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- File Size : 2789 KB
- Publication Date : July 24, 2014
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 215 pages
- Publisher : J.I. Loome; 7th Edition (July 24, 2014)
- ASIN : B007U7WMI4
- Language: : English
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #393,811 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Quinn Checks In #1 – My first read by this author and I am impressed and excited to have found this author. This author should be one of the big names since this book reminds me of the good authors in this genre from the 60s and 70s. The storylines are interesting and fast paced, and the intriguing investigations keeps me wanting to read more of this series and this author’s work. Quinn is a good character; he keeps you on his side with his faults and good heart. His family is well cast and the other supporting characters round out the “family”, which is common in this genre. There is humor and maybe a touch of romance from afar, and the cursing/vulgar language is kept to a minimum. If you like Wambaugh and company, you’ll like Thomson. There’s minor editing needed, like lowercase being used for names/proper nouns/titles, but most won’t notice. I will now start on the second book of this series, which is bad for me since I have other books to read with close deadlines. 5*
Quinn Gets His Kicks #2 – This book picks up about nine months after Checks ends. Another interesting story about Quinn with a few kinks in the fast paced storylines keeping the reader involved. Quinn and fellow characters are interesting and realistic, and easy to understand. I read this book before the update came out so I don’t know how the two versions differ, but I like what I read. The conversation style and continuing sequence is good, unless you read out of sequence causing you to miss a segment of Quinn’s life. There’s still that hint of romance. 4*
Quinn Goes West #3 – This book picks up four days after Kicks ends. Man, the stuff that happens to Quinn. Still entertaining and interesting storylines, along with the same cast of characters and the new additions per story. Still realistic, although the author doesn’t know what size ten acres is and tries to pass that amount off as vast, but no one’s perfect. Good kinks to ruin a person’s day. Still good with plenty of humor, and the romance …. 5*
Quinn & The Vanishing Bride #4 – This book picks up about six months after West ends. Quinn keeps kickin’. Entertaining and intriguing storylines that keep the reader involved with Quinn and crew. As always, there’s more happening than meets the eye and there’s plenty of humor, not all smartalec. The characters never disappoint and their dialog and actions are realistic. Quinn’s the hero of the series and keeps getting the tarnation beat out of him, but he gets his licks in, too. Good mysteries that the reader can’t help but get involved in solving, but remember, there’s always something thrown in the spokes. If you like series like Breaking Bad or Remington Steele or Moonlighting, you’ll have fun with this series, too. Oh, there is a romance and Mrs. Quinn thinks she’ll have two weddings soon; she wants the rugrats. 5*
In this story Liam is investigating a robbery at an art gallery where the robbers take a Vermeer. Liam’s boss assigns the case to Liam and mentioned that the owner of the gallery is a close friend of his daughter. Liam could not refuse because the boss’s daughter is none other Nora. Quinn describes Nora as “When she sashayed into the room, the women stop talking and the men began to mentally reassessing their life choices.”
In the gallery he meets Alison Pace, the owner, and we start down the path to the solution to the gallery robbery. However, almost immediately you will notice that the second mystery evolves; what was the second robber doing, while the first robber grabs the Vermeer, and why. In the solving the robbery of the Vermeer, Liam participates in the prescribed number of fights, chases, and has a run in with a bad mob leader; Vin the Shin Terrasini.
I am not going to leak the solution to the robbery and what the second robber was doing. However, to see if the solution to Nora’s mystery, you will need to read other Liam Quinn Mysteries.
There was one mystery I did not discuss and left unsolved. Did Liam succumb to Alison’s appearance at his front door late one evening dressed for seduction?
I strongly recommend this book to those that like an “old-time detective adventure.”
Well, I'm usually a romantic-suspense (RS) fan. However, after reading an over-the-top emotional romance RS book, I need something with much less romance, thus I scrolled my TBR list and found this gem. There's a hint of romance in the air, but it was so subtle and stay in the background. It made a great background, adding some colours without distracting from the main act. Love it!
The mystery itself kept me guessing all the time. I've guessed right in the middle of the book, but Mr. Thomson threw a loop and I'm not so sure anymore. In the end... bang! My guess on the culprit was right, but the motive was wrong. I love it when I have to guess up to the end. Good job, Mr. Thomson. I definitely will grab all your Quinn books.
Liam is intelligent, witty, and tough. A level headed young guy trying to not only make a living but impress his family enough to allow him some respect. He has a long road to clear his name with the family, but you can tell they love him. The backstory and all the side characters are great, distinct enough, and written well. A good twisting detective story about a robbery, then two robberies, and a bunch of organized crime flesh this out into an engaging story.
I will definitely be picking up the second story.
Top reviews from other countries
Basically Quinn is a nice guy who has made mistakes in the past which he is determined not to repeat. He also has a big down on himself, and will do a favour for anyone but himself. There are a number of ladies who would be glad to get to know him better, but he thinks they deserve more than him. I do hope that there is at least one who is not so easily put off.
This book isn't high octane, even though there are a few car chases, nor is it an unputdownable read, but it is diverting and entertaining and I enjoyed it and would recommend it. I will also look out for further books in the series and am sure that I will also enjoy reading them.
He has contacts on both sides of the Philadelphia backstreets where he investigates insurance claims. He’s been inside, is owed a few favours, but has family in the force. He’s more than capable of breaking a few heads if the odds in a dark alley stack up against him. Yet Quinn also has a creative streak and a history with art… art fraud in particular. And that’s how he ends up investigating the theft of a Vermeer painting.
The author’s free-flowing writing is dry, worldly-wise and seething with snappy one-liners. Quinn’s universe is comprehensively constructed with a tip of the hat to all kinds of genre tropes. It all feels familiar – but given a refresh and a modern spring in its step. Quinn plainly is a hard man but he’s as smart as Jack Reacher when it comes to calculating a fight – and the carefully choreographed and tightly-described fight scenes are as good as I’ve read in a long while.
LH Thomson has built an intriguing urban environment for Quinn to develop in. Best of all, he satisfactorily wrapped up this mystery, pulling myriad plot threads together in fine style, yet left some interesting avenues open for future exploration.
All of which bodes well for the next book…
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Great pace, lots of action without any gore. A good who dunnit, and twists along the way Clever. And fresh. I will be downloading the next book in this series. If you like plenty of action, a few gangsters and a great story definitely give this author and book a go.