- Series: A Denton Ward and Monty Crocetti Mystery (Book 1)
- Paperback: 330 pages
- Publisher: Independently published (March 3, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1520725604
- ISBN-13: 978-1520725604
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,760,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Resurrection Angel (A Denton Ward and Monty Crocetti Mystery) Paperback – March 3, 2017
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From the Publisher
Resurrection Angel, the first book featuring psychic Denton Ward and Private Investigator Monty Crocetti was chosen by noted mystery editor, author and critic Robert Randisi as a finalist for the St. Martin's Press - Private Eye Writers of America Best First Novel Contest. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Inside Flap
"I touch things and they tell me stories. Sometimes beautiful, sometimes brutal." Denton Ward - Genius. Recluse. Alcoholic. Psychic.
"I swear if I have to take one more picture of a cheating husband, I'm gonna shoot someone." Monty Crocetti - Part-time punk rocker. Full-time Private Investigator. Girlfriend and partner of Denton Ward.
Lisa Rappaport seemed to have it all - a popular boyfriend, a wealthy father and a sudden and unexplained case of amnesia. A late night phone call brings Denton Ward and Monty Crocetti to her beside and into her life. Her doctor thinks it's a routine case, but a hypnosis session with Denton brings to light a possible cause for her memory loss - alien abduction and rape. Lisa swears she's a virgin, but a drugstore test proves she's pregnant. Could the father be of unknown origin? Or is the answer closer, here on planet Earth?
A sudden death brings the case closer to home, and it's up to Denton and Monty to weave the many threads of this case into a tapestry of redemption and justice that will resonate long after the last page has been turned. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Denton Ward's name is mud with the police. He's both a genius and a psychic who had been abandoned in mental hospitals as a kid by parents who didn't have a clue what to do with him. He's also an alcoholic who has trouble stepping outside of the house. His girlfriend, Monty Crocetti, is his polar opposite: an ex-hooker with a punk rock look, she is a private investigator who is good with a gun and uncanny with her ability with people. Denton and Monty protect each other.
Lisa Rappaport should be having fun as a young debutante. She is a beautiful blonde whose daddy is rich. So why does she call Denton in desperation from a mental hospital?
"`I'm scared, Mr. Ward. I'm scared and I don't know who I am.' `What?' `I don't know-I don't remember who I am.' `Jesus.' Denton sat down. He put the comic book aside, tossed it atop the stack that occupied the majority of his desk, a pillar of heroes and villains waiting to be read. `I hate it here.' `I know,' he said. `I know you do.' He took a deep breath, closed his eyes and his world went black."
William Maze takes the reader for a melancholy spill ride, in this psycho-mystery. He keeps the pace going with dialogue to fill in the sinister spaces that he manages to weave into every page. We know the murderer will strike, but when? It is a race between Denton Ward's sanity; Monty Crocetti's patience, strength, and love for Denton and Lisa, and Lisa's tormentors.
As its name implies, Resurrection Angel makes excellent use of the modern day female in distress. Ten thumbs up for Mize's touching and fascinating story.
Shelley Glodowsky, Reviewer
I enjoyed the character development of the two main characters of the book, Denton Ward and Monty Crocetti. By allowing both to have all to human flaws and weaknesses, Mr. Mize creates characters who are multi dimensional, and therefore more interesting than your average, 'hard boiled' private [eye]. As a woman, I especially enjoyed that the character of Monty was intelligent and tough, and not in the book as a plot device with the entire function of making the male character seem more macho.
The secondary characters are also well realized, and well written - there are no cardboard cutter 'bad guys' in this novel.
The plot of the novel is also somewhat different than your average mystery; including such aspects as as psychic abilities and alien abductions, and also has some unexpected twists and turns as it leads towards a very satisfactory ending.
I enjoyed the book very much, and look forward to the next installment in the adventures of Denton Ward and Monty Crocetti
Gary Warren Niebur, Private Eye Entertainment