Willowtree: A Bruce DelReno Mystery

Willowtree: A Bruce DelReno Mystery

by Mike Bove


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781463720032
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/05/2011
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Mike Bove grew up in Vermont. He wrote articles and drew cartoons for his college newspaper. Mike was involved as an actor and director in high school, college, and community theater. He adapted a Russian folk tale, "The Nosebag," for the stage, produced and directed it. He was a public school teacher, track, and soccer coach before moving to Cape Cod. There he became an avid fisherman and golfer. He joined the Postal Service, transferred to Sedona, retiring in 2010.

Willowtree Is Mike's first novel in the Bruce DelReno Mystery Series. He lives in Cottonwood, AZ with wife, Jane, and Golden Retriever, Maddi.

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Willowtree: A Bruce DelReno Mystery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Ani36ol on LibraryThing 18 days ago
This is the first volume in what I hope will be one of many involving the characters of Willowtree. The writing has a good flow to it, the characters are believable and even better, likeable. The main character, a wannabe detective, or else just someone who is bored and wants some excitement (lol), is Bruce DelReno. A lot of the book is about golf, or I should say involves golf. Not being a golf lover myself I thought I wouldn't really take to this book but I was in for a pleasant surprise. Mr. Bove made it very easy to understand which shows the makings of a truly good author. He draws the reader into not onlt the mystery but the characters and their lives. A great read indeed!
CynInTexas More than 1 year ago
Just a good old fashioned murder mystery by Mike Bove. Bruce Delreno is a retired postman and avid golfer. Just another retiree in the desert of Arizona who happens upon a murder and becomes more involved than the local detectives. Bove provides a good read without all of the hype. If you are looking for action, then look somewhere else as Delreno and his buddies are retired and working on their own time. Good book to kick back with on the weekend.
PaulineMA More than 1 year ago
This was an enjoyable read. Mike Bove's first book and the story behind the story is almost as good as the book itself. I'll let you learn the details about Mike on your own, I'm here to review Willowtree. Set in a small Arizona town, Bruce stumbles upon some bones. I know, you're thinking, dead person from long ago....nope, dead animal bones. It's AFTER he finds the bones that the real mystery starts. Bruce is retired and his wife is working a lot of hours so he keeps himself busy and his mind sharp by helping the police, sort of....when he's not playing golf or giving gratis golf lessons to his friends. It's an interesting cast of characters and the story is told by Bruce. It reads just like a narrative conversation you would imagine having over a cup of coffee, if Bruce was telling you the story in person. I don't think you need to know a lot about golf to read this but if you know anything about golf, you will find this book quite intersting and "get" some of the underlying humor. I can't play golf worth a lick but I still "got" it. It kept my attention. It's suitable for all adults and young readers also. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the next Bruce DelReno adventure.