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  • Confess, Fletch

  • The Fletch Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Gregory Mcdonald
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (306 ratings)

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Confess, Fletch

By: Gregory Mcdonald
Narrated by: Dan John Miller
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Summary

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Jon Hamm as Fletch!

Offering up brisk, tightly written plots and a stellar cast of characters both new and old, Confess, Fletch finds our incorrigible protagonist back in deep waters once again.

Fletch, now newly engaged and happily living out his days in Italy, finds himself embroiled in yet another scandal. His soon-to-be father-in-law has been kidnapped and is now presumed dead, and the priceless collection of rare art that belongs to his fiancée’s family has been stolen.

Ever the investigative reporter, he receives a tip about the missing art that lands him in Boston, where he walks right into a murder scene in his apartment. What clearly looks like a setup to the unfazed Fletch looks quite different to the detective assigned to the case, Mr. Francis Xavier Flynn. But even if the case is seemingly cut-and-dry, Flynn is reluctant to arrest the only suspect that stands before him.

Now under the detective’s watchful eye, Fletch must try to clear his name and search for the missing paintings, all while his gorgeous future mother-in-law works to persuade him for help the best way she knows how—seduction.

©1976 Gregory Mcdonald (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Clrver twists and turns

Plots withinnplots a wonderful combination
Of Fletch and Flynn together full of wry humour, red herrings, twists and turns. Very enjoyable and well perfomed as well.

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The Best Fletch Yet

Thoroughly enjoyed Inspector Flynn and his narration of Groover. made the book such a joy to read and unputdownable!! I do wish they did other female characters though, Dan's range doesn't extend there but boy should he do more Irish. The twist was amazing and delicious. the end such a breathless one as usual. Would want to know more about Angela and Sylvia. overall, highly recommend

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The Irish accent was so bad. I hung in there as long as I could but didn't make it past the hour.

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ok

the Irish accent was cringeworthy.but overall a Good story. still just Worth a listen

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Oh dear!

I had to stop listening after a chapter or two because i couldn't cope any longer with the appalling faux Irish accent and an irishman who apparently says "boyo" on a regular basis .

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Don’t bother

If you want to sleep try and listen to this. The most boring of stories.

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Another Great Fletch Story

Whilst not as amusing as “Fletch” there were several really funny moments in amongst an excellent storyline and wonderful characters. The narrator was superb despite a slightly dodgy Irish accent. I’m looking forward to the next book!

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Great story

This is a really good mystery, I enjoyed it very much and will look out for more Fletch books.

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Fletch is back, this time as a murder suspect

Fletch is engaged to a beautiful Italian woman named Angela whose father has been kidnapped in Italy. Fletch flies to Boston trying to find the paintings that were stolen from the family's house more than 2 years before, as the family needs them to pay the ransom. But on arrival, he finds a dead woman in his rented apartment and he is the most obvious suspect.

This book is as good as the previous one, lots of action and witty dialogues. This time around Fletch is not as much orchestrating everything as trying not to be sucked into the mess that the murder has created for him. I enjoyed his book, detective Flynn is a lot of fun and I am looking forward to read some books of his own series. Fletch audiobooks are part of the Audible free catalogue - the narrator does a very good job. Also, check the movie based on this book with John Hamm. I guess this book proves that good material cannot go wrong in any format.

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Great twists

Not as amusing as the first in series but great plot leaving plenty of mystery.

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  • Cody Konior
  • 22-09-18

Excellent

As good as the first book (which was similar to one of the movies). This one is nothing like either movie.

The only downside to this book is it doesn’t address what happened after the previous book. There’s one sentence and that’s it to explain a year or two of time and questions. Then it’s straight onto a new mystery.

Another pitfall to the book is there’s a lot of names and at some points I got confused who the hell was being talked about.

Overall though it’s still a great book and a good read. I recommend it. Best listen to the first book first though.

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  • Steve
  • 13-10-20

A Great Fletch!

Loved the first one and the follow up is as good if not better. No wonder the first two won back to back Edgars. Fast paced and all the twists and turns you expect. Cool plot, great characters and the writing is everything you expect from McDonald. Narration is fantastic! You will enjoy this book!

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  • Charlene L
  • 26-10-18

Fletch and Flynn together

One of my favorite Fletch books. The story is good, but his interactions with Flynn is the best part. So happy the series is on audio, just hope they release the Flynn series too.

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  • Jim Fletcher
  • 28-06-22

Murder and Art At Your Service

As a new listener to the Fletch series, I found the first Audible selection a little off putting, but enjoyable. Coming back for more was easy with the selection being available on the Plus Catalog list and a somewhat short 6 hour plus length. So why not.

Why not indeed as I found the second in the series much more enjoyable. Perhaps, my expectations had been lowered after listening to the first novel, but in reality, Confess, Fletch was very entertaining. Fletch is a world traveler somewhat free of money worries thanks to his shenanigans in the first novel, Now, engaged to an Italian beauty, Fletch returns to the US to investigate the whereabouts of an art fortune owned by his fiancée's late father. Arriving in a pre-arranged apartment in Boston, Fletch finds the naked body of a young woman. Calling the police, Fletch, nonetheless, becomes the prime suspect of the murder.

What follows is a solid story of investigation, humor, and plot twists as Fletch is joined by Frank Flynn, the lead detective in the story. Flynn allows Fletch to wander the streets of Boston even as he is the prime suspect in the murder. The exchanges between Fletch and Flynn are some the best parts of the listen.

Dan John Miller does a great job with the narration and the overall story was a great listen with an interesting twist at the very end. As an aside, I am seeing some Flynn novels listed on Audible and placed one in my library. Obviously, Mr. McDonald thought enough of Flynn to create his own series. Enjoy this one.



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  • Tovah
  • 23-10-18

Macdonald is a master, still miss Gardner

I loved this series back when it was read by Grover Gardner. Miller does MacDonald’s wit and panache justice, But Gardner puts everything he reads over and above. I’ll still listen to Miller read MacDonald, but I’ll continue to miss the Fletch voice I remember.

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  • Hoky Blaster16
  • 31-08-18

ehh. stick to the movies.

no pith. not enough humor. would have been a lot better with the great Chevy Chase.

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  • Micah Byrd
  • 15-01-23

better than the first

much better than the first. the first book fletch was just a terrible person, but in this one he was just a dude and reacting in a brilliant way to the circumstances of the story and not being a jerk.

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  • chad
  • 09-01-23

movie is better

listened to 2 fletch books now. I don't know how but chase and hamm acted life into a pretty mundane carecture that is not very interesting but just seems to be around other interesting people when something exciting happens.

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  • Inderjit
  • 01-01-23

Saw the movie & then heard this

Both the movie and this audiobook are so entertaining ; whodunit and art in a mystery is already a great combination & in this case both are so much fun! Loved them and have discovered the Fletch series in the bargain!

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  • eclectic reader
  • 24-11-22

Convoluted and Artistic

Convoluted and Artistic. Fletch has come to Boston from Italy to investigate an art theft and finds himself in the middle of a murder. His counterpoint on the Boston police department is inspector Flynn. A merry chase.