- File Size: 2097 KB
- Print Length: 684 pages
- Publisher: Quintzy Press (March 30, 2017)
- Publication Date: March 30, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06VVCSNPY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,540,502 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Damien Dickens Mysteries: Books 1, 2 & 3 Kindle Edition
"Depth of Lies" by E. C. Diskin
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First, there’s our narrator, straight-man Dick, as serious about demolishing his half-dozen jelly donuts and cup of coffee as he is about tracking down the origins of a Russian coin or saving a beautiful third daughter heiress from her evil, older step-sister.
Millie, Dick’s office girl and sweetheart, later his wife, has a doll face, sharp mind, and serious detective courage. One can picture a solemn, soft-haired babe bending over papers or hot on the trail of a clue until she finds her answer. Then, she flashes a large-eyed, dimpled smile.
Entis gives her cast, including the evildoers, the right amount of physical and character portrayal to make us love them, hate them, pity them, or laugh at their mannerisms by sprinkling the stories with humorous descriptions. After Dick gives a long-winded, unusual, detailed order at a pizza joint, he comments to the reader, “She looked at me as though I was the slightly unexpected outcome of a chemistry experiment.” This happens before he disappears, causing Millie to experience “frissons of foreboding . . . rippling through her chest.” The character names are fun, too—Dickens, Nickleby, Holmes, Sherlock.
Lucky for us, the setting, Atlantic City, and many of the characters (except the ones who’ve been killed off) continue through the three books. We greet them like old friends and get to know them more thoroughly in each book.
By the way, the “chocolate Labradoodle” does enter the plot in the third novel, but not until. . . Enjoy!
The mysteries are well written and I love the fact they are set in the sixties. One wonders how we ever got along without mobile phones and computers with investigations having to be carried out the old fashioned way. Great reading.
I liked both PIs, Damien and Million Dickens, and the minor characters. I also liked that the story wasn't rushed and there were twists to keep my interest.
The story sometimes went into too much detail, about the coding, streets, and food but not too bad.
I also would've liked to find out what happened to LAQ.
A pleasure to read. You'll be charmed.