For Sale in Palm Springs (Henry Wright Mystery Series #1)

For Sale in Palm Springs (Henry Wright Mystery Series #1)

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by Albert Simon
     
 

A murdered real estate agent. Unsatisfied home buyers. A possible celebrity scam. A secret society! Join retired police chief Henry Wright in figuring out who killed Palm Springs real estate mogul Rex Thornbird in this page turning thriller that will keep you guessing. This first book in the Henry Wright Mystery Series takes our detective from Palm Springs to the

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A murdered real estate agent. Unsatisfied home buyers. A possible celebrity scam. A secret society! Join retired police chief Henry Wright in figuring out who killed Palm Springs real estate mogul Rex Thornbird in this page turning thriller that will keep you guessing. This first book in the Henry Wright Mystery Series takes our detective from Palm Springs to the Silicon Valley. Newly revised!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000819074
Publisher:
Ocotillo Books
Publication date:
01/25/2010
Series:
Henry Wright Mystery Series , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
47,713
File size:
235 KB

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Meet the Author

Albert Simon has been writing most of his life, creating and illustrating his first book in his native Dutch at the age of seven.

His success with the Henry Wright Mysteries continue to win praises from his readers.

His writings are available as eBooks for all major eReaders.

Simon's short essays have been published in the local newspapers, and he has written a number of short stories.

Henry Wright, who Simon created for the current mystery series, allows him to be creative and have fun with his fictional characters' personalities and adventures.

He is a member of the California Writers Club and was a frequent reader at Open Mic Night hosted by the Peninsula Chapter. He is involved with the founding of a Mother Lode branch of the CWC.

Albert and his wife have four daughters and live in Palm Springs, California with their two miniature Dachshunds.

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For Sale in Palm Springs: The Henry Wright Mystery Series 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 420 reviews.
azsarteacher More than 1 year ago
Don't bother downloading this book. Very amateurish attempt, must be a first try. As an elementary English teacher, I'm appalled at the simplistic sentence structure and lame style. This would need a teacher conference if written by a 6th grader! No redeeming qualities whatsoever, and the grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors lead one to think that no editor ever took a look at this. Whole paragraphs of only one long run on sentence, an unbearable fondness for commas as the mark of choice, and putting whole conversations of dialogue into one paragraph.... really? The only thing I liked about this novel was its reference to a city I'm familiar with - Palm Springs - but even at that, the descriptions of places and locations I recognize are very limited. I grimaced my way through it, but it wasn't worth the time. This could have been SO much better!
wem3124 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story in spite of having some problems reading it. The writer needs to brush up on the proper use of paragraphs. I had a lot of trouble following the dialog, because the writer repeatedly had two or more characters speaking within the same paragraph. Should be a new paragraph for each character that speaks. The second problem, also involves paragraphs. Many paragraph were too long.
Michele Maki More than 1 year ago
This author can tell a good tale, but has horrible run-on sentences and improper punctuation and paragraph structure. Doesn't anyone edit these? A real shame . It just made it hard to read without this irritation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed this book. do not let picky english teacher reviews stop you from reading it. i have a ba in english as u can tell by my fancy sentence structure and writing style. my point is that there is nothing wrong with this author's writing. this is a well written and intriguing story. i support good writing bcz i love to read all kinds of books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed reading "For Sale in Palm Springs." It held my attention from the very beginning and kept me interested with the twists and turns of events. Just about the time you think you have it figured out, something else happens and you go in a different direction. It isn't the type of mystery that will have you on the edge of your seat, but it is entertaining and well written.
JT24 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the suspense of the Henry Wright Mystery's so much that after reading this one by Albert Simon I read his others; Drama In The Mother Lode, Coachella Valley Traffic Jam and Mystery On The Tramway.
Sheila Cox More than 1 year ago
Uggggggggh. It was so painful to try to get through this book. Not just because it was badly written, but because the author was trying too hard to make it interesting, without success. Too much information, too much detail, can be a bad thing. A very bad thing. Most of the book went something like this: "He looked deeply into his large, bright red mug of coffee, he liked coffee, usually he drank it with a bit of honey but regular sugar was all right too, not that fake stuff that left a bad taste in your mouth, and then he picked up the spoon and he stirred the rich, black coffee and wished he had just a little bit of that creamer his roommate brought home last week, the caramel flavor that tasted a little like fresh, lovely sweet candy." If you like run-on sentences, lots of overuse of the word "and", far too much detail with descriptive phrases that add nothing to the story, you might be able to get through this. But even for free, it is a waste of Nook space and a real waste of time. Advice to the author: Get an editor! Learn sentence structure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not find the problems with the text as ghe other reviews. Perhaps thecopy has been corrected recently. I found this a good page turner, although as with other mysteries, the outxome was predictable.
Orealia Simon More than 1 year ago
It took a while to get started but the wry humor and subtleturns made for an ibteresting read. I woold like tovsee more development if the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Despite alot of these reviews i enjoyed it. Its a fun quick read .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick mystery/crime read. I finished it in about 3 hrs. Worth it for free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found it interesting enough to read others
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the plot and pace of this story as well as the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the best written mystery, but an easy read. Yes, the grammar & sentence construction are not the best, but he' s Dutch, tho an editor would have been helpful. Having said that... I found the characters likeable, & for me that' s half the battle. Read all 5 books in the series & found them to connect well. Author leaves us hanging in the 5th book, so I can only guess there will be more. My rating is for the whole series.
jhly1122 More than 1 year ago
Very suspensful book. Mystery readers will love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining as suspeseful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Storyline is very good. I will read this whole series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read but it ended too fast
ny2fl692 More than 1 year ago
Cute and interesting. Kept me going for a simple who dunnit!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I teally enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every book in this series is great!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Fast paced who done it. It will keep you guessing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I live near Palm Springs, this was fun to read!
donadee More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book. This is the first book that I have not wasted my time looking back to figure out things. It is clearly written and is a true page turner. Henry is a likeable lead character not like some hard tack retired policemen. The leads and dead ends are so interesting that you almost want to help him. Of course he really has enough, the clients of Thornbirds, Wayne, Rosie and last but not least Charles. I am so glad this is a series because it was really hard for the ending. Unlike some of the people that have left reviews I really like this style of writing and am looking forward to more of this authors books! Thank you for a very enjoyable read, I could almost feel the sun on my face.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can not wait to read the series