A View to Die For

A View to Die For

by Richard Houston


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481995832
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/14/2013
Series: Books to Die For Series , #1
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 1,253,736
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Richard is working on his third career. His first was as a carpenter and roofer for twenty years while working his way through college. With a BS in Math he spent the next twenty-five years as a successful software engineer by working on the Space Shuttle at both Vandenberg AFB, and Johnson Space Center. He then went on to start Master Mind SofTools where he developed software for fortune 500 companies.

After taking early retirement in 2007, he moved to Warsaw, Missouri and built a home on the water with a view to die for. Richard now devotes his time to raising his great-granddaughter and writing. He is currently working on the second novel in the Jacob Martin series.

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A View to Die For 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that some readers are a little to critical . This story was a fun read , very enjoyable , funny and kept you guessing .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has the usual mystery problem of you know the obvious suspect didn't do it. Great characters - including some I don't like - and enough plot twists to keep you guessing right to the end. Throughly enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. The characters were real and interesting. It was a fun and entertaining novel, not a major literary work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was very good, cant understand the 3star reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pls keep writing ....Fred reminds so much my 'Wanta dog' Atlanta was with me for 14 yrs 6 months 12 days..... oh n Jake is a true smartass
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author had a lot of errors in this book. If you are going to take the time about naming different real cities, then get your historical facts correct. When Jesse James was active, Missouri was a Southern State. There are too many other errors in this book listed as facts. I love fiction, I get writer's license of creativity. I dislike disinformation.
Anonymous 4 months ago
This book was well written and keeps you guessing. The humor is good too. I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous 5 months ago
More drinking then I care to read about. Otherwise a good read.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Anonymous 7 months ago
I really enjoyed this book very much. Kept me wondering who did it.
Anonymous 7 months ago
It has some twists and turns that kept you guessing til the end.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Great read. Love the humor.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Excellent story.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I read for enjoyment and not to be critical. Having always had a golden retriever over my 77 years is what lead me to this book. I was pleasantly surprised to really delight in this story and plan to continue with subsequent books along with "Duffy" by my side. GPS. Williamsport, Pa
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unlike the third book in the series, this one i enjoyed and could follow. Writing style is much better in this book, too. A book i would reccomend.
DaUgh More than 1 year ago
good story with not a lot of boring stuff. I really liked the writing between the dog & the main character
Dizneyfreek More than 1 year ago
Cute story and I love Fred (the Golden). But I love Goldies so he was easy to love. Plot twists were fun. RECOMMENDED!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved A Viewto Die For. Hope the others are a good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story kept my interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story-- always Enjoy an Intelligent character with a dry, sarcastic wit! Have already purchased the second in the series, and am looking forward to reading the rest!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pleasant, fred is a pleasure jake is a good guy bonnie is a tiresome drunk, who adds nothing to the story. Plot was a bit over complicated without being clever. This is not agatha christie quality it is just good enough for a fast resd.
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
This is definitely not your typical murder mystery--it is very laid back and makes for a comfortable read! The main character is an average guy (divorced)-living alone with his dog and plagued with a domineering mother and needy sister. They luckily do not live anywhere near him! Then he gets a phone call----from his Mom and then his sister--he has to come and help them--STAT. So. he packs Fred (his lovable Golden Retriever)in his car along with money he withdrew from his dwindling funds and off he drives. Thank heavens for Mcdonald's fast food restaurants! He has several mishaps along the way which will make you smile-they could really happen to any of us! AND his Mother keeps calling to find out where he is and how long it will take to get there. It turns out his sister's husband has either been murdered or committed suicide. His sister's house might be going into foreclosure and she is considered the prime suspect. It is up to Jacob (with a bit of help from Fred) to not only exonerate his sister but to save her home. His nephew is a typical teen--he gets in trouble too. To make matters worse-the local sheriff has taken a dislike of Jacob. And what a bunch of neighbors!!!! So, can Jacob solve all of this and get back to his quiet life? Read the book--you will enjoy it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read