The Case of the Missing Bubble Gum Card: A Jarvis Mann Detective Short Story

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PI Jarvis Mann, whose business thrived on the mundane. One day on his office steps a young man coaxing with the simple word “Please” convinces him to help find a missing valuable Ernie Banks Rookie Bubble Gum Card. With humor he drives the Denver streets, until a clue leads to a surprising discovery, a young man’s personal pain and his friends selfish act, teach Jarvis a lesson in life. More
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About R Weir

I live in the Mile High city with my wife, daughter and dog, where the Rocky Mountain High isn’t always achieved with an herbal substance. When not glued to the computer for work and writing, I relax by enjoying the outdoors; playing tennis, travelling in our motorhome and riding a motorcycle wherever the wind takes me. My writing beckons back to the days of detectives and dames, but with modern plots and twists. PI Jarvis Mann is tough, resourceful and a man with as many faults as virtues. HIs oddball sense of humor is much like mine, though I’m not nearly as tough and fearless as he is. Though no evil stands a chance against my written word!

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Review by: Charity Rowell on Oct. 23, 2016 :
When a young man offers Jarvis Mann, private detective, to help him track down his missing Ernie Banks rookie baseball card worth over a grand, Jarvis decides that he has nothing better to do and takes the case. Expecting to find it laying on the ground somewhere, or discover that one of the young man's friends picked it up, Jarvis helps the young man retrace his steps. What they discover at the end of their investigation tests a friendship and reveal what kind of person the young man is.

Filled with dry humor and wit, this wonderful short story is a great introduction to the Jarvis Mann Detective Series. Given the length of the book, the character creation and setting were good; readers get a feel for who Jarvis Mann is and the type of cases he is used to working. The moral of the story was a bit unexpected but still rang true without being preachy.

Based on what I have read, I am definitely looking forward to reading the full-length novels in the series!
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Review by: Rainne on Nov. 20, 2015 : (no rating)
A heartwarming short story, and a lovely way to introduce a new detective.
Not a lot of detective work or action in this book, the first of the series. but plenty of personality and character.

I will be reading book 2
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Review by: John D. Boyden on Sep. 2, 2014 :
Jarvis Mann is quirky enough to become popular as he begins his career in detection. I enjoyed The Case of the Missing Bubble Gum Card. It was readable. A quick read. And best of all, it was fun. I like stories offering surprise and character. This one fills that bill .
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