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Headlock (A Jeff Reynolds Mystery Book 1) by [Barer, Burl]
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"Nicely written dialog, tantalizing peeks at "name" writers, choice humor, stories within stories, and a slowly evolving plot makes this first mystery in a new series a real winner" -- Library Journal "A brilliant piece of contemporary literature "hiding out" as a private eye novel...I think Barer is up to something." - Prof. Gerry Graber "There are truly only a few writers working today who can sustain such a consistent level of fine writing, complexities of plot, great imagination, and humor." - Carl Brookins "Clever, quirky, and often outrageous." -- Lee Goldberg, NYT best-selling author of numerous Mr. Monk mysteries, and co-author of the Fox and O'Hara series with Janet Evanovich "...a detective as hard boiled as a twenty-minute egg, and wisecracks as sharp as a new Gillette!" -- Dale Furutani, Anthony and Macavity winning author of the Ken Tanaka and Samurai Mystery series "Barer is obviously twisted. `Headlock' is a hoot. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!" -- G.M. Ford, author of The Deader the Better, Last Ditch, Bum's Rush, and Slow Burn. "Jeff is the most appealing private eye since Archie Goodwin...the funniest and freshest mystery I've read all year!" - Cluelass. "100% dazzling!" -- Professor Gerry Graber "Brilliant and hilarious!" -- Tony Fennelly, author of The Glory Hole Murders, and 1-900-DEAD "Burl Barer's new action-packed novel had me laughing my ass off, gasping for breath, and cursing his talent!" -- Sparkle Hayter, author of Revenge of the Cootie Girls, and The Last Manly Man "Undeniable talent, pizazz and imagination -- Jack Olsen, NYT best-selling author

About the Author

Burl Barer is a Edgar Award winning author and two-time Anthony Award nominee with extensive media, advertising, marketing, and public relations experience. Garnering accolades for his creative contributions to radio, television, and print media, Barer's career has been highlighted in The Hollywood Reporter, London Sunday Telegraph, New York Times, USA Today, Variety, Broadcasting, Electronic Media,and ABC's Good Morning America. Barer, regarded as one of America's finest investigative journalists, is a frequent commentator on numerous television programs seen world wide, including "Deadly Sins," "Deadly Women," "Motives and Murders" "Snapped" "Scorned," "Behind Mansion Walls," "Epic Mysteries," and Hart Fisher's AMERICAN HORRORS channel via Filmon.TV Burl Barer hosts the award winning Internet radio show, TRUE CRIME UNCENSORED with co-host, show business legend Howard Lapides, on Outlawradiousa.com every Saturday, 2pm Pacific time. In addition to non-fiction/ true crime best sellers, Barer also is a regular contributor to "Serial Killer Quarterly," the prestigious magazine edited by Lee Mellor. Barer also writes new adventures of Leslie Charteris' THE SAINT, and the Jeff Reynolds series of private eye novels.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1302 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: WildBlue Press; 2 edition (6 Dec. 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0191YGNCO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,031,523 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Not many books are capable of making me laugh out loud. Over the last 20 or so years only the "Yes Prime Minister" diaries, and more recently Bill Bryson's " Notes From a Small Island" have succeeded in activating that particular 'loud guffaw' button which resides inside us all. Whilst reading in my local cafe, I'm happy to report that "Headlock" had my fellow diners looking at me as if they expected the men in white coats to appear with my straight-jacket!
Yes, the book is good. I haven't enjoyed reading about a P.I. (albeit an unwilling one) so much since Robert B. Parker's early Spencer novels.
And the ending is a blast!
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Barer delivers a fast paced novel in style with this one that packs a punch. With well drawn characters and sharp dialogue this is a real page turner. Starts out fast and hard and keeps going. Read it.
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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars 17 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Jeff Reynolds 26 Jan. 2016
By C. BRAZIL - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is my first experience reading a Burl Barer book. Got the notice for this book from Wild Blue Press. I have short term memory loss so I figure I better write something before I forget what this book is about. :-)

I was hooked from the outset. The main protagonist, Jeff Reynolds is my kind of man! Mr Barer writes with such flair and humor, I found myself laughing out loud at times and cringing at the goings on other times. How delightful with its mixture of the dramatic and of Jeff Reynold's sarcastic humor. Of course, that humor comes from Mr Barer and projected into the character.

Told ya I'm not much of a writer. Can't wait for installment #2!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite a mystery, more like an adventure 30 Jan. 2016
By B. McKee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Headlock is an entertaining story featuring author/private investigator Jeff Reynolds. His paranoid client wants him to find out whether his (the client's) father was murdered.

The plot gets a little complicated from there, and there is a sidebar of wrestling, but it's not difficult to keep the characters straight. There are many subplots that come together to form the whole.

I've never been to Walla Walla, but I have been to Mukilteo.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the first time I have read one of this author's books--it will not be the last. 9 Dec. 2015
By MikiHope - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I really did not know what to expect when I first was made aware of this book. I do like private eye type books so I thought, what the heck. I downloaded it--started to read it and could not stop!! The language may be a bit off putting for some of you as well as some of the descriptions. I had no problem with it at all! This is slap stick at it's funniest, and admittedly can get a bit raunchy, as Jeff Reynolds meets and enlists the aid of prostitutes and other unsavory characters at the local watering holes in Walla Walla, Wa. All the characters are well developed and you feel like you really know all of them. This is the first time I have read one of this author's books--it will not be the last.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A humorous mystery 22 Dec. 2015
By Kindle Custome JOAK - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I found HEADLOCK to be a very amusing and interesting mystery that kept me intrigued to the very end. The author writes such colorful characters in detail that it is very easy to visualize each one.Jeff Reynolds the funny private detective/author interacts with a variety of people as he tries to solve a murder. His escapades will of course be covered in his latest book. Burl Barer has more Jeff Reynolds tales in store for us. You are in for a treat.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Burl Barer Does It Again! A Must Read! 22 Dec. 2015
By ReviewingCorner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. True Crime is one of my favorite genres and Burl Barer is one of my favorite authors so I jumped at the chance to read it and am glad I did. Although it took a few chapters to really get me hooked, once I was I couldn't put the book down. If you are a fan of Suspense/Mystery you will love this book.
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