The Marinara Murders

The Marinara Murders

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by Erik Hanberg
     
 

A grown man living in his mother's basement, disgraced detective Arthur Beautyman knows his life has fallen off a cliff.

But that doesn't mean he has to be happy about his mother's solution to his woes: volunteering him to solve a case for her favorite bridge partner.

The body of a young man who disappeared three years before is discovered drowned in an icy

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Overview

A grown man living in his mother's basement, disgraced detective Arthur Beautyman knows his life has fallen off a cliff.

But that doesn't mean he has to be happy about his mother's solution to his woes: volunteering him to solve a case for her favorite bridge partner.

The body of a young man who disappeared three years before is discovered drowned in an icy Minnesota late on the day of his father's restaurant grand opening. But he's only been dead for three days. Where has he been all this time? And what is the connection between his death and the new restaurant?

To get his mother off his back, Beautyman agrees to take the case. That's when he discovers she wants to be his partner on the case as well ...

With a recipe of unique cast of characters and terribly dysfunctional families, The Marinara Murders seemlessly blends comedy and mystery into one very enjoyable read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468168945
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/07/2011
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Erik Hanberg has been a writer all his life. Novels, screenplays, plays, even a stray poem or two. He lives in Tacoma Washington, where he is also an elected official.

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The Marinara Murders 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book greatly. It was easy reading and I would read this author again. The story moved fast.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rather slow paced mystery. Lots of tongue-in-cheek humor. Not sure I would read any more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only got to page 77, I just didn't want to pick up at all and that is not like me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good plot. Characters all over the place, disjointed. The mother was a twit imo. The basic premise has promise for further cases.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
after the first chapter, it gets more interesting. interesting relationship with Mom. She may be old, but she is smarter than son thinks.
R-Lowe More than 1 year ago
The Marinara Murders was a fun entertaining read. It had the best qualities of an Agatha Christie novel where the details and complexities of the friendships and family relationships were as of much interest as the actual crime and picking out the ones relevant to the crime vs. just being part of the entertaining backdrop was the reader's challenge. I liked the Twin Cities setting. When was the last time I recall something being set there? Was the Mary Tyler Moore Show set there? Anyway, having the 40ish disgraced detective living in his interfering mom's basement was like what? Throwing Harry Bosch into a mixer with the 40-Year-Old Virgin? At any rate, it works in Mr. Hanberg's hands and both the evolution of relationships and discovery of old feuds moves the story forward as much as elements of the crime. Arthur Beautyman is a great protagonist. Sometimes a laggard. Sometimes stepping over the legal bounds. A son sometimes grateful, often irritated and struggling to escape a mantle of humiliation. A competent cop garbed in late adolescent clothing. Anyhow, I think he's got legs and it will be fun to see how he develops.
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jujy More than 1 year ago
really enjoyed this book--surprise ending
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I really enjoyed reading this book. Very good story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very easy, fast read. Perfect summer reading. I enjoyed the book alot. Mr. Hanberg does a nice job moving story along in this mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really liked this book. Liked the way the mother and son inner-acted with each other.
NorskeNook More than 1 year ago
One of the better BookBub choices I have purchased.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is fuvking asome