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Tweet the Police [Kindle Edition]

Ellis Drake
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Book Description

Rick thought being a sheriff's deputy in the small New Mexico town of Ultima would be a quiet job--but that was before he met Mrs. Pendergast, the local busybody who fancies herself an amateur sleuth.

When Mrs. P sees a tweet asking for help on her new smartphone, she's determined to find out if the "tweep" is okay; and it's all Rick and her granddaughter, Sylvie, can do to keep up with her!

Product Details

  • File Size: 113 KB
  • Print Length: 26 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008X82WD4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,636,074 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not as developed as I would have liked December 24, 2013
This is truly a clever short story with some interesting tweaks along the way, but I just felt that the short story was not developed well enough. Writing a short story mystery is always a difficult thing to do. The concept behind the story is absolutely brilliant, and this is a short, entertaining read. I just wish there had been a little more development to it. There is a sickening scene (but it is necessary), and there is some profanity. But if you just need a little story to rev up your mystery engine, this may be the book for you.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tweet the Police November 4, 2012
Mrs.Marjorie Pendergast is a retiree who thinks its her job to help protect the citizens of her tiny town. The police are pretty familiar with her, but when she comes in claiming that someone might have been murdered well that's new even for her. She tells them that she has received a tweet saying that someone had been murdered. The chief of police doesn't really believe her but assigns Deputy Ricky Valdez to the case. Mrs. Pendergast is determined to stay in the middle of the investigation and help the police figure out who-dun-it!

Short stories have to be hard to write, keeping it short, but providing plenty of information has to be tricky. Ellis Drake makes it seem easy though, by providing a few twists in a murder mystery to keep it interesting. The story had the feel of a cozy mystery for me,and the hint of a possible romance between Sylvie and Rick added to the story. The ending leaves this reader hoping that the author might just pen a follow up story.

A complimentary copy of this e-book was provided in exchange for an honest review.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Modern Day Miss Marple! November 4, 2012
Ricky Valdez thought life as Sheriff's deputy in Ultima, New Mexico, would be quiet. That was until the day that Mrs Pendergast sees a tweet on her new smartphone from someone asking for help. Mrs Pendergast with all her busybody ways is certain she can help, and it's up to Rick, and her granddaughter to help out, or at least keep up with her!

Even though it is only 26 pages, Tweet the Police is everything I love about mysteries: a good whodunit, memorable characters and a tiny bit of romance.

I loved the premise of this story. It's like Miss Marple meets the modern world. Mrs Pendergast plays the busybody turned amateur sleuth very well. When I was reading the story I could just imagine Rick rolling his eyes at her every action.

If you're looking for a fun short read, maybe to fill time on the commute or a last hour, I suggest trying this. It was a super fun story, and I'm hoping we see more from this author in the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable mystery September 24, 2012
By Colette
I loved this novella! It was a fast, enjoyable read that kept me guessing to the end. There was just a touch of romance to keep the romance lover in me happy, but it didn't overpower the mystery. Even if you aren't into social media, you have to give this book a try!
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