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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (Stuff #4)

3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  101 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
It's official; stumbling, bumbling James Lessor and Skip Moore are licensed private investigators. Now, that's some scary stuff. It could take time to get Moore or Less Investigations off the ground, so James takes a job with a traveling carnival show. But this show has a dubious reputation, having had a string of accidents and at least one death in the past year. When the ...more
Hardcover, 283 pages
Published December 6th 2010 by Oceanview Publishing (first published June 12th 2010)
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Kathy Martin
Nov 20, 2010 Kathy Martin rated it really liked it
Honestly, what a book! It was a combination of Hardy Boys, Laurel and Hardy, and Dumb and Dumber. You have have to look pretty hard to find more inept detectives than Skip Moore and James Lessor. James is the big dreamer who always gets the guys into impossible situations because of his overly optimistic view of the world. Each new "get rich quick" scheme will be the one that finally works. Skip is the pessimist who is always following his friend around and trying to get him out of the situation ...more
Jack Jackson
Dec 26, 2015 Jack Jackson rated it liked it
James and Skip are your typical pair, the one that knows what he's doing (for the most part) and the meaning well bumbler that's likely going to screw something up and nearly ruin the relationship. But if you've learned anything from movies, you know that's what it takes to solve crimes. Bruns throws in one more item into his books: a white box truck. James and Skip always look forward to getting this truck, but for some reason cant keep it from one book to the next. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ...more
Raquel Vega-Grieder
Feb 04, 2011 Raquel Vega-Grieder rated it it was amazing
Review Of Don't Sweat The Small Stuff By Don Bruns

I really enjoyed reading this book. I found out (after the fact, and no I didn't see the blurb before I read this that this book is part of a series of books featuring Skip Moore and James Lessor. After reading this book I am so going out and buying the rest of this series. Skip and James were too funny of a duo. They both have their own way of doing things which makes for hilarious hijinks's. This bumbling duo find themselves in wa
Wendy Hines
Jun 01, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it liked it
James Lessor and Skip Moore just received their PI licenses from the department of Agriculture (Don't ask, it's Florida). The problem being, that until their new business gets off of the ground, they got bills to pay and beer that needs bought. So, James takes a job with a travelling carnival show to get them by, just until their new investigation business picks up.

Now, Skip saw the article where a woman fell to her death from one fo the rides months ago, but just forgot to tell James about it.
Sarah Hagan
Jan 23, 2011 Sarah Hagan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I will have to admit this wasn't my typical read. Normally, I read romances or the occasional Agatha Christie novel.

This book, however, sucked me in from the very beginning. It was a quick read. I read it over the course of a weekend between homework and other random activities. I hadn't read any of the previous books in the series, but it still read fine and kept my interest piqued. This is a book full of mystery, intrigue, and adventure.

This book will keep you guessing until the very end. Ar
Dec 26, 2010 Patricia rated it really liked it
Skip Moore and James Lessor are roommates and have just been licensed as private investigators. Their new agency is More or Less Investigations. Skip and James really don’t have the slightest idea about how to run a private detective agency. James just wants to buy a box truck since he thinks that will help with their investigations.

Skip sells home security systems but he isn’t very successful. James is hired by Angie Clark to be a marketing agent for Moe Bradley's traveling carnival. Moe is in
Jul 23, 2012 Annabell rated it really liked it
I have always loved a good mystery and Don Brunss, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, wasn’t just a good mystery, it was out right fun! Bruns takes you into the world of private investigation from the male perspective: full of laugh out loud humor, whacky characters, and quirky suspense.

James Lessor is the laid back, go with the flow, type of guy. He doesn’t worry about much of anything (including his bills or being wrong) and doesn’t think much through. He’s more the take action, ask questions later
Suspense Magazine
Mar 03, 2011 Suspense Magazine rated it really liked it
“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”, the latest mystery from South Florida novelist, songwriter, musician and advertising executive Don Bruns, is a rollicking up and down tale from start to finish. Two school buddies, Skip Moore and James Lessor, have combined their talent for bumbling to form a brand new detective agency, More or Less Investigations. Think of Tom and Dick Smothers running “Mom Always Liked You Best” investigations instead of pursuing a television career and you get the general idea. ...more
Rick F.
Jan 19, 2011 Rick F. rated it it was amazing
Don Bruns has done it again!! One of the very top writers today has produced yet another classic crime thriller/comedy. Reading about the further adventures of Skip and James is like recieving a long letter from old and dearly missed friends. One savors every word! Mr Brun's makes the characters so believable and appealing that the only negative thing I can write about the book is that, having finished it, I now have to wait for the next Skip/James adventure. The dedication to the Smothers Broth ...more
Erik Dewey
Jul 31, 2013 Erik Dewey rated it liked it
A fun story of two would-be PIs who bumble their way through a case at a local carnival. I didn't quite feel like I got to know that characters that well, one spent half the time off screen and the other just went from scene to scene.

They didn't really do much actual investigation either, but the story moved at a decent pace and it was light hearted enough to be entertaining.

I haven't read any of the other books in the series so all of the references to previous adventures were both noticed by m
Jul 27, 2011 Sherrie rated it it was amazing
I really liked the two main characters in this story. They are so funny and you would never think they could solve anything much less a murder. But in their own bumbling way they do. With a little help from Em and Jody. Em is James on and off girlfriend and Jody sells spy stuff. Just when they think they have it all figured out and who the person is behind all the accidents, another suspect comes along. But you won't believe who the real person is. I was totally surprised!! Wonderful light airy ...more
Adam Dalton
Loved this book but I read it last year.
Adrienne Amborski
Jul 02, 2012 Adrienne Amborski rated it liked it
I have enjoyed all of Don's books!!! A fun and laugh out loud mystery series the "Stuff Series" is a perfect summer read. Two college buddies, James Lessor and Skip Moore are bound and determined to start their own P.I. business with no experience and even less cash flow. Enter a traveling carnival with a "killer" roller coaster and get ready for a ride!!!
Gordon Hirs
Jun 13, 2011 Gordon Hirs rated it it was ok
Pair of immature 24 yr olds solve the mystery of who is sabotaging a carnival's rides. Seemed a little too scooby-doo like for me
Feb 12, 2011 Lance rated it liked it
Fun to read, not deep. Something to read if waiting for something else, or in a waiting room.
Don Gubler
Nov 14, 2012 Don Gubler rated it liked it
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Don Bruns is a writer, novelist, musician, songwriter, painter, cook, advertising executive and stand up comic who has no idea what he wants to be when he grows up. He's the author of nine books and was editor of the mystery/music anthology A Merry Band Of Murderers.

Don's published novels cover two series. One, a Caribbean thriller collection and two, the Stuff series, a humorous look at two twen
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