Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Lost in the Ivy Paperback – June 13, 2005

4.7 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$11.71 $1.95

Top 20 lists in Books
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: PublishAmerica (June 13, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1413777503
  • ISBN-13: 978-1413777505
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,889,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition
Remember that iconic scene from "Jerry Maguire" where Renee Zellweger tells Tom Cruise that "you had me at 'hello'?" Randy Richardson had me at the second paragraph of the "author's notes" before the novel even started. Seriously!! I'm not a baseball fan, and I remember often seeing Wrigley Field through a bus window on my way to high school, wondering what mysteries and rituals lurked within, But I DO appreciate obsession, and hopeless devotion, and rabid fan-dom, and hopeless causes, and quixotic faith. And I also DEEPLY appreciate seamless writing and intriguing characters and plot twists that catch me off guard. Without divulging too much, this tale of an amnesiac returning Chicago newspaper reporter who may or may not have murdered a call girl during one of his blackouts is wry, endearing, and thoroughly enjoyable. And filtered through the lens of die-hard, eternally hopeful yet brutally realistic Chicago Cubs fan Richardson, it's also a fascinating window into a game, and a neighborhood, and a passion, and a yearning that is so much more than just a wooden bat hitting a ball, or a set of championship dreams deferred.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
Since this book is set in Chicago, and the area around Wrigley Field, it was a must read for me. I LOVE Chicago. If I had to leave Texas, it would be my first choice of places to live. LOST IN THE IVY was like taking a trip there and getting to live in the neighborhood for awhile. Poor Charley Hubbs is a reporter who has lost his memory. There are crazy things happening all around him. People are dying, and it looks like he may be the perpetrator. What to do? Since he IS a reporter, the only way to clear his name is to investigate the murders. Since he has no memory, he's not sure what he's been up to. What an exciting and fast paced trip through the streets of Chicago his investigation takes us on! I felt like I was right there with him every step of the way. It held my interest, and I never figured out the mystery throughout the book. That really kept the pages turning! I totally fell in love with the interesting and quirky characters that Charley got to know as his investigation progressed. It was actually fun getting to meet these folks! I don't think it was as much fun for Charley, though.

This is a crazy, funny and suspenseful mystery. I loved every minute of it, and hated to see it end. I'll miss you, Charley! Great book Randy Richardson!

* ARC provided by NetGalley and Eckhartz Press.
2 Comments One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
I received a free kindle copy of Lost in the Ivy by Randy Richardson, published by Eckhartz Press from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.

I gave this Chicago Cubs fan mystery four stars.

Charley Hubs walks into a diner & describes it like this. "With its cool black & white veneer aglow in neon, the diner's exterior looked like it came off the canvas of an Edward Hopper painting. Inside, rock 'n' roll played on the jukebox."

Charley has amnesia. He does have flashes of the past. "Why couldn't he just let it go? Why couldn't the past just stay in the past? Why couldn't he start anew? Why? Why? Why? So many questions haunted him. Too many of them unanswered. So he ran."

It was a convoluted story with many twists & turns. It was not always clear what was real. But it was interesting.

Link to purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JPST4LY
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
It's hard to give a detailed review of this book without giving some of it away. In fact, that comment may give too much away. I'll stick with the 10,000 foot view.

The text drips of Chicago. The primary locale - Wrigleyville. The Drink - Goose Island Honker's Ale. The people - Chicagoans. And of course, The Cubs.

While I make no claim at literature scholarship, Mr. Richardson tells a good tale and includes a few surprises. There's deception. There's intrigue. There's a love interest. There are interesting characters. There's even a getaway scene. I was interested until the very end.

His characters are all well-developed and believable. Even the soft-hearted Chicago cop. Unless you're a real bad guy, most of them are softies.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This is the perfect contemporary mystery. It has three-dimensional characters, innovative plot twists, cryptic hints, and an unpredictable, nail-biter of a conclusion. Not to mention the love/sex/profession subplots, all against a highly detailed backdrop of Chicago and Wrigleyville from someone who clearly knows and loves them well. An outstanding first novel, and I hope not the last from this author.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Lost in the Ivy was an excellent mystery, especially for a first book--believeable hero, interesting plot and twists, and it kept me going to the end. I particularly appreciated the added information about Wrigley Field and the Cubs. I'm old enough not to want to waste my time, so will be buying Richardson's subsequent books, knowing I'll get my time and money's worth.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
Lost in The Ivy was entertaining and kept my interest. A born and raised Chicagoan, I knew all the places mentioned in the book. One of them being the Cubs ballpark. That's always fun. The story moved and had its twist and turns which urged me to keep reading along to find out how this was all going down. Nice work.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews