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Family Matters: An Ernest "Sparky" Hemingway Mystery (Ernest) Hardcover – Bargain Price, July 1, 2004
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This book is about small time life and the importance of friends/family. The main character is a loveable old codger that mostly wants to be left alone but things keep cropping up that interfere with his simple life.
I sure as heck hope there is another sequel in the works, because I like these people so much. It leaves you with a "homey" feeling and makes you want more.
Reprising his role as lead character from "Home Front," Ernest "Sparky" Hemingway again finds his quiet life as a copyeditor disturbed by events beyond his control.
This isn't political intrigue on the national or international level; it's local -- small-town local -- which makes it even more intense and consuming for those it affects.
Grab a mug of your favorite hot beverage, curl up in a comfortable chair, and enjoy an engaging read about big goings-on in a small place that these people call home.
This wasn't exactly a mystery. It has a similar relationship to the mystery genre that the Travis McGee novels do. That isn't a bad thing. The story told by the previous book and this book set up a situation where there could be many more Sparky Hemingway mysteries. Which would be a good thing. Some of them might be more tradional whodunits.
On the other hand, I don't know that the books have found an audience. If they haven't, Joel will probably go back to writing SF and Fantasy. So I win either way.
There are, however, a few unfortunate things going on in the town and Sparky is just the guy to nail it down.
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I bought this book thinking it was written by Joel C. Rosenberg. Actually, it was Joel (without a C.) Rosenberg. Read morePublished on September 12, 2009 by Speed Reader
I really like this book and the first (Home Front) ne in what I hope is long series.
These books makee me think of Jules Clement series by Jamie Harrison with it setting... Read more