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Overview

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 keeps zigging and zagging at a breakneck pace, all the way to the surprising finish.

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Editorial Reviews

Marilyn Stasio
So far, Grabenstein has maintained the seriocomic tone of his promising series by working the buddy relationship with sincerity, while assigning the narrative chores to the endearing (if often dim) Danny.
— The New York Times
Publishers Weekly
Grabenstein's second humorous procedural (after 2005's Tilt-a-Whirl) reunites that incongruous pair, Sea Haven, N.J., police officer John Ceepak, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom who lives by the code "I will not lie, cheat or steal nor tolerate those who do," and his callow young sidekick, Danny Boyle, who's promoted from part-time summer cop to full-time status. Paintball vandalism becomes something more serious when the assailant switches to actual gunfire, targeting Boyle and his circle of friends. In scenes reminiscent of Jaws, the local mayor, anxious that tourist dollars not be scared away, tries to conceal the significance of the shootings, but the politician offers little resistance to the detective duo's investigative efforts. Some readers may find that the jokey tone jars with a plot that echoes the real-life D.C. sniper case, but those for whom a laugh counts more than realistic action will be amused. (July) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
This worthy sequel to Grabenstein's successful debut, Tilt-a-Whirl, takes place about a month after the events in the previous book end. It's almost Labor Day in the summer resort town of Sea Haven, NJ, and part-time cop Danny, who has just been offered a full-time position, and his childhood friends are targeted by a sniper. Fortunately, Danny gets help from his by-the-book partner, John Ceepak. While the crimes and the rationale behind them are darker and edgier here than in the first novel, Grabenstein's writing remains quick, sharp, and funny. The well-developed characters of Danny and John remain true to form, and plenty of new and interesting personalities are thrown into the mix. Highly recommended for all mystery collections.-Nicole A. Cooke, Montclair State Univ. Lib., Upper Montclair, NJ Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
More fireworks at the Jersey shore when a rookie cop confronts a vengeful paintball gunner in this dandy sequel to Tilt-A-Whirl (2005). Young Danny Boyle, about to make the longed-for transition from part-timer to full-timer in the Sea Haven PD, finds himself in a role he didn't want: as one of several victims. Danny and some old buddies are enjoying quiet beach-blanket time when a well-aimed paintball barrage scatters them. Danny's hit. His friend Becca takes a missile dangerously near her eye. The culprit escapes. Pranksters, says the chief dismissively. John Ceepak, Danny's mentor, isn't convinced. Sure enough, the attacks suddenly intensify and become terrifying. Now the missiles aren't paintballs but cartridges made for an Army issue M-24. Danny's beloved Katie goes down, severely wounded, and another of his posse is killed. Who hates Danny? Ceepak wants to know, since it's no longer possible to construe the attacks as random. And then the sniper taunts them with a note: "You'll never remember, I'll never forget." But finally Danny does remember an act of seeming inconsequence, the kind of mindless cruelty from which the ripple effect is always incalculable and sometimes lethal. Likable good guys, plausible bad guys, a sensible plot and a supple prose style that moves from breezy to poignant.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786719365
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Series: John Ceepak Series , #2
  • Pages: 323
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Grabenstein was the first writer hired as a result of James Patterson’s famous advertising aptitude test that ran in the New York Times when Patterson was Creative Director of J. Walter Thompson. Now he is following in his mentor’s footsteps with his debut mystery novel. Chris spent several years at the nations top ad agencies. Before he started in advertising, Chris also worked with Bruce Willis (among others) in some of New York’s most acclaimed improvisational comedy troupes. A member of Mystery Writers of America, Chris lives in New York City.

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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

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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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