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  • Gumshoe

  • A Mortimer Angel Novel
  • By: Rob Leininger
  • Narrated by: Marlin May
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
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Gumshoe

By: Rob Leininger
Narrated by: Marlin May
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Summary

For nine long days, the mayor and district attorney of Reno, Nevada, have been missing. Vanished without a trace. Their vehicles were found parked side-by-side at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Did they fly somewhere together? They aren't on any flight manifest. Did the two of them take off with a big pile of the city's money? If so, the city accountants can't find it. Were they murdered? There's no sign of foul play. Their disappearances have finally made national news. Enter Mortimer Angel, who's just quit a thankless job as an IRS agent. Mort is Reno's newest gumshoe, a private-eye-in-training at his nephew's detective agency. Just four hours into his new career, Mort finds the mayor - make that, the mayor's head - in the trunk of Mort's ex-wife's Mercedes. The news-hungry media speculates: Did Mort kill the mayor? Did Mort's ex? As events begin to spin out of control, Mort realizes things have been out of control since the night before he started his new career, the night he found the unknown naked blonde in his bed.

©2015 Rob Leininger (P)2016 Oceanview Publishing

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Brilliant

Sparkling dialogue - both internal and external - with a perplexing mystery to be solved and some fairly gory moments. Perhaps a few too many beautiful women enter Mort's life in a short space of time to be entirely credible, though this is "explained" by his new status as the world's best locator of missing persons - or their specific body parts to be more precise. The narrator is very good. I found that I chuckled every few paragraphs and regularly laughed out loud at the thoughts and words of Mort Angel, trainee Gumshoe. Possibly the most entertaining audiobook I have listened to in the past year - and I listen a lot. Highly recommended. I think this will appeal particularly to those readers /listeners who enjoy Robert B Parker ( though Mort is in no way a tough guy like Spenser or Jesse Stone) and Blake Banner's Stone Cold series of novels. The writing style is the thing!

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  • Katie
  • 07-09-19

Too sexist

Didn’t like this book at all. The main character is not interesting enough to get past the machoness.

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  • Mrs.Doolittle
  • 08-01-18

Story good, narrator stiff

What did you love best about Gumshoe?

I like the main character and how it develops.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

More inflection. Loosen up! There are a lot of comedic spots written well that fall flat in the telling.