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The Ephemeral File: Adam Fraley Mystery Series

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What begins as a simple lost love case for private investigator Adam Fraley quickly escalates into something of far greater magnitude during the course of his investigation. Not only is it a potential felony he stumbles across but one of the rarest in the catalog of crimes, all due to a critical piece of information having been withheld by his client, a terminally ill Worl ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published June 22nd 2018 by Melange Books
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Joyce
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

Private Investigator Adam Fraley takes on the case of an elderly man who is looking for his lost love. It has been over fifty years since he last saw her. It seems simple enough. But what Adam doesn’t know is that the case will develop into something far bigger than trying to locate an old flame.

Staci Carew was one of a set of identical twins. Her sister Kati was a top gymnast and all set to go to the Olympics as soon as the Olympic Committee approved gymnastics as a sport in the games.
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Aaryan Rahi
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Private Investigator Adam Fraley takes on the case of a world war II vet who is looking for his lost love Staci Carew. Its been over fifty years since he last saw her. Because of his manager Tamra’s recommendation Adam takes the case into his bucket and starts his usual exploration with just name and the school of Staci Carew. As the story moves, which seemed like a simple case of lost love develops into greater extent. The tale of the world war II veteran and his lost love rolls out to be a per ...more
Pam
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Adam’s client is less than forthcoming when he states he wants to connect with his first love. In the course of the investigation, Adam finds out that a side investigation is in order to right a wrong and bring the truth to light. The first love’s sister died tragically and very young. The why, how, who and when are all in question; which is exactly what Adam’s client intended all along. Meanwhile, Adam’s office manager, Tamra, is an interested and guiding influence for single dad, Adam’s daught ...more
Gratia
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From picking mangoes on Pine Island, enjoying the scent of the Frangipani trees or walking near the Withlacoochee River to an abandoned bridge, the a sense of native Florida is an integral and delightful part of this story. Ephemeral is something used in landscape painting to describe the fleeting light, and Hoffman gives us thoughtful visual descriptions of the tangled groves of mangroves, and the hidden secrets one finds in forest and rivers, both natural and man-made. Intruding into a nudist ...more
Kim
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Private investigator Adam Fraley takes on a seemingly sentimental case only to dig up decades-old strife from the client's teen years. Meanwhile, Fraley's own teenager is facing her own struggles; and his love life is approaching a point of decision.

I really enjoyed this Fraley mystery. The plot refused to follow the standard mystery timeline, which kept it fresh and kept me on my toes. I was also drawn into the personal relationships, despite jumping into the series without reading the first no
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Christine Jordan
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read all of the previous books in this series and have been patiently awaiting this new book! Like all of Henry Hoffman's books this one is equally hard to put down and I am trying not to binge read through it! I have really gotten into the character of Adam Fraley and I especially enjoy the regional settings and the Author's way of describing the supporting characters. The books can be read out of sequence so it's nice to be able to pluck one off the shelf for another visit. I highly rec ...more
Mary  Zebrowski
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a detective mystery that draws you in from the start. The author brings the characters alive for you. I found that I felt the characters emotions. The author has the talent to draw you in.
I enjoyed reading this book. It kept my attention which I look for in a book. I highly recommend this book. It is a book that should be on everyone's. bookshelf.
Tanya
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was just going to be a simple case of lost love but it quickly changes to something else. It leads to a case which happened over half a century ago. What was it? How will it all.work out? See how he deals with it all

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Debra Duncan
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun read!

Nothing more enjoyable than reading a well written cold case mystery with a Florida twist for this reader. I look forward to my next Adam Fraley mystery.
Joanne
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
The best “first mystery” I’ve read in a while.
Urszula
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nice mystery. Following the clues the investigator finds the case more and more complex. The evidences go far far in the past. What will be discovered? Great plot, story line and good characters.
Nancy Jacobson
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Pauline Barlow
What starts out as an elderly terminally ill WWII vet looking for his "lost love" becomes much a much larger story. It seems he really wants to right a wrong. With the help of an investigator he soon locates her and learns about her twin sister and when and how she died. After finding her the investigator thinks the case is closed and it should go into the ephemeral file as it was a short term affair but there is still much to be done
The characters are interesting as is the story.
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Aug 01, 2018 marked it as to-read
I actually read this book twice. I was hooked from ththe beginning. The writer had a great idea for a story line and I did not expect the outcome at all. The premise is a private investigator is asked to find the long lost love of a man in his 70’s. As Adam, the investigator, starts questioning people he learns that the woma he is looking for had a twin sister who died unexpectedly. Her death was ruled an accident but was it really? Along the way you meet great characters who bring this story to ...more
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Henry Hoffman is a former public library director and newspaper editor whose fiction and non-fiction works have appeared in a variety of literary and trade publications. He is the author of four previous novels, including Bridge to Oblivion, the first of the Adam Fraley mystery/detective series, which received the Florida Publishers Association's Gold Medal Award for Florida Fiction. He is a resid ...more