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Garnetville: A Gay Novel

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Dave wants to know why his mentor, a gay teacher, was murdered. Quinn just wants to make sure he doesn't die in the process. Dave's obsessive search for justice stirs up trouble and drives more than one man over the edge.
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 308 pages
Published June 12th 2012
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Nina
I hate this type of situation.
The one where you loved the story itself, but can't give it more than an average rating because of reasons I will expound on.

Here's the deal: great story, mediocre writing.
And by mediocre I mean unpolished, at times awkward and often almost juvenile. You know what I'm talking about - exaggerated similes, slightly unnatural dialogue and all that jazz.
It's not always like this - but it happens often enough to be called a recurring problem. And yet there are moments th
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Edina Rose
3.5 stars

This is the first book of a mystery series.

I liked the mystery: a murder has been committed in an small town and Dave, who is now university student living openly in a big town, goes back home to investigate. His roommate and maybe friend Quinn goes with him out of curiosity but also because he wants to look after Dave- though he wonders why he cares; they are not even that close friends. The investigation is very amateurish - it's their first time to play amateur sleuths, but it's not
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Cindi
Aug 05, 2012 Cindi rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars

This is one of the best books I've read in quite awhile. The fact that it was free on Amazon was just a bonus. Every now and again I get lucky with a freebie. This is definitely one of those times.

I will not go in to a long, drawn-out description of what this is about. But I will say that it is very well written and the characters are drawn out perfectly. There is a murder mystery that two college students are trying to solve with no help from the locals or the police. I was convinced I
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Aussie54
Jul 05, 2016 Aussie54 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
E.M. Mispiel's style of writing is unusual. It took a while to get used to it, but it really pulled me in. The story’s written in a non-linear way, chopping and changing without notice, so it’s confusing at first, making the reader concentrate. It has a fascinating plot; I was never sure who the murderer was. The denouement was a bit of a letdown at first, but the story then took off, hurtling along at a frantic pace.

I found it hard to get to know Dave and Quinn. Dave comes across as an unlikeab
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Kazza
Aug 24, 2012 Kazza rated it it was amazing
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Just a fantastic piece of writing. One of the best of the year
In-depth review here -
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Suze
May 05, 2017 Suze rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a while to get used to the switches in the time line of the story. It is told in the now as Dave and Quinn come to Garnetville to look into Mycroft Shumaker's murder but with trips back a few years to what was going on in Mycrofts life.
However, this story did have that quality of getting under your skin.
I can't say that any of the characters were particularly nice. Lots of grumpy people. I did have to keep reminding myself Mycroft was 'not yet 40' as he read much older.
Dave and Quinn
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Day-thief
May 16, 2014 Day-thief rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3,5 stars - really not too bad.
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