Breakfast at Madeline's: A Jacob Burns Mystery

Breakfast at Madeline's: A Jacob Burns Mystery

by Matt Witten, Matt Witten
     
 

An aspiring screenwriter has made his first sale in
Hollywood, but finds that his life hasn't changed much in his
quiet hometown. A loving husband and father, his one vice is
hanging out in an espresso bar called Madeline's. Then one
morning one of the bar's regular patrons appears in the bar,
hands him a safe deposit key, and drops dead! This…  See more details below

Overview

An aspiring screenwriter has made his first sale in
Hollywood, but finds that his life hasn't changed much in his
quiet hometown. A loving husband and father, his one vice is
hanging out in an espresso bar called Madeline's. Then one
morning one of the bar's regular patrons appears in the bar,
hands him a safe deposit key, and drops dead! This is the first
clue in a puzzling mystery which will lead the writer down a
path of deception and intrigue.


Editorial Reviews

Jeri Wright
It's hard to rate a book where I loved the writing, but found the actual story rather dull. The non-mystery aspects, Jacob's narrative style and the details of his everyday life, were very well done. The mystery, in contrast, is marginal....Either way, Breakfast at Madeline's, while not a compelling mystery, was an enjoyable read.
The Mystery Reader.com
Library Journal - Library Journal
Having recently made a first-time, million-dollar deal in Hollywood, Saratoga Springs screenwriter Jack Burns takes a writing hiatus. When a local crazy-acting writer falls dead at Jack's feet in an espresso bar called Madeline's after handing him a safe-deposit key, Jack cannot resist investigating. In a breezy, pleasantly clipped narrative filled with excitement and wit, the foolhardy sleuth tumbles from one hair-raising escapade to the next, finally concluding that someone must have murdered that guy and might be looking for Jack, too. The perfect antidote for a rainy day; for paperback collections. [Winner of the Malice Domestic Award for Best Debut Novel.] Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451196811
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Series:
Signet Book Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 6.72(h) x 0.70(d)

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