The Boys Are Back in Town

A Brody James Mystery

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Pub Date Oct 27 2023 | Archive Date May 31 2024
Karl Kling | Three Dorks Publishing

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"It’s funny, the characters are well developed, it kept me guessing. Just when I was convinced I had it figured out I found that I was completely wrong." - Amazon Review

"The character’s personalities are well developed and I laughed out loud several times reading it!" - Amazon Review

"A captivating and thrilling mystery that is also highlight imaginative, fast paced and engaging" - Amazon Review

Riggs & Murtaugh. Starsky & Hutch. Brody James & Bullock 

"He smoked that pretty good,” Bullock said as he looked down the ravine at where the car landed. “Autopsy said he didn’t have a heart attack or anything, so the impact must have killed him. Hell of a way to go.”

“Every way is a hell of a way to go,” I said as I knelt closer to the road looking in both directions.

My name is Brody James. After 15 years I've returned to the hometown I swore I'd never return to.

This is my first case since coming back, and one thing I'm sure of is that Gary Hutchins didn't kill himself.

My partner Bullock isn't so sure. He's young, he's passionate, can be annoying as hell sometimes, but he's a good cop. I like him.

With Gary's death one month after Rebekah Wertheimer overdosed, I know there's a connection.

Bullock thinks I might be too personally involved in the case since I went to school with both victims. To be honest, I didn't really like either of them or their friend Joseph Agam.

I'm willing to bet he's in danger too. Bullock is willing to bet that I'm trying to solve these cases to impress Chloe Brown, who smells of lilacs and roast beef.

I have to remember that Bullock is young, he's passionate, can be annoying as hell, and sometimes, I just want to punch him in the face.

"It’s funny, the characters are well developed, it kept me guessing. Just when I was convinced I had it figured out I found that I was completely wrong." - Amazon Review

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This book had a bit of everything! It had suspense, Action, intrigue, mystery, murder, satire, a bit of a who done it, and some crazy twists and turns! The storyline was interesting and flowed nicely, I will recommend reading this book, it was worth reading but not one of my top favorites! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for sharing this book with me!

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This was a great start to the Brody James Mystery series, it had a great story going on through the mystery and that it worked with the genre. I enjoyed what I read and would like to read more in this series. The characters felt like they were supposed to and were smart in the story. Karl Kling does a great job in writing this and left me wanting to read more.

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This book gives hard boiled noir vibes and the characters jump right off the pages into your head. The author has the kind of writing style I like - a touch of humour and plenty of quirky descriptors. The plot itself is a fast and fun ride with a satisfying conclusion.

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