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The Dog Who Ate the Airplane [NOOK Book]

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Adam Martin Swope was driven out of his beloved Chicago by his self-created but ill-advised celebrity status as a "finder." To avoid the emotional turmoil taking a toll on his psyche, he fled to Cancun, Mexico. Forced back to the United States by the resurgence of his mother's cancer, he decided to take a job as columnist for the Tweet; the newspaper purchased by his long-time friend Larry Archibald in the small West Virginia town of Canary Corners. He moved into the Canary House, an apartment house reputed to ...

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Overview

Adam Martin Swope was driven out of his beloved Chicago by his self-created but ill-advised celebrity status as a "finder." To avoid the emotional turmoil taking a toll on his psyche, he fled to Cancun, Mexico. Forced back to the United States by the resurgence of his mother's cancer, he decided to take a job as columnist for the Tweet; the newspaper purchased by his long-time friend Larry Archibald in the small West Virginia town of Canary Corners. He moved into the Canary House, an apartment house reputed to have resident ghosts. His next door neighbor Livinia Blossom told him the story of Canary House and introduced him to her grandniece, Marti, who quickly became his semi-constant companion. What Adam didn't realize was how soon his investigative and finder skills would be called into play to solve a murder. He was also unaware of how much assistance his dog Bagel, and the clues he provided, would be during the investigation.

This book series will never have any profanity (not one word), any overt sex (the most is the ocassional smile, wink and maybe slight innuendo), or overt bloodshed (someone is always murdered, but, as the reader, you only find out after the fact. You will not be a witness to the murder).

Mine are "Gentle" books that a young person can read and pass to a parent without embarrassment or a parent can read the book first and then pass it to a young person.

There will (eventually) be 26 books in this series (one for each letter of the alphabet).

The Dog Who Ate The Burglar: An Adam and Bagel Mystery: Book 2 and The Dog Who Ate The Crossbow: An Adam and Bagel Mystery: Book 3 are out now and The Dog Who Ate The Drawing: An Adam and Bagel Mystery: Book 4 will be out early in 2013. The Dog Who Ate The Elephant: An Adam and Bagel Mystery: Book 5 will be out mid 2013.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044244634
  • Publisher: Edward Coburn
  • Publication date: 1/6/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 57,541
  • File size: 317 KB

Meet the Author

Edward J. Coburn is a computer programmer and a long-time writer. He began his writing career while teaching college when he started writing textbooks. Now, with many textbooks to his credit, he began seriously writing fiction in about 1996. His first book, Order of the White Feather: The sword of Dalamar may be purchased at Smashwords along with his latest book The Last Killer Standing. He is now writing a new alphabetical series of books beginning with The Dog Who Ate The Airplane: An Adam And Bagel Mystery Book 1. The Dog Who Ate The Burglar: An Adam And Bagel Mystery Book 2 was released in November 2012 and The Dog Who Ate The Crossbow: An Adam And Bagel Mystery Book 3 was released December 2012. The Dog Who Ate The Drawing: An Adam And Bagel Mystery Book 4 was released April 2014, The Dog Who Age The Elephant: An Adam And Bagel Mystery Book 5 was released September 2013 and the short story Bagel Helps Find Robin Hood was also released September 2013. My new wizard book Aaron Franks and Black-Hearted Boragon was released January 2014.
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  • Posted February 26, 2013

    A man and his dog....what relationship could possibly be better?

    A man and his dog....what relationship could possibly be better?

    Car rides in the country, with Fido's head out the window, tongue flapping in the breeze. A day of fetch in the park. Long walks in the afternoon, followed by a rousing game of Boggle in the evening...

    Wait...what??

    OK, let me back up. This man-dog relationship might be a little different. Adam Martin Swope and his dog, Bagel, are psychic. Adam has the ability to locate traces of events in the past, hone in on them, and discover clues the police would never have picked up on their own. Bagel can correctly identify his toys by their color, and can spell out clues with the Boggle dice.

    What's that again?

    OK, backing up even further. Bagel is descended from a long line of special canines--dogs that are able to divine answers to questions that baffle his human counterpart. Even with Adam's ability, he still needs help. Bagel was bequeathed to him by his dying mother, herself a psychic, and thus begins a relationship that finds Adam starting a new life in a small West Virginia town, Bagel at his side, er, feet.

    Adam was well-known in the Chicago area, where he had spent a lot of his life--especially after winning a couple of large lotteries. For that reason, and because he never wanted to help find dead bodies or live missing children ever again (too hard on him), he flees the city streets for the nowhereville town of Canary Corners. No sooner does he get there than he gets plunged into solving a mystery: why a remote-control plane that Bagel knocks out of the air just happens to have a cargo of explosives. A seeming prank becomes the precursor to a murder, and once again Adam is on board to help the local constabulary solve the crime; this time, with Bagel and a new love-interest aiding him in his investigations.

    This was a thoroughly delightful read. Mr. Coburn has some very likeable characters. Canary Corners is a place I would love to explore; it sounds like a wonderful little town. The protagonist, Adam (who changes his name to Ram, by the way), is a warm, wonderful, giving man. It was a pleasure to meet everyone, especially Adam's elderly, quirky neighbor, Livinia. There is a backstory of their apartment house being haunted--I am looking forward to seeing how that turns out.

    Mr. Coburn's books are warm, cozy reads, suitable for anyone who wants a nice book to curl up with. This is the first in a series of books by Mr. Coburn; I will have the priviledge of reviewing the next one in the near future. I highly recommend his "Adam and Bagel" series.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Horrible, just plain horrible

    This is so bad, it should be a minus ten. It is an imposssible plot. My main complaint with this book is the unlikeability of the main character. The man is an ass. What was the author thinking? The man, is mean, conceited, pompous, rude, a multimillionaire miser, biased jerk. He lives in sub standard housing to save a buck, flies over the country in a private jet and brags about both. He smarts off to his dying mother, is mean and sarcastic to his sister, yet professes to love them both. He puts down the small town he choose to live in, makes mean, snide remarks about anyone he considers inferiorer, such as the obese, infirm, elderly, poor, dirty and unemployed. He set up a fund to help unfortunates, yet they only get a small stipling instead of real help. Worse, he has a gift to asssist in helping lost or kidnapped people and complains and refuses to use it. I made it through 180 pages of this 530 page book before I gave up in anger. The psyhic dog was another worthless touch of whimsy. My recommendation, don't waste your time, scrubbing out porta potties at the county fair would be more fun. This book stinks.

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    The author took an interesting concept for a series of books and

    The author took an interesting concept for a series of books and made it a most boring read. The book consists mostly of
    conversations: conversations that are stilted, boring, and repetitive. Perhaps he was aiming for reality, but most people who read this type of book read for entertainment, not boring reality. There is also a complete lack of humor and very little suspense. The book is like a movie you go to and keep waiting for something to happen, but it never does. I have learned to leave a theatre when that happens but apparently not to put down a nothing-happening book. Such a waste of a promising concept.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Minecraft

    Pooooooo?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Anon

    Light read, worth the time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Im going off everyones

    Im going off everyones response so respond

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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