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The Boss of Hampton Beach (Dan Marlowe Crime Series #1)

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Cocaine. Dan Marlowe is doing his damnedest to stay away from the stuff. It's already cost him his family and his business, The High Tide Restaurant & Saloon. Now a bartender at the Tide, Dan's life is slowly stabilizing. That is until a boat with two dead bodies on board is found wrecked on the jetty at Hampton Beach. The hunt for its missing cargo, 200 pounds of ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published August 3rd 2012 by Dark Jetty Publishing (first published July 15th 2012)
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Gloria
Sep 29, 2016 Gloria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Crime thriller

Quick, easy read. Enjoyed the book and will probably read more in the series. Kind of want to know what happens next in Dan's life.
Mary
Aug 20, 2013 Mary rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I hate panning a book; someone labored over it and loved it. The only way I'd ever rate a book one star is if it was so bad I couldn't finish it. So two stars is my way of saying Yes, I read it, but I wouldn't recommend you doing the same. If Mr. Power was in high school, I'd applauded him and say Good job. But really, this book just wasn't good. I wanted very much to like it because Hampton Beach is one of my favorite places to visit and I've been going there my whole life. And I liked the idea ...more
Dale
Mar 06, 2016 Dale rated it really liked it
Crooked feds, dead bodies, drug smugglers, and a protagonist with problems and a bad past, who tries to sort things out. All set at Hampton Beach, a treat for those who know the area.

A fun summer read, with easily recognizable characters and locales. Crooks and capers with the summer sun and the ocean breeze adding spice to everything.

It's the start of a series, so if you like this one, move on to the rest.
Amy Ray
May 04, 2014 Amy Ray rated it it was amazing
Dan Marlowe has many problems of his own and when two men are found dead, the last thing Dan needs is to get mixed up in their murders--but he gets pulled into it when he wants to help a friend. "The Boss of Hampton Beach" is a fast read with lots of action and local color. It's a promising start to the Dan Marlowe series.
Gavin
Jan 22, 2014 Gavin rated it liked it
Great local color and scenes, action based story. The writer did a creditable job of bringing to life the Hampton Beach area. He has created a believable and sympathetic character in Dan Marlowe. The second book in the series, "Hampton Beach Homicide," builds on this solid foundation.
George Hamblen
Sep 30, 2014 George Hamblen rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it as a summer read.... As a frequent Hampton Beach goer, it was fun to read about the local haunts.....
Cheryl Lassiter
Jun 27, 2014 Cheryl Lassiter rated it liked it
I would have rated this story higher except for the repetitiousness of the characters and character combinations. It's a good summer read, especially if you are familiar with Hampton Beach.
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I am a Hampton Beach, NH based writer and an “Active” member of Mystery Writers of America. My three crime novels, “The Boss of Hampton Beach,” “Hampton Beach Homicide,” and “Blood On Hampton Beach” are all available in trade paper and e-versions. The fourth book in the series, “The Honeymoon Hotel” will be out Memorial Day 2015. The protagonist in all four novels is Hampton Beach, NH bartender, ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Dan Marlowe Crime Series (3 books)
  • Hampton Beach Homicide: A Dan Marlowe Novel
  • Blood on Hampton Beach (Dan Marlowe Crime Series #3)

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