few typos but except for one, they are easy to skip over. This book at least on my kindle was very confusing. It kept getting the names all mixed up among some other things.
This book could have been written and finished in a quarter of the time that what it was originally done. I will never read this book again Mar 16, Jack rated it liked it. Murder mystery in which a disbarred lawyer seeks evidence to clear a murder suspect, whilst dealing with his own traumatic personal history. A satisfyingly complex plot somewhat let down by some fundamental spelling errors.
Mar 12, Mariann Lawrence rated it it was amazing. A very good read!!! I had quite a hard time putting it down at night and was kinda sad when I completed the book. Its a great who dunit and I highly recommend reading this book!!! None of the characters had depth or anything of much interest about them.
The story was simple and the author tried to add some gore here and there but even that didn't really fir with the rest of the story. Chasen was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Beverly Hills Police Department sources stated that Chasen received three gunshot wounds to the chest and one to the back,  causing her to lose control of the vehicle just after turning from Sunset Boulevard onto Whittier Drive. Police surmised that Chasen's killer was an expert marksman and likely shot her from an SUV or truck that pulled alongside her car. On December 1, the Los Angeles Times reported that a man believed to be involved with Chasen's murder committed suicide after being confronted by police at the Harvey Apartments on Santa Monica Boulevard in East Hollywood and that the suspect in Ronni Chasen's slaying had been under police surveillance before he killed himself.
However, on December 8, the Beverly Hills Police Department declared its preliminary conclusion that Chasen's murder had been a random act of violence, a robbery attempt turned violent. According to the police, the gun the suspect used to kill himself was the same one used to murder Chasen. Police said they believed the man acted alone and it was in no way connected with road rage — an operating theory the previous week. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hollywood's ultimate old-school publicist".
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