Mr. Clarinet: A Novel

Mr. Clarinet: A Novel

by Nick Stone


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“A first-class thriller that is equal parts hard-boiled Raymond Chandler mystery and voodoo-powered crime-fiction masterwork. . . . A spellbinding thriller of the highest order.”  —Chicago Tribune

Max Mingus wanted to turn down the case—15 million bucks or not. Three years had passed since Haitian billionaire Allain Carver’s five-year-old son was abducted. Sure, Max had been the best detective in Miami once. But that was before he went to jail. Before his wife died. Plus, he’d heard what had happened to the others who’d gone searching for Charlie Carver before him . . .

With nothing left to lose—and a lot of money to gain—Max heads to Haiti. He knows about the voodoo and black magic. But when the trail to the missing boy leads to a local myth about a spirit child stealer named “Mr. Clarinet,” could the truth be even more shocking than the legend? Max’s job suddenly isn’t just about finding the boy, his killers, or the money—it’s about just staying alive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060897338
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/02/2008
Series: Max Mingus Thriller
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 1,211,727
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Nick Stone is the author of Mr. Clarinet, winner of the Crime Writers' Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger in 2006 and both the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel and the Macavity Award in 2007. He lives in London and Miami with his family.

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Mr. Clarinet 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
SeeleyKaye More than 1 year ago
I really didn't know what to expect from this book. I'll admit, I bought it because of the cover. I was not disappointed at all. It was very believable and scary because the action was so realistic. I will definitely read Nick Stone again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is only a book for those interested in the worst of Haiti and voodoo. I did not finish this awful book
anthonywilson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent book about Max Mingus, ex cop, ex PI and ex con. Picks up one final assignment to find the missing child of the most powerful people in Haiti. Max uncovers a trail of voodoo, murder and mystery on his journey to uncovering the secrets of who took the boy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unlikable characters. USA bad. Not a thriller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg this book is awesome! Its got such a cool plot and it really captures the readers attention. At first I thiught it was about an actual clarinet but no!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Max Mingus is an ex-cop and now an ex-PI after doing 7 years for the execution of three teens.As a PI Max's specialty was finding missing children,which he is asked to do after his release.At first he refuses but then is offered an astronomical sum of money (in the millions) to locate Charlie Carver,grandson of Haiti's richest man.Max takes the job and goes to Haiti.Nick Stone's description of Haiti is bleak and at times heartbreaking.As Max moves further into his investigation he's confronted with the islanders' voodoo practices which gives the story a VERY dark and creepy tone.The meeting between Max and Clyde Beeson is one of the eeriest and revolting scenes I have ever read.In other words riveting.Max throughout is confronted with choices and at the end a shot at redemption.Will he be the Max of old? or will he take another course.Overall a great book.Looking forward to the sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where's Four?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its Christmas. Jewelia doesnt know this but shes leaving in a few days. Ill b soending christmas alone. *she looks at the ground*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi! I know this doesnt have anything to do with the book, but I play clarinet and viola. Just putting it out there.