The Orchid Murders
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The Orchid Murders

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Anderson Williams is a Literature Professor at NYU and he has the perfect life—loving and understanding father, wonderful friends, great students. Then suddenly all that is turned upside-down when his father gets murdered and a sexy but annoying cop, Sam Morgan, waltzes into his life.

Sam Morgan is after a murderer, plain and simple—not love, not Anderson’s tantrum. But as...more
ebook, 165 pages
Published January 2009 by Estasy Books
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The writing is awful. No breaks between scenes, it will switch to a new scene during the same paragraph. It will change POV in the same sentence. That is confusing enough but the punctuation and grammar is elementary level. It will forget to put quotation marks or put quotation marks on internal monologue. Words are left out or often the wrong word (like uses That when it means Than)

The name dropping in chapt...more
I found this hard to rate as it changed from good in parts to 'just okay' then bad in others. While I fitted easily into Sam's character, I had a harder time with Anderson. He felt very much like a girl to me with his reactions and the way he spoke.

I expected this story to be a little more complex but it turned out very straightforward without any suspense even though there were several opportunities to insert those moments. Even the Epilogue was unecessary to me as it read like a continuation o...more
This doesn't succeed very well either as a romance or a mystery.

This one is hard to rate.

The basic story is quite good and interesting, but the writing was only ok. I could tell that the book was written by two people, because the quality of the writing went up and down.

There were paragraphs where the scene changes in the middle of it. The POV had the same problem, sudden changes and you felt a bit lost.

A good story that needs more and better editing and flow.

I wish I could remember where I saw this book recommended, so I could be sure not to follow any more recommendations from that site. It was so poorly written, with extremely stilted and cliched language, that I couldn't force myself past the second chapter.
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