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Motor City Shakedown: Bright and Fletcher Book One (The Bright and Fletcher) Paperback – February 3, 2012


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Product Details

  • Series: The Bright and Fletcher
  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1470026236
  • ISBN-13: 978-1470026233
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (217 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,835,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Motor City Shakedown is a fast-paced, humorous thriller that will leave you guessing until the very end." - Michelle Scott, Thrillersrocktwitter

From the Author

I'm overjoyed to share with you the fact that Motor City Shakedown is now being developed for television at CBS, and that the man in charge is the gifted Glenn Gordon Caron, who created both Moonlighting and Medium, as well as several feature films.  For those of you who have already read one or more of the adventures of Izzy and Darren, you can likely understand why Mr. Caron is easily the very best man for this particular job.  I'll update this announcement as the process continues.  Fingers firmly crossed!  --Jonathan Watkins

More About the Author

Jonathan Watkins lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Art and Children's Literature from Eastern Michigan University and his Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Jonathan practices law in Monroe, Michigan and surrounding areas and can be contacted at jbwatkinslaw.com. A life-long fan of detective fiction, Jonathan is the author of the Bright and Fletcher mystery series. He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife, who is too good for him. They are blessed with two kind-hearted sons.

Customer Reviews

It was well written with great characters.
Rampant Reader
Good fast moving novel which keeps you guessing to the very end, I would read one of his books again soon.
marie franklin
When I started reading the book it took me some time to get hooked, but once in, you want to keep going!
Nikki

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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 6, 2012
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This one throws a curveball at you - what looks like a fun female lawyer thriller with a couple quirky characters turns into an action thriller. And does it with a series of turns that are pretty unexpected. Some scary hoods on the periphery, lawyers playing with the media, crooked cops. Fun stuff happening while a young lawyer partners up with an older, more seasoned lawyer who has fallen from grace.

Her back story is good, but the older lawyer's backstory is even better. Does a nice job of capturing the Detroit area. Nicely written. Not predictable. Looking forward to more in this series.

I think it is the author's first? Darn good first effort.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Sue B. on November 27, 2012
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The positive reviews are spot-on, with one additional comment: the editing is very good for an eBook. There are little errors likely due to uninformed spellcheck, such as misspellings, and the substitution of similar though drastically different in meaning words. It is obvious that the author knows the meaning of "tenet" while the word "tenant" is used. I enjoyed the characters, and look forward to reading more from this author.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Don Kidwell TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 9, 2013
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...and a plot line that twisted and turned till the very end! And whatever you do don't take your eyes off Malcom unless you want to end up in one of his portraits. Together with a dash of romance thrown in for good measure I'd say this book would satisfy most anybody, myself included. If screwy characters with some mystery and laughs thrown in along the way are your thing I would also recommend "Bombshell" by Mike Faricy whom offers several other Dev Haskell PI books as well (Please see my review for that book as well).
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on October 2, 2013
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This is a fun legal thriller. Characters were delighting, plot was believable but not predictable, vignettes of Detroit and Upper Michigan were accurate and revealing. Budding romance was handled with kid gloves and it developed slow enough to reveal its honesty. I just purchased the other two books. Try this one. You'll be glad you did.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By JeanTownsend on November 15, 2012
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I live in Detroit and absolutely loved this book. It is a great detective story. Has good story line and the beginning relationship of a detective team. The references to local sites added to this story. One of the best books I've read in a long time. Perfect length. Can't wait to see lots more from this author.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Table4two on September 28, 2013
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Witty, quirky,and action packed!! I loved meeting these down and out lawyers who partner up for the case of their careers. Both have some significant baggage too, but are meant to be together both as business partners and as lovers. Excellent crime involving Detroit police-murder, mayhem, drugs, and guns. Can't wait to read the next one in the series.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By KMonster on November 25, 2013
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I went with a 3 for this book because the ending was pretty good, but I won't be recommending it to my friends. The beginning and middle are a little slow, and the plot and romance aspect are found in soooo many novels that I was bored for a while. But I kept reading cause I like to find out what happened and I'm glad I finished it cause it picked up towards the end.
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35 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 27, 2012
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I found this book to be rather poorly written. Characters were not very believable, and the dialogue too amateurish to invest more of my time reading it. While I admire anyone who can write and publish a complete book, there are so many other reads out there that surpass this one I'm just too old to bother finishing a poorly written work like this one.
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