Leaving Fantasy Land

Leaving Fantasy Land

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by James E. Parker
     
 

Leaving Fantasy Land is a crime thriller with heart.

Entering his early forties, Tram Taylor finds himself at a crossroads in his humdrum, boring life. His dream of being a cop died on the vine years ago. His marriage is slowly unraveling one tattered thread at a time. And his comic book store, Fantasy Land, is a brick and mortar testament to a life of failed

Overview

Leaving Fantasy Land is a crime thriller with heart.

Entering his early forties, Tram Taylor finds himself at a crossroads in his humdrum, boring life. His dream of being a cop died on the vine years ago. His marriage is slowly unraveling one tattered thread at a time. And his comic book store, Fantasy Land, is a brick and mortar testament to a life of failed dreams. However, all of that changes when a mysterious dead body suddenly turns up in the dumpster behind his store the day after the store was vandalized and robbed. When Tram’s wife Becky is discovered to be missing, he’s sure her disappearance has to be tied to the dead body in the Fantasy Land dumpster. It’s only after the Milwaukee P.D. seemingly drag their feet in finding his missing wife that Tram sets out himself to connect the dots between the dumpster-diving dead body and who has his wife. A random burglary, a dire hostage situation, and an unlikely partner force Tram Taylor to become the cop he’s always felt he was destined to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045057615
Publisher:
James E. Parker
Publication date:
03/30/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
407,180
File size:
283 KB

Meet the Author

James E. Parker perfectly blends gritty hardboiled fiction with contemporary heart-pounding crime fiction. If you like the smooth stylistic writing of Michael Connelly or the old school grit and gravel of Raymond Chandler, you are sure to love the work of James E. Parker. James E. Parker's debut crime thriller Leaving Fantasy Land is now available at smashwords for most ebook readers.

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Leaving Fantasy Land 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked that this wasnt a typical storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 483 page, free book is written in first person format. It has several pretty graphic murders. There is no cursing and only an insinuation of married sex. The plot was original, I read a lot and have never read a novel with a similiar plot or one even coming close. There were a few mild curse words. I figured out whodunit early on, but the whydunit, really had me wondering. There seemed to be pages missing throughout the book. This messed up the flow a bit, but did not have a major impact on the story. The main character, prayed twice and felt proud, then the third time, he considered himself a saint. This whole rather funny also struck me as bit sad. The characters were rather one deminsional, making them hard to get to know and like. Tram, the main character, I found obnoxious, mostly because of his callous attitude. This NOT a chick lit book. For me, it was a two star book, for my husband a four, so I split the difference. I think it is more a man's novel. For ages 16 and up. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good reading, fast moving.
ronnies4 7 months ago
Good mystery. Many twists. 217 pages. I recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bit schmaltzy at times, but well written and proofread. An enjoyable page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. It is relativey fast-paced and well-edited compared to most free books. I figured out who-dun-it very quickly but it was still an interesting and unique story. I would read more from this author.