What a fun who dun it! I enjoyed this book. I have to say though I was a little uncertain about it based on the authors Preface where he describes his main character. He is described as "a rogue cop. He is a man who would rather be anywhere than where he is on a daily basis. He hates the job he does, always has always will. I wrote this character to show how dismal his day-to-day existences was when it came to dealing with society." The author Thomas Emmon Pisano.
This quote had me wondering about the main character Bradley Daggers. And yes he is a bit of a rogue cop but I envisioned a somewhat charming character underneath all the brass.
I had kind of a Mel Gibson (Lethel Weapon) pictured in my mind. And in fact I like him. I even felt sorry for him when . . .(I really shouldn't reveal too much you'll have to read the book)
The story which is about the murder investigation of an elderly woman plays out with multiple suspects. After accidentally shooting a suspect Daggers begins having to deal with Internal Affairs as well as a new partner which he doesn't want (for his own person reasons which is not only because the partner is a woman)
I really enjoyed the book. It was a classic cop story.
The only negative I could say about it is that I felt that the one chapter that was rather 'racy' could have been left out or just toned down. I really don't think it really added to the story. What I read into this one chapter was the authors attempt at making it an Adult book. It left me a little disappointed almost like a movie that has a sex scene in it just to get it an "R" rating.
I read another review which described it as similar to a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book (minus the one chapter.)
The author does an excellent job also in the Preface warning the reader . . . "There are some realistic scenes in this novel that are too violent or sexy for anyone but the adult reader, so beware of my realism and harsh language."
I personally wasn't bothered by the realism or harsh language and actually don't even remember noticing it as anything other than part of how the characters talked which made it real.
As I mentioned I read another review when I was searching for a photo and I loved how she described the book. . . This book is written like the classic cop shows on television. Every day starts out at the precinct, the one-nine, with the commanding officer giving the assignments, all he has to add is "Be careful out there," and you would think you are reading a copy of a script from Hill Street Blues, but this takes place in Los Angeles so maybe Dragnet would be a better reference. Please visit here for her complete review.
The Case Of The Great Granny can be purchased directly from the author at his website. I encourage you to visit there. You can also purchase at Amazon.com. Here is the link.
I look forward to reading more from Thomas Emmon Pisano especially the next Bradley Daggers story which btw the word on the street is that Bradley is leaning towards making a fresh start in New Orleans.
Disclosure I received this book free from the author through Bostick Communications . I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”