- File Size: 1927 KB
- Print Length: 336 pages
- Publisher: Endeavour Press (August 18, 2015)
- Publication Date: August 18, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01451D5LU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #310,483 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Death is the New Black Kindle Edition
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Dominic Piper superbly uses the first person to flesh out his main character. Within a few paragraphs, I start to understand Daniel Beckett, the thirty-something Private Detective. At first, I was put off with the way he sees women as sexual beings, but then I realized that he is appreciative of the female form and not derogatory. For some reason, women are attractive to Becket as much as he is to them...every man's fantasy.
After the police fail to help her, Sara Holt hires Daniel Becket to investigate street-harassment and possible break-ins into her home. Then, the attacks escalate. Can Daniel Becket save Sara Holt? Will he be too distracted by the women who seem to fall all over him? Will his sassy retorts get him into difficult to get out of situations?
Daniel Becket is resourceful, but also lucky. He can be cold, calculating, and deliberate—never to be underestimated.
The sex and violence are suggestive, not graphic. If reading these make you uncomfortable, find another book. Otherwise, hold on to your hat: you're in for a fast ride.
Like its predecessor, Death is the New Black, starts off dangerous and gets grim quickly. The antagonist is nebulous, shadowy, and may be entirely fictitious. The streets are dark and the clues are few. The only bright spot is the client’s assistant Isolda, but with a name like that can tragedy be far behind?
For a few dollars one can ride around on Beckett’s shoulder as he goes about London exploring the bright and the dark looking for clues and finding far more than he ever believed possible. It’s all there waiting for the reader, and worth every penny.
In this engaging story, Daniel is summoned by an extremely attractive young fashion designer, who is being followed and harassed, but she wants things resolved quietly and tactfully. Very charming, and apparently without an enemy in the world, she is clueless as to who could be trying to ruffle her splendid lifestyle and why, and she’s found that the local police won’t take the situation seriously. Daniel is quickly beguiled by the lady's gorgeous assistant, who’s been instructed to give him all the help he needs. Daniel promptly proceeds to seduce a variety of women, tackle the bad guys, solve some mysterious problems, and he ultimately cracks the case in a particularly spectacular manner. I can tell you there are plenty of surprises along the way.
There’s plenty of action, some scary situations, and lots of sex, but none of the latter is explicit or gratuitous: just enough to make you think: ‘What a lucky guy’.
All in all it’s a very entertaining easy read that would certainly translate well to a film or a TV series.
Let’s hope there are plenty more Daniel Becket mysteries – I’m certainly a top fan.
I do enjoy the way Mr Piper’s ploughs the depths of Beckett’s mind, and what a murky, magnificent minefield of perverted desires that place is. Even during a high speed chase up a narrow one-way street in London, Beckett feels the suspenders of a woman kind (or crazy) enough to allow him the use of her Audi R8, and his mind flips to thoughts of horizontal jogging. You have to read it to believe it! Perhaps, that’s the amazing part about Mr Piper’s writing, he makes it, however insane, seem believable.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The plot was OK but did not like all the sex and cursing. Story line is interesting although I figured one main character out about one third of the way through.Published 11 days ago
I loved Dominic's first book, Kiss Me When I'm Dead, so I asked him to let me know when he released his second book. Needless to say, I also loved Death is the New Black. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Renee Y. Lewis
James Bond has nothing on Daniel Beckett. Classic thriller mystery where every dame is hot and sexy, the hero beds every one of them and the action is non-stop. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This not not such a bad story of detective solving his clients situation,but all the things he could do and not get killed was amazing. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Bet
Read both of the books in this series. They were both full of action. Lots of sexual encounters without being to graphic. Very similar to James Bond.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed the read. Entertaining, witty and kept my interest.Published 8 months ago by schnorkiemom
I was really disappointed. It started out real good but the author made the main person in the book end up as a different person than he started out as. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Nearly every other page has an unredable sentence. Shame; good story with a badass main character that I'd follow if I could tolerate the endless mistakes. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Port42
Kept reading thinking it would get better but never did. Was a waste of time when I could have been reading something else.Published 9 months ago by betty baker
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