The Glades [NOOK Book]

Overview

Jim Longworth is an attractive and brilliant Chicago homicide detective with a reputation for being difficult. When his captain wrongfully accuses him of sleeping with his wife and shoots him, he is exiled and forced to relocate. He lands in the sleepy, middle-of-nowhere town of Palm Glade, outside of Florida’s Everglades, where sunshine and golf are plentiful and crime is seemingly at a minimum. But Longworth soon finds out this town isn’t quite as idyllic as he originally thought, when murders keep piling up. ...
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Overview

Jim Longworth is an attractive and brilliant Chicago homicide detective with a reputation for being difficult. When his captain wrongfully accuses him of sleeping with his wife and shoots him, he is exiled and forced to relocate. He lands in the sleepy, middle-of-nowhere town of Palm Glade, outside of Florida’s Everglades, where sunshine and golf are plentiful and crime is seemingly at a minimum. But Longworth soon finds out this town isn’t quite as idyllic as he originally thought, when murders keep piling up. Each case pulls Longworth off the golf course and reluctantly into his element as one of the sharpest homicide detectives to wear a badge.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000884768
  • Publisher: A&E Television Networks
  • Publication date: 6/8/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 19,572
  • File size: 5 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2010

    Good, quick read

    This book is written in script form, adapted from an episode of an upcoming TV series. It's a really great, fun read - nice plot twists. I enjoyed seeing the production stills from the set. I recommend this one for anyone who likes mystery reads or crime TV shows.

    57 out of 61 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Fun, easy read - looking forward to the TV show

    I chose this eBook because it was free, and because I'm a fan of crime dramas. This is a really cool, quick read - it's written in script form and is the first episode of a TV show premiering in July. The plot kept me guessing and the lead characters are all really likable. It's also set it my native state of Florida, which made it even cooler for me.

    I can't wait to watch the TV series when it starts to see if Jim and Callie end up getting together. I hope more eBooks will be released and this will become an eBook series! Thanks for the awesome free read.

    I recommend this eBook for anyone who is a fan of crime novels and quick dramas. Great addition to the library.

    29 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2010

    Great!

    Easy to read, great during my commute. Can't wait for the show!

    27 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2010

    Great Giveaway!

    I happend to stumble upon this unique giveaway while at Barnes and Nobles earlier this week and I am so happy that I did. Once I started reading this script I was not able to put it down. It is definitely a great read for mystery and drama lovers. I can't wait to join Longworth on his cases all summer long. The Glades is going to be a killer TV series!

    21 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2010

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    Un-happy with The Glade

    Not happy with this one. I felt like I was reading more of a screen play instead of a book. Really glad I did not have to pay for this one. I wanted to ready the story before it came on TV so I knew what was going to happen. Guess if I want to know have the wytch the show now

    13 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2010

    It was interesting to read a screenplay...

    ...but it looks like this show is going to be very similar to CSI: Miami. I'm fortunate not to have cable, so there is a very low risk of me having to see this on TV. These characters are tired, but I did like the twist at the end. I'd love to find more books, shows, and movies in which the reader/viewer gets to assemble clues to identify the culprit. It seems like we either know whodunit all along, or the question is answered at the end with little explanation. I prefer to be more of an active participant (as active as I can be while lounging on my couch!), but that didn't happen in this story.

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 29, 2010

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    Maybe the actual show was better

    No problem with it being a TV script. But, is was not all that engaging. There seemed to less to this script than there is to your average 10 page short story.

    There is also a totally gratiuitous scene where the detective questions a teenage girl. There are a bunch of outstanding free short stories on BN's nook page. This isn't one of them.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2010

    What a great idea!

    I picked up a copy in B&N today. What a clever way to promote a show. I think the fact that it is written in screenplay form makes it much more interesting than if it was a novel adapted from the screenplay. Well written. Some good twists and turns. I am looking forward to the show.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2010

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    No wonder this was free

    I hear that Burger King is hiring. Check it out Cliff. This was one of the most dissapointing books since Going rouge. " no wonder this was free"

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2010

    Cool to read a TV script

    It's so exciting to read a tv script - even before the show airs -- I never heard of that before. And, i never read a script before. I felt very inside hollywood with this one. Definitely going to watch the show to see how they made the show. plus the guy looks hot from the photos.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    A Quick, Fun Read

    In short, this is a fun, quick read. I enjoyed it. I recommend it to everyone, but especially anyone who seeks an entertaining "who dunnit" that isn't a cookie cutter copy of everything else on TV.

    I picked this one up on a whim because I had not read anything in script form before and it was free. I don't typically bother with telivision murder mysteries or crime dramas because too many of them feel like they were spooned out of the same mush pot after a while: predictably formulaic with garden variety character archetypes, canned jokes, and insincere sentimentality where such appears at all. So, I was pleasantly surprised that The Glades (or at least its pilot) offered something different. The detective doesn't take his job too seriously and is funny. The crime scene was not littered with the usual suspects. The murderer was hiding in a very unexpected place. Overall, it was just quirky enough to hold my interest, but not wacky. It was a fun, quick read that held my attention from start to finish in a single sitting. It misses getting a five star rating because I left the story with the same feeling I have after spending an hour of my time watching entertaining television (and given that it was intended to be an episode of a television series, I suppose that's to be expected). I reserve five star ratings for works that leave me feeling like I invested my time in literature (given that I generally prefer literature to television, I suppose that' s to be expected, too.)

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    Fast, fun read!

    Having had seen the show on TV, I could not pass up this free offering. Written like a script, it is basically one episode. Finished it in one night, and enjoyed it very much!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2011

    enjoyed it

    Enjoyed reading the script as I have seen every episode and recalled the story. It was like watching it all over again.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2011

    Script of first episode NOT A BOOK!

    Now that you've been warned, as the description fails in that regard, i rather enjoyed it. I was put off at first b/c i dislike being mislead but once i started reading and got used to the structure i was hooked. Likeable charcters with lots of depth, great mystery with a rather decent twist. Made me wanna watch the series.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    Not a fan of "TV script" text...

    I've been watching the TV series, so I'm already familiar with all the characters - not to mention THIS story; it was the series Pilot! I AM a fan of the story-line, characters & writing... I'm just not a fan of books written like TV show scripts. Just my preference. Otherwise, I recommend this to others. :-)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    Good Read

    It's the script version of the pilot. Very well written, I recommend this as a quick good read!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2010

    An interasting play wright

    The endding was a suprise. The piolt ott to be fairly good. Better than my wrighting for shure. It was a fast easy read.I have never read a play wright,if that is what it is called.I guess the plott is ok if it has one besides the changing of a job location and the ups and downs of it, with a bit of a twist. For my first e-book it was a real seller, I might get hooked. Thanks B&N gnu.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Warning Not Free Warning

    Not free, tried to charge credit card, WARNING

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    Amazing

    The best part about this crime drama written in script form is that you can watch the show after wards. I hopehe posts more

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Fun and exciting

    I want to see more Glades books/scripts.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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