Quinn Checks In [NOOK Book]

Overview

Liam Quinn is back in his old Philly neighborhood, trying to make amends for the mistakes that landed the ex-boxer, ex-forger a three-year jail stint. It's tough to go home again, even when the ones you love are looking out for you. Crooks are knocking over galleries and leaving paintings behind; Quinn's extended family is a quarreling mess; his true love Nora thinks he's just a swell buddy, and an aging mobster wants his head. But when trouble comes calling? That's when Quinn ...

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Quinn Checks In

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Overview

Liam Quinn is back in his old Philly neighborhood, trying to make amends for the mistakes that landed the ex-boxer, ex-forger a three-year jail stint. It's tough to go home again, even when the ones you love are looking out for you. Crooks are knocking over galleries and leaving paintings behind; Quinn's extended family is a quarreling mess; his true love Nora thinks he's just a swell buddy, and an aging mobster wants his head. But when trouble comes calling? That's when Quinn Checks In.

What others are saying about kindle mystery books from LH Thomson:

"Just the right balance of wit, action and backstory." - J. Mike Orenduff, author of The Pot Thief mystery series.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045691871
  • Publisher: L.H. Thomson
  • Publication date: 2/10/2014
  • Series: Liam Quinn Mysteries, #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,345
  • File size: 192 KB

Meet the Author

L.H. Thomson is a long-time Canadian journalist. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta with his wife Lori and their six pets.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    Not authentic

    I had a couple issues with this book that prevented me from finishing it.

    Foremost, as a native Philadelphian who comes from a long line of native Philadelphians, this story felt fake to me from the very begining. No one who's from the city (as the main character was supposed to be) would ever refer to Philly's neighborhoods as "southside", "northside", etc. It's "South Philly" or "North Philly".
    The dialect and conversations felt forced and stiff.

    Another problem was that this story was in need of some serious editing. I understand this is an issue with many e-books, but this was really awful. It seemed as though it wasn't even proofread, let alone edited. The word "defence" in place of "defense" and at least one instance of the word "know" when the sentence called for "now".

    This novel seemed like a good fit for me. I enjoy books in this genre and I'm not offended by the harsh language that some others have criticized.
    Perhaps the story itself was intriguing. I'll never know though, since I was too distracted by the rampant mistakes to get even halfway through.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

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    Reminiscent of Dennis LeHane┬┐s Kenzie and Gennaro novels, L.H. T

    Reminiscent of Dennis LeHane’s Kenzie and Gennaro novels, L.H. Thomson’s first Liam Quinn mystery is smoothly written, convincingly voiced, fast-paced, gritty and fun. Ex-forger, ex-boxer, Quinn has betrayed his family’s well-policed heritage, but now he’s trying to make amends with a job investigating insurance frauds.

    The novel’s set in Philadelphia and moves smoothly between evocatively different zones, from Irish pubs, to rich mansions and everywhere in between. Italian mobsters, scheming lawyers, cheating boyfriends and down-at-heel teens all play their part as stolen booze, a stolen painting, and a wonderful girl, who’s surely way out of his league, vie for the protagonist’s attention. Meanwhile Mom cooks the perfect Sunday dinner, Quinn really should have gone to church, and his father’s friends can’t resist teasing him for his time behind bars.

    It’s a fun story, well-plotted, quick-witted, good-humored, gritty, and with just the right level of humor and humanity. The dialog’s great. The action’s convincing—even when Quinn’s dodging bullets. And I can't imagine why I've not seen this series on the shelves of all the local bookstores.

    Disclosure: The author asked if I’d be willing to review a free ecopy. I just might have to buy a paperback now so my husband can enjoy it too.

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2014

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    This was one detective mystery I had a hard time putting down.

    This was one detective mystery I had a hard time putting down. Set in Philadelphia, the Quinn’s are an Irish family made up of mainly cops with one exception, Liam. He is recently out of prison for art forgery. With a father and a brother as cops and one brother as a priest, this makes for a bit of a family upheaval. Liam is now working as a private investigator and has been tasked with finding a stolen Vermeer painting. As the investigation begins, it looks like a straight forward robbery. But is that what really happened? If he solves this, the reward would be a great boost to the restitution he has to pay for his former wrong doings.

    Just in case the family setting isn’t enough of a problem, he is in love with his boss's daughter who thinks they are best buds. Not to let things settle down, a mobster has a difference of opinion with Liam. With the boxing skills he learned as a teenager and his art expertise, Liam keeps one step ahead of the worst of the problems

    The writing is wonderful and lets the reader become very involved in the story. I am glad to see there are more books with this main character. Beginning with this first in the series allows the reader to get the complex settings in the right order. I can’t wait to read the next one. See the list below in order.

    Quinn Checks In
    Quinn gets his Kicks
    Quinn and the Deadly Diner
    Quinn & The Vanishing Bride
    Quinn goes West

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2014

    Defence is the British/Canadian spelling of the word. The autho

    Defence is the British/Canadian spelling of the word. The author is Canadian. Therefore, it is not a misspelled word. Not only Americans read books...

    This was a wonderful book that I found difficult to put down. It is a witty, fun read with lots of twists. I loved it!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    Very good

    Fast paced, witty, action packed, hard to put down.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2014

    Pretty good story, but the typo per page makes it a bit difficul

    Pretty good story, but the typo per page makes it a bit difficult to read. How much would it cost for the author or Editor to have someone pass thru it one time and weed out the typos?

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2014

    Good book

    You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2014

    First person and foul language

    Didn't read it - tried but not interesting enough to waste my time.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    G

    3 stars

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2014

    Quinne series

    I liked alot

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2014

    Good read

    Moves quick with a real philly feel. A fun read that leaves youvwanting more Quinn

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2014

    Good story

    Enjoyed reading it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2014

    Quinn

    Good read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2014

    Fun and fast

    I enjoyed this. Nice story line, not mushy or lewd. Scenes are nicely set up. Hope to see more by this author!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2014

    t TO t To the author.......

    If you are proud of your writing skills, you should use a better editor and proofreader to show them off!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2014

    You have to be from Phillie

    The plot jumped, stopped, went sideways, then sped away. Somethings were in excruciating detail, others were glossed over. If you are from Philadelphia you may like it for it local character. I figured out the culprit before all the characters were introduced. And I never do that.
    I give a 3 because of lack of gore, the lead character was amusing, and because it seemed to be the first one and has promise.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Check Him Out

    "Quinn Checks In" introduces Philadelphia insurance investigator Liam Quinn. One of his brothers is a priest, another is a police officer, and their father is a retired cop.

    In this story, Liam is assigned to look into a small-time beer theft. He also investigates an art gallery robbery. Quinn knows art. As a youngster, he showed promise as a boxer, but more recently served time in the slammer for art forgery. Quinn calls on his contacts on both sides of the law in his efforts to catch the thieves and recover the stolen goods. Meanwhile someone is out to get him. Good thing he is quick on his feet.

    This is an entertaining escapist novel. Liam, his childhood pal, and his father are well-drawn characters. I would be willing to read more about them in the later books.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    Anonymous

    Really really enjoyed this book. Obviously am going to have to read his other books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2015

    Action and fun

    Reminds me of books written when plots and characters were important and not secondary to bedroom scenes yes will read more

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2015

    A Satisfying Read

    My husband and I read this one together on a road trip, and both of us found it to be a good story. The plot was engaging enough to keep us interested, and both of us found elements to relate to. There is enough of a balance between the main plot line (the whodunit) and the subplots (relationships) to keep it from becoming boring or predictable. Quinn's semi-shady past paints him as a relatable hero.

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