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Last Chance (Detective Beston #1)

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Almost-billionaire Vaughn Kreisler has vanished without a trace. When his yacht, the Last Chance, arrives in Grand Bahama, only one person is aboard—a feisty blonde who seems unconcerned about Kreisler's disappearance. Detective Beston's investigation is hobbled from the start by the lack of a corpse and his growing infatuation for the prime suspect. When an ex-lover outs ...more
ebook, 69 pages
Published October 15th 2016 by HomePort Press (first published June 13th 2016)
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Apr 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
A quick and pacy read, that certainly feels a lot longer than the short story that it is.
A lot is packed in but I never felt that it was crammed in nor was there superfluous text.
Paul Beston is both a likeable and unlikeable character - he is a good guy, hiding his secret until outed spectacularly when he becomes a sympathetic figure as he deals with small community prejudices. But he is also a detective (view spoiler)
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Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like to be taken on an journey, certainly not an ordinary one then A.C. Burch has written "Last Chance" for you. Through a keen depiction of both characters and setting, Burch takes you on a ride with unexpected twists and turns. And just when you think you understand what is going on, you find yourself propelled into the unknown. But, everything does tie together. It's no exaggeration to say that "Last Chance" has all the charm of a "Nick and Nora" ( of the "Thin Man" series ) mystery bu ...more
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I’m not even going to try to rate this. This first book is not technically a mystery. It has some instalove. This was a quick read and caught my attention but there’s something about the story that rubbed me the wrong way.
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A.C.’s debut novel was The HomePort Journals (Wilde City Press 2015), set in his hometown of Provincetown, Massachusetts. This tale of marginalized characters who unite to form a family of their own received rave reviews and was Authors Talk About It (ATAI) grand prize winner for 2016. His book of short stories,

His book of short stories, A Book of Revelations, (HomePort Press 2016) was a 2017 Int

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