The Glades

The Glades

by Clifton Campbell
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The Glades by Clifton Campbell

Jim Longworth is an attractive and brilliant Chicago homicide detective with a reputation for being difficult. When his captain wrongfully accuses him of sleeping with his wife and shoots him, he is exiled and forced to relocate. He lands in the sleepy, middle-of-nowhere town of Palm Glade, outside of Florida�s Everglades, where sunshine and golf are plentiful and crime is seemingly at a minimum. But Longworth soon finds out this town isn�t quite as idyllic as he originally thought, when murders keep piling up. Each case pulls Longworth off the golf course and reluctantly into his element as one of the sharpest homicide detectives to wear a badge.

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ISBN-13: 9781616847951
Publisher: A&E Television Networks
Publication date: 06/10/2010
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is written in script form, adapted from an episode of an upcoming TV series. It's a really great, fun read - nice plot twists. I enjoyed seeing the production stills from the set. I recommend this one for anyone who likes mystery reads or crime TV shows.
HaileysAunt More than 1 year ago
I chose this eBook because it was free, and because I'm a fan of crime dramas. This is a really cool, quick read - it's written in script form and is the first episode of a TV show premiering in July. The plot kept me guessing and the lead characters are all really likable. It's also set it my native state of Florida, which made it even cooler for me. I can't wait to watch the TV series when it starts to see if Jim and Callie end up getting together. I hope more eBooks will be released and this will become an eBook series! Thanks for the awesome free read. I recommend this eBook for anyone who is a fan of crime novels and quick dramas. Great addition to the library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to read, great during my commute. Can't wait for the show!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I happend to stumble upon this unique giveaway while at Barnes and Nobles earlier this week and I am so happy that I did. Once I started reading this script I was not able to put it down. It is definitely a great read for mystery and drama lovers. I can't wait to join Longworth on his cases all summer long. The Glades is going to be a killer TV series!
Cheap_Reader More than 1 year ago
No problem with it being a TV script. But, is was not all that engaging. There seemed to less to this script than there is to your average 10 page short story. There is also a totally gratiuitous scene where the detective questions a teenage girl. There are a bunch of outstanding free short stories on BN's nook page. This isn't one of them.
Fatdog More than 1 year ago
...but it looks like this show is going to be very similar to CSI: Miami. I'm fortunate not to have cable, so there is a very low risk of me having to see this on TV. These characters are tired, but I did like the twist at the end. I'd love to find more books, shows, and movies in which the reader/viewer gets to assemble clues to identify the culprit. It seems like we either know whodunit all along, or the question is answered at the end with little explanation. I prefer to be more of an active participant (as active as I can be while lounging on my couch!), but that didn't happen in this story.
CentralJerseyDave More than 1 year ago
I picked up a copy in B&N today. What a clever way to promote a show. I think the fact that it is written in screenplay form makes it much more interesting than if it was a novel adapted from the screenplay. Well written. Some good twists and turns. I am looking forward to the show.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's so exciting to read a tv script - even before the show airs -- I never heard of that before. And, i never read a script before. I felt very inside hollywood with this one. Definitely going to watch the show to see how they made the show. plus the guy looks hot from the photos.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In short, this is a fun, quick read. I enjoyed it. I recommend it to everyone, but especially anyone who seeks an entertaining "who dunnit" that isn't a cookie cutter copy of everything else on TV. I picked this one up on a whim because I had not read anything in script form before and it was free. I don't typically bother with telivision murder mysteries or crime dramas because too many of them feel like they were spooned out of the same mush pot after a while: predictably formulaic with garden variety character archetypes, canned jokes, and insincere sentimentality where such appears at all. So, I was pleasantly surprised that The Glades (or at least its pilot) offered something different. The detective doesn't take his job too seriously and is funny. The crime scene was not littered with the usual suspects. The murderer was hiding in a very unexpected place. Overall, it was just quirky enough to hold my interest, but not wacky. It was a fun, quick read that held my attention from start to finish in a single sitting. It misses getting a five star rating because I left the story with the same feeling I have after spending an hour of my time watching entertaining television (and given that it was intended to be an episode of a television series, I suppose that's to be expected). I reserve five star ratings for works that leave me feeling like I invested my time in literature (given that I generally prefer literature to television, I suppose that' s to be expected, too.)
Don_AdamsNY More than 1 year ago
Having had seen the show on TV, I could not pass up this free offering. Written like a script, it is basically one episode. Finished it in one night, and enjoyed it very much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading the script as I have seen every episode and recalled the story. It was like watching it all over again.
olivejuice1987 More than 1 year ago
Now that you've been warned, as the description fails in that regard, i rather enjoyed it. I was put off at first b/c i dislike being mislead but once i started reading and got used to the structure i was hooked. Likeable charcters with lots of depth, great mystery with a rather decent twist. Made me wanna watch the series.
Dondi5 More than 1 year ago
I've been watching the TV series, so I'm already familiar with all the characters - not to mention THIS story; it was the series Pilot! I AM a fan of the story-line, characters & writing... I'm just not a fan of books written like TV show scripts. Just my preference. Otherwise, I recommend this to others. :-)
Luvs2ReadMM More than 1 year ago
It's the script version of the pilot. Very well written, I recommend this as a quick good read!
Melancut More than 1 year ago
Loved the TV-script format - much more than I thought I would, rather a lot more than I enjoy watching television. (This went faster, fit into my daily routines better, didn't annoy me with commercial breaks, and allowed me to enjoy the show without having to deal with my dislike for Matt Passmore.) As for the script itself - a nicely done clone of a hard-used premise. Talented professional with a bad attitude fights crime, hilarity ensues. It could work. I was entertained. Interesting-but-potentially-disastrous subplot: the romantic interest's marital status. Currently married, spouse in jail, says she's not willing to give up on him, ...but then is willing to date the lead character almost immediately? I'm curious about the logic here. Will this be a sensitive and thought-provoking view of troubled relationships in difficult situations? Or does this show regard committment as "being true to each other... as long as two people are, like, in the same room or something"? This story element could work. But if I was the husband sitting in jail, I'd hope to see a lot more emotional mileage happen before the mother of my child just went out with someone else. I'll try to keep an open mind, but so far this subplot leaves me less-than-impressed with the main character and the romantic lead. (And the writers.) Overall rating: "So far so good, if you're in the mood for this sort of thing" and "Moar TV Scripts for the Nook, plz!"
SusieGeorge More than 1 year ago
Interesting pilot to A&E series. Since we spend time in the "Glades" area, reading the pilot prompted us to watch the show.
Laughsalot More than 1 year ago
If you like reading a play you will enjoy this.
tangin More than 1 year ago
It wasn't bad for the first episode. I would read another one. I'm interested in seeing the relationship between the cop and the nurse bloom. I liked the plot. The lead character is entertaining. I haven't watched the actual show. I don't have cable, so I don't know when I will get around to it unless its available online for viewing. Worth checking out.
RhondaH426 More than 1 year ago
I liked the story as it did keep my attention, only like others I did not prefer the way it was written. Though ahead of time, I was aware that it was a script and was written as so. It was great reading the book and now enjoying the comical and surprising Cable Series.
Gnu More than 1 year ago
The endding was a suprise. The piolt ott to be fairly good. Better than my wrighting for shure. It was a fast easy read.I have never read a play wright,if that is what it is called.I guess the plott is ok if it has one besides the changing of a job location and the ups and downs of it, with a bit of a twist. For my first e-book it was a real seller, I might get hooked. Thanks B&N gnu.
QueenPinky More than 1 year ago
I had been seeing the reviews for the show and I was NOT interested at all. The main character was to cocky for me and didn't seem like a great detective at all. This I got from the commercials. When it premiered I indeed did not watch it. I got my eBook app on my iPod touch and after reading the reviews for this book I was intrigued. I found out it was written in script for. This is a very good read. I know, I know, that must be a testament to the show but I'm still being resistant. I would love to READ more of the scripts, but I don't know if I can deal with the main character personified on screen. Reading gives you a chance to make your own ideas of something, TV does not. A+ great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not something I would usually recommend for a really avid reader, but is good if you like movie scripts and drama. I would give this book an acceptable 3 stars.
EukonsMom More than 1 year ago
I had read the other reviews before I downloaded so I knew that this was written in script form. I have to say, I really enjoyed this and am looking forward to the pilot tomorrow night on A & E. I think it will be a series worth watching. I love cop shows like CSI and am a HUGE Harry Bosch fan (Michael Connelly), and this lead character reminds me of him. Thanks for the lead in with this publication!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this...short and sweet. It was kind of fun reading it in this different format. A great way to get interest in the show. I'm anxious to see if the show plays out as I imagined it!
avidreader10AZ More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed reading anything and everything, including plays, so I found this a quick and entertaining read. Others may be turned off by its screenplay format but I found it an interesting change to read this particular book. I am looking forward to the television show as well since reading the screenplay.