Dead on the Island [NOOK Book]

Overview

Nominated for the Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel


PI Truman Smith has become a loner after failing to find his sister Jan during a recent search of Galveston Island. He jogs on the Seawall, plays with his cat, and reads lots of Faulkner books. He is pulled from his self-imposed retirement when his old high school football buddy Dino asks him to find a young girl named Sharon. As Tru begins his ...
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Overview

Nominated for the Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel


PI Truman Smith has become a loner after failing to find his sister Jan during a recent search of Galveston Island. He jogs on the Seawall, plays with his cat, and reads lots of Faulkner books. He is pulled from his self-imposed retirement when his old high school football buddy Dino asks him to find a young girl named Sharon. As Tru begins his investigation, dead bodies begin to appear and Tru himself is attacked. His search for Sharon takes him to all sorts of interesting places on and near the Island. Bill Crider spins a good mystery tale in a wonderful setting with interesting characters and enough plot twists to keep readers guessing until the last few chapters.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012072405
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press
  • Publication date: 1/31/2011
  • Series: Truman Smith Private Eye Novels , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 152,953
  • File size: 613 KB

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  • Posted February 1, 2012

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    Clever and compelling

    The start of the Truman Smith Mysteries: Dead on the Island plunges you headlong into the murky underworld of Galveston, Texas.

    Our down at heel (but not without his charms and luck) PI – Truman Smith – is called out of retirement and a fairly meagre existence painting houses, and is roped in to a simple missing persons case by his oldest friend, Dino. Armed only with all the Big Red he can drink, a nose for a lie, and several useful contacts, Tru’s hunt for the girl parallels the fruitless search for his missing sister the previous year.

    Obviously – a missing person is barely the start of things, and there the trouble begins; with murder, violence, shoot outs and plenty of mystery in evidence as Truman works his way through the disjointed clues to the heart of the plot.

    Written with a light hearted and wry humour that evokes a more laid back feel to the classic Crime Noir – the author has created a compelling story and an equally compelling lead character.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    After reading this book I can understand why it was nominated for the Shamus Award. I look forward to reading more by this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2012

    Excellent!

    I have found a new author. Mr Crider has a very good style of writing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Good mystery!

    If you like Harlan Coben's mysteries you will enjoy this.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2012

    I read this book and the other four in the series. It's just a

    I read this book and the other four in the series. It's just a great book, and a great series. I found Mr. Crider's other books a real entertaining read, especially "We'll Always Have Murder" the Bogart mystery. It is just great, i wish he could have continued the series. The Truman Smith series I can't say enough good things about, and Dead On the Island really gets the series started with a bang. if you're a Travis McGee fan I think you're going to enjoy this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

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    I read half way through this book, that was it. It was not going anywhere. Boring! The characters were bland, the plot was uninteresting. There was not anything about this book that made me want to keep turning the pages. The dialogue was very standard. The author did not really acquaint me with the main characters, instead he concentrated mainly on the plot. I was disappointed in this book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Most certainly Recommended

    Good dead,

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