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Beach Bum Brett Paperback – August 2, 2012
Praise for "BRETT GETS HAMMERED":
"There are twists and turns, and plenty of action and clever dialogue." (5,5 stars) Kaylee, Goodreads
Praise for "POOLSIDE WITH BRETT":
"Was there ever a character more outrageous than Brett Cornell?" (5,5 stars) Pen Wizard, Amazon
About the Author
I am a retired English teacher who got hooked on detective novels when I was an adolescent. Later on, during the 1980s, I began writing my own detective novels, all of them featuring a hard-boiled, unscrupulous character by the name of Brett Cornell. Prospective readers may possibly need to be aware that the novels are written in a tongue-in-cheek style and are meant to be humorous in many respects, just so long as one doesn't take Brett and his outrageous attitudes and behavior too seriously.
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In book 8, we find a slightly aging Brett, who of course can still perform on every level even though he does take a nap in between scuffles and bedding YOUNG things. Brett isn't about to hit the sack with anyone over forty - unless they are peeling off cash for his bank account before they peel off their clothes. Brett has gone to the beach to get away from his usual assortment of problems on his home turf, but alas, he falls into just as many problems while trying to catch some rays and relax. As usual a bevy of beauties run in and out of his stable, but just when it seems Brett may be actually falling for a girl of his dreams, all hell breaks loose. I can't imagine why so many problems follow Brett. Ha. But I digress. This mystery is one you won't figure out, however you begin worrying about this unscrupulous bastard getting a bullet in his back while his pants are down around his ankles.
If you're looking for a mystery you'll be "riveted to" because you're frantically trying to solve a complicated puzzle, look elsewhere, but if you're looking for a laugh riot of a book with some who-dun-it and murder, woven within the woes of a self described Adonis who angers almost every male who crosses his path, curl up for a fun read. And unlike other "full on" mysteries, you will NOT figure out the ending of this book.
Laughter is a wonderful cure for any woes, so give yourself a break and ride alongside Brett on another of his riotous adventures.
When I read the blurb in the Making Connections Group, I just knew I needed to read this!! And I was totally REWARDED!!! This book was one of the FUNNIEST books I have ever read!! And there was a fair bit of mystery involved too!!!
I found the writing so light and frothy that I finished the book in record time (=although the review is well beyond late, for which I truly apologise) I even ended up adding all the #BrettCornell books for review (There are 9 such hilarious and amazingly well written books!!)
Oh this Book!!! I have laughed so much over the time I was reading it!! Absolutely enjoyed the book!!
The story starts with Brett relaxing at the beach, far from the maddening crowd literally which is a result of his previous escapades. While Brett is sitting around, getting affection and attention, he lands himself in another mystery.
A word about Brett, in the author's own terms, he is, an unscrupulous bastard!! No Morals and the like!! And with ruggedly good looks, it isn't too difficult to have a good time at the beach. I'd say for quite a while I did enjoy Brett's outrageous behaviour and laughed out at his responses and how he drove everyone mad!!
There was a point where I really did get annoyed though, of how absolutely shameless Brett can be!! The reason I'd picked the book was a mystery and there was no end to the loopy reveal of Brett's shaggy adventures. But right when I was about to put the book away, the mystery came through. Mind you, this isn't one of those glaring, hard core, drawing-in type mysteries, a simple cold blooded murder. But the characters and the ease with which Brett finally solves the mystery is nice to read!!
I enjoyed this book for its hilarity and how the author made me laugh and smirk!! Although I wouldn't exactly call this a mystery, it nevertheless prompted me to go and try all of the `Brett Cornell' Series in the lookout for some serious laughs!!