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- Print Length: 262 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1508641331
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- Publisher: Credit River Publishing (January 1, 2015)
- Publication Date: January 1, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00QMYFJKO
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Bulldog (Dev Haskell - Private Investigator Book 9) Kindle Edition
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If you have read anything about Dev before you know he is a P.I. and he always seems to find himself in the odd situations of trouble. He always has some type of female problems and then the cases he gets he is always caught right into the middle of it.
With Bulldog it was a good read, not much humor like the others on had in it. I guess maybe because Heidi wasn't as big a part in the story along with Detective Manning. Normally Dev and Manning are in each others faces and Dev somehow uses his charm to get under Manning's skin.
If you read book #8 in this series than you might remember Bulldog he is Tubby's enforcer, and now he has his own book. When Dev's close friend is murdered he decides that maybe he shouldn't get into the investigation. But then realizes that he should try to get some answers. As Dev digs deeper into the mystery he learns that Bulldog plays a major role in it all. Everything comes full circle for Bulldog but will Dev live after dealing with him?
Overall loved the story, anything with Dev is going to be good. Only reason I am not giving this book a solid five liked I hoped to is because lack of humor. I know super silly but I have come to know Dev as a humorous P.I. but not this time.
Previous case narratives had minor proofing lapses, but this one is worse. The errant 'apostrophe-s' when a plural is indicated is annoying and causes the reader to stumble looking for the objects of the possessive. The use of 'your' when the context calls for 'you're' is a common error in today's prose, but a distracting error none the less. (And Mike knows better-- he previously commented on that very faux pas when a barely-literate perp scrawled 'Your next' on Dev's wall.) Then there was the occasional typo and the wrong homonym, all of which should have been caught by any competent proofreader. Butchering the king 's English turns a five star yarn into a three star also-ran.
It's still a great yarn with clear definition of who the bad guys are and who are the white hats-- even if the white hats do gather a bit of gray around the edges. I hate it when sloppy finishing degrades great work. I hope Case #10 got better pre-publishing care. I will know shortly. It's next on my reading list.
The prose read as simplistic to me and there was quite a bit of dialogue. Also, I was distracted by numerous uses of 's (apostrophe s) to form plurals of words. (In fact, if anyone knows the author or his editor(s) personally, it'd be nice if you passed along this information to them so it could be corrected in future installments of the series.)
I liked that the PI didn't intentionally seem to intrude on the police investigation and that he did try to share information with them, even though they usually didn't heed what he shared.
Dev, at the start of the series, not this book specifically is a, ahm, an, a playboy but one with a heart. Now as the series progresses he becomes less grating and far nicer. Now I am not sure if this is based on character growth or me getting used to Dev's scandalous ways or if the author is losing his own razor sharp edge when it comes to Dev or all or none of the above but I have come to assume that by bungling everything Dev nevertheless saves the day and is revealed to be a pretty descent human being.
This is not heave reading and still it is fast and action filled escapism. If your expecting a complicated plot line, don't. If you want to be entertained be sure you will m