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Death is the New Black by [Piper, Dominic]
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Product Details

  • 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
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If you are looking for a fast-paced thriller, I highly recommend Death is the New Black by Dominic Piper. This book features a lascivious sleuth, the fashion industry, sexy women, a high-speed chase, physical combat, dynamic characters, and lots of plot twist.

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.
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Tough, dark, and often sexed PI Beckett, London’s answer to Sam Spade is back and thrown hip deep into the world of fashion, where the people may be catty, but are they capable of gas-lighting? Sara Holt is the client and she’s been the target of harassment, and break-ins. But there’s no witnesses, nothing missing, no evidence. The police are snickering and rolling their eyes in doubt when Sara reaches out to Beckett and hires him. Did it really happen, or is the pressure getting to the new designer?
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.
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Wow! Just finished Death Is The New Black. Private Investigator David Beckett lives his title to the fullest, as a lusty womanizer with many additional talents. The constant sex at the beginning was a little much at times, but one became accustomed. And then, the story heated up. Piper is a terrific story teller with a wicked sense of humour. One gets the feeling he's living out his fantasies. I enjoyed this book very much. It was Great, Terrific, Tremendous. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.
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24 hours. Done! Loved it. What more is there to say. Death is the New Black is the total package. The writing is witty, charming, the main character Daniel, totally amoral. Loved every delightful description. Fast story, fast women. Great read! 5 Stars
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Dominic Piper’s hero, private detective Daniel Beckett, is a rip-roaring character who’s quirky enough to be interesting and tough enough to crack any situation. He’s a clever creation: a modest ‘babe magnet’, who cannot help attracting gorgeous sexy women, with a murky past that you suspect may be semi military, but you’re never told exactly what, so it keeps things intriguing. With his paranoia about being followed to his central London flat, the Nightingale (squeaky) floor to give advance warning of intruders, his toughness in adversity and his analytical problem-solving approach, and his fearlessness, you find that you’d like to be his friend, but would really hate to be his enemy.

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.
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There are some books that move you, some that affect you and then there are some that shake the living daylights out of you. Mr Piper’s latest tome Death is the New Black is most definitely the latter. Daniel Beckett, Private Investigator and whole lot more besides, has been brought back and he’s in spectacular form. He’s on another case, psychological harassment of top London designer, Sara Holt. A lovely young lady whose stardom will sky-rocket if she pulls off a simultaneous fashion show in New York and Milan. A first for the fashion industry, and one guaranteed to get the suits interested in backing her own designer brand. From the outset, Beckett feels there’s something else going on with this case. His sixth sense knows it, but he can’t place what it is. When the denouement finally arrives it’s like a slap in the face with a rather large branding iron. You’re disoriented, shattered and winded as much as Beckett is. What follows from this moment is possibly the weirdest thing I’ve read in a while, but so captivating that I now have red rimmed eyes through complete lack of sleep. I do not engage in spoilers, so you’ll just have to read this fabulous book, but what I will say (using an old spy adage) ‘What you think you know you don’t!’

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.
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