Ever since F.X. Flynn made his first appearance in Confess, Fletch, matching wits with the inimitable Irwin Fletcher, he has befuddled, infuriated, and amazed his colleagues on the Boston Police force while in pursuit of blackmailers, murderers, embezzlers, politicians, and, occasionally, his fellow policemen.
It might have been an accident that brought down the Boeing 707 over Boston Harbor, virtually in Flynn’s own backyard. But it seems unlikely, with so many potential targets on board: The heavily insured, elderly Federal judge; the has-been British actor; the middleweight champ; the Middle Eastern finance minister. The motive could have been greed, murder, revenge, or even terrorism–and it’s up to the good inspector to get to the bottom of it.
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Series:||Flynn Series , #1|
|Product dimensions:||5.14(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.59(d)|
About the Author
Gregory Mcdonald is the author of twenty-six books, including eleven Fletch novels and four Flynn mysteries. He has twice won the Mystery Writers of America’s prestigious Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Mystery Novel, and was the first author to win for both a novel and its sequel. He died in 2008.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
this is a very funny book and a good mystery. if you like fletch, you will like flynn!
Having greatly enjoyed "Confess, Fletch" many times over (my favorite book!) I eagerly anticipated reading about Flynn without competition from Irwin Maurice Fletcher. Here, we see that while he is beloved by his family and his dwarfen covert spy network boss, he is obeyed and detested at the same time by his police lackey Grover (assumed to be assigned to Flynn to keep Grover out of the department's hair), somewhat liked and tolerated by the police captain and commissioner (if it weren't for Flynn's impressive arrest record, this would probably not be so), and despised by the Federal men who blindly go by the book to find the people who blew up an airliner. The book does drag at times. McDonald's gift for witty dialogue is sometimes interrupted by lengthy descriptive paragraphs. However, this is an enjoyable read that is funnier than other Flynn offerings that came later (The Buck Passes Flynn was actually a bit disturbing at times)