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Punctured

by Rex Kusler

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ISBN-13: 9781935597582
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 05/24/2011
Series: Las Vegas Mystery Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Rex Kusler was born in Missouri and raised in a small town in Iowa. He began writing in his downtime while he worked in California. Kusler has always had a soft-spot for private eyes and it seemed like a natural fit to drop one into Las Vegas. Thus, the character John Snow was born, and Kusler’s high-stakes Las Vegas Mystery Series is only beginning.

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Punctured 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This short murder-mystery novel is filled with memorable, believable characters who come to life and pop off the page. No super-powered hero, the protagonist, Jim Snow, is a Vegas ex-cop with time on his hands and a sister suspected of the murder of her estranged third husband. The plot unfolds in an exciting pace as Jim, trying to clear his sister of suspicion, discovers clues in which the Vegas PD's lead homicide detective isn't interested. Snow acquires a motley team of helpers, questions a series of witnesses and suspects, sifts through the clues and explores the Vegas landscape to uncover the murderer's identity and clear his sister. Dialogue flows from the characters, even the minor actors, with authenticity and makes Jim Snow's Las Vegas come to life. It's hard to believe that such a well-crafted story came from the pen of this little-known author, but it was a welcome discovery and is one of the best detective stories to come along in some time. It will leave you wishing for more of Jim Snow's adventures!
JosephLYoung on LibraryThing 4 months ago
Setting: Las Vegas. An engaging story featuring a former homicide detective and current professional Gambler (Jim Snow), Snow's older sister (Karen) a new menopausal victim, her next door neighbor and sometimes lover (Steve) and laid off former basketball coach and teacher (Willie, currently a nine year hobo) who Snow hired to help him investigate his brother-in-law, Bob's murder. Jim and Willie were joined by an attractive black Las Vegas Homicide Detective (Alice) while she was on forced vacation pending reassignment after complaining about her chauvinistic and predatory senior partner. Together they sorted through the suspects (Snow's sister and her neighbor Steve being the principal suspects). Colorful background information about Las Vegas, Gamblers, Casinos and the surrounding support terrain off the strip and the people who populate it. An interesting view of the other side of Vegas. Fast paced action told with self-effacing humor and candor. An enjoyable read especially for someone without more that a surface understanding of Las Vegas and the gambling mentality.
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This was a really good book! I loved the mental anguish of the hero in the story. He did exactly what all of us would do. The story was very well developed & I liked the characters. Parts of it were a bit hard to follow & it jumped around a bit, but still a great story.
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The writer spent way too much time describing events that had no relevance to the plot. I think he was trying to fill pages.
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