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An Evil Shadow: A Val Bosanquet Mystery
     

An Evil Shadow: A Val Bosanquet Mystery

3.4 72
by A. J. Davidson
 
Val Bosanquet, a former New Orleans detective, is offered a job as Chief of a campus PD. A Haitian child killer he helped convict for the murder of her mother has just been enrolled at the university. Val stumbles across new evidence. Corporate corruption and Voodoo make for a volatile mix in

Overview

Val Bosanquet, a former New Orleans detective, is offered a job as Chief of a campus PD. A Haitian child killer he helped convict for the murder of her mother has just been enrolled at the university. Val stumbles across new evidence. Corporate corruption and Voodoo make for a volatile mix in

Product Details

BN ID:
2940000833858
Publisher:
A. J. Davidson
Publication date:
03/09/2010
Series:
Val Bosanquet Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
75,722
File size:
407 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

AJ Davidson is a traditionally published author and playwright, who, in Spring 2010, made the switch to Indie. He is keen to explore the potential of a rapidly changing publishing world, and is enjoying the closer contact with his readers that e-books afford. AJ has a degree in Social Anthropology. Married for 32 years, he has two children, a Harrier hound and a cat called Dusty. Not one for staying long in the same place, AJ has lived in many countries across several continents. He has worked as a pea washer, crane-driver, restaurateur and scriptwriter. A member of the ITW. Represented by the Jonathan Williams Literary Agency.

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An Evil Shadow - A Val Bosanquet Mystery 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A pretty good read, but this book is very bloody and violent. There are various kinds of child abuse and murder, lots of fighting with plenty of gore. This more of a book for men then women. It is not for young people and definately not for anyone under sixteen. The editing was actually pretty good. Since this was a free book, I was pleasently surprized by this. It is a decent length and had a satisfying conclusion, also a rarity in a free book and in a series book. The plot was well thought out and not confusing, there was not an over abundance of characters and the mystery was intriging without having a lot of convolutions. I enjoyed this book, although the blood and gore were a little much for me. There is some cursing, sexual referances and no preaching. I think this book would make a good movie. I will read more by this author. For adult readers. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a pretty good story. It started off one way, but before it was over it took you on a completely different journey. Not a story for younger kids, but a good murder mystery all the same. Also, on another note...plot spoilers should read the review by AD. It is concise, to the point, tells exactly what a review should say, all without giving away one detail of the plot point. I enjoy AD's reviews because they are not spoilers and tells exactly what a review should. Thank you AD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm about half way done with this book and normally would have waited to write a review. I had to make this comment though. I think I figured out why there are so many editing mistakes. I believe the author used voice recognition software to write it instead of typing. What makes me think so was a sentance where Val is talking to the NOPD chief and the chief says that they need to find Jackson before "FAPH stroke..." somebody does. I believe the word stroke was used to indicate the author's intent to use the / symbol. It should have looked like FAPH/Somebody does. I'm thinking the author did't think the software would make mistakes like that but it explains all the editing issues. If you do not carefully articulate every word then you must stop every so often and go through what was written to check for mistakes. A lot of ebooks are published through companies like Smashwords who do not provide editing. The author must do it themselves. I do love the story and am looking forward to finishing it. CB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
and mistakes in punctuation it was distracting! I enjoyed the storyline's connections to Haiti. Might read another in the series sometime but hope the copy is cleaned up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Took a long time to get to the point and had lots of spelling mistakes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story was okay. Did not blow me away. So many typos in the book that it started to become annoying. Some pages had several typos each! Very poor proof reading. Just an okay book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate predictable endings but this book was far from predictable. This book kept me on the edge of my seat at all times!!! There were several typos however they did not stop me from understanding what the author was trying to say.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Good story. Interesting w/ unique plot. Needs editing.
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I kept reading, even though I was confused, and didn't care "who done it"!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should read this novel yourselves and write your own review of thisnovel. I enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So full of errors it was hard to follow!  Found myself reading just to see how many errors were in one paragraph!  Sometimes, there was more than one error in a SENTENCE!  Somebody's editor needs to be fired! The story line was okay I suppose, just not enough to really pull me in.  Just my opinion of course, but I thought there were a few too many "main" characters to make it flow nicely.  Definitely not enough detail to bring me into the story and make me lose myself, even for a minute!  I shouldn't complain, it was a free book.  Even though it was free, I can't help but wonder at the lazy attempt.  Did the author not care?  Was the author not invested in the story?  Is the author a child??
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good story, had a very good, twisting plot. The editing was horrible and I found that very distracting. For example, the word 'if' was replaced by the word 'it' in nearly every instance. Words were left out of sentences. Quotation marks were frequently left off, making it difficult to tell when someone was speaking. Could have been a great book if the poor editing had not prevented me from being immersed in the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so full of grammatical errors, misspelled words, and incorrect use of words, that it was very frustrating to read. The storyline was weak, at best. The author attempted to tie things together in the final chapter, but failed at that as well. Maybe hiring an editor would help this author. This was a very disappointing book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
not bad characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got alittle lost but really liked the characters. A love stry to boot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Completely enjoyed this book. Rambled at times but kept me entranced
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I appreciate the fact that an author can come up with a story, and then actually writes it down for us to read. So - the author gets a star for that. Beyond that, I found it to be a so-so book. Not bad -- just not worth my time to read it. Sorry.....
slue22books More than 1 year ago
Awesome read about corporate greed and political corruption set against the backdrop of New Orleans. Rich in New Orleans culture - this was a great murder mystery that left you guessing until the last page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago