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"I was very pleased that the characters in "Marengo" struck such a chord with readers that even almost two years later I was still receiving emails asking for more of them. Whenever I write, my only goal is to tell a good story that I hope readers will remember. So "Big Business" is the answer to all those requests I got for a continuation of the characters from Number 56 Kensington Street. I hope the new novel is as satisfying as the first."


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: (October 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1105187217
  • ISBN-13: 978-1105187216
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,390,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Carey Parrish was born in Dalton, Georgia. He attended Southeast
Whitfield High School, graduating in 1985, before first pursuing a
career in nursing. After traveling quite extensively during his twenties
and early thirties, he began to use the experiences and adventures he
had globetrotting to fuel his ambitions to become a writer. He began
writing professionally in his late thirties, shortly after the death of his
maternal grandmother, an event he credits as "the single most life
changing event in my experience," and he was soon selling articles to
British based reFRESH magazine as well as in American publications
such as Entertainment Weekly, Crime Rant, and various other
magazines, both in print and online.

In 2006, Parrish founded Web Digest Weekly e-magazine. After
being involved in various writers groups online, he was very impressed
with the talents of his many of his peers and he wanted to develop a
forum through which they could reach as many readers as possible.
Web Digest Weekly, which ran until 2010, was an immediate success,
due to his first interview guests being bestselling horror novelist Rick
R. Reed and Susaye Greene of The Supremes. The e-zine is currently
approaching its third year of publication and attracts over 100,000 hits
per month. Other notable guests on the site have included musician
Jim Brickman; bestselling author Barry Eisler; Survivor winners Ethan
Zohn, Jenna Morasca, and Aras Baskauskas; The Amazing Race
winners Alex Boylan, Chip Arndt, and Brennan Swain; astronaut Mike
Mullane; and celebrity biography writer J. Randy Taraborrelli.

Parrish is the author of the books Into The Light: Experimentations In
Poetry & Prose, the short story anthology The Moving Finger Writes,
and the novels Marengo and Big Business. He attributes his success to
"taking all the things that were wrong in my life and replacing them
with things that were right." He presently resides in the mountains of
Northern Georgia.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gregory G. Allen on January 1, 2012
Format: Paperback
Parrish provided me with an early copy of "Big Business" and I shared much of this review with him, but wanted to put it up on Amazon as well. He has written a great sequel to his novel "Marengo" which has no problems standing alone on its own. Parrish has such an elegant way of writing that you feel as if you've been dropped into a classic English mystery and then something pops out as a modern convenience that reminds you we are in the present.

His style is that of a film or television writer with short scenes that take us to different characters so readers can be pulled in to numerous storylines. Almost as if watching an old episode of a favorite 70s/80s television shows that gave us different characters each week on a boat or an island. One can see the influences of those prime time soaps on Parrish's writing as well as some of the classics like Jackie Collins with his own personal spin that gives a fresh take on this well-loved style. I think this technique is quite riveting because it allows you to peer into moments of his characters which all come together as a good mystery should in the end.

I also applaud Carey Parrish for introducing gay characters into his novels who just `happen to be gay' without making any sort of proclamation about it or giving it any different weight. He truly is an author that shows there are all kinds in this world - and those `kinds' inhabit the environment he has created at Number 56 Kensington Street. Give this mystery a try - you'll be glad you did.
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In today's rush and hurried world, there is something to be said for gentle, entertaining characters and good storytelling. In Carey Parrish's BIG BUSINESS, different lives in England intersect as both flatmates and intriguing visitors converge on Number 59 Kensington Street, run by a charming landlady, who has secrets of her own. While BIG BUSINESS is a sequel to his MARENGO, which I've yet to read, BIG BUSINESS easily stands on its own two feet and is a lovely, zippy read.

Parrish expertly guides readers along the journey, ensuring that a good time is had by all. Like a fun Maeve Binchy, the characters are warm and lovable and the adventure enjoyable. The writing is tight and the tale breezy and fun. Such stories, while appearing simple and straightforward, are very deceptive and can easily fall flat if not well told, but in Parrish's skilled hands, you'll want to return to the world of Number 59 Kensington Street again and again. When is the next one, Mr. Parrish?
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By Arthur Wooten on January 1, 2012
Format: Paperback
While on a recent cruise to the Bahamas I brought several novels to read and one of the most enjoyable was Carey Parrish's "Big Business". Lyrical prose, witty dialogue and a who-done-it plot that unexpectedly twists and turns, this modern day Agatha Christie style book was a total delight.
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