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This Doesn't Happen In The Movies (The Reed Ferguson Mystery Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Renee Pawlish
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Product Description

Product Description

Readers' Favorite Finalist in Mystery
Over 200,000 copies downloaded!
A top-seller on Amazon's Private Investigator list!

THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN IN THE MOVIES

A wannabe private eye with a love of film noir and detective fiction.
A rich, attractive femme fatale.
A missing husband.
A rollicking ride to a dark and daring ending.

Reed Ferguson’s first case is a daring adventure, complete with a dose of film noir, and a lot of humor. With a great supporting cast of the Goofball Brothers, Reed’s not too bright neighbors, and Cal, Reed’s computer geek friend, This Doesn’t Happen In The Movies is detective noir at its best. Follow Reed as he solves crime akin to his cinematic hero, Humphrey Bogart.

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Kirkus Reviews:
The promising kickoff to Pawlish's comic mystery series, starring far-from-perfect PI Reed Ferguson. Pawlish earns high marks for plot construction, with twists and turns naturally unfolding as Ferguson, inexperienced but not incapable, feels his way through the case. A good-humored mystery series worth following.

5 star review:
Oh how I’ve missed the Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe characters that saw me with a flashlight in the dead of night flipping pages to see what happened next. Thank you Ms. Pawlish for bringing back to life this long-lost art of the detective battling against all odds and getting to the bottom of things.
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The Reed Ferguson mystery series:

• Book 1: This Doesn't Happen In The Movies (Free eBook)
• Book 2: Reel Estate Rip-off
• Book 3: The Maltese Felon
• Book 4: Farewell, My Deuce
• Book 5: Out Of The Past
• Book 6: coming soon
• short story: Elvis And The Sports Card Cheat

Private Investigator Series Categories:

- Mystery Series
- Private Investigator Series
- Crime Thrillers
- Private Detective Novels

About the Author

Renée Pawlish was born in California, but has lived most of her life in Colorado. When she's not hiking, cycling, or chasing ballplayers for autographs, she is writing mysteries and thrillers. Renée loves to travel and has visited numerous countries around the world. She has also spent many summer days at her parents' cabin in the hills outside of Boulder, which was the inspiration for the setting of Taylor Crossing in her novel Nephilim: Genesis of Evil. To learn more you can follow her on Twitter: http://twitter.com/reneepawlish on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reneepawlish.author on her blog: http://tobecomeawriter.wordpress.com/ or Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/reneepawlish

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 627 KB
  • Print Length: 227 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0982705611
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DJHWRW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,407 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Renée Pawlish is the award-winning author of the bestselling Nephilim Genesis of Evil, the first in the Nephilim trilogy, the Reed Ferguson mystery series (This Doesn't Happen In The Movies and Reel Estate Rip-off), Take Five, a short story collection, and The Sallie House: Exposing the Beast Within, a nonfiction account of a haunted house investigation.

Renée writes primarily in the mystery and horror genres, but she also has a middle-grade novel, The Emerald Quest, available. This new series follows the adventures of Noah Winter, a young sea explorer.

Renée has been called "a promising new voice to the comic murder/mystery genre" and "a powerful storyteller". Nephilim Genesis of Evil has been compared to Stephen King and Frank Peretti.

Renée was born in California, but has lived most of her life in Colorado. When she's not hiking, cycling, or chasing ballplayers for autographs, she is writing mysteries, horrors and thrillers. She loves to travel and has visited numerous countries around the world. She has also spent many summer days at her parents' cabin in the hills outside of Boulder, which was the inspiration for the setting of Taylor Crossing in her novel Nephilim: Genesis of Evil.

Visit her website at http://www.reneepawlish.com or her blog http://tobecomeawriter.com.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reed Ferguson saves the day , kind of. 10 April 2014
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This was such a fantastic read.
A detective , femme fatale and a good dose of old fashioned crime in the present day and you have yourself a great read.
The main character, Reed Ferguson , is presented with a classic case of 'find my husband' but hold on[!] find my dead husband [huh?] The events spiral out of control and its is a fantastic and humorous read to the end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This doesn't happen in the movies . 9 July 2014
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Very good thriller ,just the ticket to keep you on the edge of your seat ,I 've given this book five stars very well deserved .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and funny whodunnit 12 Jun 2014
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I enjoyed this story. It was immediately catching, and the story rolled along nicely, keeping me involved and interested. It was amusing and fun, and kept me guessing. Will likely read another by this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very suave, timeless and funny. 7 Jun 2014
By Anon
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A great read, taking us back to the days of Philip Marlowe, full of action, suspense and romance, of course.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Average 12 Jun 2014
By Peter C
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I quite enjoyed the story, but just another detective yarn.

This was the first reed book I have read and cannot help but think the rest will follow a similar pattern; linked to a film noir and reed possibly getting the final clue from a scene from it!

May read another but will wait a while.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read 27 Mar 2014
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Despite the slightly risible plot, the well written story was an enjoyable read and a clever homage to the great noir writers of the past, like Hammett and Chandler.
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