Buried In Benidorm

Buried In Benidorm

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by L.H. Thomson
     
 

Ex-priest and newly minted agnostic Max Castillo ekes out a living as a private investigator from his houseboat in Benidorm, Spain. He's finally got a little free time ... until a big-shot turns up dead at a local golf course. Now, his former employer is calling in an old debt, and Max is neck-deep in gangsters, grifters and girls with grudges. A decades-old secret

Overview

Ex-priest and newly minted agnostic Max Castillo ekes out a living as a private investigator from his houseboat in Benidorm, Spain. He's finally got a little free time ... until a big-shot turns up dead at a local golf course. Now, his former employer is calling in an old debt, and Max is neck-deep in gangsters, grifters and girls with grudges. A decades-old secret could hold the key to solving the case, but can Max figure it out before one of them leaves him ... Buried in Benidorm?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033119080
Publisher:
L.H. Thomson
Publication date:
03/23/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
108,717
File size:
568 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

L.H. Thomson is a long-time Canadian journalist. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta with his wife Lori and their six pets.

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Buried In Benidorm 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
druidgirl More than 1 year ago
Max Castillo former priest and present P.I. leads a simple life on his houseboat on a river in Spain and he just wants peace and quiet. But when his former employer needs his help he can't decide if he wants to work or try to figure out what to do about his vices of drinking, gambling and his loss of faith. The storyline is quite accomplished and believable,I really did not know who did it until the end. I feel L.H. has a great feel for writing creatively and how to expand on his characters stories. I would definitely recommend this book to others and can not wait to read more by L.H. Good Work!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author is fabulous - with a great command of prose and knowledge of different localities and cultures among which the story is woven. I enjoyed the Quinn series and hoped for more. But turned to the Max Castillo series and thoroughly enjoyed this story. I applaud the author's command of good grammar and parts of speech to include the subjunctive tense. However, the author might want to add an editor or two more - as many typos (no big deal) but a few simple parts of speech that I find distracting went missed. For ex -- objective vs subjective form of pronouns ie. " between he and I" rather than "between him and me" as it should be -- and the use of the conjunction "BUT" that contrast or contradicts when none exists. For ex. "he was not a nice man BUT when he turned up dead - I was happy..." (paraphrased) This showed up a number of times when the conjunction "AND" ought to be used. I don't mean to be an English teacher here (and I am not) - but I love the classic authors whose stories are so enhanced with excellent and fluent speech. LH Thomson is so much better than many of the ebook authors I have encountered and I thought I'd pass this little detractor on. Find someone to edit who really knows English grammar and composition. I wouldn't ordinarily bother to pass these comments along, however, this author has so much more promise than many - very entertaining style and a talent to develop completely different characters, context, and story lines - all coherent. Plus, I'm finding a kindred soul in the chosen back drops and prevailing philosophies.
fireflyEZ More than 1 year ago
This was just an okay book. Story dragged but was somewhat interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will archive this and will pick up another time. Hard to get going. Is slow in getting the story going. Too much detail which detracts from the story. Made it up tp chapter 3 and had to call it quits temporarily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to get through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading several negative reviews I wasnt expecting much. The book was far better than I expected--it's well written, clever and witty. I would certainly read another Max Castillo mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aside from the main character's reflective theology, this tale evoled like an Agatha Christie work. It was deceptively entertaining and well written, keeping the reader actively involved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It started slow and boring.. it got better towards the end.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, but I felt the main character kept coming across as a hard-boiled noir detective from New Jersey, not Spain. Most of mobsters and other toughs had the same problem.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a waste of time. I got one third of the way through, and found I definitely did not like the main charecter.
ArtfulCodgerJT More than 1 year ago
This book was OK, but wasn't written in a style I usually enjoy reading... it was my bad choice, not the fault of the author, we all have different tastes.
avramincolon38 More than 1 year ago
I like well written whodunits a la John LeCarre. This story failed to approach that standard.
otterly More than 1 year ago
I read thirty pages and decided that the main character and his problems just did not appeal to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book, too long winded
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
VERY ENTERTAINING
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting location and charactor.
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ireadeverythingMI More than 1 year ago
To: "Excellent and Fun to Read" reviewer--MY GOODNESS! SHORTEN YOUR REVIEWS!  WE DON'T NEED TO READ A BOOK REVIEW THAT LONG BY YOU.