Mystery, Adventure and Humor on Every Page:
Open the preview now and read the first page, where you'll fall for Susan "Ice" Berg, the "shoot first" owner of the Caribbean Detective Agency, as she finds herself in another awkward situation with her soon to be ex-boyfriend. She is temporarily saved from facing her humiliation by taking on the case of a beautiful missing teenager of British royalty in Barbados.
With no one else available, Susan reluctantly hires her raucous detective employee, Richard "Dutch" Holland, to assist in the case. Dutch is the Vietnam Vet that every man wants to be and every woman wants to be with. He is a tough, free spirit who rubs Susan, as well as most of his acquaintances, the wrong way. Susan doesn't quite appreciate Dutch's gung-ho style, so together they are like oil and water, making unraveling the disappearance of the missing teenage royal even more of a challenge as well as an adventure.
Based on an actual event from Barbados history, our woman sleuth and hard-boiled detective take us through the past and present of Barbados where nothing is as it seems. While trying to find the missing girl, Dutch and Susan are hired to find a golden sword, a real relic of history, the actual historical record transcribed in the preface of this book. Entwined within the history of the golden sword and its place in royalty, together they must overcome villains and their own feelings toward each other to right a centuries old wrong and solve the crime.
The colorful characters we meet along the way each bring their own quirks to the story: from Crane Luk, Dutch's friend from Viet Nam and current sidekick, to Vicky Godown, Dutch's larger than life girlfriend.
With laughs on every page, the suspense builds as Susan and Dutch confront a potential kidnapping, murder, and more. The action and adventure culminates with the detectives having to make a moral choice, one that results in a surprise bitter-sweet ending for all involved.
If you like historical fiction, or are just considering a Barbados vacation, Missing Barbados is a perfect read while providing a suspenseful action adventure led by a funny female detective and her trusty companions.
So sit back and enjoy the easy and breezy read, full of characters that you will never forget and forever enjoy. Save your money and avoid the jet lag; spend a fun filled holiday with the Caribbean Detective Company. You won't even miss that sticky sun tan lotion or the sand in your bathing suit!
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About the Author
Mr. Kuypers attended UC Irvine and studied Creative Writing under Sol Stein after holding writing positions on his School newspapers.
His most recent writing endeavors have included media director services for TYCO Corporation and marketing for 3M Corporation as well as having authored several mystery novels and served as copywriter for many online websites.
When not sailing or diving the Caribbean, he serves in a consultative position for both screenplays and novels, providing collaborative editing, story structure and dialogue expertise as well as SEO/SEM online marketing and PR.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
You looking for a great mystery with touch of humor in it, you need to read "Missing Barbados" by Willem Pain. In, this it start out with mistaken identity, falling out of high rise apartment, Susan & her boyfriend ( who she thought it was someone else);They both land in pool. Susan aka Ice Berg, runs a detective business that her father start, after he got kill. Susan, get a phone call, from Barbados, regarding a beautiful missing teenager (Lady Melody) of British royalty in Barbados. Susan, had all her other people on other cases; So, she enlisted the help of Dutch( old friend of Susan father who work with him) and he sidekick Crane. While they look into who took Lady Melody; a man come up to Dutch, hire him to look for a Sword, that was Family heirloom dated back to 1600. As they work on both cases, they get shot at, helicopter crash, boat crash, a lot more adventures. That keep you on your toes. They wonder if the two was connected, who is behind everything. In "Missing Barbados, you would not want to put the book down. With all the twists & turns going on, you wonder who is behind everything. I will let you know, you will be shock, when you find out everything at the end. I can't spoil the fun out of letting you read, this great mystery. I give "Missing Barbados" five stars; Can't wait for the sequel to come out. Hope Willem, is working on it, now. I was given this ARC of "Missing Barbados" for a honest review, no matter if I like it or not. Of course, I love it.
Missing Barbados is a violent, slapstick, action P.I. story. Susan "Ice" Berg starts the story with throwing men off her building. It was also caught on video so when she was asked to take a case in Barbados she was glad to get out of town. One of the P.I.s Dutch she has working with is in jail on the island. Dutch had freed some prostitutes who did not want to be their by taking out two walls in a cat house. It was full of judges on convention and the owner of the cat house was the police chief. After Dutch is bailed out he agrees to help on this case with his friend Crane. Dutch and Ice remind me of the shoot first ask questions type of characters. A little like A Team, Dirty Harry, and Stephanie Plum where everything gets destroyed around them. Ice's case is to find Lady Melody who is 17 has been kidnapped. Her father is getting ready to display some family treasures. They have a little bit of a hard time finding clues. At the same time Dutch agrees to take on a case to find a historic gold sword. The story line is good, the characters were a little hard for me to connect to and I don't know why. Their is plenty of action in the story, with gun fights, helicopter, boats, houses being blown up, drug dealers and you are not sure till the end who the good guys and bad guys are. I was given this book to read and asked to give honest review of it when finished. 03/16/2013 Pub. KDP Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Members' Titles 246 pages ISBN-10: 1482745208