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The Original Alibi (A Matt Kile Mystery Book 2) by [Bishop, David]
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Length: 314 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • File Size: 1681 KB
  • Print Length: 314 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1938135504
  • Publication Date: July 17, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008MOP6MI
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It all started when I read Who Murdered Garson Talmadge and fell in love with Matt Kile. Then, I went on to The Third Coincidence and The Blackmail Club. It was goodbye Matt, welcome Jack McCall. I was hoping Matt would forgive me. He did, but he reappeared in my life again in The Original Alibi. I now remember why I had fallen for him the first time. He still talks directly to me, and I respond.

The Original Alibi is yet another wonderful book by David Bishop, in the style of Agatha Christie. Once again, we have a super plot and the introduction of another lovable character, Axel. All this, mixed with a screwball family, makes for a delightful as well as suspenseful reading.

I can't get enough of David Bishop's writing. Read him and get hooked too.
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If you like your whiskey neat, your dames busty, your case cold and your investigator saddled with a shady past...you'll throw back the latest installment of David Bishop's Matt Kile mystery and find it goes down smooth and tasty. Colorful characters and layered plot make this a classic waiting to happen.
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I have just found David Bishop and his works. I decided to try one title and was hooked from the first page. His characters are full of life and "real". I have now read all six of Mr. Bishop's mysteries and just waiting for the next ones to come out. If you're a mystery fan and like series, Matt Kile is great. However, Mattie Richards, Jack McCall and Ryan Testler in his other books are just as good. I can't pick a favorite, I just hope he writes fast! Enjoy!
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If you enjoy a 'closed room' murder mystery ala Agatha Christie, you'll really enjoy David Bishop's new book. He presents interesting characters, a complex plot, and a chance for you to unravel the mystery before he does. I would have enjoyed more action and tearing around the countryside as Bishop did in his very enjoyable book, The Woman, but otherwise have no complaints. Well Done.
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Liked the writing style and enjoyed the characters but the ending felt rather abrupt, did not feel the conclusion was flushed out very well. Predicted the outcome, but was hoping to learn more information as to the motive, reasoning seemed flimsy. Story had good potential.
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Interesting (in an ironic sort of way) that the protagonist is a successful crime novelist, and well may he be, but based on the evidence of this book, the author isn't. The English language is treated decently here, but the diction and rhetoric are somewhat clunky and out of sorts - a mix (a not very tasty mix) of English drawing-room and American hard-boiled detective. Almost schizophrenic.

The plot becomes increasingly complex, but almost as if the author wasn't quite sure what was going on. And talk about clichés. There is old, rich, sick guy, a butler, a chauffeur, dissolute grandson, nympho daughter, biker thug - who administers the obligatory beating - ex-wife who cares, gruff but caring police detective, blah, blah. The resolution is rather pedestrian, almost too obvious to be true - sort of a shaggy dog tale - and it arrives most unexpectedly as if the author just got tired of writing any more about his cardboard cut-out cast.

In sum, I waded through it expecting more and ended up with less. Go ahead but there's nothing all that interesting or compelling to see here.
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These books were written for men obviously. Very Mickey spillane and very sexist.
Can not honestly say I enjoyed all that, but plotting was pretty good.
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The title is ironic, but not for the reason the author thinks. He refers to a central plot device, that of an accused killer's alibi in an eleven-year-old murder case. The true irony is the author's decision to use the Bogart-Bacall film The Big Sleep for much of his opening. There, the detective is Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe. Here, it's an ex-cop turned ex-con turned pardoned private eye. The film is a mish-mash, one of Bogey's misfires. The book would be, but it is saved by some truly interesting characters like Kile's assistant/cum sidekick. Never mind that there are some big loose ends (see if you can find the biggest). If you haven't guessed whoreallydunit by the time it's revealed, turn in that PI badge you got in your box of Post Toasties.
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