Brett Always Wins

Brett Always Wins

by David D'Aguanno


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781470098346
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/30/2012
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Other books in the series include the following:

"POOLSIDE WITH BRETT" (Brett Cornell Mystery #1)

"BRETT AEROBICIZES" (Brett Cornell Mystery #2)

"WEDDING BELLS FOR BRETT" (Brett Cornell Mystery #4)

"BRETT ENTERS THE SQUARE CIRCLE" (Brett Cornell Mystery #5)

"BRETT GETS HAMMERED" (Brett Cornell Mystery #6) -- Coming soon!

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Brett Always Wins 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
dwatson More than 1 year ago
Make no mistake about it, Brett Cornell is one unscrupulous bastard. If you ask him he will tell you he has a perfect mustache,  Sexy blonde curly hair and his chest and abs are what women dream about. In addition to being god's gift to women he also works as a private detective in Rhode Island in the late 1980's. Business has been slow lately but they are about to pick up as Brett's latest conquest calls wanting to know if Brett got the package she sent and states that someone is about to kill her. Brett doesn't take the call to seriously but when two goons meet him at his car, he ends up having to get involved in a murder mystery that only he can solve. This is only a small part of what happen's in David D' Aguanno's Brett Always Wins. This is the third book in the Brett Cornell Mystery series but it is a self-contained story and you don't have to read the first three to enjoy it. Brett Always Wins is told in the first person from Brett's point of view and is a fun read that moves along quickly. Brett is the kind of guy that you love to hate, he has a huge ego and things always seem to go his way. He has a girlfriend plus a few others on the side, he's also a tough guy that doesn't like it when you tell him what to do. This is a very entertaining book that will have you laughing and rooting for Brett even though he is a jerk. There is a lot going on here, you have a jealous wife who has been drugged and wants to keep her husband away from other blond blue-eyed women, you have two hitmen who get more than they bargained for, a husband who wants to make the perfect son and 4 women who can't keep their hands off of Brett. What really makes this story stand out though is hearing what Brett thinks of everything. Brett  thinks he is the smartest detective there is and he proves it by saying "frankly Scarlett I don't give a Damn, like Clark Kent in that old movie or asking if his girlfriend wants to go out to dinner and when she says yes tells her not to forget her credit card, I have a date with someone else. Brett does stuff like this throughout the book. I also liked how he went into a suspect's home,stole his cigars and spit wherever he liked. He may be unscrupulous but its hard not to find him entertaining. To hear Brett talk you may think he is not that smart but then he shows his intelligence by how he manipulates a hitman to turn on his boss and he makes a lot of money from his clients without really doing anything. I loved when Brett tells his girlfriend the real reason she can't stay away from him and I also like when he looks at the mirror and notices how he seems to get even better looking with age while other people his age are getting uglier. There are probably lots of guys who think like Brett and it was fun getting inside his head. If you would like a good detective novel that is funny and a little different then your normal mystery, check this one out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Almost a complete waste of time, doormat cartoon sex toy women, stupid vain unprincipaled protagonist, not a hero; Blindingly obvious plot twists, if i could give this story no stars at all i would and the .99 cents i paid was too much
RabidReaderReviews More than 1 year ago
Private Investigator and “Charter Member of Unscrupulous Bastards R Us” (Location 1974), Brett Cornell, is a prime piece of All-American beef who has deemed instant gratification a way of life. He’s irresistible; just ask him, he’ll tell you. When a one night stand calls to say that her husband is trying to kill her, Brett knows the real reason, she’s back for Round 2. Brett takes her case and finds himself in the middle of a murder mystery. Nothing the great Brett Cornell can’t handle. “Brett Always Wins” is the third book in the Brett Cornell series. Do you like Tim Dorsey’s novels? If Serge Storms is your cup of tea, you’ll love Brett Cornell. Brett is in a world of his own making. The magic of D’Aguanno’s writing is that we know despite the first person POV that Brett is the only one who thinks he’s awesome. I had to laugh several times at the internal play that Brett gave us juxtaposed with what was actually going on with the narrative. Pretty, sure, he’s a looker in a 70’s cop show kind of way but everyone finds out sooner or later that Brett’s pretty is only skin deep. He’s the guy who tries to persuade a woman to have sex with him by pointing out what a great time they were having until her roommate was found dead. This is also the guy who is spitting on the carpet and belching like he’s conditioning to win a gold medal in gas expulsion. Okay the spitting is a bit much but I understand given the five minutes I smoked, you just have that urge, and Brett is a smokestack. This was an excellently fun read that went really quickly. The story was told in Brett’s own vernacular which made the flow really smooth and fast. Brett is the King of Malapropisms and some of his turns of phrase are going into this reader’s regular vocabulary. He has extreme douchebag tendencies in a way that this is not a man you ever want to meet but he’s a really entertaining read. I recommend this book highly. I plan to get the previous two books in the series tonight.