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Big Mojo

(Austin Carr Mystery #3)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  41 reviews
“Gordon Gekko meets Janet Evanovich in this wry and winning caper—Jack Getze does it again!” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award winning author of Truth Be Told

Wall Street garbage washes up on the Jersey Shore when a wacky stock jockey falls in love. Is he attracted to the redheaded beauty—or her brother’s inside information? Divorced father
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 17th 2014 by Down and Out Books
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Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
Jack Getze hasn't disappointed yet - Austin Carr continues battling bad luck in the third of the series, 'Bad Mojo.'

While the second ended on a cliffhanger which shows the main character's financial fortune may finally be turning around, this continuation of the story shows that particular journey is always perilous and on the brink of being lost.

While Carr holds back a little with his trademark 'full-boat grin' being written in' he's as likeable as ever. Unless it's my imagination, his previous
Jan 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I reviewed the 2nd book in Getze's Austin Carr Series, Big Money by Jack Getze , in March of 2014 and loved it.

Well, many of the characters from Big Money are in the new installment, Big Mojo. Austin is still preoccupied with and getting into trouble over women's *ahem* attributes, but this time it wasn't entirely his fault. At the wedding of a couple of friends, Mama Bones is wearing a scent that causes people who sniff it to fall in love with the next person who kisses them.

Mama Bones is Vic's mother, and Vic is Au
Michele Seigfried
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book started out with numerous seemingly mismatched people and stories. A stock broker, an old Italian lady casting spells, a bartender about to be married, a red-headed woman, a thug from another country. At first I thought, where is this all going? But by the end of the book, the author wraps up all the story lines together in one big bow. I felt like I was watching a movie instead of reading a book because of the author’s descriptive writing style and wouldn’t be surprised to see this bo ...more
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2015

Dollycas’s Thoughts

First there was Big Numbers. Then came Big Money. Now we have Big Mojo. Jack Getze and Austin Carr make quite a pair. Getze brings Carr to life on each and every page.

Wherever Austin Carr goes trouble follows. There’s trouble at the office, Vic is not happy Austin now has 51% of his company and Rags thinks the company should belong to him. He has trouble at home with a teenage daughter flexing her teenage muscles. And then you have Mama Bones wanting to help her son Vic, but m
Karen M
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Here we go again! Austin Carr, in this third book in the series, is once again enamored of a redhead. Of course, it’s never just any redhead and this time is no different. This redhead belongs to Mr. Vic and she comes with a little insider trading information to make it more interesting yet. Oh, yes, there’s also the big red stone, a stalker, a comatose Mr. Vic, Mama Bones, Austin’s mortal enemy, Rags Ragland and of course, since we’re talking Austin there has to be a federal investigation in th ...more
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Big Numbers...Big Money and now,

Austin Carr continues to attract women as well as big trouble. When a love spell is cast that goes terribly wrong, Austin finds himself infatuated for yet another redhead. Could this be the "Big L"?? When a ginormous ruby, a ridiculous amount of money, and a jealous boyfriend get thrown in the mix things start getting pretty heavy. How in holy heck is Austin going to muddle through this mess unscathed? You wouldn't guess in a million years!

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Christa Nardi
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Austin Carr is back and his investment business is still fraught with with woe, mostly at the hands of Vic and Rags. Vic wants Austin dead, but Mama Bones is sure one of her magic potions will do the trick. Add in Partricia Willis, whether dressed to kill or punked out, and the excitement builds. Austin wants to play it straight, but the boys from Vegas are involved along with the Big Mojo (is it real or fake?). To complicate things, his teenage daughter Beth is, well, being a teenager and rebel ...more
Jaime K
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this in a goodreads giveaway.

I have not read any other books by Getze, though I may want to just to have a better grasp on the background of this novel. This was more of a 3.5 due to some awkward circumstances (not within the plot but written into the story)

Austin Carr is a broker who has caused problems for his former boss, Vic, and his ex sales manager, Rags. Vic's girlfriend, Patricia, has some inside stock information that can bring in the big bucks...and possibly cause the loss o
Robin Morgan
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-own-books
Reading the first few lines of the book: “The big thing Jersey stockbrokers: we’re in cutthroat business. If we don’t keep our client names and their contact information secure, other brokers will pirate our business.” To this the fact his firm barely has any income, because his is derived just from his own sales and transactions involving his personal clients; and that Austin Carr is a ladies man and womanizer continues to attract them. And then add in voodoo spells. What I got is get is a roll ...more
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
From the cover: Wall Street garbage washes up on the Jersey Shore when a small time broker falls in love: Is he attracted to the beautiful lady—or her brother’s inside information? It's even possible the savvy, fast-talking Austin Carr was tricked into his condition by a love potion. Whatever the reason, Austin is again held spellbound by a steamy redhead, this one with a dubious past and a get-rich-quick, insider trading scheme. Austin must overcome the ill-tempered “Mr. Vic” Bonacelli, who wan ...more
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it


I like Austin Carr more and more. He is smart, gets into so much trouble, lots of drama, action and you are not sure who is good or bad until the end. Austin Carr has a lot of enemies, but he also has some good friends, and enemies.

His partner Mr. Vic Bonacellis calls him into his office and introduces him to a beautiful women who has insider information. They want him to buy stocks with the information and think they can get away with it. Austin does think about it for a moment but he
Lelia Taylor
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: full-reviews
I like a little humor in mysteries and, of course, cozies are the most likely places to find it but Big Mojo isn't one of those. In a way, it sort of harks back to the days of the "caper" that is still around but not quite as prevalent as in past years. It also has the "Lucy" touch, as in Lucille Ball, meaning things get all screwy and hilarity ensues. In other words, Big Mojo made me smile a lot and even occasionally laugh out loud.

Austin is the kind of guy who is easily tempted or, at the very
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. One it's short, and each chapter is therefore readable in a few minutes, like while you are stopped at a red light.

Ok, I didn't really read it while driving - but seriously any time I had a few minutes -- I could catch up with the mayhem going on in the book. And sadly, just a few minutes is what I have to spare in my hectic life, so this book fit me perfectly.

Not sure of what was really going on and why for a long time, nevertheless enjoying the twists and turns -- w
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-crime
I am a former Securities Agent. We all live in fear of having to stand before the SEC and losing our licenses. I really identified with Austin Carr, the main character. I have since left the industry, but so often we would see or hear something that would make us cringe and think "There goes my license". Austin is "invited" in to a client meeting with his former Boss Vic. there is a stunning red head in the room named Patricia. Patricia shares a tale of information gleaned from her brother about ...more
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: autographed
This was the first time reading anything by Jack Getze, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. It was fast paced, great characters and well done mystery. My only regret is that I have not read any of the other Austin Carr series, which will now be on my list. Thanks jack! I won this great book on GoodReads and like I do with most my wins I will be paying it forward by giving my win either to a friend or library to enjoy.
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
First I want to thank Goodreads (and author, Jack Getze), as I won this autographed book from their Giveaway!

For a short book the pages were action packed with a variety of suspicious characters It was difficult to determine which person was lying of just plain crazy.

The story takes place on the East Coast, in New Jersey where stockbroker Austin Carr
gets caught up in a hot mess. You'll read about money, greed, Italian family, friendship, lust and a crazy spell or two.
Rich Wagner
Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book as it is reminds of an old school story of a flawed but likeable hero.The story contains a variety of story lines and characters that come to a satisfying conclusion.The only complaint I had is it probably would have been beneficial to have read the earlier Austin Carr books to fully understand all the characters and their relationships. ######I won this book through goodreads in exchange for an unbiased review. ######
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I didn't read the first two Austin Carr books so I guess I missed some of the character development. However, the book is still full of character development and plot. I would have liked to have the story a bit longer with the scenes more developed, but it's a good short book for some quick action and adventure.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
Ken Cook
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-read
Delightfully funny, entertaining and engaging novel. Great visual descriptions, fast moving plots woven together well, satisfying climax and close. I read it at the beach, and while traveling and chuckled as I couldn't put it down. Wonderful.

This was a First Read book sent to me and signed by the author.
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book from the Goodreads First Reads Program in exchange for an honest review. Big Mojo was a very enjoyable read with lots of interesting characters and many twists and turns.
Sharon Teagarden-king
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Really felt sorry for Austin; not too smart to get into the trouble he did, needed to make better friendsa. Mama Bones in reality is unbelievable in the world of the mob, all in all an enjoyable read with twists and turns; a page turner
Julie Witte
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I received this book through GoodReads First Reads. I loved loved this book. I read this in one day because I just could not put it down. Smoothly plotted, with a surprise around many corners. A great read! Top-Shelf.
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Thanks to goodreads for sending me this book. It's the first Austin Carr I've read. It's an actual 3.5 but I rounded up because I enjoyed the sense of humor. It's direct, fast paced, easy to read and engaging. I would like to see Mama Bones on the movie screen. She would be a hoot.
Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fast paced, entertaining. I didn't have much time to connect with the characters but they were not without depth and believable. There is even a little bit of magic! No, you'll not get lost in the story but still enjoy the ride. A good book to read at the doctor's office or in an airplane.
Judy Walraven
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
This Goodreads giveaway was a clever book with eclectic characters and a fast story.
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: enjoyable
This was an excellent mystery it really kept you reading. I really enjoyed the characters and the story was great. I won this book on good reads.
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
FTC Disclosure: I received this book free from Goodreads hoping I would review it.
Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Disclosure: received for free via Goodreads.

A worthy successor to Big Money and Big Numbers--and even more thrilling, if that's possible. Getze has really found his voice.
Linda Gwiazdowski
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
enjoyed this book,loved the characters and their interactions with each other.
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a good mystery. I liked the way it ended,
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Former newsman Jack Getze is Fiction Editor for Anthony-nominated Spinetingler Magazine, one of the internet's oldest websites for noir, crime and horror short stories. His screwball mysteries -- BIG NUMBERS, BIG MONEY, BIG MOJO, and BIG SHOES -- were published by Down and Out Books, as is his new thriller, THE BLACK KACHINA. His short stories have appeared online at A Twist of Noir, Beat to a Pul ...more

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Austin Carr Mystery (4 books)
  • Big Numbers
  • Big Money
  • Big Shoes
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