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Easy does it (Flap Tucker #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  105 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
It includes two books of the Flap Tucker series.
Hardcover, 388 pages
Published 1998 by Mystery Guild (first published January 1st 1997)
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Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The writing it fast paced just as the character speaks and you can almost hear his voice as you try and keep up with what is happening. Flap Tucker s a mystic and he and Dalliance Oglethorpe have been friends since they were children so they know all of each other’s secrets and would do anything for each other. Now Dalliance gets Flap involved in a triple murder that may be occult driven while trying to find the wife who may be made up by an idiot. Great read. I would like to thank the publisher ...more
Cheryl Hall
Jan 21, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Hated it

Hated this book
Love his Fever Devil novels
One two three four five six seven

My apologies to the author
Judy Lesley
What a wonderfully different variation on the standard PI mystery novel this was. Flap Tucker is so unusual it took me a while to finally pin down his personality. Under normal conditions that might be a bad thing in a mystery novel, here it simply added to the atmosphere created by author Phillip Depoy.

This novel was originally published in 1997 so I'm hoping that seeing it republished means there might be other books featuring Flap and his best buddy, Dalliance Oglethorpe. Dally runs a club th
Linda  Branham Greenwell
I think I need a new "shelf" for this one - lol
The main character is Flap Tucker - kind of a private eye - but calls himself a "finder of things"
Flap studies many spiritual and mystical beliefs and therefore the many bizarre coincidences and connections are the underlying theme of the story - they are karma, the path of The Tao. Depoy explains all of these things with wink & a nudge and makes it all believable.

In this, Depoys first novel, Flap is looking for the wife of one of Atlanta's rich
Eileen Hall
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book!
This is about a private investigator Flap Tucker and his friend Dalliance Oglethorp (great names!), based in Atlanta, who get involved in an investigation involving a "dead drag queen in a pentogram, topless dancers stuffed in a trunk, a pretty blue Buick...........
So begins a trawl for clues and answers to some of the strange goings on in the city.
The style of writing is reminiscent of 50's "Noir" stories.
There are more "Easy " stories by Phillip DePoy to be read and I shall b
Mar 08, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting; quirky. Wasn't sure where it was going at first, but it wound up being a detective yarn. The PI, Flap Tucker, has an uncanny ability to find missing people by going into something akin to a trance state to see all the clues come together. There were some interesting twists as the plot progressed and 3 separate happenings coalesce into one criminal wreaking havoc. I would listen to the next book in the series; the reader, Rusty Nelson, did a superb job with the various voices and a c ...more
Nov 11, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
While I love Phillip DePoy, I can't get behind his earlier character "Easy." This book, the style it was written, the poor conversion to E-book, and the characters themselves, put me off this book. I could not finish it. Still love DePoy though!!
Oct 15, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaing and very well told this is an enjoyable read. There were to many dots to connect for me to call it a great mystery, but it's fun with quirkly charaters to keep you smiling.
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good read, or listen. It was fast paced, but I was able to follow it fairly well. I look forward to reading more in the series.
Aug 12, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Liz by: library
I've enjoyed Phillip DePoy's other series so I read the first of the Flap Tucker and quite enjoyed it, as well.
Oct 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries, georgia
Recommend this mystery, different but worth while.
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Phillip DePoy has published short fiction, poetry, and criticism in Story, The Southern Poetry Review, Xanadu, Yankee, and other magazines. He is currently the creative director of the Maurice Townsend Center for the Performing Arts at the State University of West Georgia, and has had many productions of his plays at regional theaters throughout the south. He is the recipient of numerous grants fr ...more
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Other books in the series

Flap Tucker (5 books)
  • Too Easy (A Flap Tucker Mystery)
  • Easy as One, Two, Three (Flap Tucker, #3)
  • Dancing Made Easy (Flap Tucker #4)
  • Dead Easy (Flap Tucker, #5)