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Love and Fear: A Gulliver Dowd Mystery (Rapid Reads) Paperback – February 9, 2016
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"A fast-paced mystery that will appeal to readers of this genre. Coleman’s quick and witty prose will make readers gobble this book up. Moreover, readers will also enjoy the trajectory of Gulliver’s character development...If readers weren’t in love with Gulliver Dowd already, this book will make them true fans. Overall, I recommend this book to mystery fans the world over." (CM Magazine 2016-01-08)
“A quick hard-boiled mystery where the underdogs are the heroes.” (VOYA Magazine 2016-04-01)
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The lead character is wonderful. His name is Gulliver Dowd and he is described as a very handsome detective who also happens to be a dwarf. He is a private investigator and has a cast of other characters assisting him in various aspects of his investigations. His size and his vantage point provide him with a point of view that is not available in other detective stories.
This particular story appears to be the third in the series. In that sense, there was some background that was included in this book that I couldn't put with anything but it wasn't enough to detract from the story at hand.
In this edition, Gulliver is investigating the disappearance of a mob boss' daughter. I really couldn't say more without giving away the story. The book isn't that long and the story is great. I can easily give this book 4 stars but just want to point out that it is an extremely quick and easy read. Great book for young adults – I would say from junior high all the way to adults. I would also add that the typeface was large which is great for readers with vision issues. I think I will seek our Gulliver Dowd's earlier cases too!!
This is a “Rapid Reads”, a paperback of 168 pages written in huge font, a novella that is not taxing and is mainly aimed for the enjoyment of young people 16 years of age and up. It is also the perfect book for readers with a short attention span and for those who like to zipped through the pages in no time and enjoy a fast-paced mystery.
As all the “Rapid Reads” I have read to date the plot is well-written with no fuss and no extra-words to bog down the flow. The story in “Love and Fear” centers on the main character, a gutsy PI with a big heart. Gulliver is asked to help find the daughter of a New York head Mafioso who has gone missing. The plot has all the good elements wrapped in a few words and enough twists to pique our interest. The story is intriguing although I knew being a short story the character or plot development would be at the bare minimum. Having said this, the story is nevertheless captivating and one I enjoyed quite a bit.
I received an advance copy from Orca Book Publishers for an honest review. My thoughts have not been influenced by the offer, “This is the way I see it”.
He is hired by a mob enforcer to find the daughter of the enforcer's boss. Gulliver knows and respects both men, but does not like either of them. They know something about Gulliver's sister's murder.
Gulliver is very good at what he does. How he solves this case leads to a satisfying ending. This book is a solid 4 out 5 stars.