Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Book Review-Edited Out-By E.J. Copperman

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About the book (provided by Amazon)
Mystery author Rachel Goldman is getting used to the idea that her fictional creation Duffy Madison has somehow taken flesh-and-blood form and is investigating missing person cases not far from where Rachel lives. Wait. No. She’s not getting used to it at all, and the presence of this real-life Duffy is making her current manuscript—what’s the word?—lousy. 

So she doesn’t want to see Duffy—the living one—at all. To make matters worse, when he shows up at her door and insists on talking to her, it’s about the one thing she doesn’t want to do: Find a missing person. But the man Duffy seeks this time around might be able to solve Rachel’s problem. He might just be the man Duffy was before he became Duffy five years ago. The only problem is she could be letting Duffy lead her into danger yet again…

Entertaining and witty, the second in E.J. Copperman's Mysterious Detective Mystery seriesEdited Out will delight his fans, both new and old.
And I thought 
Rarely have I found that a series requires the books to be read in order. There are some that I realize that I want to go back and read them all from the beginning. They are just that good.

The A Mysterious Detective Mystery Series is one of those.

Don’t stop here and think you must read Written Off before Edited Out.  The author does an excellent job of presenting a story that is captivating and intriguing!  I was not lost from having jumped in with book 2. 

Briefly the story is about mystery author Rachel Goodman who seems to have had her main character Duffy jump off the pages and appear in her life.

The human Duffy appears to have only come into existence five years ago when Rachel started the series. 

I was fascinated and intrigued wondering where the story was going.  I kept wondering is she dreaming this and the book will end with Rachel writing another book. I was taken back a little to the opening scene of Romancing The Stone (a favorite BTW)

While the Rachel and Duffy with the help of  Ben from the county prosecutors office investigate the 5 year old disappearance of another man Damien Mosley that might or might not have been Duffy I scratched my head trying to figure out the plot. 

I wasn’t really moved in the beginning of the book.  I was intrigued trying to figure what was going on … I kind of had to bear with it until chapter 18 when Duffy is arrested for the murder of  Damien Mosley after he see’s the crime scene photo’s and begins investigating the years old mystery.  

Eddited Out was a great introduction for me into the world/works of E.A. Coppermann.

I am drawn enough into the story to ‘want’ to read the previous installment. 

And, the next one.  The reader is left with a little bit of a cliffhanger when the possible sister of Duffy Madison returns Rachel’s phone call. 

So is he real or not?

So Mr. Copperman when can we expect book 3?

I received a complimentary copy from The Review Crew
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 More in the series 
Written Off: A Mysterious Detective Mystery by [Copperman, E. J.]
Rachel Goldman writes mysteries in which Duffy Madison, consultant to the county prosecutor’s office, helps find missing persons. Rachel is busy working on her next book, when a man calls out of the blue asking for help in a missing persons case. The caller's name? Duffy Madison.

Is this real or has she lost her mind? She doesn't have much time to find out because a serial killer is on the loose, kidnapping and murdering mystery authors. And Rachel may just be the next target.

Full of uncanny intrigue and witty humor, E.J. Copperman's imaginative series debut Written Off is sure to be a new fan favorite for readers of Donna Andrews.

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