The Marinara Murders

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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 ...

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468168945
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 11/7/2011
  • 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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  • Posted December 5, 2012

    The Marinara Murders was a fun entertaining read. It had the bes

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Fuck this is............

    This is fuvking asome

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Good Read

    I enjoyed this book greatly. It was easy reading and I would read this author again. The story moved fast.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

    Fun read

    really enjoyed this book--surprise ending

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Boring

    I only got to page 77, I just didn't want to pick up at all and that is not like me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Promising

    Good plot. Characters all over the place, disjointed. The mother was a twit imo. The basic premise has promise for further cases.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    good

    after the first chapter, it gets more interesting. interesting relationship with Mom. She may be old, but she is smarter than son thinks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Recommended!

    I really enjoyed reading this book. Very good story line.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Fast, easy enjoyable read.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Enjoyed.

    Really liked this book. Liked the way the mother and son inner-acted with each other.

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    Great characters

    One of the better BookBub choices I have purchased.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    .

    Ok

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    Posted May 12, 2013

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