Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Take Five” as Want to Read:
Take Five
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Take Five

by
3.54  ·  Rating Details  ·  13 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Renée Pawlish, the award-winning author of the Reed Ferguson mystery series, Nephilim Genesis of Evil, first in a supernatural thriller trilogy, and much more offers a wonderful collection of five short stories.

You will laugh, feel chills, cringe, and most of all, keep turning pages. This collection offers a variety of mysteries, including a Reed Ferguson story. It is an
...more
ebook, 106 pages
Published October 9th 2011
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Take Five, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Take Five

The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings by Edgar Allan PoeThe Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan PoeThe Martian Chronicles by Ray BradburyThe Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan DoyleLife is a Circus Run by a Platypus by Allison Hawn
Best Short Stories
330th out of 1,202 books — 755 voters
Dubliners by James JoyceNine Stories by J.D. SalingerThe Complete Stories by Flannery O'ConnorThe Martian Chronicles by Ray BradburyInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Best Short Story Collections
233rd out of 868 books — 632 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-29 of 36)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Renee Pawlish
Oct 21, 2011 Renee Pawlish added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Renée Pawlish, author of the Reed Ferguson mystery series, and Nephilim Genesis of Evil, first in a supernatural thriller trilogy, offers a wonderful collection of five short stories.

You will laugh, feel chills, cringe, and most of all, keep turning pages. This collection offers a variety of mysteries, including a Reed Ferguson story. It is an inexpensive way to get introduced to the author and her works.

TAKE FIVE
Five mystery tales set in Colorado.
Sarah Spillman, a sassy Denver police detective.
...more
Roger
Sep 18, 2015 Roger rated it really liked it
OK, I don't care for short stories. That said, Sarah Spillman has been in so many Reed Ferguson books that it was nice to see her fleshed out in these 3 short stories. Now it's time that she gets her own full length book, maybe with Reed Ferguson guesting? The writing, as always was good. Renee Pawlish does such a good job with character development I knew I had to read these short stories when I heard about them. I was not disappointed, just left wanting that full length book I've already menti ...more
Kenneth A. Mugi
Jun 08, 2012 Kenneth A. Mugi rated it liked it
OVERVIEW

Take Five is a collection of short stories written by Renee Pawlish. They are written in first person perspective and generally deal with a sassy female detective but a computer geek's woes creep in there too.

It's available digitally on Amazon for $2.99.

REASON FOR BOOK CHOICE

If you don't know, I'm a member of Goodreads (please be my friend, I'm a nice polite guy, honest!) and part of a group called Making Connections. Authors can pop their books up for review and will give novels away to
...more
Sherry Fundin
Jun 28, 2012 Sherry Fundin rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Five short stories:

Seven for Suicide: Detective Sarah Spillman was called out for an apparent suicide. When she saw the party invitation, she knew it wasn't your run-of-the-mill suicide. Seven people came to the party, but they were only supposed to act out their suicide, not actually do it. But was it suicide or did someone use the opportunity to commit murder?

Elvis and the Sports Card Cheat: Reed Ferguson, owner the Reed Ferguson Detective Agency, was sitting at his desk when in walked Elvis,
...more
Ally Atherton
Oct 29, 2012 Ally Atherton rated it it was ok
This is a collection of five short stories by Renee Pawlish that I have had on my kindle for a good while now. I am not sure but it may have been a freebie so I am loathe to give a negative review but I have to be totally honest about how I feel about it.

On a positive note this book is well presented and well edited which you can't always say about other books on the indie market. However I found these small crime stories lacked something vitally important, maybe something extra that could get m
...more
Marina
Jun 09, 2012 Marina rated it really liked it
When I finished reading this book, I thought, this collection of mystery tales can be easily turned into a tv show. Sarah Spillman is a detective. She has the leading role in three out of five stories. Wherever she goes, crime is after her. New cases are always there, even when she goes on vacation. Reed Ferguson is a private investigator who has a case of a stolen valuable baseball card. Kay has a colleague who always finds a way to disrespect her. Three great characters, five great stories. Al ...more
Sitt
Jun 06, 2012 Sitt rated it liked it
Let me tell you more, as the title implies there are five short mystery stories. While reading follow 3 stories with Sarah Spillman a homicide detective at the Denver Police Department that wherever she goes her job is following her step by step not even halting in her vacation time. Also you will find a Reed Ferguson story where his detective skills lead him this time to catch a thief.
The stories are written well and the mystery is maintained. Sometimes the ending is clear, while in other stor
...more
shirley ballard
shirley ballard is currently reading it
Feb 02, 2016
Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen rated it it was amazing
Nov 19, 2015
Gino Natividad
Gino Natividad marked it as to-read
Nov 19, 2015
Carolyn Evans
Carolyn Evans marked it as to-read
Nov 18, 2015
Jessica
Jessica marked it as to-read
Nov 15, 2015
Jennifer
Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Dec 07, 2015
Dana Reynolds
Dana Reynolds rated it liked it
Oct 22, 2015
Karen
Karen marked it as to-read
Sep 23, 2015
Gina Rhodes
Gina Rhodes rated it liked it
Jul 20, 2015
Pamela
Pamela marked it as to-read
Jul 06, 2015
alice Tileston
alice Tileston marked it as to-read
May 26, 2015
Kimberly
Kimberly marked it as to-read
May 15, 2014
Fenia
Fenia marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2014
Ellie Red
Ellie Red marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2014
Cindy
Cindy marked it as to-read
Jul 31, 2013
Janet
Janet marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2013
Michael
Michael marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2013
David Palmer
David Palmer rated it it was amazing
Jul 06, 2013
Prachi
Prachi rated it did not like it
Aug 21, 2012
Laura Thomas
Laura Thomas marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2012
« previous 1 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Making Connections: 165. TAKE FIVE by Renee Pawlish 21 75 Jun 10, 2012 12:54AM  
870488
From the time she was ten and tried to write her own detective series in the fashion of the Hardy Boys, Renée Pawlish has been developing her craft. Along with creative writing classes, Renée studied great writers like Dashiell Hammett, Rex Stout, Stephen King, Sue Grafton and many more. Once Renée graduated from college, she began her first novel. Now, all these years later, she has penned numero ...more
More about Renee Pawlish...

Share This Book



No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »