Final Price (Paul Chang Mystery, #1)
Wilmington, Delaware is one of those cities that feels more like a small town. Neighbors know one another, and businesses cater to the needs of the citizenry. But what happens when the local car salesman suffers one lost sale too many, when one more customer decides to buy from the competition because the price is too high, interest rates aren't friendly, or that shade of...more
A fresh look at a serial killer - he's a car salesman!!!! Unique characters - an Asian for a change and his dysfunctional but sensitive sidekick Nelson. And all steeped in sly dry humor (which obviously some of the reviewers of this book didn't get). In one scene Chang and Nelson are getting tea. The clerk calls out: "3 Percent". When Nelson returns from getting his drink, Chang asks him what that's about. He replies he told the girl she had so many metal piercings her ch ...more
If I remember right, the profanity and adult scenes were kept to a minimum, if there at all. Fair warning, I've read a few books in between this one and the review. So, my memory may not be right there...
I'll look forward to Chang as a PI.
But don’t let the word “Mystery” in the series title fool you. This is not, by my definition, a mystery. Maybe the sequels are, but this book is not. Two of the most common questions I expect to have when reading a ...more
A quarter finalist in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest, this book deserves to be looked at carefully. Most of us have purchased a car at one point or another. I doubt many of us have considered the car salesman’s point of view, let alone a psychopathic car salesman. Shamus the car salesman does not take rejection well. His reaction to rejection is investigated by the largest Chinese American State Trooper in Delaware and his emotionally vulnerable sidekic ...more
Shamus is a car salesman with problems. Those problems being his potential customers skipping out on a buy after he put in time, effort, and killer deals on the table. When he can't close the deal and the customer finds somewhere else to buy a vehicle, costing him his pride and commission, he is calm. Until he's off work, anyway. That's when the anger hits, and he looks ...more
As I was introduced to the characters I started to wonder if it was purely a police crime story or something more. This feeling never left me, even on the last few pages. After thinking about it a little more, ...more
His first novel, Final Price, was selected as a Quarterfinalist in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Just released as a self-published work, it is now available o ...more