When PI Jack "Keeper" Marconi is approached by a meek man by the name McNamee about a beautiful blue-eyed, long blonde-haired woman who took him not only for $9,000 worth of charges on his credit card, but who claims to be pregnant with his child, Keeper can't help but feel suspicious. Is the woman running a small time prostitution ring that also specializes in credit card fraud and larceny?
He agrees to take on the job of surveilling the would-be madame, if only to get the man's money back. But what he discovers in the process of looking into this femme fatale who just happens to reside in Arbor Hill, one the of most dangerous neighborhoods in Albany, NY, is that not all prostitution rackets are what they appear to be. And what's worse is how easily he himself can be lured into a spider's web of sex, cash, loneliness, and murder.
For fans of Michael Connelly, Charlie Huston, Robert B. Parker, Donald Westlake, and more comes the latest quick hard-boiled and Albany noir read from New York Times and USA Today ITW Thriller and PWA Shamus Award-winning author Vincent Zandri.
"A hugely successful series...Vincent Zandri’s The Guilty is a gripping combination of old-school hardboiled detective yarn and a ‘80s high-octane action movie. Immensely enjoyable." (Paul D. Brazill, Pulp Metal Magazine)
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By Norma Miles on 11-04-18
Missy, Teddy and those big blue eyes.
Arbor Hill in Albany, New York, used o be an attractive place. Not any more. But it's the location for P.I.Keeper Marconi's next case - a man who claimed he'd been ripped off by a woman he met through Tinder, a phone app.which brought together people looking for an instant partner in their general location. The woman's name, he said, was Missy Smith and she'd taken him for 9,000 dollars then claimed he'd made her pregnant. Keeper and his handy friend, Blood, investigate.
Another quirky, slick dialogue, humourous story from Vincent Zandry performed impeccably by Andrew Werhlen, the personification of Keeper himself throughout as well as giving distinctive voicings to every other character. A perfect pairing of text and narrator.
It's fast, it's fun and a very enjoyable romp. My thanks to the rights holder of Arbor Hill who, at my request, gifted me a complimentary copy, via Audiobook Boom. If you like laid back detectives who don't mind sometimes crossing the line, with humour, good dialogue, unusual storyline and visual impressions, all narrated perfectly, this is for you. Recommended.
By Rob Cooke on 15-03-18
A fantastic thriller novella. Great listen.
I loved this quite short book. It has good characters that you quickly connect to and draw you into a simple but elegant story.
The interplay of relationships is felt throughout the story.
Andrew B Wehrlen once again provides a masterful performance bringing the characters to life and driving the story with an emotive performance that is pitched perfectly.
I definitely recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a thriller with strong characters.
I am looking forward to listening to more in this series.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily provided this impartial review.
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By cosmitron on 16-03-18
A quickie Mystery.
What did you love best about Arbor Hill: A Keeper Marconi PI Thriller?
It was a quick read with a good story and entertaining.The narrator did a good job with the material.
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Not on the end of my seat but it was a good quick story.
Have you listened to any of Andrew B. Wehrlen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes better then the last performance I suspect it is the material.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes it is short and easy to listen to the entire story.
Any additional comments?
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
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By jstep on 02-04-18
Fast-paced, quick PI thriller...
Arbor Hill: A Keeper Marconi PI Thriller by Vincent Zandri is a fun, fast-paced novella written in typical Zandri style. Keeper Marconi is hired by McNamee, a gentleman who claims to have just been taken total advantage of by a woman he met on Tinder, to the tun of about $9k. As Marconi and his buddy Blood investigate what this woman's game is, things quickly reveal themselves and all is not what it initially seems. I don't want to say more without giving away the story, but it was a good, solid novella. If you like Mr. Zandri's other books or just think this one sounds interesting, I'd definitely recommend it!
Andrew Wehrlen, as always, does a great job with the narration. He voices unique characters and I never have a problem differentiating who is who. He's one narrator that you can't go wrong with, which is why I'm glad that he is Mr. Zandri's usual narrator. Good stories along with good narration is a combo that you shouldn't miss! I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.
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