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Quinn Checks In (Liam Quinn Mysteries Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

LH Thomson
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Book Description

Haunted by his own mistakes, ex-jailbird and fraud artist Liam Quinn gets a chance to make amends; a friend of his ex-cop father has given him a freelance job as an art investigator for an insurance company. But a gallery heist isn't what it seems, and pretty soon, Quinn is running out of people to trust. The biggest mobster in town, a sweetheart named "Vin The Shin," is calling him out; a steady string of lowlifes want his head; his brother the patrolman can't forgive him and the woman he loves can't see him for what he is. The police think he's hiding something, and he may have turn to his sociopathic ex-mentor for help. But hey, when trouble comes knocking? That's when Quinn Checks In.

Downloaded by more than 100,000 happy Amazon readers and counting, Quinn Checks In is the first of seven books so far in the series, all ranked higher than 4.1/5 by Amazon readers. It has peaked so far at #3 on the Amazon Hard-boiled mysteries list, and #1 in several sub-categories, including Heist, Noir and Organized Crime. If you enjoy authors like Janet Evanovich and get a kick out of authors like Sue Grafton, you'll love Quinn Checks In, the first in a growing series!

What others are saying about kindle mystery books from LH Thomson:

"Just the right balance of wit, action and backstory." - J. Mike Orenduff, author of The Pot Thief mystery series.

"LH Thomson has hit the jackpot with his main character, Liam Quinn. A major aspect of this book which I greatly enjoyed was the feeling of energy which pulsated through the writing." - Diana Hockley

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    " Just the right balance of wit, action and back story... A solid story, witty dialog, fist fights, beautiful women, art, stolen beer kegs, a mob connection and a surprise ending. What could be better?" - J. Michael Orenduff, author of the "Pot Thief" series.

    "Reminiscent of Dennis LeHane's Kenzie and Gennaro novels, L.H. Thomson's first Liam Quinn mystery is smoothly written, convincingly voiced, fast-paced, gritty and fun." - Sheila Deeth, Amazon Vine Voice

    "LH Thomson has hit the jackpot with his main character, Liam Quinn. A major aspect of this book which I greatly enjoyed was the feeling of energy which pulsated through the writing." - Diana M. Hockley

    "The author has a great writing style that keeps you quickly turning the pages to see what will happen next." - Bev Ash

    "All in all, it's one hell of a book," - Samantha Mullins

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    Product Details

    • File Size: 1087 KB
    • Print Length: 215 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: J.I. Loome; 4 edition (July 24, 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B007U7WMI4
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,284 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    108 of 114 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good Start to the Series October 2, 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition
    This was a really enjoyable, gritty mystery. Set in Philadelphia, Quinn has recently been released from prison where he was serving a term for art forgery. Now, working as an insurance investigator, he becomes involved in the mystery of a stolen painting.

    I liked the main character, Quinn. He's a no-nonsense kind of guy who wants to stay on the straight and narrow but isn't afraid to get his hands a little dirty if he needs to. As an ex-boxer, he knows how to use his body to his advantage and gives as good as he gets. At the same time, he has a heart. When it comes to women he's got a blind spot but that only makes him more likeable. I also liked that he has a soft spot for Nora (his childhood love) and doesn't just jump into bed with anyone in a skirt.

    The neighborhood and the supporting characters set the scenes nicely. In fact, the neighborhood could almost be considered a supporting character in itself. The author includes a lot of details that make you feel how close-knit the community is and does a great job giving you a glimpse into it. Irish mothers who expect you home for Sunday dinner, brothers who are cops and priests, a local bar where everyone hangs out - all of these things set the stage but also make you understand Quinn all the more.

    I didn't really care for some of the dialogue and the accents the author used. He tries to use a local "Philly speak" while I see what he was going for in trying to submerge the reader into the world, I don't think it came off as totally authentic. There were a few moments that seemed cheesy to me. When Quinn himself speaks it drove me a little crazy that he went back and forth between using proper speech and falling into local accent. It didn't seem to me that he was consistent.
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    75 of 80 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding new mystery series May 14, 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Quinn Checks in by L.H. Thomson

    Mystery series featuring insurance investigator, Liam Quinn
    Another Priced Right Read @$2.99

    Liam Quinn is a product of Philadelphia's aptly named, Fishtown; a rough, elderly neighborhood out of which he develops a talent for boxing and a love for art. He has a dad and a brother on the police force, and an unfortunate three-year prison tern for art forgery.
    Now he's on the right side of the law with a nifty license to investigate insurance claims, courtesy of a family connection, though his unrequited love for his boss's daughter keeps tripping him up. The author makes the most of Liam's adoration of Nora in the fewest of words: "She'd always had that effect on me; that voodoo that caught my gaze and held it suspended, elevated, like a kite in an updraft." (sigh)
    In his latest case, Liam must investigate a robbery that at first glance seems to be a grab and run of an original Vermeer in a swank modern art gallery. The nice fat reward for its return would do a lot towards paying off his restitution to the state.
    But there's more to the story than the one expensive painting. Like, why did the two robbers choose only the one painting in a gallery full of other expensive, if contemporary pieces? And why does one of the robbers linger next to another painting, but out of range of the security cameras? And why do the post robbery photos show that same painting to hang askew?
    The author gives the reader a painterly introduction to Liam's life, his friends, most of whom are ex-cons, as well as his Irish relatives; his warm and welcoming Irish parents, his truculent cop brother who is incapable of accepting Liam the incarcerated as a respectable investigator.
    Liam dodges bullets, punches... okay, some not so much, mob-types, and all sorts of lovely women in this bright, witty and wonderfully complex first in the Liam Quinn mystery series.

    Highly recommended!
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    37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good start to a series December 17, 2012
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    It took me a while to realize why I liked the main character in Quinn Checks In so much, and its because he experiences shame. Liam Quinn is an ex-crook and ex-boxer who forged paintings. His tight family life in Philadelphia is tested by it as he is now out of prison. At the same time, he has a chance to make good by solving crimes for an insurance company. He has a girl he loves but who seems out of reach and several interconnected plots about a missing painting to resolve. I liked the fact that he goes to church, cares about his family, even though he kicks butt as well. A good start to a series
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    34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Mountain Reader June 30, 2013
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    Really enjoyed this book, loved Quinn. I am going to order the next book right away. It was fun and entertaining.
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    37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Read June 13, 2013
    By Ed R
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    I have now read all 3 Liam Quinn mysteries. I found them very entertaining. They are quick paced and quality reading. I am now going to read the Max Castillo series. I hope they will be as good as Liam Quinn. I highly recommend the Liam Quinn series to anyone interested in good mysteries.
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    37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! July 15, 2013
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    Once I started reading, the suspense and intrigue didn’t let me put the pages down.
    Excellent mistery book with a well developed and intense plot. I had no idea where things were going until the final reveal. I will read the next Quinn story!
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    39 of 45 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly edited drivel. June 12, 2014
    By George
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Poorly written, poorly edited, and the actions of the characters do not have a genuine feel to them. After the mispelled words and poor grammar, the story was not believable, which made for an unpleasant read.
    This book is a prime example of new age electronic publishing with no regard for the english language.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars Quinn checks in
    Really enjoyed Quinn. Loved the way he uses his knowledge of art to do his job. Would certainly read the follow up book. Love the way he treats women.....get going Quinn..... Read more
    Published 3 hours ago by Scarab
    5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read
    I just loved this book! The plot is well done and kept me guessing up until the end. The characters were very real and Thomson's descriptions of them allows the reader to visualize... Read more
    Published 19 hours ago by J. Suchan
    5.0 out of 5 stars This is my first time reading this author but I ...
    This is my first time reading this author but I look forward to reading more. The characters are interesting and cleverly described.
    Published 22 hours ago by Esther Tubello
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    I liked it, reminds me of the old P.I. series like Shell Scott, looking forward to more.
    Published 23 hours ago by Daniel C. Murphy
    4.0 out of 5 stars I liked his family relationships and the descriptions of Philadelphia...
    Liam Quinn is an interesting character. I liked his family relationships and the
    descriptions of Philadelphia added a lot of color to the story.
    Published 1 day ago by Stephen M. Whitmer
    5.0 out of 5 stars great read.
    Quinn is a guy you would like to know and hang out with, and get to know his friends and family
    Published 2 days ago by karo
    3.0 out of 5 stars Okay read
    This kind of reads like a cross between a Spencer novel and Bernie Rodenbar novel. Kind of slow, everybody does what the plucky hero wants them to do, some technical mistakes,... Read more
    Published 3 days ago by Awol
    3.0 out of 5 stars serious editing issue
    The book is well written except for several times where the author didn't make a final decision on details in a scene. Read more
    Published 4 days ago by CherylR
    4.0 out of 5 stars Worth Reading
    This book is based in Philadelphia with the Philadelphia PD as a backdrop of solving the theft. The main character Quinn is a private investigator for an insurance company who is... Read more
    Published 5 days ago by Chris French
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Kept you guessing.
    Published 6 days ago by Phyllis Wanta
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    More About the Author

    Born in Africa to Canadian parents, LH Thomson won his first essay contest at age seven and decided right then and there he'd make a living as a writer. He has lived around the world and is a fan of all types of mystery writing, as well as American lit like Steinbeck and Styron. The author of the Liam Quinn and Max Castillo series', Thomson is a veteran former news reporter, is married to Lori, and they have six adopted pets together. They live in Edmonton.

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