A Murder on Long Island by Owen Parr audiobook

A Murder on Long Island: The Last Advocate; A Joey Mancuso, Father O’Brian Crime Mystery

By Owen Parr
Directed by Claire Bloom
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Skyboat Media 9781546726012

The Joey Mancuso, Father O'Brian Crime Mysteries: Book 2

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Too many leads, two few breaks, and only ten days to go in the trial of the year … Things are finally turning around at Captain O’Brian’s Pub and Cigar Bar, an oddball location for a PI office, but the kind of warm, buzzy scene every mystery reader loves. After first getting fired, then earning a glowing reputation in his first high-profile case as a PI, ex–NYPD Detective Joey Mancuso’s back on the crime scene with his half-brother and Brooklyn’s favorite man of the cloth, Father Dominic O’Brian. The brothers have gotten into a good rhythm at their makeshift (but delightfully colorful) Financial District office, and two job offers have come in. But then comes the sort of case Joey loves … the difficult kind. Just in time for Christmas, a wealthy real estate developer named Harold Longworth is on trial for the murder of his wife in the bedroom of their Long Island mansion, and the Manhattan elite are glued to their seats. The odds are stacked steeply against the developer. It seems he called 911 twenty whole minutes after discovering his wife’s body, was found covered in her blood, and his prints were on the murder weapon. Things are looking pretty grim when his team asks Joey to investigate the case, but better when he discovers that Mrs. Longworth’s personal and professional lives were a sticky web of secrets and lies, populated by a rogues’ gallery of jealous lovers and corporate conspirators. Then, just as the pressure mounts, his soulmate, FBI Special Agent Marcy Martinez suffers an accident on the job. His attention now splintered, he’s got only ten days to solve the case. Father Dom’s prayers might not be enough this time. Divine intervention might be more in order! There’s something here for everyone: Think Matt Scudder meets Father Brown. Fans of both New York PI novels and clerical mysteries will love this offbeat detective team.

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Summary

Summary

Too many leads, two few breaks, and only ten days to go in the trial of the year …

Things are finally turning around at Captain O’Brian’s Pub and Cigar Bar, an oddball location for a PI office, but the kind of warm, buzzy scene every mystery reader loves. After first getting fired, then earning a glowing reputation in his first high-profile case as a PI, ex–NYPD Detective Joey Mancuso’s back on the crime scene with his half-brother and Brooklyn’s favorite man of the cloth, Father Dominic O’Brian.

The brothers have gotten into a good rhythm at their makeshift (but delightfully colorful) Financial District office, and two job offers have come in. But then comes the sort of case Joey loves … the difficult kind.

Just in time for Christmas, a wealthy real estate developer named Harold Longworth is on trial for the murder of his wife in the bedroom of their Long Island mansion, and the Manhattan elite are glued to their seats. The odds are stacked steeply against the developer. It seems he called 911 twenty whole minutes after discovering his wife’s body, was found covered in her blood, and his prints were on the murder weapon.

Things are looking pretty grim when his team asks Joey to investigate the case, but better when he discovers that Mrs. Longworth’s personal and professional lives were a sticky web of secrets and lies, populated by a rogues’ gallery of jealous lovers and corporate conspirators.

Then, just as the pressure mounts, his soulmate, FBI Special Agent Marcy Martinez suffers an accident on the job. His attention now splintered, he’s got only ten days to solve the case. Father Dom’s prayers might not be enough this time. Divine intervention might be more in order!

There’s something here for everyone: Think Matt Scudder meets Father Brown. Fans of both New York PI novels and clerical mysteries will love this offbeat detective team.

Reviews

Reviews

by Paul (Audiobook Reviewer) 10/10/2017
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

carefully mixing in suspense and comedy

The Mancuso brothers are back to solve the mystery of a dead wife, a husband accused of the murder and a whole lot more! Joey is approached by the daughter and lawyers of the husband – the brothers have days to solve the year-old murder mystery – find the murderer and not send the wrong guy to prison.

Joey’s plate is full between the pressing murder mystery, his girlfriend and her new “GQ” partner as well as work opportunities galore! Even with his head swimming with opportunities, Joey and Father O’Brien focus on the murder at hand in a typical Sherlock Holmes and Watson style process. Joey loves his showmanship in the great reveal …

Parr writes in a light, fun manner that gives his listeners a great insight into Joey Mancuso’s mind, ability and emotions. Well, his stubbornness for sure! Parr weaves the story carefully mixing in suspense and comedy. At times Joey reminds me of the famous quirky detective types who see things differently and quickly. A great mystery and I appreciate seeing more into what makes Joey, Joey. Although I did wind up disliking the girlfriend! Talk about double standards … but you have to listen to it!

Stefan Rudnicki again owns the book as his performance is spot on. His performance flows smoothly with no glitches or confusion. He’s put in just the correct amount of snark and Irish into his performance.

If you enjoy mystery and a little eccentric behavior – this is the book for you!

There were no issues with the production or quality of this audiobook.

Audiobook was provided for review by the author.

Author

Author Bio: Owen Parr

Author Bio: Owen Parr

Owen Parr is a financial advisor with a major Wall Street firm, so he knows first-hand the world that can eat its own alive. Parr has published various novels, a self-improvement book, several newsletters for businesses, material for advertising campaigns, and articles for trade magazines. He enjoys fishing, golf, painting, cigars, and being with family.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 6.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English