Fun House (John Ceepak Series #7)

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"Now in paperback, the comedic crime thriller that offers "a fast-paced thrill ride with lots of twists and turns and good writing from start to finish." - James Patterson

What if a reality TV show like Jersey Shore set up production in the fictional seaside resort Sea Haven? What if hitting the gym, tanning, and doing a little laundry aren’t the only things the contestants get into.

By-the-book officer John Ceepak and his wisecracking young ...

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Overview

"Now in paperback, the comedic crime thriller that offers "a fast-paced thrill ride with lots of twists and turns and good writing from start to finish." - James Patterson

What if a reality TV show like Jersey Shore set up production in the fictional seaside resort Sea Haven? What if hitting the gym, tanning, and doing a little laundry aren’t the only things the contestants get into.

By-the-book officer John Ceepak and his wisecracking young partner, Danny Boyle, have to babysit the buff and boozy kids partying it up in a Jersey shore rental house for TV’s summertime hit Fun House while simultaneously trying to stop the rowdy kids from breaking the law up and down the beach.

But even Ceepak and Danny can’t stop one young cast member from being murdered - and others from being threatened with the same fate.

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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
“Thoughtful, funny and exciting.”
Mystery Scene Magazine
“A nearly perfect read.”
Booklist
“This series offers far more than a beach-book romp. Taut and satisfying crime fiction.”
The Detroit Free Press
“Briskly paced, well plotted, and narrated with a cynical humor that makes it a real joy to read.”
Chicago Tribune
Thoughtful, funny and exciting.
Mystery Scene Magazine
A nearly perfect read.
Booklist
This series offers far more than a beach-book romp. Taut and satisfying crime fiction.
The Detroit Free Press
Briskly paced, well plotted, and narrated with a cynical humor that makes it a real joy to read.
Publishers Weekly
The cast and crew of a reality TV show, Fun House, invade Sea Haven, N.J., in Anthony Award–winner Grabenstein’s amusing seventh mystery featuring straight-arrow cop and Iraqi War vet John Ceepak (after 2010’s Rolling Thunder). The reality show soon spills into another kind of realism: murder. First, someone shoots TV star and cultural icon Paulie Braciole (aka “The Thing”) through the head, then Thomas Hess (aka Skeletor), while away from his drug-dealing, Nazi-type motorcycle gang “brothers,” likewise becomes a single-gunshot victim. As a third target is announced, Fun House ratings soar. The show must go on, and it’s up to banged-up-Toyota-driving Ceepak and his wiseacre sidekick, Danny Boyle, who provides a hipper, Springsteen-quoting alternative to his senior partner’s Charlie Chan–like persona, to put everything together. The well-wrought behind-the-scenes Jersey Shore atmosphere more than compensates for some stock characters and familiar plot twists. Agent: Eric Myers, the Spieler Agency. (May)
Library Journal
Police detective John Ceepak and his partner, Danny Boyle, are assigned to the filming set of hot reality TV show Fun House in Sea Haven, NJ. But even the wild and woolly cast wonders about their safety when one of the stars, Paulie Braciole, is found dead in a boardwalk carnival booth. Initially, the crime looks to tie in with Ceepak and Boyle's old nemesis, Skeletor, a major player (Rolling Thunder) in the local drug trade. Trouble is, Skeletor is the next victim. Despite the crimes and mounting death toll, the Fun House shoot thrives, using as material everything in sight and spinning the show's new "true crime" angle. Ceepak and Boyle begin to suspect the producers might be more interested in their TV ratings, even to the point of creating additional lethal action themselves. VERDICT Funny and light, Grabenstein's Anthony and Agatha Award-winning series keeps its winning momentum with this seventh entry. It is perfect guilty pleasure reading for anyone following the Jersey Shore phenomenon.
Kirkus Reviews
How low can reality TV go? Think murder. After beat cops are unable to keep a lid on a perpetually volatile situation, macho New Jersey police detective John Ceepak and his partner, cheeky narrator Danny Boyle, draw the short straw and are assigned to monitor the personnel involved in the hit reality television show Fun House (think Big Brother crossed with Jersey Shore, with a dash of American Chopper), currently filming at the resort town of Sea Haven. The carnival of dysfunction is overseen by slick, sleazy producer Marty Mandrake. Unfortunately, both clueless Mayor Sinclair and Chief Baines think the detectives' involvement is a great way to minimize danger while bringing helpful publicity to Sea Haven. Set at the "Coin Castle," Fun House features a predictably twisted collection of hard-partying troublemakers like Paulie "The Thing," Soozy K and Paulie's nemesis, steroid-addicted Vinnie, known as Skeletor because of his muscle-and-bone physique. As it happens, Skeletor is a wanted fugitive, part of a biker gang sought by New Jersey police for two years. Ceepak's plans to arrest him cause all kinds of trouble with higher-ups. The issue gets a new dimension when Paulie turns up brutally murdered and Skeletor is tagged as the prime suspect. Predictably, Mandrake wants the production to keep rolling. He has the mayor's ear, which means a tumultuous investigation and more killings before the case is solved. Ceepak and Boyle's seventh caper (Rolling Thunder, 2010, etc.) moves like lightning as it puts its cartoonish cast through their paces.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605984667
  • Publisher: Pegasus
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Series: John Ceepak Series , #7
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,426,492
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Grabenstein is the Anthony and Agatha Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed thrill reads Tilt A Whirl, Mad Mouse, Whack A Mole, Hell Hole, Mind Scrambler, and Rolling Thunder, plus the young adult chillers The Crossroads and The Hanging Hill. He lives in New York City.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Loved it!

    My husband and I have loved all the Ceepak and Boyle books.Just the right amount of action and laugh-out-loud funny. I can't wait for the next one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Below

    Realy? Ok. Sarah 13 and evil shredder princess

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Aubrey

    Im reporting u

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    Posted March 9, 2014

    Megs

    What

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    Posted January 3, 2014

    Brian

    I rip your clothes off pushing you to the bed french kissing you

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    Posted January 4, 2014

    To bella

    Wherd u go? Im awaiting...

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    Posted December 24, 2013

    Alex to below

    Shut the f**k up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    To jessie

    Oh ok that is funny.

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    Posted December 22, 2013

    Julia

    Giggles " when can we get toghether

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Summer's Sex Story

    I stared st him in shock. His co.ck was 10 inches and I almost fainted. He smiled and wrapped his arm around me and too off my bra. He stepped back and gasped a my round bo.obs. He smiled. "Perfect. Do you know whats'sex'," I smiled. "Yes you bi.tch!" He laughed. He took off my undies and he smiled. "Play time." I stood there untill he pushed me against the wall. I was too excited to speak but then I decided, that I should take up on the offer. I twirled my hair in a flirty like way and he smiled. He could not resist so he grabbed my t.its and inserted them into his mouth. "Mmmm..." I was so pleased! "Mmm...that feels good!" I purred. He stopped and told me to lay down on the ground so I did so. He sat down, grabbed my legs and pulled me so that my sweet a.ss was touching his co.ck. He inseted his co.ck into my puzzy and I moaned. I felt so wild and free! It was so awesome! I moanded and he msssaged my ti.ts and moaned and I felt so good. He hu.mped me and I felt like doind all these sort of stuff to him! I was excited and this was only the first five mins of our sex life!
    To be continued in next result!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    Taylor

    Hey kevin same here

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