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Reel Estate Rip-off: A Reed Ferguson Mystery (A Private Investigator Mystery Series - Crime Suspense Thriller Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Renee Pawlish
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

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Book Description

More mysteries to die for in this acclaimed private investigator series!

Lights! Camera! Reed!
That's right - Reed Ferguson, the intrepid hero of This Doesn't Happen In The Movies, is back.

A mysterious death.
A brother searching for the truth.
A devious ex-wife.
Real estate shenanigans.
More danger for Reed than a film noir plot.

Reed Ferguson's second adventure is again filled with film noir and a lot of humor. Along with the Goofball Brothers, Reed's not too bright neighbors, and Cal, Reed's computer geek friend, Reed tackles a dangerous case, sharpening his skills as he unearths a string of clues that lead to a killer - but will this case cost Reed his life? With an ode to old Hollywood and movie memorabilia, Reel Estate Rip-off is humorous detective noir at its best.

You can't beat mysteries, so try the Reed Ferguson private investigator series.

Praise for Reader's Favorite Finalist in mystery This Doesn't Happen In The Movies:

This is one witty, hilarious detective story that will keep the reader glued to the pages until the very end.

Kirkus Reviews on this detective noir novel:

The promising kickoff to Pawlish's comic mystery series, starring far-from-perfect PI Reed Ferguson. Pawlish earns high marks for plot construction, with twists and turns naturally unfolding as Ferguson, inexperienced but not incapable, feels his way through the case. A good-humored mystery series worth following.

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> mysteries to die for
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> detective kindle books
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Editorial Reviews

Review

Great Read!

You can never get enough of the antics of Reed Ferguson!!! Renee Pawlish knows how to spin a yarn!

Joseph N. Fusco, writer, director, actor

About the Author

Renée Pawlish is the award-winning author of the bestselling Nephilim Genesis of Evil, the first in the Nephilim trilogy, the Reed Ferguson mystery series (This Doesn't Happen In The Movies, Reel Estate Rip-off, The Maltese Felon, Farewell, My Deuce and the short story Elvis And The Sports Card Cheat), The Noah Winters YA Adventure series (The Emerald Quest), This War We're In, a middle-grade historical novel, Take Five, a short story collection, Codename Richard, a ghost story, and The Sallie House: Exposing the Beast Within, a non-fiction account of a haunted house investigation.

Ren
ée has been called "a promising new voice to the comic murder/mystery genre" and "a powerful storyteller".  Nephilim Genesis of Evil has been compared to Stephen King and Frank Peretti.  This Doesn't Happen In The Movies is a Readers' Favorite Finalist in mystery.

Renée was born in California, but has lived most of her life in Colorado. When she's not hiking, cycling, or chasing ballplayers for autographs, she is writing mysteries, thrillers and horror. She loves to travel and has visited numerous countries. She has also spent many summer days at her parents' cabin in the hills outside of Boulder, which was the inspiration for the setting of Taylor Crossing in her novel Nephilim: Genesis of Evil.

Visit Renée's website reneepawlish.com or her blog tobecomeawriter.com.


To learn more you can follow her
on Twitter: @reneepawlish
on Facebook: facebook.com/reneepawlish.author
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or Goodreads: goodreads.com/reneepawlish

Product Details

  • File Size: 530 KB
  • Print Length: 245 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0061HSJ4A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,864 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Nice Way to Pass Some Time May 23, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was a decent story. The characters are amusing and the nostalgia inviting. l won't say it was the best story though. It was entertaining while I wait for one of my favored authors to come up with something new, Reed, Cal, Ace, Deuce, Bob all participated as usual. I see there is another book ready in the series, I will move on to it and see if it gets better.......
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining book to read May 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Note: This review is my opinion, and it is skewed to my likes and preferences.

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I have chosen to give this book a rating of (3.75 / 5) for a few reasons:

1. Personally I found the story a bit predictable - however, it was still entertaining to read since you didn't have to follow a ton of convoluted threads...

2. I found it reminded of the old dime store detective novels, or the old detective movies - don't get me wrong, some like that style of books or maybe that was the intent all along.

Characters - Henri and Evaline were the most believable characters in the book to me, yet they were minor cast members. Ace and Deuce (god I hope they have real names) were there to provide some comic relief. The Ex was setup for you to hate from the start. The love interest could have been developed more. Reed was the casual, laid back detective.

If I had read the first book, then I might have had more insight into the cast. So to be totally fair, I might make sense to read the books in order.

Story - The story read very much like an old detective movie, which I have watched many. This may be why the story seemed predictable. Short of giving a spoiler which I hate, the story seemed to press you into believing a certain character was the killer when everything in me knew otherwise.

I will give due credit though for the following:

1. Pawlish did a fantastic job of bring all the loose threads to a solid conclusion, even threads I hadn't caught - nothing was left hanging.

2. She definitely did her research in regards to the movies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read July 13, 2014
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Enjoyed this writer and will read the other books in this series. Good detective story. Liked the characters. Good read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read June 10, 2014
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I enjoyed this book a lot, it was just a fun read. Couldn't wait to find "whodunit"! I will read more by this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read June 21, 2014
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I've read two of the Reed Ferguson books now. They are entertaining and I will look for the next book by this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lot of fun and worth the price. November 13, 2014
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I got the first book because it was free and liked it enough to make me buy the second book. The Reel Estate Rip-off was a fun book. It kept me entertained and I'm really starting to like Reed Ferguson and his Goofball neighbors. His friend Cal I'm not fond of though. But all in all I liked the book and I'm getting ready to buy the next one in the series.

This book had a good plot and it ran along smoothly. Renee Pawlish has a way with words and makes the stories entertaining and makes them move along at a good clip. I would recommend this book to everyone that likes mysteries.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB July 5, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was very good. The plot was well planned and held my interest throughout. The characters were also very appealing. I especially liked the private detective, Reed Ferguson who was skillful and fun at the same time. The Goofball Brothers were a real asset to the humor in the book. Samantha made a good interest to the evil in the book. I will read more books in this series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bogie June 28, 2014
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A fun read and I really enjoyed the characters and the way that the plot developed. Deuce had to be my favorite.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun read
I like Ace and Deuce and their brother Bob. They remind me of "Larry and my brother Darryl and my other brother Darryl" from the Bob Newhart show. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Mary L
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad. I've read two of these and I like ...
Not bad. I've read two of these and I like the main characters and the way they are developing. I hope the series continues.
Published 11 days ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars Great detective story
I enjoyed the connections to film noir. Reed is a likable and realistic character.
Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Old style "gumshoe" PI mystery
A good read, reminiscent of Mickey Spilane but does not quite reach that bar. Pawlish creates and develops a frustratingly human character in Reed Furgeson which shows great... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Shades of mystery books of 40's
Many of the writers of mysteries of the 40-s era are mentioned throughout this story. The story reminds me of the mystery books of that time that I loved so much and helped turn... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Lindah
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
third one of these I have read but no more. Not interesting enough character building.
Published 24 days ago by Sharon
4.0 out of 5 stars Light, entertaining read
Reed Ferguson, a fledgling detective, investigates a man’s mysterious death at the request of the dead guy’s brother. Read more
Published 1 month ago by D. Zendel
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't get enough of noir
Keep 'm coming. I can't get enough. If you love Bogart and especially old film noir, you'll love these books. I'm rapidly becoming a big fan. Read more
Published 1 month ago by nero
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
In fact, I didn't read this because I read another Reed Ferguson Mystery and I thought he was an idiot. Read more
Published 1 month ago by ST
2.0 out of 5 stars ok
I like these books. Reed and his friends are funny, and innocent, just all-around nice guys. I had some problems with the editing, though. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Read4ever
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More About the Author

Renée Pawlish is the award-winning author of the bestselling Reed Ferguson mystery series, horror bestseller Nephilim Genesis of Evil, The Noah Winters YA Adventure series, middle-grade historical novel This War We're In, Take Five, a short story collection, and The Sallie House: Exposing the Beast Within, a nonfiction account of a haunted house investigation.

Renée has been called "a promising new voice to the comic murder mystery genre" and "a powerful storyteller". Nephilim Genesis of Evil has been compared to Stephen King and Frank Peretti.

Renée was born in California, but has lived most of her life in Colorado.

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To learn more you can follow her on her website:
http://www.reneepawlish.com

on her blog:
http://tobecomeawriter.com/

on Twitter:
@reneepawlish

on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/reneepawlish.author

or Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/reneepawlish


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