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How Not To Commit Murder

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New cover. ISBN 10 0987536605
ISBN 13 978-0987536600

Career conman Reuben Littlejohn is determined to go straight after his latest stint in prison - until he stumbles upon a plot to kill his parole officer Lucy, with whom he is madly in lust, and is blackmailed into becoming an accomplice.

Never have his skills in lying and cheating been so vital, as he tries to save Lucy's life, and his own - without his wife finding out.

406 pages, Paperback

First published April 14, 2013

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Robin Storey

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259 reviews17 followers
August 1, 2022
I liked it so much excitement but there were errors about Alec and Alex, same person but for some reason the author was using Alex instead. besides that, I like it.
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162 reviews8 followers
October 3, 2013
I didn't really mean to do it....Ahhhh how I love Reuben!
I have never been a big fan of crime novels, but this one blends just the right amount of comedy with the right about of crime.
Reuben is a WONDERFUL character. Seeing his struggles big and small was an enjoyment.
However, Frank is evil! I guess you can't reform them all right.
It's up to Reuben.....can he prevent a murder or is it pointless?
This story keeps you guessing to the very end.
Very well written and paced great.
Totally recommending!
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2,999 reviews35 followers
September 16, 2017
How Not to Commit Murder - a review by Rosemary Kenny

It's often said the path to true love is seldom straight - never more true than in Reuben Littlejohn's case!

Ex-criminal and white collar conman Reuben is married to Carlene, a demanding, (but rich) woman who doesn't trust him when he's modelling swimming trunks - with busty beach-babes to ogle - or staying out til all hours, supposedly providing a shoulder to cry on for his (imaginary), friend Finn, when actually being embroiled in a plot to murder Lucy his parole officer, whom he's got the hots for.

Will Reuben get back on the straight and narrow and free himself from the clutches of murderous 'Mr Big', Frank, without alerting Carlene that he's slipping easily back into wicked ways and be able to save Lucy - you'll have to read Robin Storey's amusing will-he-won't-he novel to find out!
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268 reviews14 followers
October 21, 2017
If there was ever such a thing as a well-meaning criminal, then Reuben, the central character, is just that. The problem is other people don't get hit good intentions at all.
After coming out of prison and marrying his prison visitor who is able to provide for him, one of his former fellow inmates, Frank, catches up with him and he is blackmailed into becoming involved in a plot to kill his parole officer Lucy. Given little choice but to comply, Ruben has to go more than the extra mile to ensure that his parole officer remains unharmed, yet at the same time be seen by Frank to be fully co-operating.
It's a perfect blend of comedy arising from a complex situation. Reuben has no boundaries to what he will do, in this desperate situation.
A charming book that warmed my heart.
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Author 13 books1 follower
September 28, 2017
Marty Langenbergon September 18, 2017
I liked this book a lot. For me, it was never in doubt how this would end, but that's okay. The way that we get to the end is what's important and there were enough twists and turns to keep me keen. Well done! BUT, I'm convinced that humour is like beauty - it's in the eye of the beholder, or in this case, the reader. Obviously, not my kind of humour. Again, that's okay. It's a darn good yarn.
131 reviews
May 3, 2019
This books’ main character Reuben is someone I alternately thought was a “pig”, a sort of a Ziggy character with the black cloud following him, a diamond in the rough, and a guy with a good heart. The author made me root for him.

The book also had a ton of humor! I laughed a lot. The story was complex and well written. It was also well edited. I would recommend it.
588 reviews
July 19, 2018
This wasn't my favourite book but I did like it. It had some interesting parts but seemed to drag in a lot of places. I don't know what I would do to make me like it more but I have read other books by this author that I liked better, but I did like the story idea.
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4,681 reviews52 followers
March 12, 2017
Not kindle unlimited, sorta funny sorta not so a touch over okay

Comedy Shorts - Humorous Fiction Short Stories
How Not To Commit Murder - comedy crime - humorous mystery
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448 reviews
August 25, 2014
im not a huge murder mystery fan but I am glad I read this one. I loved the comidic timming. The book has a great flow but lagged some much needed details I was dying to know. 3.5*
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110 reviews1 follower
July 5, 2015
A gentle amble through the hiccups and trials of someone trying to be good and prevent harm but going about it in all the wrong ways.
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18 reviews1 follower
March 22, 2016

Great crime comedy - after leaving prison and trying to go straight, Reuben gets pulled back in to the criminal world.
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5,688 reviews32 followers
April 25, 2017
This suspense will keep you page turning as you follow Rueben who tries to go straight after being released from prison. The system keeps trying to ensnarl him. It's a fun real and well written. If you like suspense stories, you will like this book.
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