Heartbreaker

by Laurence Gough | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0771034385 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winggypsysmomwing of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on 9/1/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by winggypsysmomwing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Monday, September 01, 2008
When we were in Nakusp, BC on holidays in the summer of 2008 I came across the Nakusp Library's book sale. They were trying to close up but said I could have any books I wanted for any price I wanted to offer them. I am surprised that I restrained myself to just 3 books!

Journal Entry 2 by winggypsysmomwing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, April 17, 2010
This is the first book by Laurence Gough that I have read although I have heard good things about the Willows and Parker series. I wasn't initially grabbed by this book but it sort of grew on me.

The book opens with Shelley, a good looking small-time thief, trying to decide which bathing suit looks better on him. To say that Shelley is vain about his looks is to indulge in understatement. He's also not a very nice guy. He took a hatchet to the girl next door's Mazda Miata because she kept parking on the street where he wanted to park. And he's not very smart. He breaks into Willows car at the beach parking lot in plain sight of a man with a metal detector. When Shelley gets picked up at the beach by Bo who is involved with some Asian gangsters you almost want him to get roughed up by them. Meanwhile, Parker and Willows get called in on a murder of a real estate agent, Zagros Galee. They quickly find out that Mr. Galee was not a very successful real estate agent but recently he has had lots of money. In fact, they find an envelope filled with $30,000 in his home study. Mr. Galee was a womanizer and recently a beautiful red head has been seen with him. Bo is a beautiful red head. The reader doesn't have to be too clever to figure out that Shelley's new girl is somehow involved with Zagros Galee's murder. The climatic conclusion has Shelley and Bo being cornered by Bo's erstwhile associates just as Willows and Parker are closing in on them.

I would probably read more books by Laurence Gough if they came my way. I like the chemistry between Parker and Willows and Willows' kids add something unique to the mix.

This is my 9th read for John Mutford's Canadian reading challenge for which I decided to try to read a mystery set in each province and territory. This is my BC contribution. I will be saving it for the 2010 Canada Day release challenge.

Journal Entry 3 by winggypsysmomwing at St. Vital Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Sunday, June 27, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (6/27/2010 UTC) at St. Vital Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book, well protected in a BookCrossing baggie, on a stone in the formal garden area. This release is for the 2010 Canada Day release challenge.

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