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Fatal Philosophy - A Murder Mystery Kindle Edition
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The action moves to the Dallas Museum of Art where rich, beautiful widow Geneva Caldwell is chairing a fund-raising event. She meets two handsome, rich men - Brock and Grady, who soon become rivals for her affections. They discuss art and the philosophy of Plato, by way of small talk. Dick Karlson and his wife join the discussion and they all agree to meet regularly to continue their discussions. There, Herb and Doris Goodman join them, together with a much younger man, a student called Stuart Langford. Further murders lead Colbert to the philosophy club, where he meets the dying Doris and together, they solve the mystery...
I'm a fan of both murder mysteries and philosophy, so this book seemed right up my street. I must say that it was never boring and I was never tempted to skim passages or miss out chunks. It is true that the kindle version is imperfect, with page number and the author's name appearing at random points in the text, but I did not find it all that distracting. In fact, it is sadly true that many self-published books are pretty badly edited, so that one gets used to it!
I'm not sure whether the things that I did not like were because the author needs to develop his writing skills or simply because he was writing in an alien American style.Read more ›
The author has found a copy of Philosophy for Dummies and picked half a dozen philosophers, then bumped off characters who are vaguely something to do with it. The dialogue is clunky, the plot is clunky.
I'm at Murder #4 and seriously wondering whether to bother, because I don't care.
Well, I finished it. I see no reason to change my initial assessment. This is a first draft of a novel by someone who wanted to be published but isn't very practiced at writing for the enjoyment of readers. I'm fairly sure I got this as a freebie - I really hope that I didn't pay money for it. But it isn't a bad first draft - it just needs more time spent on it. Hint - if you want to write dialogue, listen more to people talking.
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If this was an exiting, thrilling and realistic murder mystery, the issues with page layout would be a minor annoyance. As it is, it makes the clunking dialogue and faux bonhomie - mainly between the detective and Doris - completely unpalatable. One can accept the exaggerated characterisation and predictable plot, but the quite frankly poor writing style and aforementioned formatting problems tips this novel from light holiday fiction into trash.
I almost expected the cancer-stricken Doris, who later makes a miraculous recovery with the aid of unspecific "new trial drug", to be the murderess - purely because that would be the sort of far-fetched 'twist' that a clumsy writer would throw in, in a last ditch attempt to add some unexpected drama to the story. Luckily, the author keeps a scrap of credibility by this not being the case, but unlike the Professor Niemann in the closing chapters, this book cannot be saved.
The story revolves around a series of murders connected to a group of people that discuss philosophy. There are many quotes from philosophers and associated discussions.
There is an unbelievable scenario of a detective confiding and seeking help from a member of the group.
The story didn't flow and the characters were undeveloped. It had a predictable ending.
If you're into philosophy you may like this story.
Rating between 2 to 3 stars. I decided on 3.
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I have really enjoyed this book, I didn't want to put it down. I will be reading more books by this author.Published 4 months ago by S.B.B
The idea is interesting, but the writing is laboured and doesn't have the briskness and fluidity that more experienced authors exhibit. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Heath White
I thought the story itself had merit - but the editing was atrocious. The page layout appeared on the Kindle with fractured sentences and for some reason the author's name was... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Chrish
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