I suppose writing a book is an interpretation of our personality and imagination. Self publication lets everyone get in print. BUT, I wouldn't classify this as a 'good read' by any means. I struggled with it and unfortunately, no matter how I tried, could not get to the end of the story. I wasted half an hour of my time with what I did read.
What a wonderful, touching story. I felt so much emotion while reading this I don't dare tell my wife. I wonder how many kids this happened too especially during the depression years so long ago.
Very well written Robert.
This is the first Robert Ray Moon story I've read but I will make a point of reading them all.
Like Bronwyn I grabbed this book as soon as it appeared too. It seems like I'd been waiting for ever to read the rest of the story but it's only been a few weeks.
Where do I start?
Yes, it starts slow but I'm happy with that. Getting to know the characters and crimes that the Inspector has no clues to guide him. Then the piece of parchment appears. This is the key to everything but you don't know this. The author makes you believe it only assisted to solve the first group of murders. There is a great 'twist' at the end of the first part. Very clever. But then we move on, different murders that young Father Graeco helps with. He is really likeable as is the coroner.
I love the bit about the 'lemons', very funny.
Then it gets down to serious business, the Inspector is really screwed over and blames himself for what happens. This is the sad part (I'm not giving it away).
His attitude changes from this point, he starts to smoke again (gave it up 5 years ago). Then he meets a 'Knight of Christ' (probably shouldn't have mentioned that). This is when things start moving fast and you see the pieces fitting in to place as does the Inspector.
I like him very much, and yes, like Bronwyn I believe it could be in all of us to do this but the Inspector is very intelligent and has a good memory, probably why he made Inspector in the first place.
It keeps you going to very last page. I'd love to see it in movie form and I didn't feel that it offended the Catholic Church at all. Very believable story.
Easy to read which is what I like after a hard day at work.
Worth every cent of the price.
There are so many books on Smashwords I seek out what others read, that like what I like and came across this by chance.
What a wonderfully written story. I thoroughly enjoyed it even with the minor errors. I've read a few books here and found people who's first language is english make bigger mistakes.
Keep up the good work. :)
What a wonderful piece of writing. I was going to read it over the course of a few days but finished up reading it in one sitting.
This was a recommended read and I am glad I took their advice. I hope there will be more coming soon from this author.
If I was still single I'd marry this lady :)