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Murder Behind The Closet Door: The Wildwood Murder Mystery Ghost Story Paperback – April 10, 2010
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About the Author
Become a Fan of Murder on Facebook! www.facebook.com/WildwoodMysteryNovel Christopher Pinto is the author/editor of Tiki Lounge Talk (http://tikiloungetalk.com), a web-lounge dedicated to remembering the kool stuff from the Atomic Age and beyond, from big band music and jazz to cocktails at the Tiki Bar. He's been writing for over 25 years, has had several plays produced, and has won awards for his creative efforts. During the 1990s he was producer/director of a highly successful traveling theater company in the Atlantic City area, StarDust Productions. A lover of all things retro, he enjoys working on his 1953 Chevy Belair Hot Rod, plays jazz tenor sax and clarinet, and is an avid collector of vintage memorabilia. Pinto currently lives in South Florida with his wife Colleen, four birds, two cats, a dog and a Tiki Bar. For more info visit www.stardustmysteries.com.
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This book accomplishes what so many don't and when I say "weaves the story" I really mean it. He tells the story through individual characters eyes, going back and forth on different dates and locations; all while providing a descriptive that is so in depth, that you end up with a beautifully written tapestry. You can see and feel what he writes and he has written an amazing story.
The epilogue felt a little forced compared to the rest of the book; but even with that I give it 5 stars.
This novel is a throwback in several respects and, in fact, resembles 1970s fiction, thus matching the era of the story. The book is thick, around 600 pages, and doesn't have a lot of white on its pages. The narration isn't quite omniscient, but there is quite a lot of head hopping from one character's point of view to another. I was a bit put off by that initially, mainly because I'm no longer used to reading that style. The dialogue also threw me at first. All of it sounds realistic, but perhaps a bit too much so. Many of today's novels limit dialogue to only that which advances the plot. The characters in this story sometimes talk for the sake of talking, just as we all do.
While many readers will enjoy author Chris Pinto's story, what I like most is his literary-quality descriptiveness. I was pulled into each scene, forgetting my own surroundings as I wandered from one of his haunted locales to the next.
Can't wait to see what Mr. Pinto offers up next!
Most recent customer reviews
left a lot to be desired.