Well Worth Your Time.
"Thoroughly enjoyed this book. From start to finish. This is my 5th book by David Wind covering three different genres Historical, Epic Fantasy and Mystery/Thriller each and every single one of them have been great stories.
Well written, engaging, interesting and entertaining. You are sucked into the story immediately and all you can do is hold on for the ride. It's a mystery within a mystery. One new and one from the past. While I was able to solve part of the mystery before the end, there was still a part that I did not see coming at all. Great characters with a great plot. Bottom line this book is worth your time and credit.
I really liked the old time detective feel of the story.
Love the humor/sarcasm - since the Dead hit the garden, there are some who won't get the reference
I really like all the minute details that are included in the descriptions of each place in the story. It gives you the chance to visualize the scene in your mind.
Describes what it's like to drive in south Florida perfectly. The speed limit is basically just a suggestion." Lori D. Audible.
"A complex and highly intelligent detective story, David Wind's latest novel demands your attention and pays off big time. Tightly written and intricately plotted, ANGELS IN MOURNING will leave you wanting more-and there's plenty to choose from among Wind's thirty-three previous works. Finding such a talented, prolific writer is a mixed blessing: So much to catch up on, and so little time!" --Ken Isaacson Author of SILENT COUNSEL
"Angels in Mourning is a complex and fascinating story with a real surprise at the end." --Roberta Gellis, best selling author of the Magdalene La Bârtarde Mysteries
"I'd never had the pleasure of reading any of David Wind's 33 previous novels, but when I finished his latest novel, Angels in Mourning, I made a vow to go back and read the rest of this very talented writer's work. Angels' immensely likeable private investigator protagonist Gabriel Storm (if you think that's a great name, wait until you read his assistant's moniker!) had been falsely imprisoned for many years for the murder of his beloved fiancée, stage actress Elaine Hall. While Storm lingers in prison, only two people believe in his innocence, playwright Scotty Granger and police captain Christopher Bolt. Through much steadfast determination, Bolt and Granger eventually win Storm's acquittal. So when Granger is found viciously murdered in what was clearly a crime of passion, Storm is on a mission to find and bring his murderer to justice. Of course, the more Storm investigates Granger's network, the more he realizes that many people could have wanted him dead. Was it one of the greedy hangers-on who have invested in Granger's new play? Was it a jilted ex? Was it a slimy human-trafficker, or worse yet a pedophilic politician? Who can Granger trust? The Homeland Security agent who may or may not be on the up and up? His own new girlfriend who seems to show up every time someone tries to kill him? I thought I had the case solved by midway through the book, but in reality I'd taken Wind's subtle bait and was way off track.
I will admit I'm a bit of a literature snob, but Wind's narrative not only left my intelligence intact, he did a magnificent job of drawing me into Storm's pleasantly-seedy New York. For instance: The Westside diner was slow...a throwback from the forties. You know the type, all chrome and vinyl with a checkerboard black and white floor. Old and faded pictures of New York lined the walls. It was a cholesterol heaven of pies, muffins, and greasy donuts heaped in scratched plastic covered trays on the counter. Five big chrome coffee urns, like missile silos, were lined against one wall. A rectangular cut-out separated the dining room from the kitchen. Every sound made in the kitchen reached the eating area.
It takes a lot for a work of fiction to impress me but Angels did just that. David Wind has much respect for his readers and it shows." --Kelly Davis