Deceitful Moon

Deceitful Moon

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by Rick Murcer
     
 

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Detective Manny Williams and his partner, Sophie Lee, are called to the scene of a disturbing and gruesome murder at Lansing's local adult playhouse, the White Kitty. The circumstances surrounding the ex-con's murder rocket deeper into the bizarre as the forensic evidence reveals more questions than answers.
As he begins his investigation, Manny is interrupted by a

Overview

Detective Manny Williams and his partner, Sophie Lee, are called to the scene of a disturbing and gruesome murder at Lansing's local adult playhouse, the White Kitty. The circumstances surrounding the ex-con's murder rocket deeper into the bizarre as the forensic evidence reveals more questions than answers.
As he begins his investigation, Manny is interrupted by a phone call that shakes his world. His nemesis, serial killer Dr. Fredrick Argyle, has killed again, and sent the evidence to prove it. Argyle's heinous actions force Manny and Sophie back to the Caribbean. All the while, the body count rises in his city.
Two serial killers. Each threatening to change his life forever. One succeeds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615761749
Publisher:
Murcer Press, LLC
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

I live in Michigan with my wife and blind black Lab. This is my second book in
this series. I hope you enjoy.

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Deceitful Moon 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As good as "Caribbean Moon". Can't get enough of Rick Murcer!!!
gator1mom More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down! Just had to hurry up and see how it ended. But I have to admit......I need to read something funny now. Nothing about serial killers. lol
ReneDO More than 1 year ago
I dont normally read this type of book(way graphic) but a friend said it was good so I did. Let me just say..oh my gosh...to me this was a cross between Criminal Minds and Silence of the Lambs but worse lol. I loved it!!! The story was great, the characters were very easy to know the serial killer, lets just say the author has to be a little more then slightly creepy lol but in a good way. If you read one read all three, I just finished Emerald Moon (WOW) COME ON RICK WRITE FASTER!
lesia More than 1 year ago
This book was just as well written as the first. Must read but please start with Caribean Moon. I could not put this book down. I am hooked on these books. I can't wait until the next book is released. The characters and story line is so well written that you can relate to the characters and what they are going through.
NYLadyblue More than 1 year ago
And the author has made me a complete fan!! Looking forward to more!! Hurry!
drsweety More than 1 year ago
I didn't think anything could top Caribbean Moon, but I was wrong. You could really feel Manny's pain in this one. Can't wait to see what's next.
001Shelly More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. I read the first book in the series, and it took me a moment to get used to his style, as well as the type of details provided, but once I finished the book, I decided to give his second book a try. I must say, I like the second one more than the first. I can't wait to read the third installment, Emerald Moon.
Sally_Bennett_Author More than 1 year ago
This new novel is sure to satisfy anyone who loved Caribbean Moon, our first encounter with Manny Williams. The author's vivid writing style is wielded with more finesse here, and the suspense of several different plot lines weaves throughout the entire story. A few of the fundamental premises of the book, though, stretch credibility a bit too far for my liking-particularly the sheer number of insane women who managed to find each other and develop a credible plan to kill and maim men whom they think need to be brought to justice, and the ease with which Detective Williams's nemesis pushes the buttons of the police so that they act like thugs rather than professionals. Murcer certainly portrays women with more variety than many of the top-ranked thriller authors do, but too many of his female characters still feel one-dimensional; they serve a single function in the story and are not developed much beyond that functionality, so they have little emotional appeal. While these quibbles were enough to keep me from giving Deceitful Moon an unqualified recommendation, it is a compelling read, even better than this author's debut.
NoraRob More than 1 year ago
Manny Williams wants to drive down the highway of "doing what is right." He's dedicated his life to catching bad guys and saving damsels in distress. When his damsels turn out to be bad guys, his roadmap is destroyed and he doesn't know where to turn. He doesn't know who to trust anymore and he doesn't understand why he didn't see the disaster coming. A major theme in Deceitful Moon, like in the first Manny Williams thriller, is the love of family and the struggle between maintaining a career and having time left over for his wife and daughter. Manny is a workaholic who pays a huge price for his habits, a debt that would bankrupt the best of us. I cried at the end!
AudiobookReviewer More than 1 year ago
Deceitful Moon picks up 3 months after the events of Caribbean Moon, the first book in the Detective Manny Williams series. I would suggest listening to the books in order, as the story line from the previous book continues. They are not really stand alones. In Deceitful Moon, there are two plot lines, so there is a lot going on and a lot to keep up with. Firstly, Manny and his partner, Sophie Lee, continue to hunt the serial killer who appeared in the first book, briefly sending them back to the Caribbean. Secondly, they have a new serial killer in their hometown of Lansing who is killing males. As in the previous book, the body count keeps rising and Manny and Sophie once again join forces with the FBI. Both books have been fast paced and action packed, and I have enjoyed every minute of them. There are plenty of dead bodies, violence and some rather gory details, but there is also plenty of humor and some very likable characters. I truly loved the blend of jokes and grisly serial killer hunting, but I appreciate that the humor and sexual innuendos may not be every listener’s cup of tea. If you’ve listened to J.A. Konrath’s Jack Daniels series and enjoyed it, you will like this. The writing is engaging, and there are some breathtaking twists and turns. Mannie’s partner, Sophie, is a great character and I loved her attitude. I also enjoyed the nice camaraderie and witty banter within the police department and with the FBI. They are the sort of books where you will be laughing out loud one minute and be on the edge of your seat and totally spooked the next. In Deceitful Moon, there was one heart breaking moment that totally shocked me. In hindsight, everything was building up to that development, but still, a very brave move, Mr. Murcer. The ending definitely leaves you wanting to read the next in the series There was a change in narrator from book 1 to book 2. Not really a problem, it just took a little while to adjust to the different voices, especially as I started this one straight after finishing the first. The narration provided by DJ Holte for Deceitful Moon was fantastic. Great pacing, intonation and range of different voices as well as great expression of a range of emotions. There were no issues with the quality of the production. I am eagerly waiting for book 3, Emerald Moon, to be made available as an audiobook, and I am hoping DJ Holte will once again provide the narration for it. Audiobook provided for review by the narrator. Please find this complete review and many others at my review blog [If this review helped, please press YES. Thanks!]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great follow up in series
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Ladeislaus More than 1 year ago
Keeps you into the suspense all the way through it. Character development is great. I couldn't put it down.
carlosgarcia2507 More than 1 year ago
If you think that the first part was good, then wait until you read this one. It's way better than Caribbean Moon, it's got more suspense and the end will really surprise you. I read it in half the time I usually takes me to read a book, I just couldn't put my nook down :)
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Thorin_Oakenshield More than 1 year ago
After reading all of Bob Morris' Caribbean mysteries and then discovering Caribbean Moon for my Nook, I knew that I would not be disappointed. Once again, Murcer delivers a page turning mystery with Deceitful Moon.
HutchMI More than 1 year ago
This second in a series is a great read. The characters are well defined and the storyline keeps up the pace. Can't wait the read the next one. Rick is now a new fav author of mine.
iuki More than 1 year ago
I enjoy Rick Murcer's books. The only reason I give his books 4 stars rather than 5 stars is because of typing errors in his books. He needs to have better proof-readers. :)
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KentonNM More than 1 year ago
For being a new writer he really captures the readers interest from begining to end. Just when you think you got it figured out your going to say wow didn't see that coming.
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This is a fast paced book. Murcer is a great new arthur. I love his books and the characters. This is a must read series.