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Posted August 7, 2013
Devlin ¿Dev¿ Haskell, is a local Private Investigator, although
Devlin “Dev” Haskell, is a local Private Investigator, although not a very busy one!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
He likes to sleep late, drink his Leinenkugel beer, visit seedy establishments, has some questionable friends, been married 3 times and likes any woman that will pay him a little attention.
Dev is hired by Weldon “Mr. Softee” Sofmann, to find out who tried to kill him. Mr. Softee is the local ice cream mogul that is hated by everyone who knows him, so there is a town full of suspects.
As Dev looks deeper into Mr Softee’s claim, he finds himself in over his head. He stumbles upon a gambling ring Mr. Softee and his “niece” have set up using the ice cream trucks. To try and silence him, a dead body is placed in the trunk of his car, on a hot summer day, that he rides around with…ALL DAY! I cannot believe he didn’t realize that smell was coming from HIS trunk!
I found myself shaking my head…a lot!... How could one person get into so much trouble and have that much bad luck? Instead of telling the police and laying low he enlists the help of an old friend, Tony "Dog" Colli. Dog is a felon who has some unorthodox ways of getting the answers they need to prove Dev’s innocence.
This was a fast-paced, quick read with mystery and suspense with a good amount of humor thrown in!
Posted June 12, 2013
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I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
This is another Dev Haskell novel. I LOVED IT!
Dev Haskell is a skirt chasing, beer drinking, lovable Private Investigator. I love him to bits, but sometimes I want to throttle him too! I honestly don't know if he has a guardian angel looking after him, but he seems to get into trouble at a drop of a hat!
In this page turner of a book, he is hired by Mr. Softee, an Ice Cream mogul, to provide protection. What happens next is a wild ride of explosions, car chases, mistaken identity, double cross and murder!
This is a fantastic story that had me shaking my head at Dev's antics at one moment, and marveling at how someone can have such bad luck the next! I was hooked from the first page! I loved meeting Tony "Dog" Colli. He is decidedly crazy, but I can understand why Dev is his friend; His hygiene habits leave a lot to be desired though! *shudder!!*
I am most definitely looking forward to reading more of Dev's adventures in the future!
Mike Faricy is a fantastic author! I love his writing style. It is fast paced, but it is also witty. He is one of my favourite authors, and I will read any of his books in the future.
I highly recommend this book if you love detective fiction that is highly addictive! - Lynn Worton