- Paperback: 215 pages
- Publisher: Fiction Works (December 31, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1581246714
- ISBN-13: 978-1581246711
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 3.2 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,271,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mahogany Row Paperback – December 31, 2000
"... the realistic feel of a book that is grounded in behind the scene action of an authentic legal experience..." -- Art and Mind
"...Mahogany Row is a short, taut thriller that doesn't know how to slow down...." -- The Write Lifestyle
"...[Mahogany Row is] a fun and fast book...dialogue well done...a diverting story for the beach or your airplane journey." -- Fiatgirl.com
"...hard-boiled lawyer fiction...dialogue snappy and entertaining..." -- New York Law Journal, December 10, 2000
"5 Stars Reviewer's Choice...[Mahogany Row has]everything a good legal thriller that has a multi-layered plot should have..." -- Scribes World Reviews
"An exciting legal thriller which never loses its pace from start to finish...the opening is...shocking... -- New Hope International Review
"MAHOGANY ROW is fast paced, action packed and grips the reader from the first page..." -- The Romance Readers Connection, April 1, 2001
About the Author
Wayne J. Keeley is a writer, producer and attorney. He's a two-time Emmy Award winner for outstanding public service campaigns and holds a Masters in Law from NYU. He lives in New York where he writes and practices law.
Top Customer Reviews
The detective on the case gleefully informs him -- he's the last person to find out -- that his boss recommended against giving him a partnership, meaning he was about to be without a job. Unemployment after eight years of twelve billable hours a day seems an adequate motive for murder. And with no alibi, Mark is quickly running out of options.
Fleeing town and remaining a fugitive seems the only option for Mark, until he can prove his innocence. But with a tenacious detective and a powerful law firm on his trail, as well as killer, Mark best work fast or he may add to the growing body count.
Gritty, faced-paced, this first-person narrative keeps the reader on edge till the last surprising page. The dirty back streets of New York and a cast of seedy characters present motive and background guaranteed to hold the reader's interest. The author's first novel, MAHOGANY ROW's surprising twist at the end will leave reader's desiring more from this outstanding author. Highly recommended.
Filled with vivid characters that materialize themselves for you as you read, you can't help but feel as though you are the one being probed and pushed beyond your limits; having been made the fall-guy for an organization that you gave your life to. This story is one you would only expect from an organized crime mastermind, or an articulate, creative, and multi-talented author named Wayne Keeley... remember that name as we'll be seeing more of it. Kudos to FictionWorks for publishing this author.
I had fun with this book and I think most mystery lovers will, too. For a first novel, not too bad. The plot leaves little time for character development. The characters would be interesting to get to know.
Good commuter fodder - nothing earthshaking, tidbits of insider information with a riddle you want to unravel.
I look forward to more from this writer!
With his office shut off as a crime scene, Mark has no choice but to head home. From this point a series of dangerous coincidences alert Mark that somebody wants him dead.
How could this be? Why is Mark being framed for Simpson's death? More importantly, what does Mark know that could have him killed? Follow this young attorney as he seeks the answers to his questions.
Wayne Keeley's first novel starts fast and doesn't stop until the stunning conclusion.
However, this rapid pace has its drawbacks. There is minimal time for character development. Furthermore, the players are forced to keep up with the plot. There is no time to reflect because the characters must hurry across town for the next scene.
Several typographical errors are present in the non-draft copy I possess, but they provide minimal distraction.
Nevertheless, Keeley's first venture into the world of legal thrillers is a valiant effort. The story lines are there. With better pacing, Keeley may become an author worth considering.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Despite television and film representations of lawyers' lives as thrilling ones filled with intense cross-examinations, surprise confessions on the stand, and interoffice romances,... Read morePublished on June 10, 2007 by P. Mann
Mahogany Row is a fairly decent book considering it comes from a small press and is apparently a first novel. Read morePublished on December 4, 2004 by SB
When Mark McCoy discovers his boss' body in his office, sitting in Mark's captains chair, naked, with his throat cut from ear-to-ear, he knew it wasn't going to be a good Monday. Read morePublished on February 2, 2002 by Shirley Truax
Wayne J. Keeley scripted an outstanding book envoling all ... The Three 3's in writing!!! Sex ... Suspense ... Stimulation! Read morePublished on October 27, 2001 by Dirk
Here's a pretty satisfying tough, pulpy hard boiled mystery novel for anyone who needs a Mickey Spillane style fix. Read morePublished on August 28, 2001 by Christopher J. Jarmick
Wayne J. Keeley's debut novel, "Mahogany Row" is high-octaine fun from start to finish. If you're looking for a quick and highly entertaining suspense novel, you can't go... Read morePublished on August 24, 2001
I wasn't prepared to like this book as much as I did -- but I couldn't help myself! A fearless protagonist pits himself against the cutthroat world of a law firm where he must sort... Read morePublished on June 15, 2001 by Patricia A. Bruder
I wasn't prepared to like this book as much as I did -- but I couldn't help myself! A fearless protaganist pits himself against the cutthroat world of a law firm where he must sort... Read morePublished on June 15, 2001 by Patricia A. Bruder