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Paperback, 264 pages
Published May 20th 2019 by Down & Out Books
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Dave
Swann’s Down appears to be the fifth book in the Henry Swann mystery series. This is an enjoyable mystery novel set in Manhattan and Alabama featuring a mismatched pair of operatives, skip tracer Swann and disbarred lawyer Goldblatt. It is a low key mystery without gunfights, Chase scenes, or voluptuous redheads. But it is the story of a plodding operative - he doesn’t like being called a private eye - who tackles two mysteries and gets involved with con games, Fortune tellers, hit men, and miss ...more
ABCme
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is a fast and fun read solving two mysteries at once. The writing is superb. Streetwise and intelligent dialogue kept me glued to the pages.

Our main character Henry Swann doesn't call himself a private eye, but he does know how to find people and things and that's why he gets hired.
In this story there are two women missing. One is a charlatan who took a huge sum of money from a friend. The other is the girlfriend of a hitman, who's needed in court.
The path to discovery is well crafted and
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Gail C.
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
In Charles Salzberg’s SWANN’S DOWN, Henry Swann takes on two cases. The first case presented is one featuring a purported fortune teller who has taken Swann’s partner's former wife for most of her inherited fortune. While Swann has just begun to start tracing said medium, he is approached by an attorney he’s worked for in the past who wants him to track a young woman needed to provide an alibi for his client.
Throughout the book, Swann moves between the two cases, sometimes with the questionabl
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Nish Amarnath
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes, life unfolds in ways that defy logic. One may then seek answers from beyond the physical plane of existence. The psychic world provides just that. Or so it appears. It doesn't matter if the insights you get from psychic readers are so vague that you end up combing through multiple interpretations of what was said - before finally zeroing in on one that suits the reality you've created in your head (or heart). Against that backdrop, the chicanery of psychics who claim that one is hexed ...more
Nancy
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Henry Swann usually works one case at a time, but his “partner” Goldblatt has him tracking down a con artist to try to collect the money that she extorted from Goldblatt’s ex wife.

At the same time Swann’s lawyer friend wants to hire him. This lawyer will pay a decent fee for Swann to track down his client’s girlfriend. How could he turn that down when it was highly unlikely that Goldblatt would pay him anything?

So, Swann is running here and there trying to find people who don’t want to be found.
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Erica
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent! I will read everything Charles writes!
Cheryl
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May 13, 2019
T Olsen
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very well written story, with great characters and dialogue. It's very easy to read, with a straight timeline, and the plot is very good as well. Even though this book is far out in a series, it's no problem reading it as a stand-alone.
Annarella
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A very good, enjoyable and entertaining mystery.
I loved the style of writing, the well written characters and how the engaging plot was developed.
A very good mystery, it's the first I read in this series and had no problems in understanding the plot or the characters.
I look forward to reading other books in this series.
Highly recommended!
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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Charles Salzberg's latest novel, Swann's Lake of Despair, is the third in the Henry Swann Detective Series. When rare photos, a scandalous diary, and a beautiful woman all go missing at once, the stage is set for three challenging cases for this skip tracer and his slovenly, disbarred lawyer friend, Goldblatt.

Devil in the Hole, his last novel, is a work of literary crime fiction based on the notor
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