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No Regrets, No Remorse: A Sydney Simone Mystery (Sydney Simone #1)

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No Regrets, No Remorse, winner of the first Poisoned Pen Press Discover Mystery Contest.

Sydney Simone, wounded herself, is dedicated to helping via a cloaked website and identity those whose wrongs can’t be righted by orthodox means. First she verifies the client’s story; then she accepts payment: half up front, half on completion of her work. Usually it’s a form of human
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Paperback, 250 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by Poisoned Pen Press (first published November 1998)
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Akeiisa
Mar 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: crime-mystery
An okay plot, with some potentially interesting characters makes this a middle of the road, somewhat predictable read. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of depth to either Sydney, the mystery woman behind HumanPestControl.com, or Oscar, the attorney turned sculptor, notwithstanding hints at tragedies in their past. Despite some repetition, a fun read that kind of makes me want to visit a beach.
Scott
May 31, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A thin mystery that keeps the plot moving but the characters are one dimensional. The story is set in Florida and I kept thinking of Travis McGhee because one of the main characters, in addition to being a hired killer, recovers other assets and keeps half, just like Travis--although this isn't developed that much in the book. The plot was complex enough and I kept reading. It was a good book of light reading which was just what I needed. This is a debut novel and I don't know if Sharp has writt ...more
Lakis Fourouklas
No Regrets, No Remorse is one of those novels that make the reader feel conflicted when it comes to its heroine. Sydney Simone is unlike any other character I have met in crime fiction lately. She’s tough, way too smart, and has a lot of secrets. And she’s a hit-woman. She doesn’t take every single case that comes her way though; she’s just trying to make things right where the justice system had failed.

Killing the Ann Arbor guy was satisfying. A job well done. Her history showed no patience wit
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In his debut novel R.F. sharp shows what happens when murder resolves around lawyers who know the law inside and out:

Oscar us a former lawyer who has found his passion in making art and running a art gallery. He is a long way from the court room and has no designs of returning ever. However, when his former partner, Roy, is accused of murder, Roy does not want anyone representing him but Oscar. Roy knows that Oscar believes him when he says that he is not guilty. But Oscar is going to need all t
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Rhonda
Nov 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No Regrets, No Remorse by R. F. Sharp
4 STARS
No Regrets, No Remorse is a A Sydney Simone Mystery.
I was wondering if I would like the character Sydney because of her business. She is a human pest control. Sydney checks out the people she is supposed to get rid of and makes sure they are bad guys. Sydney has no remorse for killing them.
She works off a internet site and no one is suppossed to know who and where she lives.
Sydney helps at a art gallery, law office for her exboyfriend. She also lives
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Lisa  Carlson
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: drama/thriller lovers
Recommended to Lisa by: found at library
Shelves: fiction
Great fiction writers instantly transport us to somewhere else; have enjoyable and unlikeable characters and most of all tells a story. When the opening lines of a book catch you then we know the writer has done most of their job. I liked the cover shot and the writing, concise and to the point. Most of all the heroine is a woman names Sydney; a hit woman. A solid, enjoyable debut novel from a man who practiced law for 34 years. I guess I can forgive the awful profession because he has a gifted ...more
Ronald Sharp
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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William
Dec 16, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Started out fairly good but a little weak towards the end. The female character is interested until near the end when she becomes predictably bland. the male lawyer chief character is not very convincing. Not a deserved prize winner as shown on the cover. Must be weak competition in the "Discover Mystery" award category.
Christopher White
A so-so crime thriller, about lawyers engaged in insurance fraud. The writing and cadence were well-done, but the story was cliched, and the setting in coastal Florida was stereotypical. Much of the violence was contrived, and wasn't always required for the story. Not the worst book for a weekend, but quite average: 3 stars.
Cindy
Oct 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like the reading, it's a Bernadette Dunne. Liked the story line. I will read the next if it's a series.
John Machata
Hoping for more in this Florida detective story. Did not care about the characters.
Susan
Jul 18, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I regret choosing this book. Quirky characters, but not in a good way, predictable plot. Yawn.
Elly Wendy
A fun read.
Lisa
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Mystery, suspense, fast paced
Jennifer
Hmmm, human pest control?
Mary Hauer
Pacing was too-much too-soon for me. I didn't have enough time to get into a scene before author whirled on to something else
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