Playing God (a Joe Burgess Mystery, Book 1)

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On an icy February night, the body of Steven Pleasant, a prominent Portland, Maine physician, grows cold in his parked Mercedes. All signs point to a john killed by a disgruntled hooker: his pants are unzipped, wallet is gone, and the good doctor has a reputation for entertaining girls in his car.

But the deeper Detective Sergeant Joe Burgess digs, the muddier the case becomes. While juggling hookers, wives, ex-wives, fathers, stepfathers, ...

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Overview

On an icy February night, the body of Steven Pleasant, a prominent Portland, Maine physician, grows cold in his parked Mercedes. All signs point to a john killed by a disgruntled hooker: his pants are unzipped, wallet is gone, and the good doctor has a reputation for entertaining girls in his car.

But the deeper Detective Sergeant Joe Burgess digs, the muddier the case becomes. While juggling hookers, wives, ex-wives, fathers, stepfathers, dealers and doctors, a nurse on Pleasant's staff suggests another angle-disgruntled patients.

Now, ensconced in the darkness of a sleeping hospital, Burgess comes face-to-face with ghosts from his past and must decide what being a detective really means.

REVIEWS:
"Dazzling debut police procedural." ~Publisher's Weekly Starred Review

"A triumph in the police procedural genre. Highly recommended." ~Library Journal Starred Review

"I loved this book. I recommend it to anyone who loves police procedurals, traditional mysteries, suspense." ~Crimespree Magazine

THE JOE BURGESS MYSTERIES, in series order
Playing God
The Angel of Knowlton Park
Redemption

ABOUT KATE FLORA
Kate Flora developed her fascination with people's criminal tendencies as a lawyer in the Maine attorney general's office. When Kate isn't writing, or teaching writing at Grub Street in Boston, she can be found in her garden, waging battle against critters, pests, and her husband's lawnmower.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781614175803
  • Publisher: ABN Leadership Group, Inc, dba ePublishing Works!
  • Publication date: 5/27/2014
  • Pages: 414
  • Sales rank: 500,107
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.92 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2014

    Wow

    Ordered this book for my nook by accident,best mistake I ever made!!!! Half way thru I ordered ALL she has written!!!!! What a gifted author, her stories grab you and does not let go!! Highly reccommened to all who enjoy a good mystery. The ending threw me for a loop!!!!! Hope she writes more and fast!!!!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2014

    This was a great mystery... I did not see the end coming! :) 

    This was a great mystery... I did not see the end coming! :) 

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2015

    Excellent, will recommend

    Wish more books were this well done, put the series on must read more list and hope for more with these characters

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2014

    Great Read!

    Loved tough Joe Burgess! Can't wait to read more books with him in them.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2015

    Mediocre

    Burgess simply did not come across as believable

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2015

    Excellent

    I now have found a good author to follow and be excited to read all her books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2014

    Loved this book. I'm enjoying Kate Flora as a writer. This the f

    Loved this book. I'm enjoying Kate Flora as a writer. This the first book I have read from this writer and her writing held my interest all the way to the end.
    Now starting on book 2 of Joe Burgess Series. I like this character a lot.( Joe Burgess). Looking forward to see what develops in Angel in Knowlton Park!


    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2014

    Looking forward to reading the other books in this series

    This is the first book I've read of Kate Flora's and I enjoyed not only the mystery, but the characters as well. Joe Burgess jumped off the pages as did all the supporting characters. I can't wait to read the next one in this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 31, 2014

    Good plot.

    A good police story. Viable characters and fast moving. Some writing is poorly spaced and causes one to hesitate a bit.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2015

    Good Read!

    If you like detective books this is a good one. Burgess and his crew are all very good at what they do and are all flawed in some way that makes me like them even more. GC

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2015

    Friday & Kenda=Burgess

    Excellent book. Burgess is a combination of Joe Friday and Homicide Hunter-Joe Kenda. Characters in the book were very believable. Story was excellent and definitely a page turner. I'm looking forward to reading more books by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2015

    Loved this book

    Greatly enjoyed this book. Great storyline and timing. Loved the characters, especially Joe Burgess. Didn't want to stop reading. Recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2015

    Very good

    Could do witout the profaniry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2014

    Great story

    It held my interest all the way through the story.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2014

    234 pages

    This one is hard to write, I loved the end but I got lost a few times. It jumped too much for me, ex: all of a sudden everyone is leaving town when I had been reading about something entirely different just a paragraph before. The reviews made me think I would lol a lot but I didn't think much of it was funny. I did like Davis a lot. I give it 3.5 stars. 234pages. GJRA

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  • Posted November 1, 2014

    Great new series -- Love Joe Burgess -- I was looking for a new

    Great new series -- Love Joe Burgess -- I was looking for a new series - highly recommend. I'm on book 2 now.

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