The James Charade

The James Charade

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by James McLaughlin
     
 

Join Burton James, one of Chicago's most eligible bachelors, as he masterminds an intricate plot to con a con man.

Overview

Join Burton James, one of Chicago's most eligible bachelors, as he masterminds an intricate plot to con a con man.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011345104
Publisher:
James McLaughlin
Publication date:
06/07/2011
Series:
Burton James Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
525,030
File size:
704 KB

Meet the Author

His lifelong love of reading coupled with an overactive imagination fueled the creation of Jim McLaughlin's novels. Starting with comic books as a kid, Jim is never without a good book at his side. A career move to Chicago was the spark that ignited the story behind "The James Charade". The economic downturn set in motion the central theme in "The Leveler". "Two Billion Reasons to Kill???" features Burton James, the popular character first introduced to the world in "The James Charade".Born in Iowa and raised in Prairie Village, Kansas, Jim spent the majority of his career in the medical equipment industry, working for large companies before plunging headfirst into the wonderful world of entrepreneurship by starting and selling two successful medical equipment businesses in the Kansas City area.Now retired, Jim spends his time reading and writing. He loves to travel with his wife, is addicted to water sports, is lousy at golf but still likes to play, and spends his spare time in his bead studio where he practices the age old art of lampwork.Jim's favorite authors are Catherine Coulter (catherinecoulter.com), Lawrence Sanders (may God rest his soul), and Robert B. Parker (now writing in Heaven with Lawrence Sanders).

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The James Charade 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Burton James & the whole con a con concept! Over 600 pages of a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This reminds me of Archibald Mcnally a great character from (I think )Lawrence Sanders ......laughs the whole way while keeping you on the lookout! Wish there were more featuring Burton
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't miss the opportunity to read this captivating mystery!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is classic detective fiction where the protagonist is obscenely wealthy, extremely amusing, appealing to the ladies, and super smart. The writing is very well done, making the book very hard to put down. I read it cover to cover in one day, about 4 sessions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You'll find it hard not to fall in love with Burton James.
chicogg More than 1 year ago
The story starts rather slow and takes a few chapters to get any action going. Once you get into the action its enjoyable to read. His writing is very clean with little foul language or sex. That's refreshing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You need a lot more spare time to get through this. It is a good book and the characters are rather unique because they have access to a lot more things to work with than most people do. Also they are very, very wealthy. Burton would peel off thousands of dollars from a wad of cash he had on him at all times. His friends lived in huge mansions, drove great vehicles, ate at only the best restaurants. So, therefore, you may have a slightly hard time relating. But, enjoy, I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story in 206 pages I liked all the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
608 Nook pages. (dw)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A madcap, fun book. Quite a trip frrom beginning to end with twists and turns in every page. A great free book - a nice change from the erotic, vampire and the paranormal book! Thanks. B&N
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
SCW52 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic! Burton James keeps your interest.  I didn't want to put it down.  I can't wait to read The Leveler.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some books are slow getting started; some sputter to an unsatisfactory end and some, like this one, fall apart in the middle. The early chapters promised an interesting scam the scammers sting but about 200 pages in, it got silly and boring. The characters are cartoonish and one-dimensional.
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Super great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book...really enjoyed it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just the kind of mystery I enjoy! I think Burton James is destined to become my favorite 'detective'. It was a very enjoyable read ... complex ... but believable. Sorry to see the story end. Will watch for other books from this author.
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good story line, I enjoyed it. Also like the other books by this author
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Enjoyed this book.
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