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Dead Stock (A Bert Shambles Mystery) (Bert Shambles Mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Length: 201 pages Series: Bert Shambles Mysteries (Book 1)

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  • File Size: 740 KB
  • Print Length: 201 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1939816211
  • Publisher: Cozy Cat Press (October 16, 2013)
  • Publication Date: October 16, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FYX9SLU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #681,583 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By RickB on October 23, 2013
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The casual style and entertaining, non-stop pace of Dead Stock makes for a fantastic bit of fun and a book that's hard t put down. Hopefully this is the first of many Bert Shambles mysteries!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on December 20, 2013
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Shambles is perfect for a little tickle served with murder. He is a lovable stumbler who trips over bodies and clues as the pages turn.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By clynnhurley on November 25, 2013
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Great first book by Tim Hall. Off beat characters. Hard to put this book down. Looking forward to more Bert Shambles adventures.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Diane Vallere on May 7, 2014
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Here's what I think: when you start this book, be prepared to ignore whatever else is going on in your life and sink into the world of Bert Shambles. Recent circumstances have left him in a bad place, but he's moving on--and you'll love being there as he does. There was a vulnerable honesty to the character that, coupled with author Tim Hall's humor, made this the perfect cozy mystery for a cross country flight. I found myself pausing only to make sure we still had a few hours left before we landed so I could finish reading!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sabrina M. Rankin on November 17, 2013
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A perfect book to cost up to a fire with on a dreary winter day. Bert was a character I could resonate with. Looking forward to the next instalment!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rhonda on December 13, 2013
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4 STARS

Bert is a likable character who's life is a mess. He lives in a boarding room with no kitchen. He is on parole for three years. He is not happy to be back on Long Island for the next three years. He gets involved in one mess after another.

The mystery is pretty good and leaves you guessing about what all is going on. About who is chasing him and why.

Their is a lot of humor about what is going on in Bert's life. He gets banged up a lot falling out of windows, being chased
and trying to help the women he meets along the way.

The setting is Long Island, New York modern day.

The pace is pretty good. Every time something happens and evens out something else goes wrong in his life.

I wanted things to workout for Bert and his friends. I would read another book by Tim Hall in the future based on Dead Stock.

I was given this ebook to read for review purpose and to be part of Dead Stock's book tour.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karen M on January 31, 2014
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Bert Shambles is on probation. Bert Shambles' ex-girlfriend whom he refers to as Devil Girl is part of the reason why he is on probation. The rest of the reason is Bert's instinctive chivalry when it comes to protecting women. He beat up Devil Girl's new boyfriend when she called him for help. Did I mention she has a tendency to lie or at least exaggerate?

Bert's mother hires a lawyer and gets their priest to serve as a character witness for him. Bert gets three years probation and no jail time and is required to work at the church thrift store part time. So, all he has to do is work for the priest, live on Long Island and stay out of trouble. Our hapless hero actually likes his job and tries to stay out of trouble until he gets dragged back in again. Keep your fingers crossed!

The characters are very well written. For me the mystery almost took a backseat to Bert's misadventures and the cast of characters that are his friends. There are a few laugh out loud moments, like when he discovers he has lost his clothes which is the beginning of the mystery and a number of just dumb luck and bad luck situations that made me shake my head. All in all this added up to a very enjoyable read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Verna Suit on July 12, 2014
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Bert Shambles is 23, seeing a therapist, and on 3 years probation for aggravated assault. He's not happy about being stuck in his Long Island home town, which he considers "one of the angriest places in the world". Or maybe it's just Bert who's angry. In other words, his life is a shambles. But as a condition of his probation he needs to stay employed, so he hangs onto a part-time job in a local thrift shop and supplements his pay by selling 'dead stock' (older clothes that have never been worn) to a vintage clothing shop in the city.

A confused plot that involves donated golf clothes, a missing putter, an ethically-challenged parole officer, and the daughter of a mafiosi, finds Bert constantly on the run from goons, gangsters and police. In this quirky cozy, things go from bad to worse for Bert. But he's a likeable guy and has a colorful group of friends who are willing to come to his aid. That's enough to make me look forward to reading the second in the series.
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