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The Man in 3B

4.35  ·  Rating Details ·  2,410 Ratings  ·  360 Reviews
Daryl Graham has just moved into a Jamaica, Queens, apartment building and his neighbors, both male and female alike, can't stop talking about him. From his extreme attractiveness to his undeniable swag, Daryl is the man every woman wants and every man wants to be.

Connie, an unhappy wife, turns to Daryl for help losing weight, hoping to fix her marriage. But when Daryl sta
Hardcover, 318 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Grand Central Publishing (first published January 1st 2013)
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John Allen
Feb 15, 2013 John Allen rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to John by: No one
The Man in 3B
by Carl Weber
Review by John F. Allen

What do you get when you combine popular 80’s sitcom, 227, Desperate Housewives and Boyz ‘n the Hood, with a splash of Clue? You get more than what you bargained for, which is more than your average Urban Lit novel. That’s what you’ll find in Carl Weber’s The Man in 3B!
When Daryl Graham aka The Man in 3B moves into a Jamaica Queens apartment building, all the females lose their minds and the men become jealous lunatics. Apparently this brother is
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Let me first start off by saying when I received this review book I was honored, excited and happy to get a chance to read an advance copy of The Man in 3B.

The Man in 3B has something for everyone. Lust, lies, secrets, drama and plenty of mystery which all made this book a page turner. Once I started this book it just pulled me in and had me wanting to know what would come next. It was amazing to see how all the characters came together in the story. Just when you think you may know one thing s
Jan 20, 2013 Tiffany rated it it was amazing
Let me first start off by saying when I received this review book I was honored, excited and happy to get a chance to read an advance copy of The Man in 3B.  

The Man in 3B has something for everyone. Lust, lies, secrets, drama and plenty of mystery which all made this book a page turner. Once I started this book it just pulled me in and had me wanting to know what would come next. It was amazing to see how all the characters came together in the story. Just when you think you may know one thing
Tracy Darity
Mar 18, 2013 Tracy Darity rated it really liked it
Will the real Carl Weber please stand up? I’ve been begging for an appearance from the Carl Weber I used to enjoy and I heard the Man in 3B was one of his best works. Yes, it was a really good read and I enjoyed it, but was it really Weber behind the words? For whatever reason I could not hear Weber’s voice in this book and at times I found myself thinking the voice was somewhat Caucasian-ish.

The Man in 3B is about lust, murder, mayhem, and more lust. Darryl Graham is the new guy in apartment 3
Ebony EyeCU Evans
Apr 17, 2013 Ebony EyeCU Evans rated it liked it
While the men were envious & the women on the stoop were all drooling over "The Man in 3B" ....I WASN'T THAT IMPRESSED. You'd think a book full of drama, twist & suspense would've more developed the main character outside of him being "a combination of Tyrese, Teddy Pendergrass & Michael Jordan all wrapped up in one". However....I can say, with each chapter the mystery & suspense grew plentiful & more captivating. Just when you thought you knew where the author was headed wit ...more
Norman LaVelle
Jan 16, 2013 Norman LaVelle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I finished “The Man in 3B” three days after it came out. Just like I expected in other books by the author it has a very believable cast of characters and the predicaments they find themselves in were current believable issues that need to be voiced. It’s real life and I enjoyed it. I love how the epilogue filled in the remainder of the mystery surrounding the characters. It has my vote” — Norman LaVelle.

So Glad to see that this is being adapted to film. Moving coming out i
Sandra Atueyi
Feb 23, 2016 Sandra Atueyi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, wow, wow! I'm speechless and shocked. I don't know what to say about this book. Mr. Weber did a good job. The Man in 3B is a good read. It's a page turner. This book keeps my eyes open. I'm not going to telling too much about this book.

I'm looking forward to read The Family Business 3 series and this author's work. Daryl Graham and Connie are crazy people.

Good Job!
Feb 17, 2013 Barbara rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-book-shelf
Not my favorite Carl Weber book, most of his books leave me wanting more. The Man in 3b did just the opposite.

I was expecting a bigger shock from Carl Weber. While the ending was predictable the large amount of perspectives used made the mystery interesting and makes you question everything and everyone. This was a good read.

Charlene Richardson
Jan 31, 2013 Charlene Richardson rated it it was amazing
The main character in this book is Daryl who has just moved into an apartment building. He is fine, caring, and a complete mystery to everyone. Daryl moves in and quickly becomes friends with Benny a young college student, and also becomes somewhat a shoulder to lean on for Connie. Benny has a controlling father and Daryl treats him like a friend, instead of a kid. Connie is unhappy in her marriage and overweight, for her Daryl becomes a shoulder to lean on. Meanwhile you have the meddling women ...more
Denise Gilliam
Feb 14, 2015 Denise Gilliam rated it it was amazing
This book was really good from all the different characters in this book. It blended together something serious. Darryl was the man in this book. I'm glad Connie and Nancy found true love. I really felt sorry for young Benny but her turned out great. This book was a different read for me because I was truly feeling these characters in this book. Once again Carl Weber had put it down in this book. 5 star bange. Trust me you will not be disappointed in this book. I know I'm reading late but in the ...more
Feb 16, 2013 Shanae rated it it was amazing
Definitely one of the best novels I've read this year. I'm not a huge Carl Weber fan, but this novel was so interesting that I'm willing to give his others a chance. All of the characters were well developed and intriguing, the storyline was captivating...THE MAN IN 3B is a great read, funny and thought provoking, Weber really pleased me with this one. I totally didn't expect the book to end the way it did and that made it even better for me. I completely recommend this book.
Apr 04, 2017 Valerie rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. The ending bugged me out! Held my interest through the entire book, a page turner.
Shakir Rashaan
Jan 19, 2013 Shakir Rashaan rated it it was amazing
Having had a chance to read The Man in 3B before the release, I was treated to a character that I couldn't help but enjoy from the moment he was introduced until the very end.

Oh, and let's not forget the "whodunit" undertones that were in play also after his unfortunate demise ;).

All the women wanted him, and all the men wanted to be him (and in one person's case, he wanted to be with him, too). I enjoyed the subplots that helped drive the story, but the eyes and focus were definitely on Mr. Gra
2.75 stars.

I don't know -- I'm slightly on the fence with this one. While I don't regret reading (or listening) to this novel I certainly won't re-read or recommend.

Truly this novel is a soap opera and like most soaps the stories are best told when the players have a common denominator... in this case their apartment building. While they all have their own personal demons and battles, one new attractive tenant unintentionally exposes and creates new and greater ones.

I know that I'm picky when
The Man in 3B by Carl Weber - 3 stars

Let me start out by saying I've read several books by Weber but this one seemed to be a different voice and I was disappointed by that fact. That being said the read was well paced and full of drama, gossip and deceit.

The man in 3B (Daryl) is gorgeous and has everyone in the brownstone on edge. There are some holes in his background that were never answered but the story kept flowing. Benny and his son have communication issues but their secrets may be the d
Aug 16, 2013 Stacey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to this on audio book and I must say that I absolutely loved it!!! The narration really drew me in and I was hooked!!!
Fine ass Darryl Graham (The Man in 3B) just moved into a new apartment building in Jamaica Queen that totally reminds me of the old TV sitcom 227. The women go crazy and the men become insecure & jealous when they meet Darryl. This one has it ALL: sex, lies, secrets, drama and mystery. One thing I will say is that I figured the ending out pretty early but there was
Apr 23, 2014 Destiny rated it it was amazing
Another excellent read by Carl Weber. This book had me on edge, I couldn't wait to finish it. A definite page turner. Some of the characters were lovable, such as Daryl and Connie. Crystal made me sick to my stomache. I didn't like Slim at all. Ms. Bertha was a trip. Benny and Benny Sr. were quite a son and father team. Avery and Caine were quite interesting. I never expected it to end the way that it did. Great job Carl Weber. You now have a loyal fan in me.
TaQuanda Taylor
Oct 30, 2015 TaQuanda Taylor rated it it was amazing
I can completely understand why this book was made into a movie. This book had everything, drama, romance, a little humor and suspense. Carl Weber has given the world a great book. The relationship that Daryl had with everyone made it difficult in the beginning to see who was involved in his murder. This story was sculpted beautifully.
Sophie Sealy
Mar 27, 2014 Sophie Sealy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Whodunit are creeping into my veins clearly becoming a favorite genre. This book is different from Carl Weber's previous one. The murder takes place in the beginning. The story starts off with the past leading up to it introducing the readers to the many who may have wanted the deceased dead. Do not go to the end try to guess the twist and turns that lead to the murderer or murderess.
Mar 08, 2014 Tim rated it really liked it
Lots of inner stories abound in this apartment complex from gossipy neighbors, employments and marital complications. All wrapped up well in the end. 8 of 10 stars
Makia Harris
Aug 01, 2015 Makia Harris rated it it was amazing
suspenseful with great deliberate writing techniques. A PAGE TURNER!!
Jul 23, 2015 Mississippi_Magnolia rated it it was amazing
This was a great book. Totally not what I had expected in the ending. A nice change of pace for Carl Weber.
Aug 19, 2013 Connie rated it it was amazing
wow, what a twist this book has at the end. i was truely surprised for sure.
Jun 22, 2015 Chanell rated it it was amazing
This book was super good. The ending is crazy and my prediction was so wrong. I recommend this book to everyone.
Black Carrie
Apr 23, 2017 Black Carrie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't wait for the sequel

I took My time with this book I really wanted to enjoy it . It's rare that the book & movie would be good but I loved both. Daryl & Connie were my favorite characters his funeral had me crying he was the mysterious fine black man of the group. Krystal & Avery did not deserve him or Connie I liked Benny too even though he was too soft. Nancy ass got on my nerves too. So did Benny's dad I'm so interested in Daryl's back story now. The stoop ladies pissed me of
Jan 23, 2013 Mary rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Daryl Graham is the new resident in the apartment complex and he resides in apartment 3B. Since moving into the building, he has gained the attention of all the women in the building giving him the name THE MAN IN 3B. Benny helps bring new life to Connie making her husband upset (even though he wants nothing to do with her himself), he becomes a best friend to Benny when he needs one, and makes his ex-girlfriend Krystal realize what she is missing which hinders her once happy home. The lives of ...more
Mar 21, 2013 Tiffany rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban
I have been a fan of Carl Weber since high school. And I am glad to say he is still just as good as he has always been.

The Man in 3B is the story of an ensemble group of people living in one apartment complex. And they all seem to gravitate to the new guy in 3B. But things all come to a head when he is found dead in his apartment.

I think this is one of Carl Weber's best books so far. His writing is just getting better with time like a fine wine. He has matured as a writer, because while there w
Mar 05, 2013 stephanie rated it it was amazing
Apr 18, 2013 Athena rated it it was amazing
When I read a book by Carl Weber it makes me question other books that I have given 5* to. This man is a beast with the pen. The Man in 3B had me from the first page until the last. I was engaged in the story as well as the characters. Each character no matter how small brought something special to the story line. There were constant twist and turns and I didn't want to put the book down. There were times when I laughed, gasped, and cried and sometimes all these feeling happened on the same page ...more
Me'Tova Hollingsworth
I took pleasure in reading this facinating story by Carl Weber. It felt so good to pick up something that was written so wonderfully. I was never taken out of my reading flow, because I had to stop and read over the grammactical errors or try to figure out words. I love Carl Weber's work!! He's an exceptional writer with such a distinctive writing style. The Man in 3B was candidly, facinating with an unbelievable conclusion! Carl took his readers beyond their wildest imaginations! Looks like Mr. ...more
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Carl Weber is a New York Times and #1 Essence® bestselling novelist.

In addition to his writing, Weber is the founder and publisher of Urban Books and in 2005, he was named Blackboard's Publisher of the Year. He is the owner of the Urban Knowledge chain of book stores and a past recipient of Blackboard's Bookseller of the Year award.

Weber graduated from Virginia State University and holds an MBA in
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