- 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)
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Lost in the Ivy Paperback – June 13, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son gave me this book to read and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I liked the 'twists and turns' of the story and also that the location was in a Chicago area familiar to me... Read morePublished on September 3, 2009 by Irene M. De Maria
A John Irving-esque cast of colorful characters, ranging from drag queens to call girls to hard-drinking Irish reporters, with names like Buzz and Piper and Elvis, make this a fun... Read morePublished on January 21, 2008 by Donald G. Evans
Though based in a comfortable setting for Chicago familiar readers (bars, Cubs, Honker's Ale and a very, very large hole in the ground), Lost in the Ivy folds in intriguing... Read morePublished on December 12, 2005 by D. J. DeMaria
This book has it all, a love story, murder mystery and even sports trivia. I loved the way the story began with the judge in the chamber, and then flowed through to the big scene... Read morePublished on August 16, 2005 by D. Demarest
This is a great mystery. The story is suspenseful and it keeps you guessing. Like the other reviewers, I found it hard to put the book down. Read morePublished on August 15, 2005 by David Cripe
Holy Cow! Lost in the Ivy is a superb mystery - well-written and intriguing to the last page. There is plenty of action, exceptional dialogue, and memorable characters. Read morePublished on August 14, 2005 by Addison