Murder at the Carousel Club: A Matthew Alexander Mystery [NOOK Book]

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Like a magical carousel ride full of whimsical animals, enchanting music, and beautiful colors, the Carousel Club is the most exciting and popular night spot in the District of Columbia until the owner's player brother is murdered by a well-placed bullet to his head as he sat inside his opulent SUV in the parking lot of the club. The magic swiftly evaporates replaced by a mordid crime scene as the Murder at the Carousel Club challenges Detective Lieutenant Matthew Alexander of the District of Columbia Homicide ...
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Murder at the Carousel Club: A Matthew Alexander Mystery

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Like a magical carousel ride full of whimsical animals, enchanting music, and beautiful colors, the Carousel Club is the most exciting and popular night spot in the District of Columbia until the owner's player brother is murdered by a well-placed bullet to his head as he sat inside his opulent SUV in the parking lot of the club. The magic swiftly evaporates replaced by a mordid crime scene as the Murder at the Carousel Club challenges Detective Lieutenant Matthew Alexander of the District of Columbia Homicide Division to build a rock solid case against a suspect who, rather than fleeing from the scene of the crime, is found unconscious just feet from the man he is accused of murdering with no murder weapon in his possession and no witnesses to the murder. Similar to the spinning of a carousel, Lieutenant Alexander has to work harder than ever to avoid running in circles as he builds a solid case against a suspect who: Threatened to kill the murder victim in front of numerous witnesses inside the club; was known to own a semi-automatic revolver; had fought with the victim inside the club earlier that night; and who had lain-in-wait for the victim outside the Carousel Club. Murder at the Carousel club is an intriguing, hard-to-guess mystery that keeps the reader glued to his seat and flipping the pages of the novel in an effort to guess who killed the victim. What happens next leads Matthew Alexander and his partner Sergeant Jake Jackson on a whirlwind of a homicide case as they solve the murder in Murder at the Carousel Club, the third installment of the Matthew Alexander mystery series. As Matt Alexander begins to plumb the depths of the case, he runs afoul of uncooperative witnesses with respectable reputations to protect and secrets to hide, not to mention a sympathetic ex-convict gone straight who begins to work the case for his own resons. Readers will be enthralled as the author builds a world both real and unforgettable. Here's to a hearty welcome back to Lieutenant Matt Alexander. Its fun to have him back on the beat from his previous encounters in Hot Stones*Cold Death, and Murder on the Gold Coast.

In reviewing the second installment in the Matthew Alexander mystery series, Murder on the Gold Coast, the Midwest Book Review noted that "...the plot follows at breakneck speed, and Matt Alexander and his trusted partner Jake, are in the midst of all the chaos. The action is smart and highly entertaining, and even at the end leaves a little snippet of doubt as to who the actual murderer is...Fleming is a sly writer with lots of talent and this is a great read. Reviewing the evidence.com stated that "D.C.-based writer Barbara Fleming's second novel, Murder on the Gold Coast, is also full of acerbically noted contradictions and slippages between appearance and fact. It is a riveting and hard-to-guess mystery starring Lieutenant Matthew Alexander, the hero of Fleming's first book, Hot Stones*Cold Death." Rebecca Reads said that "Rebecca Reads recommends Murder on the Gold Coast, the second Lt. Alexander complex mystery about old money and new revenge...Murder on the Gold Coast is an absorbing winter's evening mystery."

According to the Xenia Daily Gazette, the first installment in the Matthew Alexander mystery series, Hot Stones * Cold Death, is "Set in the politically charged, racially tense atmosphere of Washington, D.C. Hot Stones * Cold Death weaves a fast-paced tale of thievery and murder that binds several tangled threads into a fascinating tapestry of motives and personalities that cuts a wide swath through an elite slice of District life." All about murder.com said "There is an abundance of politics, crime, power, and racism which makes the novel worth reading. The story is fast paced and readable with enough twists and turns to make it intriguing. The Midwest Book Review states that "Barbara Fleming's Hot Stones * Cold Death is an outstanding mystery novel featuring Lieutenant Matthew Alexander, a homicide detective who must follow the theft of a prized necklace from the Smithsonian's gem collection to identify a ruthless murderer. Hot Stones * Cold Death is a deftly written, thoroughly exciting, cover-to-cover, pulse-pounding thriller of a read."
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barnes&noble.com - Chiquita Mullins-Lee
A MASTER OF THE MYSTERY
Review of Murder at the Carousel Club By Chiquita Mullins Lee (Ohio USA)
Murder at the Carousel Club is a great read for steamy summer nights. Fleming deftly unravels a murder mystery and drives the action forward. It is a treat to renew our acquaintance with Jake Jackson, Sam Johnson, and Lloyd Cullison, and to make some new friends as well. Here?s to a hearty welcome, again, to Lt. Matthew Alexander. It?s fun to have him back on the beat.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013263765
  • Publisher: Silver Maple Publications
  • Publication date: 12/30/2008
  • Series: Matthew Alexander Mystery Series, #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,177,710
  • File size: 376 KB

Meet the Author

Like many African-American writers, Barbara Fleming is a product of the Deep South. She grew up in Alabama where she attended elementary and high school before graduating from college with a degree in psychology. Barbara also studied psychology at the graduate level with a concentration in the intellectual development of children. Barbara lived in the District of Columbia for ten years during which time she conceived the plot and the fictional hero of her three mystery novels: HOT STONES * COLD DEATH, MURDER ON THE GOLD COAST, and MURDER AT THE CAROUSEL CLUB. She set her mystery novels with her fictional hero, Detective Lieutenant Matthew Alexander, in the District of Columbia because she retains fond memories of the multi-racial, multi-cultural urban environment she experienced while living there. MURDER AT THE CAROUSEL CLUB is the third installment in the Matthew Alexander mystery series, but Barbara eagerly anticipates publishing many more stories involving her brash young hero, Detective Lieutenant Matthew Alexander of the District of Columbia Police Department (DCPD) Homicide Division.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2008

    A Master of the Mystery

    Barbara Fleming is a master of the set-up. She has a talent for unfolding a story and creating characters and scenarios that capture the imagination. We climb aboard the ride, our hunger whetted for the truth. Murder at the Carousel Club is her newest installment in the Matthew Alexander mystery series. Fleming weaves a third intriguing tale about crime in Washington, D.C., as she reintroduces us to Lieutenant Matthew Alexander. Detective Alexander again is elbow deep in crime. A homicide in Northwest D.C. In Anacostia, two double murders. Drugs are polluting the environment. Teenaged gang-bangers are out of control. And the adults aren¿t faring much better. Trouble comes courtesy of Junior Williams, a good-looking man who¿s used to getting his way. Junior¿s favorite haunt is the Carousel Club. Keeping it sassy is Suzy Evans, the Carousel¿s headliner, whose vocal stylings evoke comparisons to Sarah Vaughn. Suzy and Junior are having an affair. Most everyone knows this except Junior¿s daughter, Diane. Diane has an ongoing flirtation with Frank Porter, whose brother, Ken, owns the Carousel. When she visits the club to say good bye to Frank, Diane is surprised to find Junior there, too. Junior, enraged about the relationship between sixteen year-old Diane and middle-aged Frank, loudly threatens to kill Frank. When Frank is found shot dead outside the club, and Junior lies unconscious in the parking lot, the sequence of events is obvious. Or is it? Detective Alexander quickly labels Junior the murderer. Junior¿s family insists he was too drunk to aim a gun. And what about charming, handsome Frank Porter? Was he really as popular as everyone said? Round and round it goes. Just like a carousel. There are questions to ask. People to scrutinize. Memories to stir and resurrect. Lt. Alexander is rising early and staying up late, pulling double duty and seldom seeing his family. Unbeknownst to him, he has help from an unexpected source. At the center of it all is Fred Washington. As Matthew Alexander builds his murder case, Fred steadily dismantles it. A cab driver recently released from Lorton prison, Fred knows his way around a crime scene. He asks the right questions, knocks on the right doors and is un-intimidated by hard questions. Fred is the silent partner who gets people talking. When the action takes several surprising turns, Fred navigates the dizzying twists. What motivates Fred, a former drug dealer who has seen his best days and now spends his nights in a Spartan one-bedroom apartment? Friendship. Fred¿s best friend is Joe Robinson, the brother-in-law of Junior Williams. Murder at the Carousel Club is a great read for steamy summer nights. Fleming deftly unravels a murder mystery and drives the action forward. It is a treat to renew our acquaintance with Jake Jackson, Sam Johnson, and Lloyd Cullison, and to make some new friends as well. Here¿s to a hearty welcome, again, to Lt. Matthew Alexander. It¿s fun to have him back on the beat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2008

    Fabulous Fiction!

    Barbara Fleming¿s Murder at the Carousel Club is the kind of mystery that the reader cannot stop reading!! Her fictional characters are so real and indeed familiar, that one feels like a participant in the story. Her riveting plot proves to be a challenge for Lieutenant Matthew Alexander, however he rises to his established reputation and provides a surprise ending. This book is dynamic, educational, and entertaining. Completing Fleming's trilogy, Murder at the Carousel Club is a masterful mystery that leaves the reader ready to reach for Barbara Fleming's next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2008

    A reviewer

    'Murder At The Carousel Club' fully establishes Barbara Fleming as an impeccable mystery writer and legendary story teller. Her characters, especially Lt. Matthew Alexander and stodgy, always hungry Sgt. Jake Jackson, have become legend in my mind. As I read the book, I could easily imagine a TV series or movie reproduction of Fleming's magic. I can hardly wait for her fourth volume.

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