For Sale in Palm Springs (Henry Wright Mystery Series #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

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!

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

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Overview

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!

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000819074
  • Publisher: Ocotillo Books
  • Publication date: 1/25/2010
  • Series: Henry Wright Mystery Series , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 35,332
  • File size: 230 KB

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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted July 14, 2010

    Does this author have an editor?

    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!

    28 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 19, 2011

    Good story, but difficult to read.

    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.

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2011

    Good story-terrible editing

    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.

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Worst. Book. Ever.

    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!

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    great story!

    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.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2011

    Highly recommend

    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.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2010

    Skip most of the pages...

    I'm sad to say that my FREE Nook Book wasn't worth downloading. No involved mystery plot, not many characters or character build-ups, too much verbiage that had nothing to do with the mystery...basically a boring read that is easily finished in a couple of hours. I kept reading thinking the mystery would build and the author would introduce more characters, but it quickly became apparent "who done it". Way over descriptive.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    READTHE SAME BOOK?

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Not revised at all!

    The plot was ok, but there were so many grammatical errors through out the book that it was difficult and frustrating to read at times. Books need to be revised/edited before being published.... I don't think the author even read what he wrote with how many mistakes there were! :(

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2011

    Needs work

    The sad part is that this could be interesting but it is badly written. It needs editing, polishing, and rewriting.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    Surprise Ending

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    Fun read for a lazy sunday

    Despite alot of these reviews i enjoyed it. Its a fun quick read .

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Good read

    Quick mystery/crime read. I finished it in about 3 hrs. Worth it for free.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Pretty good

    I found it interesting enough to read others

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    A good read

    I liked the plot and pace of this story as well as the characters.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    Anonymous

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 13, 2011

    Knowing PS helped

    great mystery..highly recommended

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Recommended

    Very suspensful book. Mystery readers will love it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2011

    Poor editing

    The poor editing made the flow choppy and hard to follow.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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