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The Blue Edge of Midnight

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

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    New favorite Florida character

    I could not put The Blue Edge of Midnight down.

    Jonathon King has created one of the truest 'sense of place' in his depiction of the Everglades that I have ever read. I was sucked into this story by the authors knowledge of the Glades and the world he enters in the first chapter. The mystery surrounding Max Freeman's part of the river of grass is tight and well-thought out. My heart ached for the main character as he tried to solve the crime encroaching on his sanctuary in the wild and battled the demons of his past. As the mystery deepened, the tension rose and Max quickly became one of my favorite Florida characters.

    I am glad that The Blue Edge of Midnight is the start of a series. I will pick up the second book immediately after I come back from going for a paddle through the Everglades--I couldn't get the place out of my mind while reading this book. It is as much a travelogue as a mystery worthy of the Edgar award it won for the Best First Mystery.

    Victoria Allman
    author of: Seasoned: A Chef's Journey with Her Captain

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Every time I tried to put it down, I couldn't!

    I don't normally get caught up in detailed descriptions of locations and surroundings but Jonathon King's prose held me spell-bound through every bit of this book INCLUDING the descriptions of the locations and surroundings. All of the ingredients of a masterful murder mystery are here . . . but there is no gratuitous violence and no gratuitous sex scenes thrown in just to try to grab additional readers. If you love mysteries that provide clues along the way (along with plenty of good dialogue and descriptions and development of characters), then I highly recommend this book to you.

    On the other hand, if you are just looking for a "shoot 'em up" "mystery" filled with graphic descriptions of blood, guts, and sex scenes, you should avoid this book like the plague. This is an intellectual exercise rather than an exercise in titillation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    Great character build

    I liked the story line although minute descriptions and the over use of the word grinding as a thought process irked me (personal pet peeve). Otherwise highly recommend and looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

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    Hush?...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2005

    Soon to be one of the great authors

    Picked up the book, in hardcover, simply because it was inexpensive and a crime novel. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down, he has great talent, creates characters that one can relate to, and sets a beautiful scene for the reader with each turing page. Before I even finished the book, a ordered his second book, A Visible Darkness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2002

    Gripping

    I've never written a review before, but I just had to after I put this book down. I enjoyed this book immensely. If I could have kept my eyes open, I would have finished this in one sitting. I'm so excited to find another author. This book is definitely worth the read. It has suspense and intrigue and many surprises. A great crime novel.

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