The Picasso Scam (Di Charlie Priest Mysteries)

by Stuart Pawson | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0747249776 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbookstogivewing of Springville, Tennessee USA on 5/5/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingbookstogivewing from Springville, Tennessee USA on Sunday, May 05, 2013
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When Inspector Charlie Priest suspects a now-respected businessman with a shady past of involvement in international art fraud, he's taking on an enemy with friends in high places. But Charlie can be persistent, and when he finds a link with lethal, doctored heroin, no threat will stop him.

Journal Entry 2 by wingbookstogivewing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Monday, September 23, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (9/23/2013 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA

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Journal Entry 3 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Friday, October 04, 2013
Thank you so much! This one looks particularly interesting.

Journal Entry 4 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, January 07, 2018
Wow! I guess timing really *is* everything. It took me four tries to get into this story. After the third, I was thinking of releasing it unread, but then I happened to read another from this series (Limestone Cowboy) and couldn't put it down. When I came back to The Picasso Scam, it really clicked with me.

I have a pink sticky tab on nearly every page of this book - they're all for things I found amusing in Pawson's use of language, especially similes. I will only mention a few, otherwise I'd be writing and you'd be reading for a month! ;-(

--Mike Freer is an old boozing pal from the days before I found out that a crutch made out of liquid is about as useful as a blancmange stepladder.

--I passed the breath test as easily as a Charolais heifer passes wind.

--Two aspirin for this hangover seemed as effectual as throwing ping-pong balls at a runaway train.

--I knew I'd be as restless as a foreskin in a synagogue if I didn't get back to work straight away.

--The sea stretched out before me, still and lifeless, like southern beer.

--Next morning my mouth felt like the inside of a dead marsupial's pouch.

--The place was as silent as a turkey farm on Boxing Day.

Well, I guess I got carried away there, but it always amazes me how creative writers can be. I find that fun use of language contributes as much to my enjoyment of a book as the plot and characters. Still puzzling over why I had all those false starts with this one!

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Reserved for bookstogive's Mystery/Thriller/Suspense VBB (round 20).

Journal Entry 5 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, January 24, 2019
Unclaimed in the VBB so it's now available.

Journal Entry 6 by wingeponine38wing at Little Free Library, 629 Lynn Fells Pkwy in Melrose, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Released 11 mos ago (2/5/2019 UTC) at Little Free Library, 629 Lynn Fells Pkwy in Melrose, Massachusetts USA

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Released for 2019 Keep Them Moving Challenge hosted by booklady331.

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