Boca Mournings

Boca Mournings

by Steven M. Forman

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BN ID: 2940157485146
Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
Publication date: 05/24/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 159,815
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Steven M. Forman grew up in the Boston area. He was an innovator in the food industry for more than forty years before writing Boca Knights, his first novel. He and his wife divide their time between Massachusetts and Boca Raton, Florida.

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Boca Mournings 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Boca Mournings is a riotous, ribald look into the wacky world of South Florida. Not since Carl Hiaasen at his peak has anyone captured the pothole-marred, driving impaired, and geriatric-dominated zaniness as well as the new master of the comic crime novel Steve Forman. Forman's wit is as sharp as his prose and Eddie Perlmutter is the best hero of his kind since Donald Westlake's famed Dortmunder. Side-splitting fun with a crackerjack plot added for good measure." - Jon Land, Best Sellling Author "Steve Forman strafes the south Florida scene with Boca Knights, an outrageously funny mystery novel with a raft of offbeat characters and prose that moves trippingly off the pen. His main man, Eddie Perlmutter, ex-Boston cop attempting semi-retirement in Boca Raton like a fish trying to retire out of the water, is a character for the ages. Carl Hiaasen, watch your back." - Douglas Preston New York Times bestselling author of Blasphemy "Boca Knights is something else. A retired hyperkinetic Jewish Boston cop with bad knees who loves women and sees red when faced with injustice! Wow. This guy Eddie Perlmutter is a charismatic hero in the most unlikely place, among the palms and babes of Boca Raton. A great read; terrific fun." - Robert K. Tanenbaum New York Times bestselling author of Capture and 20 other Butch Karp legal thrillers Like Elmore Leonard on speed... Steve Forman paints an imperishable portrait of a Boca Raton that's somehow hilarious and terrifying at the same time... BOCA KNIGHTS goes down faster than a frosty double mojito on a hot tropical night. - Lincoln Childs New York Times bestselling author of Deep Storm "Boca Knights is a can't-put-down read, full of laugh out loud humor, fast paced hijinks, and lore. Part Robert Parker, part Carl Hiaasen, Eddie Perlmutter is a high-testosterone, no-nonsense detective with a tender core, and makes turning sixty a carnal, tropical ride." - Andrew Gross bestselling author of The Blue Zone "Boca Knights is a lively, lighthearted novel about a retired cop who can still pack a punch. Who knew that such a winning detective story could emerge from the gated communities of Florida's Gold Coast?" - Mark Alpert author of Final Theory "The only trouble I had with Steve Forman's first novel, Boca Knights, is that I couldn't put it down, and now that I've read it I'll have to wait for his next South Florida mystery novel. Forman reminds me of Tim Dorsey, a pure pleasure to read. Two bodies per chapter dished up with a dozen assorted belly laughs, titters and guffaws." "Funny, engaging, even brilliant at times, Steve Forman's Boca Knights is simply a great read." - David Hagberg bestselling author of Dance with the Dragon "Steve Forman's fun, funky twist of the private eye novel is entertaining and takes dead aim on Boca Raton with devastating results." - James O. Born, author of Burn Zone "Steve Forman is a brutally funny writer. His no-nonsense, unadorned style begs comparison to Dashiell Hammett, but Hammett's humor at its darkest never hit home this hard. Reading of Eddie Perlmutter's exploits is like rolling in an aisle paved with broken glass and wanting to do it all over again two minutes later." - Loren D. Estleman author of FRAMES
harstan More than 1 year ago
Eddie Perlmutter retired from the Boston Police Department looking forward to sun and fun in Boca Raton, his new home. However, though he intended to mind his business, the almost sexagenarian cannot sit idly by while crimes and injustice occurs which is why the local paper calls him the Boca Knight. He knows he suffers from something a shrink called "compulsive explosive disorder" although he would have said hyperactivity, but cannot stop from helping those in trouble. Thus he opens up a private investigative agency with a staff of himself. Business is booming as Eddie resolves situations his style which includes beating up some punk. His preference is first to teach respect of others but does not mind using fistic "poetic justice" to achieve his goal. Eddie understands the difficulty of using fists on an eighty something bagel felon or quacks allegedly practicing medicine when to him they seem more like financiers. However, even Mr. Johnson tells him to take it easy on his lower head as Eddie works cases involving Neo-Nazis and the Russian Mafia that will abet his retirement wish of visiting other countries. Once again over the top of Britton Hill, the second Boca Raton private investigative tale contains an amusing series of cases deftly handled in unique ways by the hero. The story line is at its best when Mr. Johnson remains covered especially as the Boca Knight heroically deals with a myriad of social issues with depth and passion. Humorous yet profound as Steven M. Forman scrutinizes human rights of gays, when a Neo Nazi's First Amendment rights clash with that of a Jew, and a scathing look at health care in a state with so many seniors who go without. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Original and thoroughly enjoyed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed Boca Mournings and Eddie’s various entanglements and relationships. Boca would be fortunate to have a real Boca Knight!
KenCady More than 1 year ago
Before I read Boca Mournings, I read Boca Knights, the first in Steven M. Forman's series on a Boca Raton detective named Eddie Pertmutter. Boca Knights was new, Eddie had a certain appeal,and I found the book rather interesting. Boca Mournings, on the other hand, is a rehash of sorts in that the same humor is used, but now the jokes are stale. Nothing new distinguishes Boca Mournings. If you've read the first one, there is no need to read the second.
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SassyGirlFL More than 1 year ago
This is the second attempt by author Steven Forman and he's failed again. The plot is ridiculous, the characters absurd and I swear I've read parts of this book before. Forman tries so hard to portray his hero, Eddie Perlmutter (aka "The Boca Knight"), as hip and in-your-face, but all he manages to accomplish, with his machine-gun style dialogue and testosterone-driven fantasies, is to make Perlmutter the poster child for every man in Palm Beach County who's stuck in the '70's wearing a leisure suit and open-neck shirt. If you like detective novels, you'd have more fun dragging out an old Travis McGee or Nero Wolf than to suffer through this one.
jp1025 More than 1 year ago
I loved "Boca Knights." I really did. That's why it pains me to have to break the news to Mr. Forman that he went so far off the beam here. First of all, there were way too many subplots. I get it, Mr. Forman, I really do, you're a champion of equality. Hell, I'm as liberal as they come, but it's almost as though you were afraid there weren't enough minority groups being represented. Gays, Jews, the elderly, Haitians. All very nice, but you didn't do anything to make us care about any of the characters, save for the old lady who couldn't remember the first 20 years of her life. In your first outing, Eddie was this charming, if juvenile, retiree, who I was happy to root for. But in this one, he's obviously read too many of his press releases. Geez, what an ego! Are we really supposed to believe that they've heard of the Boca Knight everywhere he goes? Is he a superhero or something? If he is, just turn the series into a fantasy, so it would be more believable. Take it from a 23 year veteran of the NYPD, there's no way in Hell that Mr. Perlmutter is getting that much carte blanche in South Florida. Local cops down that way HATE it when ex-northern cops stick their noses where they don't belong. The trip to Israel? PUH-LEEZE. That was so far fetched I almost threw the book in the trash right then and there. But I didn't because I felt that I owed you one for giving me so much pleasure in "Boca Knights." And the Israeli soldiers just slipping into Deerfield to save the day? Have you ever heard of the State Department? And for the record, you mention that Deerfield has one of the lowest elevations in Palm Beach County. Well, you're right about the elevation, too bad that Deerfield is in Broward County. And scaring a 40 year veteran doctor the way Eddie did? I won't even bother with that one. Either you've never researched how long medical malpractice lawsuits take, or you just don't care because when Eddie sees a red spot: Look out! Just plain silly. I have to tell you, you can really write. As much as the main character drove me crazy in this one, you still form a good sentence and you never waste a page. That's why this was so disappointing. The plot(s) were absurd, and Eddie isn't all that likeable anymore. I mean, I get what you're saying: Just because people get old, it doesn't mean that they don't count anymore. But turning a 60 year old midget into the second coming of Bruce Willis is a bit too much. If you want to read about a 60 something South Florida guy that's easy to root for, check out Jim Swain's "Tony Valentine" series. He's a pleasant older guy with an understated toughness. I wish you better luck in your next outing.