The Good Die Twice (Chase Dagger Series #1)

The Good Die Twice (Chase Dagger Series #1)

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by Lee Driver
     
 

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Chase Dagger is a private detective with no past and a knack for inheriting the most bizarre cases. To handle unusual cases requires unusual assistants. Einstein is a scarlet macaw with a photographic memory. Sara is Native American with the ability to shape-shift. When Sara witnesses the murder of a woman, she finds it difficult to convince Dagger that the murder…  See more details below

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Chase Dagger is a private detective with no past and a knack for inheriting the most bizarre cases. To handle unusual cases requires unusual assistants. Einstein is a scarlet macaw with a photographic memory. Sara is Native American with the ability to shape-shift. When Sara witnesses the murder of a woman, she finds it difficult to convince Dagger that the murder took place. Especially after she identifies the woman as Rachel Tyler. According to Robert Tyler, his wife died five years ago.

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Library Journal
Thirty-year-old, leanly handsome Chicago-area private detective Chase Dagger employs 18-year-old, reservation-raised shape-shifter Sara Morningsky as his assistant in this series debut. As a sleek hawk, Sara witnesses the murder of a beautiful former model who supposedly died at sea some five years earlier. When Sara and Chase delve into her family background, they uncover hidden agendas, rivalries, and greed. The attendant breezy sex, violence, and action, coupled with bits of Indian lore and Einstein the talking macaw, should have readers clamoring for the projected next novel. Lee also writes as Sandra Tooley (When the Dead Speak). Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Ann Saunders
This is a sure top seller--#1 on my best books of the year list! An incredible first in series exhibiting an exceptional writer and a great mystery. (Ann Saunders, Murder Mystery and Mayhem Book Store)
R. J. Glodowski
The Good Die Twice is an excellent start to a series that promises to entertain for books to come. Chase Dagger is sinister and handsome; Sara, his assistant is unearthly and young; Einstein is a hoot...or should we say Awk...and the flow of the book is fascinating. The fantasy remains in the background, but is just evident enough to elevate the book to hero status.
Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966602159
Publisher:
Full Moon Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Chase Dagger Series, #1
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.74(h) x 0.82(d)

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Good Die Twice 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 108 reviews.
Halykan More than 1 year ago
I suppose this is a case of getting what you paid for. When I spied this title (which does indeed have a neat cover) I gave the synopsis a read, and thought that this book could be quite interesting. I;m a sucker for anything noir-ish and an avid reader of mysteries, fantasy, and sci-fi, so I expected to like this book. I couldn't make it through more than about forty pages. Simply put, this novel is terribly written - the style is hackneyed and cliche, the characters are one dimensional (and the main character is clearly an author insert, and it's not even subtle), and the plot is very, very predictable. It's not even imaginatively horrid, like Mervyn Peake - just run-of-the-mill terrible. This book reads a lot like bad fan fiction that happens to be about original characters. How it ever got published is a mystery to me, but let me say that there is a reason this is one of the cheapest eBooks I've seen listed here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this one, could not put it down...
John Earhart More than 1 year ago
Great read.
Tracy Newberry More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This will be popular with tweens and housewives who are readily amused by afternoon soap operas and kiddie anime.
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This was a new author for me and I completly enjoyed the book. It was like meeting new people for the first time. I will be seeing them again.
mckynme More than 1 year ago
Murder mystery, lovers betrayel, shape shifter, worth reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
worth reading
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This story includes murder, suspense and shapeshifting, the latter of which I'd never read before. It was a very well written story and I would definitely read more of this writer's works.
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I rather enjoyed this book. A drop of sci fi but it was nothing to get hot about. I feel it had a good storyline. It kept my interest throughout the book. Plenty of action so it kept moving at a fairly good pace.
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