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Bone Island Mambo (Alex Rutledge Series #3)

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Excellent Key West tale

    Free lance photographer Alex Rutledge takes pictures of a construction site that he will add to his collection of shots over the years reflecting changes to Key West. However, first he is yelled at for taking photos and soon three thugs attack him. <P>Later that same day, Detective Sergeant Dex Hayes hires Alex to take shots of a murder scene at the same construction site he was at earlier. No time to change film rolls, Alex quickly arrives at the crime scene and takes pictures of the dead project manager Richard Engrom. However, Dex cuts him off early and tells him to give the roll to the official police photographer, who is also at the location. Alex wonders why Dex contaminates the crime scene, flushing any hope of catching a killer down the toilet. Other murders follow and Alex realizes that he is either paranoid or the link to the homicides. Wondering if his turn is next, Alex begins his own inquiries. <P> Tom Corcoran Key West mysteries (see THE MANGO OPERA and GUMBO LIMBO) are always fun to read as the audience gains a taste of the Conch Republic. The latest Rutledge mystery, BONE ISLAND MAMBO, continues the entertaining nature of the previous novels. Alex remains a wonderful complete character and his girlfriend and friends help the audience understand him better. The who-done-it is an enjoyable well written amateur sleuth tale that enhances the key cast members. Mr. Corcoran is three for three. <P>Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2002

    Meet Your Local Conchs - but don't turn your back!

    I enjoyed this book so much that I am intent on reading the rest of this author's work. I feel as though I experienced all the events along with Alex Rutledge. My personal knowledge of Key West is limited to a few hours spent there this past summer. My impression wasn't entirely favorable and, given my brief exposure, I had assumed and hoped that there was much more to the island. Well Tom Corcoran described this mystery with such detail that I could see, smell and feel the environment which at times were locations that I would never intentionally go myself. I developed distinct emotions about the characters which held my interest in reading because I needed to know what happened next. There was no predictability in this tale. Not being a Conch myself, I found the depth of history and emotion along with the intricate puzzle of diverse personalities to be great reading. I had a great time, and I will never think of Key West in the same way again.

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  • Posted April 13, 2014

    Superb Keys Writer!! In all of Tom Corcoran┬┐s murder/myster





    Superb Keys Writer!!
    In all of Tom Corcoran’s murder/mystery novels, if you want an intriguing read set in decadent South Florida, filthy rich in plot and many, memorable characters, Tom’s, Alex Rutledge series set in Key West delivers. If you enjoy an author that has a fabulous ear for great dialogue and a keen focus on detail, Tom delivers. If, you are like me, and you want to walk, live, experience, remember what Key West is about, now, then and the past, Tom connects your heart and soul to the southernmost island at the end of the road on U.S.1.
    -William Williamson, prose poet and novelist, author of Some Came First and Some Came After

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Poor Electronic Translation

    Good book with a number of characters introduced early. Tough keeping track of some of the characters since the transfer from print to electronic format had one of the main characters with their named spelled differently. In numerous places a "ll" translated into a "U". The word "the" translated to "die". If you ignored the electronic translation problems, it was a good book. Suggest purchasing a hard copy.

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