In A Manner Of Speaking

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Private detective and recovering gambler, Chuck Millstone, is hired by a deranged kidnapper who has an ulterior motive for hiring him. Interference by a revenge seeking stalker, committed to killing the detective, dominates the action. A surprise breakthrough leads to a final confrontation between the detective, the kidnapper and the stalker. More

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About Ed Barrett

I've been writing for the past thirty years. Lots of short stories, two magazine cover stories, and one novel (Psychic Rhymes.) My interest in writing began while I was in the Air Force, when I was tasked with writing manuals, surveys, academic tests, and updating military regulations on drug and alcohol abuse. This engendered my interest in continuing on with what has become my very enjoyable hobby of writing. Subsequent short stories published in various magazines encouraged me to try writing a novel. This was a 'wow' experience. Much different than anything I'd written in the past. But, it was also rewarding.

I took a time away from fiction writing and concentrated on writing newsletters and an occasional short story, and finally got the urge to do another novel, 'In A Manner Of Speaking.' Is an easy book to read. The the first six chapters are free, and will give you an idea if it is a story that you really must have!

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Mona Shroff reviewed on Aug. 31, 2015

A mystery with an extra added twist - always super fun to read, and Ed Barrett has done just that. A mix of characters with a not-so-perfect-hero as our detective keeps the reader turning pages to find out what Chuck will do next. Do not pass this up!
(reviewed 11 months after purchase)
albertcorreia77 reviewed on Dec. 29, 2014

Ed Barrett has brought us a super dectective novel that has every aspecty of the best of thrillers. You never know what is going to happen next - but you're anxious to find out. He makes the people real. It will keep you engrossed from start to sinish, and you'll love the end. Don't miss this one!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Teresa Lampros reviewed on Nov. 21, 2014

This is a very enjoyable story. It has a good mix of action and emotion. Characters are realistically human. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys mysteries.
(reviewed 44 days after purchase)
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