No Place to Die (Sean Richardson #1)
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For some reason, this anxiety didn’t occur when I started reading No Place to Die. Maybe it was the last two paragraphs in the Acknowledgments section that cracked me up. Or maybe it was the vivid description of a brutal crime in the first chapter that made me want t ...more
Before I get into the meat of this review, I want to bring up a subject we are all passionate about: Goodreads Authors. You hate them, right? ...more
For the first time I find myself writing a review that I think there’s an actual chance that the author might read because James Thane is one of my Goodreads friends that I hear from pretty regularly.
(Other Goodreads authors should note how James Thane has used this site. He’s got more books than friends, has written several interesting reviews as well as voted and commented on reviews by others, and he’s never once tried to pimp his novel to me. So I bought his book the d ...more
I probably should provide full disclosure - James is a friend of mine and while ...more
1. Goodreads author, James L. Thane, who is also a GR friend;
2. A debut novel; and
3. A great descriptive and enjoyable read.
Apparently Jim has a sense of humor and I let him know how funny I thought his acknowledgement was after reading it. His response was that he thought he was the only person to read acknowledgments but he did get a lot of feedback about it. Said he figured now that he wasn’t the only one to start from the begin ...more
The final page disappointed me a bit. Too much was resolved, which detracted from the realism. Nothing terrible, but I would have preferred the book to end without that f ...more
The story is told from the viewpoint of Carl McClain, a man wrongly convicted the murder of a prostitute seventeen years before, and in the first person from the perspective of the detective, Sean, assigned ...more
Don't miss the Acknowledgements to wife and friends!
Looking forward to reading Thane's latest book published in 2013.
I gobbled it up over a couple of nights because I just had to know how it would end — even though, halfway through, I knew there was only one way it COULD end. But because I cared about the dilemma and about the characters, I was content to settle for being in suspense about only th ...more
In light of all the books I had managed to read last year I thought the time had come to embrace a new author and read James' book. I'm not sure if he was aware as he hasn't prompted me to finish it and give him a constellation of stars.
Breaking into 2016 I am pleased it is the first book I have finished in this New Year. Thane is true to his own r ...more
I have been looking for books set in Phoenix (my new hometown) and was reminded that my Goodreads Friend, James L. Thane had written a book set in Phoenix. This book is billed as a police procedural/suspense novel, and since I read mostly cozy mysteries I was a little hesitant but it didn' ...more
I always enjoy books in which the victims don't just roll over and offer their bellies for evisceration. Beverly Thompson, the kidnap victim in "No Place To Die" isn't going down without a fight.
I think this is a noteworthy debut novel by Thane. It started off with great momentum and unlike a lot of books, even by longtime novelists, the momentum didn't die off but just kept building.
The character development was done very well, allowing me to identi ...more
Technically speaking, Thane is matter of fact and quite descriptive. He is also deceptive, and this goes farther than just plotting. I was initially turned off by the choices Thane made ...more
In Phoenix, Beverly Thompson is kidnapped after her husband and dog have been murdered. Detective Sean Richar ...more
The background stories were great; they ...more
I bought and read this when it first became available for Kindle. For a first novel, I felt this plot driven crime drama was very well written. The characters were well developed, the plot moved along at a nice pace and the chapters revolving around the kidnap victim were my favorite. I felt these chapters kept the pace fluid.
Since I am writing this review now and I still remember the entire plot and the ending, that says a lot. I think this author has a lot of raw talent and can ...more
Sean Richardson, a homicide detective on the Phoenix PD, is having a tough time: his wife, Julie, has been in a coma for many months since an automobile accident—-he visits her every night; his mother-in-law has sued to prevent implementation of a living will that Julie had written, and Sean feels bound to honor. So Julie is in limbo, and Sean is not in a good frame o ...more
Carl McClain was released from prison after serving 17 years for a murder he never committed. He would have a good case for financial retribution if he chose that way to go. The way Carl chose to go was a far different course of action. An action that would commence with chaos in answer to all those years of wasted solitude.
Sean Richardson, Phoenix Homicide Detective, is leading the crew assigned to him and his partner Maggie regarding a series of murders and ab ...more