Henry Wood Detective Agency [NOOK Book]

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Jan 1, 1955
Henry Wood is suffering greatly from a festive night of saying goodbye to 1954. His world is one of black and white, right and wrong, but his life is about to change and there will forever be shades of grey. An average detective, with a passion for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Henry is about to be hired by a beautiful woman, to find her father and his journal. It seems simple enough, but when a second woman appears, wanting his services, to find the same journal, he ...
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Henry Wood Detective Agency

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Overview

Jan 1, 1955
Henry Wood is suffering greatly from a festive night of saying goodbye to 1954. His world is one of black and white, right and wrong, but his life is about to change and there will forever be shades of grey. An average detective, with a passion for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Henry is about to be hired by a beautiful woman, to find her father and his journal. It seems simple enough, but when a second woman appears, wanting his services, to find the same journal, he suspects he might be in over his head. He’s right. They are the least of his problems. The local mafia boss, Tommy ‘The Knife’, wants the journal too. As long as it is missing, he is vulnerable, and the other bosses smell blood in the water.
Who can Henry trust? Henry has a mysterious benefactor that he has never met, but seems to have his best interest at heart. Will Henry take the help that is offered? Does he have a choice?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013151697
  • Publisher: Brian D. Meeks
  • Publication date: 7/24/2011
  • Series: Henry Wood Detective , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 215
  • Sales rank: 12,952
  • File size: 163 KB

Meet the Author

Brian has written three Henry Wood novels, thus far, all in serial form. The response from the readers, after he completed the 1st novel, inspired him to continue the adventures of Henry Wood. He lives in Martelle, Ia, just a few miles from the farm his father grew up on. He can be found on Twitter @ExtremelyAvg and would love to hear what you think of Henry Wood.
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  • Posted October 1, 2011

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    Intriguing And Suspenseful

    This was such a complex, yet intriguing story. It's full of espionage, betrayal, and love. Yes, I said it - love. Everything you need when reading a thriller. Full of suspense and intrigue that will leave you wondering what will happen next.

    Set in 1955, we catch a glimpse of what life in the Big Apple was like back then. There were no cell phones. No computers. No heavy electronics like we have today. Sure, the television had just been invented a couple before, but back then, people made do with the simplicities of life. And in all honesty, they enjoyed it.

    Back then, people didn't have to worry about missed emails. Or whether they'd be able to contact someone online. No, they much preferred to spend as much time with their families and did their best to establish themselves within the world they lived in. Brian did an awesome job in showing this aspect of life back in the 50's.

    He also gave us a very unique view into the every day life of a detective and the going-on's of what the world was like when gangsters ruled people with iron thumbs. Everything a person did, everything they said, it was known from every corner of New York. Retributions against those that were considered lacking, or those that gangsters felt owed them plenty were common. They didn't hesitate in taking a life or showing the person that they needed to show those in charge their loyalty.

    This was how life was back then and the picture that Brian painted of it was quite vivid. He shows us what it was like to inhabit Henry's world. To see New York through his eyes. To see the good and the bad within the people he came across every day.

    He accidentally, or in this case, intentionally - via several others, gets involved within a case of which he wonders if he'll ever be able to solve it. Luna Alexander has come to him in hopes of having him help her father. The beautiful Sylvia Culberson soon shows up and asks him for his help, too. Unable to deny them, he agrees, never knowing that his life has just been turned topsy-turvy.

    Racing against time to decipher the clues that have been left behind by those involved, he watches his friends hurt in the process. It doesn't help that there's a betrayer in their midst. The journey towards his destination is rocky, and at times, he doubts if he'll ever make it to the end.

    Little does he know, there's a guardian angel on his side. One who is intent on giving him everything he needs to achieve his goal. One who's also determined to see him succeed, even when he thinks he's failed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2012

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    Fabulous Black and White Mystery!

    Brian Meeks is a wonderful author! He took a fabulous cast of characters and spiced them up with a twisty plot line, throwing the reader a life line to a wonderful mystery book! Each page brought something new and kept me hooked until the last one. I really enjoyed getting to know Henry Wood! Being a child of the 80s I know absolutely nothing about the life of the 50s save for what I've seen on TV or heard from my folks. But, upon reading Mr. Meeks' book, I was instantly transported to another time and place, and as I read this book, I feel in love with the entirety of the 50s, the mystery, the black-and-whiteness of it all. Reading this was like watching the old black and whites on the TV and being swept to the center of the crimes. Filled with mobsters, beautiful women and a crime that only Henry Wood can solve, this story was a fantabulous roller coaster ride! When Henry met Luna, the mystery began. Luna's father has gone missing, and she knows that something's not right. She enlists Henry in the suspense when she turns to him to find her father. But, little do they know, that that's just the beginning of a long line of mysterious events that will lead Henry on a chase to find the missing man! Enter Sylvia, a mysterious woman, who leaves Henry quite on edge as he feels that something is off. Combined all those things and so much more, and Mr. Meeks throws you a fun loving, witty new book about a wood-loving detective. This is a 5 Book worthy start to what I hope will be a series of awesomeness and adventure as we follow Henry Wood in all his glory in searching for answers to crimes. Grab a copy and see for yourself that this is one book that will have you hooked instantly and wishing for more! This review originated at Reviews By Molly in part with a blog tour.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Loved it

    This was such a great read. Once I started reading I wasn't able to put the book away! It grabs your attention, and keeps you guessing. I highly recomend this book to others

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