Mad Mouse (John Ceepak Series #2) [NOOK Book]

Overview

"ONE OF THE BEST MYSTERIES OF 2006!" -- Kirkus

The Anthony Award Winning series continues...

It's almost Labor Day, and the end of summer could mean the end of someone's life in this exciting sequel to Chris Grabenstein's TILT-A-WHIRL.

Young Danny Boyle, the part-time summer cop "down the shore" in Sea Haven, New Jersey, gets taken on a wild ride when he and his longtime...
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Mad Mouse (John Ceepak Series #2)

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Overview

"ONE OF THE BEST MYSTERIES OF 2006!" -- Kirkus

The Anthony Award Winning series continues...

It's almost Labor Day, and the end of summer could mean the end of someone's life in this exciting sequel to Chris Grabenstein's TILT-A-WHIRL.

Young Danny Boyle, the part-time summer cop "down the shore" in Sea Haven, New Jersey, gets taken on a wild ride when he and his longtime beach buddies become the unwitting targets of a mad-man's twisted scheme for revenge. Fortunately, John Ceepak, the cop with a soldier's unshakeable code of honor, stays at Danny's side to help him negotiate the quick twists and turns that threaten to destroy his life, his friends, and everything about the world he loves.

Whipping from the boardwalk to the beach and back again, MAD MOUSE, like TILT-A-WHIRL, keeps zigging and zagging at a breakneck pace, all the way to the surprising finish.

"...quick, sharp, and funny... Highly recommended."
—LIBRARY JOURNAL

"More fireworks at the Jersey Shore when a rookie cop confronts a vengeful paintball gunner in this dandy sequel to TILT A WHIRL... Likable good guys, plausible bad guys, a sensile plot and a supple prose style that moves from breezy to poignant."
—KIRKUS (starred review)

"Set on a colorful Jersey Shore boardwalk, graced with a Bruce Springsteen soundtrack, and starring an aw-shucks charming pair of cop buddies, Grabenstein's second seaside amusement-park-ride mystery lives up to the promise of his smash-hit debut, TILT A WHIRL... With agile humor, neat plotting, unexpected sweetness, and an irresistible duo, Grabenstein offers a hip new form of cozy."
—BOOKLIST

"Like Grabenstein's impressive debut last year TILT A WHIRL, MAD MOUSE is named after a ride at the resort. And like that ride, MAD MOUSE moves briskly, slowing down occasionally to allow readers to catch their breath before speeding up again with heart-stopping action... We hope there's an endless supply of amusement rides that Grabenstein can draw on for his titles."
—OLINE COGDILL, SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL

"As he did with his debut novel, TILT A WHIRL, Grabenstein imbues MAD MOUSE with a quick pace, dialogue that rings true and a plot with more twists and turns than the rides on the Jersey Shore. He's a writer born to run with the good thing he has created."
—RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

"Grabenstein has fashioned a genuine mystery that is not only engrossing and entertaining but also challenging, while providing longtime fans of the mystery genre with what is arguably the missing link between the Hardy Boys (and Ken Holt) of old and Robert B. Parker's Spenser. With MAD MOUSE Grabenstein has repeated the artistic success of TILT A WHIRL while simultaneously raising expectations for his future work—expectations that no doubt will not only be met but exceeded."
—JOE HARTLAUB, BOOKREPORTER.COM (read the full review)

"MAD MOUSE is a terrific book and it takes the reader on a wild ride throughout this New Jersey community looking for the madman who is determined to kill Danny, his friends and destroy the holiday party plans. Visit Sea Haven, eat a hot dog, go on some rides, and enjoy meeting the residents. This is a great summer read."
—SHARON KATZ, REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE (read the full review)

"Could anyone else construct a hard-to-put-down thriller about a vengeful anonymous paintballer? Not many, I reckon, but Grabenstein staked out his unusual turf featuring Sea Haven detectives Danny Boyle & John Ceepak and expands this further with surprising plot twists and affecting character growth. Sure, Ceepak's a bit of a superhero, but we're seeing him through the ever-maturing Boyle's eyes—as it should be."
—SARAH WEINMAN, CONFESSIONS OF AN IDIOSYNCRATIC MIND

"Thoroughly enjoyable, MAD MOUSE is a nearly perfect read, one probably most appreciated by people familiar with the New Jersey shore and all of its colorful attractions. That's not to say that others won't enjoy Grabenstein's well wrought thriller, only that the experience is enhanced by having actually visited Danny Boyle's stomping grounds—Grabenstein does such a good job evoking the shore, you can practically smell the aroma of fast food wafting from the restaurants and the creosote they use to preserve the planks of the boardwalk. That he does such a great job with his varied cast, and in keeping readers rapidly flipping the pages, is a welcome bonus."
—HANK WAGNER, MYSTERY SCENE MAGAZINE

"MAD MOUSE is a wild zinger of a ride, with characters so vivid they practically splash the pages with Technicolor. Climb aboard!"
—TESS GERRITSEN
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012647016
  • Publisher: Chris Grabenstein
  • Publication date: 3/3/2011
  • Series: John Ceepak Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 42,095
  • File size: 697 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    This is a very good mystery. I urge you to read it.

    I like the people, the story, and the locale-- a New Jersey ocean beach community. The book follows the characters of Tilt-a-Whirl, the first book of the series. Touches of humor in the narrator's descriptions highlight character development.
    I like the book a lot; it is well worth your time.

    arf

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2006

    SPECTACULAR........

    Chris Grabenstein is an awesome writter. Holds your interest from beginning to end. Exciting characters. Ceepak & Danny rock!!! Was sorry the book ended. Want more!!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    You must check it out!

    This is an excellent book in this series. I highly recommend this book as well as the first one in this series. It is a page turner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Will be sure to read everything Chris Grabenstein writes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2012

    Recommend

    Hope Mr Grasbenstein can keep these characters going. Love them

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Fun book

    Follow the series - lots of fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Sandpool

    "Yes you're right." Looks at the ground and picks up her kill and pads with him back to camp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Thornheart

    The sky grew darker. We should probably head back to camp. Its getting late.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Liked it.

    A good page-turner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Mouse

    Kk)) i made us a den place thingy! Its at phanouse resoult one!~mouse

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Pk

    She went there

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 31, 2012

    I¿m hooked on this series. The characters that Grabenstein has c

    I’m hooked on this series. The characters that Grabenstein has created are great.. Ceepak and Boyle make a great duo. This is book two and so if you haven’t read book one, there may be a few spoilers in this review, but hopefully not too many. Check out my review of Tilt-a-Whirl for a great introduction.

    So continuing on with the series, this book is also a quick read. Not much in the style of writing has changed and a few more characters are added. With the story taking place in such a small town, I was worried it would be limited, but that is definitely not the case. With this book, you get to meet new people in town and visit more shops and restaurants.

    This mystery/crime centers around Danny and his friends which gives us more detail about him
    and what he does in his time away from work. It will also be decided at the end of this book if Danny gets the full-time position that is available after summer.

    The mystery itself was amazing. Not what I expected and definitely deeper than the last mystery Ceepak and Boyle solved. I did not guess who or what, until the end of the book.

    I would definitely recommend this book to those that have read the first book and recommend this series to those who like cozy mysteries. I wouldn’t classify this series specifically as such. It’s definitely not as heavy as Harlan Coben or James Patterson, but just as good. IMO!

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  • Posted July 20, 2012

    Good story, good characters...... great for summer reading.

    Good story, good characters...... great for summer reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    OK but not as many laughs or as much mystery as I am accustomed

    OK but not as many laughs or as much mystery as I am accustomed to with this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    Fun book, great characters!

    I loved the 1st book in this series. This one was still a quick, fun read but I found it a little more predictable. Im now buying the 3rd book in this series. The characters are great and the stories suck you in within the first few pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Well worth Reading

    I wasn't sure about these, but thoughly enjoyed them. I ended up buying all three. I have even bought others by Chris Graberstien.
    Like the way this author writes.

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  • Posted April 10, 2012

    Great read.....

    Very entertaining. This is the second Ceepak novel I've read. Will continue to read the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Excellent read

    Fast moving; interesting characters;

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Highly recommended

    Ceepak and Danny at work again. Good mystery story without a lot of violence and gore. Have enjoyed all of this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Recommended Reading; keeps your attention!

    Love the John Cepak novels; he makes such an interesting character with some surprises along the way.

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