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Too Much Stuff (Stuff #5)

3.49  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
A 1935 hurricane in the Florida Keys destroyed the East Coast Railway, killed five-hundred people and blew away the town of Islamorada. Lost in that storm was Mathew Kriegel, a finance director for the railroad, and one and a quarter million dollars in gold. Now newly minted private investigators Skip More and James Lessor, of More Or Less Investigations have been hired to ...more
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published December 12th 2011 by Oceanview Publishing (first published November 1st 2011)
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Robert Carraher
Nov 03, 2012 Robert Carraher rated it liked it
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure meets Carl Hiaasen on spring break, only the characters are even less mature responsible adults. Instead of a time travelling phone birth, out ‘heroes’ have an oil leaking box truck. The policophobic (fear of the police) James Lessor and his best friend ‘Skip’ Moore have formed the More Or Less Detective Agency. Notice I didn’t say run as these two bumbling slackers couldn’t run a pair of cheap panty hose getting them off of a beach bunny. Think of a Jimmy Buff ...more
Dec 16, 2011 Rhonda rated it really liked it
This mystery case is solved by two P.I.s who are not the most on the balls. James Lessor and Skip started More or Less Investigations after collage. They graduated at the bottom half of their class. They watched a lot
of old movies instead of studing. They are always quoting old movies and the other one is g uessing.
They have been hired to go to KeyWest and try to find 10 boxes of gold that was on a train in 1937 that was destroyed by a hurricane that killed over 500. The Flager railroad
Aug 18, 2015 Janice rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
Too Much Stuff is part of the Stuff Series by Don Bruns published by Oceanview Publishing, an independent publishing company who is putting out some interesting mysteries and thrillers. I have read one other book in this particular series.

Skip Moore and his best friend, James Lessor, once more are trying to get rich quick. They have had many dead-end jobs in the past but now they are trying their hands at private investigation. They are hired by Mrs. T to find gold. Her great grandfather had loa
Apr 27, 2012 Larry rated it liked it
Skip Moore and Jim Lessor formed a private investigation firm while working dead end jobs and generally being slackers. They've had one real client, but now have a second, though the job is for expenses only unless they succeed in finding $200 million dollars worth of gold bullion lost with a train during the hurricane that ravaged the Florida keys in the 30s. The storm also killed over 500 people, one of them the custodian for the bullion. Now members of another marginal p.i. firm has disappear ...more
Victoria Allman
Aug 03, 2012 Victoria Allman rated it it was amazing
What I like most about Florida mysteries is how much I learn about the state and its history. There is always so much more going on than the Disney World and Miami Vice memories I have of the sunshine state. Don Bruns' Too Much Stuff is a perfect mix of fact and fiction. The story is fun and funny but the research and setting is bang on. Bruns has obviously spent a lot of time combing over stories from the past to meld with his often zany modern-day characters. He is a master at setting and has ...more
Mar 30, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
James Lessor and Skip Moore are at it again. They have been given the job of hunting down treasure by the granddaughter of the man who buried the treasure. Skips girlfriend Emily is along for the ride to help out. Emily and the boys meet up with a savvy and curious realtor while the thwart the attempts of two other P.I.s looking for the same treasure. Set against the backstory of a killer hurricane in Islamorada Florida when the treasure was lost in 1937. As with other Lessor and Moore stories T ...more
Yvonne Stegall
Jan 04, 2012 Yvonne Stegall rated it it was amazing
I am just beginning to read this book now, and I am a slow reader, so I wanted to say a little bit about it right now.... then when I am done I will tell you more!

When I first got this book in the mail, won in a Goodreads giveaway, I wasn't sure if it was going to be a book I'd actually like or not. But I figured I'd give it a chance anyway. And I am so glad I did. I am only a few chapters in, but within the first 2 pages I was already hooked.

Don Bruns has a great writing style that pulls you in
Jan 06, 2012 Susan rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery-florida
I like to think I'm as tolerant as the next crochety old lady, but this book--well-written though it was--just isn't for me. Gen X'ers Skip and James have formed a small detective agency, and are hired to find a missing treasure in gold, a casualty of the great hurricane of 1935, which wrecked the Florida East Coast Railway. The two men, and Skip's competent girlfriend Em, go to Islamorada to investigate their client's clues and find a murdered man instead. The police may be working on the case, ...more
First I have to say I love the name of the detective agency! "More or Less Detective Agency" So funny!

This is not a dry detective mystery! So funny and quirky!! I giggled several times!! It is very much in the ranks of fun detectives like Psych and Monk!

Skip and Jimmy are a hoot and it was a pleasure to follow them on their misadventure!! Fast paced and completely engaging read! I am definitely going to check out the rest of the series!

Cover Art - Nice image but it does not convey the fun of the
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I wasn’t sure what to expect when I received Too Much Stuff by Don Bruns from the publisher. It turned out to be a fun surprise. If Laurel and Hardy became good ol’ boy mystery detectives in the 21st century, they might look like the two bumbling 20-something detectives in Too Much Stuff. Although Too Much Stuff is part of a series, I found that I didn’t need to have read the other novels for this one to make sense. Read the rest of my review and win an ARC of this nov
Adrienne Amborski
Jul 20, 2012 Adrienne Amborski rated it really liked it
James Lessor and Skip Moore are 20 somethings who through thick and thin have a friendship that can outlast bad jobs, no money, and near death experiences. In this 5th mystery of the "stuff series" the guys find themselves in the Florida Keys looking for lost gold from the 1935 hurricane. Laugh out loud situations make this the perfect read for a hot summer day or rainy afternoon. Kudos to Don for this quote, "And if you couldn't trust a librarian, who could you trust?" As a librarian, I have to ...more
Jan 12, 2012 Chrislin rated it liked it
this book was interesting i liked it, and i defenatly im going to give this to my brother who i think is going to love this book I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads
This was a good reads give away book.
It was an easy read book. Not that much of a mystery book as classified. More of some history with a little detective work to solve a puzzle.
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Don Bruns is a writer, novelist, musician, songwriter, painter, cook, advertising executive and stand up comic who has no idea what he wants to be when he grows up. He's the author of nine books and was editor of the mystery/music anthology A Merry Band Of Murderers.

Don's published novels cover two series. One, a Caribbean thriller collection and two, the Stuff series, a humorous look at two twen
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