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Henry Wood: Time and Again: (Book 2 in the Henry Wood Detective Series) [Kindle Edition]

Brian Meeks
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The second book in the Henry Wood Detective Series.

Fans of Dashiell Hammett, who long for days of Bogart and Becall, will appreciate Henry Wood's sleuthing.

1955, Manhattan, and Henry has just gotten the call. Mickey is dead. His long time mentor and friend, run down outside their favorite bar, The Dublin Rogue. It looks like a simple hit and run, but keen eyes notice there is only one empty parking spot on the street, and the pile of cigarette butts in the gutter tells a different tale. Somebody was waiting, but who?

A novel in black and white, it harkens back to the days before Google, cell phones, and computer data bases. Henry must use cunning to uncover the truth, because everyone connected to the case has an agenda. There is much sleuthing and just the slightest hint of science fiction hiding in the closet of Henry's basement. All of it, though, is there to give him a chance to uncover the answers.

Take a journey back in time and see Manhattan as it was when the Yankees always seemed to win, and Brooklyn had Ebbets Field and the Dodger. There is history, intrigue and hints at romance that will keep you turning page after page until it is time to flip off the light.

If you like a mystery, then Time & Again is for you.

Product Details

  • File Size: 840 KB
  • Print Length: 266 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Brian D. Meeks (November 14, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,439 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Time and Again - A Nice Sunday Drive May 6, 2013
By veracem
Format:Kindle Edition
Henry Wood, a strangely articulate and thoughtful post-bellum gumshoe, has lost his best friend and mentor. As if this isn't enough, an old love has surfaced, shadowy denizens of the fine art underworld are threatening his existence and his wardrobe keeps sending him stuff from the future.

One might think, from all this, that what we're in for here is a hectic, surrealist romp through the vintage noir world of early 20th Century America, but we're not. The atmosphere is relaxed, as is the pace, with plenty of time for a sip of vodka, a wise-cracking conversation and just general looking about.

The text is raw in places and feels unfinished in others, but the author frequently displays a surprising gift for original and evocative description. The characters are fresh and funny and the period, a familiar darling of film and literature, has been nicely realised. Also, you get to learn about Ancient artifacts and what-not.

Over and above any of this, however, is the fact that what Meeks has created is a nice place to be. There is something very comforting about a world connected by landlines and foot-messenger, where taxis are abundant and people, not so much. The atmosphere is soothing and quaint, like an oak-panelled room, and it makes the reader want to stick around for a bit longer.

All in all, Time and Again is just like a very pleasant Sunday drive.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great mystery, kept me on my toes!! May 15, 2013
By Pammers
Might I begin by saying I do like a good mystery. I enjoy watching shows like Matlock, NCIS, Perry Mason and more. Give me all day to watch Law and Order: SVU reruns and I'm happy. I love the mysteries which keep you guessing, those which don't give away who did it during the very first chapter. Those are never fun!

If you are like me, liking good mysteries, and want a great mystery to read, then I highly suggest Henry Wood: Time & Again by Brian D. Meeks. Mr. Meeks does a fantastic job of setting up everything, from who was murdered, the possible suspects, his friends and acquaintances and more without giving away who did it! I found the writing exciting, intense, some laughable moments, serious at times and couldn't put the book down!

This is a book I would highly recommend and you can bet I will be purchasing other mysteries written by Brian D. Meeks! This is one for the book shelf!

This book receives 5 out of 5 stars!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STILL HATE THE AUTHOR October 6, 2013
By Steve
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Another late night reading Henry Wood Time & Again straight through when I should be concentrating on work. A real page-turner -- but I will fall asleep well-satisfied at 4:50 a.m. with the enjoyable time I had.

And, as promised by the author, this work was even better than Henry Wood Detective Agency; the proximate cause of the previous night's loss of sleep.

The author has a remarkable ability to capture your attention and never let it go. I found myself seamlessly transitioning into Henry's world after reading the first novel.

Forgive the generalities, but I do not want to go into too much detail lest I spoil your enjoyment of the book.

Forget what you think you know, because the author has something up his sleeve that will give you pause. The most intriguing part of the story is the interconnectedness of the plot elements, beyond happenstance, beyond coincidence, almost as if the actions were fated by a higher power. As you work your way through the chapters, the road is broad and the destination uncertain. A wheel within a wheel -- but when you turn the crank, something unexpected happens.

One more to go ... Henry Wood Perception (Henry Wood Detective series) before I start demanding another installment in this marvelous series.

If the author should visit this page: 20/256 conscious; 104/256 deep-seeded; 156/256 new -- all clues to making the story better.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read for a Sunday Afternoon! October 26, 2013
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I saw the offer of a free copy of Mr. Meeks book. After reading the description and seeing that most of the reviews were positive, I decided to take him up on his offer. I am a lover of mystery noir as well as a lover of good writing. I am not disappointed in the work of Mr. Meeks.

I enjoyed the character of Henry Wood. The author created a detective who thinks on his feet but still works with his hands doing carpentry in the basement. The character shows integrity even when faced with events affecting him in a personal way.

The story line flowed smoothly with minimal distractions. Except for one plot device tucked away in Henry's basement closet and (what I believe to be) one historical inaccuracy that has not been mentioned by any other reviewer, I found the book to be very readable. Perhaps building more of the alternative universe aspects into the story and formally describing it as such would alleviate some of the angst felt by other reviewers.

I look forward to reading more of Mr. Meeks' work. Thank you for the opportunity to read and recommend this book!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Solving the thriller through sci-fi October 12, 2013
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Well-written book, page-turning, but there were two problems I had. The first I was confused by the time. Henry met Mickey years ago, worked for him, then didn't see him for many years. So when Mickey was killed, when did it happen? Although the author mentions songs fro the '40s, '50s, the author also mentions collecting music, so that didn't help defining when the major story was taking place.

My second problem was the sci-fi. Not a sci-fi fan, I was repelled by it. The story became not a thriller, particularly at the end of the book. It was not sleuthing.

I gave the book three stars because the writing was fine, but deducted two for the reasons mentioned above.

Barb Johnson, author of the Black Robes: Failed Justice
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed as much as book #1
This second book in the series was just as intriguing and enjoyable as the 1st one. I think the closet was just the right touch to make the series memorable. Read more
Published 8 days ago by AVH
4.0 out of 5 stars following a P. I.
Try to figure this case out. Our past can put lots of pressure on our present lives. How good are you at reading n
Published 1 month ago by Vonna D. Grotz
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A Great Book and recommend to anyone
Published 1 month ago by Sunnylady
3.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting
Very interesting. Was a little slow to get into this book. I finished the book, but took me longer to read.
Published 1 month ago by Marlis Bahling
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Price, quick delivery, exactly as described. Buy with confidence
Published 2 months ago by Paul D. Olson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story
Good story
Published 2 months ago by Debra Whitson
3.0 out of 5 stars I thought that the book was probably 4 stars except ...
I thought that the book was probably 4 stars except the magic appearance of clues in the old wardrobe smacked of science fiction. This brought it back to 3 stars for me.
Published 2 months ago by RobR
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 2 months ago by Corinne M. Huskey
5.0 out of 5 stars Another truly great book by Brian Meeks
Well I knew when I read Henry Wood Detective Agency I would have to read the follow up second novel in the series. It never once fell short of my expectations. Read more
Published 2 months ago by James P. Cotten
5.0 out of 5 stars Time & Again
This is my second Henry Wood story, looking forward to reading more of his stories. Well written, good story, I hope he continues to write good mysteries. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lori
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More About the Author

I am driven by the power of words to move thoughts and hearts. I like how some words, which don't belong together, when mixed, produce a delightful result. That is why I chose the moniker Extremely Average. A clever passage in a book makes me stop, reflect, and then I want to write.

It is later in life that I've discovered the joy of word smithing. I've been writing since Jan 2, 2010. It was my first blog piece and I've used the blog to complete 5 novels in the Henry Wood Detective series. I've also written the bulk of my new book, Two Decades and Counting, during the first three weeks in January.

In addition, I'll be releasing a thriller, "Touched", and a satire, "Underwood Scotch and Wry", plus the first in the "Secret Doors" series, called "The Challenge".

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