Dark Carnival Murders

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Overview

"Something Wicked This Way Comes" by the author Ray Bradbury was brought to mind by Jim Richards as a carnival has arrived in Las Vegas and is now the center of his attention for possible criminal activities. Children are starting to vanish and there's a number of jewelry store thefts involving most mysterious circumstances and expensive goods. Jim is asked by the parents of two missing boys to find them. The only clue he has is the handbill announcing the arrival of "Jacob S. Dark's Traveling Carnival and Wonder Show". To help, Buck and Mac go
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Dark Carnival Murders (Jim Richards Murder Novels, #20)

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Overview

"Something Wicked This Way Comes" by the author Ray Bradbury was brought to mind by Jim Richards as a carnival has arrived in Las Vegas and is now the center of his attention for possible criminal activities. Children are starting to vanish and there's a number of jewelry store thefts involving most mysterious circumstances and expensive goods. Jim is asked by the parents of two missing boys to find them. The only clue he has is the handbill announcing the arrival of "Jacob S. Dark's Traveling Carnival and Wonder Show". To help, Buck and Mac go undercover in the carnival. Who is the mysterious Mr. Dark? Did he jump from the pages of Bradbury's book to claim souls in Vegas or is he evil of another form. Jim must hold on to his soul as he enters the world of the dark carnival. On the side, Angelo uses his mob connections to help find out who the mysterious Lucius Cole is and what his real connection is to the carnival people. All things are not as they seem in this twentieth novel featuring the senior citizen sleuth, Jim Richards along with Penny and his crime fighting friends.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780990313854
  • Publisher: Magic 1 Productions
  • Publication date: 4/12/2014
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Detroit area resident, Bob Moats, has been writing short stories and plays for as long as he can remember. He has lost most of his original stories, typed or handwritten, in the numerous moves he has made from his hometown of Fraser, Michigan to Northern Michigan, to Las Vegas and back to Fraser, where he now Resides. He also wrote the short fantasy novella "Crystal Prison of Kyr" and is a published playwright with his three act comedy "Happily Ever After".

Moats became one of the causalities of unemployment early in 2009, and had time on his hands to finally pursue a life long dream of writing a full blown crime novel. Thus was born the first book, "Classmate Murders".

What followed was a series of 20 books starting with "The Classmate Murders" which introduces the main character, Jim Richards, who has to admit he has become a senior citizen, reluctantly. Richards, one day, receives an email from a childhood sweetheart asking for his help, but by the time he reaches her, she has been murdered. His life turns around and he is pulled into numerous murders of women from his high school who he hasn't seen in forty years. Along with a friend of his, Buck, a big, mustachioed biker, they go off to track down the killer before he can get to one former classmate, Penny Wickens, a TV talk show host who Jim has just fallen for while protecting her. The killer is also murdering the women right out from under police protection, driving homicide detective Will Trapper crazy, and he slowly depends on Jim to help. There's humor, suspense, wild chases across suburban Detroit with cops, classic cars and motorcycle clubs; murder, mayhem, a good amount of romance and a twist ending.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    And he does it once again, this book is great

    This is another must read

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Love this author

    8 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    well written

    Well written and fast reading. So far the best book I've read on my nook.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    decent short read

    Short silly and good

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Exquisite book.!

    I liked how it kept me on my toes and I lkke how the characters in this book were witty and intellegent.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2012

    VERY GOOD. A MUST READ

    THIS ONE KEPT ME TURNING PAGES. SORRY WHEN IT ENDED

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2012

    Truly fun reading!

    I will read each of his books...I really enjoy his writing and the stories. It's easy and relaxing reading for me when we head out in the RV....the books are long enough to keep me entertained for hours!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2012

    Great!

    I have read several books by this author and haven't been let down yet. Good story lines, easy to read, holds your attention.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    Hooked

    This book got me hooked sience the begining of it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Great

    Great story. Witty and fast paced. Very enjoyable!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    Very good read!!!!!

    I enjoyed this book very much! It is well written with strong , well developed charectors and strong story line. I hope you will enjy this as much as I.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2012

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    A quick and easy mystery to read. Enjoyable. The main detective

    A quick and easy mystery to read. Enjoyable. The main detective has a good sense of humor. I would read more from thes author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2012

    wonderful

    I loved this series of books, I have read and loved all 20.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2012

    Pretty good short story, and of course you can't beat free!

    Pretty good short story, and of course you can't beat free!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Very very good

    Loved the suspense and funny at times.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2012

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    Must Read

    I started with the first book Classmate Murders and didn't stop until I had read the entire series. I love the books. Funny, exciting, mysterious, you just never know wh did it! I love the humor good clean reading that keeps you on the edge, and you learn to like all the main characters. Will read them again and again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2012

    I thought this was a great read. Probably won't go into the clas

    I thought this was a great read. Probably won't go into the classics section of the library, but it is well worth the time to pick it up and get involved with Mr. R and his group of characters as he closes in on the horrid life of Mr. Dark and his misfit clan of villains.

    As I read I became more and more involved as I'm sure anyone who enjoys a good who done it and who will get it next!

    Again, get it and enjoy a little time at the fair!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

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    This was pretty good, but not as good as the earlier books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    Loved it!!!!!

    This was such a good book!! At some points it was more for adults (like adult humor) but other than that it was definitally worth readig was very intence d makes you want to read more finished it in oe day

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2012

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    Bob did it Again

    This is a continuing saga of the Sr. citizen slouth Jim Richards. I did enjoy this book and hope Bob keeps writing about Jim and his cronies.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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