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Alpha: A Mallory Petersen Mystery (Mallory…
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Alpha: A Mallory Petersen Mystery (Mallory Petersen Mysteries) (utgåvan 2023)

av Stephen L. Brayton (Författare)

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On a rainy October morning, Mallory Petersen discovers the corpse of her boyfriend, Bobby Furillo, in front of her office. That same day, her landlord's mentally unstable daughter disappears. Thus begins another set of action-packed days for Des Moines' most popular private detective and high kicking martial artist. Bucking police authority and continually attacked by unknown adversaries, Mallory uncovers Bobby's devastating secrets. Each new revelation puts Mallory in deeper peril from powerful and dangerous people. In her own inimitable style, Mallory juggles not only two cases that will tax her physically, spiritually, and emotionally, but a host of her usual 'odd' investigations, while never neglecting her loyal taekwondo students. And just what are those enigmatic RSVP cards that keep showing up in Mallory's mail?… (mer)
Medlem:emilee003
Titel:Alpha: A Mallory Petersen Mystery (Mallory Petersen Mysteries)
Författare:Stephen L. Brayton (Författare)
Info:Tuxtails Publishing, LLC (2023), 372 pages
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A well-written and entertaining mystery with a film noir feel. ( )
  bagejew | Aug 30, 2023 |
I really enjoyed reading this book for the most part. I liked the “then” and “now” break down of the book however between half way and three fourths of the book, there was much less in the “now” sections. I’m ready to read t the next book in the series
  emilee003 | Aug 22, 2023 |
What was actually not a bad introductory PI case was badly marred by two of the author's choices. Firstly and for no apparent reason at all, he kept having the plot interrupted for the PI to relate to her current boyfriend completely out of timeline from the story. There was already plenty of characters development and non-plot details rounding out the investigation, and the boyfriend added nothing extra except to distract from the plot with references to some past events the readers haven't encountered (annoying in and of itself). And this was the 2nd choice - the boyfriend negatively impacted the characters development. The female PI had been doing a great job of holding her own against various troubles and instead of her being presented as a capable woman in her own right the boyfriend kept trying to validate her choices for her. She didn't need that she'd been presented as capable without needing affirmation from some man who didn't add anything to the story.

Mallory Peterson is a PI taking pretty much any business that comes her way and relieving the days' stresses with a evening role as a taekwondo instructor. She returns to her office one day to find her current boyfriend murdered outside. The police are investigating but she has reasonable relationships with most of them on the ground (if not the chief) and can get to places that they officially can't go. The boyfriend had been a travelling salesman with infrequent habits. Her ever efficient secretary (way to good to be believable) has already got background information for her.

The crime angle was well enough done - a little obvious and over the top but readable enough, but everything else just felt silly around it. ( )
  reading_fox | Aug 18, 2023 |
“The investigation of a murdered boyfriend draws PI Mallory Petersen into a dark pit of drug dealers, dirty cops and danger. The action doesn't let up for this sensitive and caring yet feisty martial artist...Buckle your seat belt for a thrilling ride.”

—Sally Carpenter
"The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper"
Eureka! Award finalist
Den här recensionen har flaggats av flera medlemmar för att den bryter mot användarvillkoren och visas därför inte längre (visa den).
  OakTreePress | Nov 1, 2012 |
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On a rainy October morning, Mallory Petersen discovers the corpse of her boyfriend, Bobby Furillo, in front of her office. That same day, her landlord's mentally unstable daughter disappears. Thus begins another set of action-packed days for Des Moines' most popular private detective and high kicking martial artist. Bucking police authority and continually attacked by unknown adversaries, Mallory uncovers Bobby's devastating secrets. Each new revelation puts Mallory in deeper peril from powerful and dangerous people. In her own inimitable style, Mallory juggles not only two cases that will tax her physically, spiritually, and emotionally, but a host of her usual 'odd' investigations, while never neglecting her loyal taekwondo students. And just what are those enigmatic RSVP cards that keep showing up in Mallory's mail?

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