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Too Good to be Truman (Truman #1)

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YOU NEVER HAD MONEY TROUBLE LIKE THIS
When unemployed crime reporter Harry Truman gets a note from a local mission thanking him for his generous contribution--to the tune of a half million dollars--he's reasonably certain he had nothing to do with it.

Internal Revenue Service agent Marion Russell wants nothing more than to make a name for himself with his employers. (Well,
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Kindle Edition, 201 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Amazon Digital Services
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Myrt
A Great Read!

Harry Truman, an unemployed newspaper crime writer discovers a half million dollars was deposited into his checking account and then withdrawn and donated to a homeless mission shortly thereafter. Along with Harry, the IRS want to know where he got the brief boost in income and neglected to pay his income tax. Meanwhile, the FBI are investigating a kidnapping of an up and coming country music star and are also interested in how the missing ransom may have ended up in Truman’s accoun
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Kate
There is a mystery brewing and Truman is on board!

Aspiring writer Harry Truman divorcee, has trouble dodging to demands of his exwives. His discoveries take him on quite a journey of disguise, mystery and mayhem.

IRS agent Marion Russell is curious about a dollar amount that has slipped through Harry's hands.

Tina Davis coworker of Harry's becomes quite an asset in the quest of finding the truth.

These interesting well developed characters along with a host of other unforgettable ones, will keep t
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Beverly
I grew up at the tail end of the slapstick comedy era. I loved the Jerry Lewis movies in all their silliness. Maxwell Smart of the TV series "Get Smart" was the epitome of the loveable bumbler who was somehow successful in fighting against the agents of "Chaos" and their devious plans. Similarly it was the age of the Pink Panther series of movies with another bumbling law enforcer, Inspector Clouseau who was smarter than he first appeared. Watching these now is a nostalgic trip down memory lane. ...more
Barbara
I enjoyed the story about this troubled newspaper columnist. The situations that were thrust upon him were very laughable. In the beginning of the book, I tired quickly of the predictable dialogue. But either the dialogue got better or I didn't mind it so much. If you like stories where revenge is played out against the arrogant, then you will enjoy this book. I enjoy mysteries and I enjoy humor. Though the humor here is mostly slapstick, that's ok. I'm a product of the 50's and 60's. When I fir ...more
Lilibet King
The play on words in the title of “Too Good to Be Truman” is only the beginning of the clever prose used by Chris Well in his first Harry Truman mystery. No, it’s not about the late president. This Harry Truman is an unemployed newspaper reporter. Since he worked the crime beat for years, Harry still has a few connections as well as a lot of knowledge. So when $500,000 mysteriously appears in his bank account and just as mysteriously is donated to a local homeless shelter the next day, Harry cal ...more
Robbie
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were likeable, the plot was interesting and was fast-paced. I loved the humor. I'll definitely read more Chris Well books. I give this one 4.8 stars. Jim finished this one on 4-11-14 and rated it 4 stars.
Arlene
This was a fun book to read. Not easily put down once started. Kept my interest all the way through and gave for lots of laughs.
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Here's the deal: When I was in the first grade, my life goal was that I would grow up to be Batman. Because I thought it was a vocation—you know, policeman, fireman, Batman. Once my first grade teacher crushed the dreams of that little boy, I guess I decided I would do the next best thing and make up stories about Batman. And then somewhere after that I learned about things like "intellectual prop ...more
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