Reel Estate Rip-off [NOOK Book]


Lights! Camera! Reed!
That's right - Reed Ferguson, the intrepid hero of This Doesn't Happen In The Movies, is back.

A mysterious death.
A brother searching for the truth.
A devious ex-wife.
Real estate...
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Reel Estate Rip-off

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Lights! Camera! Reed!
That's right - Reed Ferguson, the intrepid hero of This Doesn't Happen In The Movies, is back.

A mysterious death.
A brother searching for the truth.
A devious ex-wife.
Real estate shenanigans.
More danger for Reed than a film noir plot.

Reed Ferguson's second adventure is again filled with film noir and a lot of humor. Along with the Goofball Brothers, Reed's not too bright neighbors, and Cal, Reed's computer geek friend, Reed tackles a dangerous case, sharpening his skills as he unearths a string of clues that lead to a killer - but will this case cost Reed his life? With an ode to old Hollywood and movie memorabilia, Reel Estate Rip-off is humorous detective noir at its best.
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Editorial Reviews

writer, director, actor - Joseph Fusco
You can never get enough of the antics of Reed Ferguson!!! Renee Pawlish knows how to spin a yarn!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149031948
  • Publisher: Renee Pawlish
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Series: The Reed Ferguson Mystery Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 65,037
  • File size: 678 KB

Meet the Author

Renée Pawlish is the award-winning author of the bestselling Nephilim Genesis of Evil, the first in the Nephilim trilogy, the Reed Ferguson mystery series (This Doesn't Happen In The Movies, Reel Estate Rip-off, The Maltese Felon, and the short story Elvis And The Sports Card Cheat), The Noah Winters YA Adventure series (The Emerald Quest), This War We're In, a middle-grade World War II novel, Take Five, a short story collection, and The Sallie House: Exposing the Beast Within, a nonfiction account of a haunted house investigation.

Renée has been called "a promising new voice to the comic murder/mystery genre" and "a powerful storyteller". Nephilim Genesis of Evil has been compared to Stephen King and Frank Peretti.

Renée was born in California, but has lived most of her life in Colorado. When she's not hiking, cycling, or chasing ballplayers for autographs, she is writing mysteries, thrillers and horror. She loves to travel and has visited numerous countries. She has also spent many summer days at her parents' cabin in the hills outside of Boulder, which was the inspiration for the setting of Taylor Crossing in her novel Nephilim: Genesis of Evil.
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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted May 25, 2012

    Note: This review is my opinion, and it is skewed to my likes an

    Note: This review is my opinion, and it is skewed to my likes and preferences.

    I have chosen to give this book a rating of (3.75 / 5) for a few reasons:

    1. Personally I found the story a bit predictable – however, it was still entertaining to read since you didn’t have to follow a ton of convoluted threads…

    2. I found it reminded of the old dime store detective novels, or the old detective movies - don’t get me wrong, some like that style of books or maybe that was the intent all along.

    Characters - Henri and Evaline were the most believable characters in the book to me, yet they were minor cast members. Ace and Deuce (god I hope they have real names) were there to provide some comic relief. The Ex was setup for you to hate from the start. The love interest could have been developed more. Reed was the casual, laid back detective.

    If I had read the first book, then I might have had more insight into the cast. So to be totally fair, I might make sense to read the books in order.

    Story – The story read very much like an old detective movie, which I have watched many. This may be why the story seemed predictable. Short of giving a spoiler which I hate, the story seemed to press you into believing a certain character was the killer when everything in me knew otherwise.

    I will give due credit though for the following:

    1. Pawlish did a fantastic job of bring all the loose threads to a solid conclusion, even threads I hadn’t caught – nothing was left hanging.

    2. She definitely did her research in regards to the movies.

    In reviewing the authors Bio, it was stated “From the time she was ten and tried to write her own detective series in the fashion of the Hardy Boys”. If that was the intent of this book, then I would say she succeeded. The book reminded me of light-hearted sleuth books of that genre.

    Taking what I wrote above into account the book was still a fun, light-hearted read. If you enjoy dime store detective novels, or series like The Hardy Boys or The Three Investigators you will enjoy reading this.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2014

    Fun read

    Great fun and murder with a bumbling but smart private eye. Very enjoyable.

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  • Posted February 3, 2014

    Great who done it

    This is a great who done it!!!!!!!!!!! I like that is funny tooooo

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    If you're in real estate you'll enjoy this

    Being a real estate agent, I did enjoy this. Good ending.

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