[Epub] ↠ Death by the Riverside Author J.M. Redmann – Varanus.us

Death by the RiversideAmong The Moss Covered Trees And Wrought Iron Balustrades Of Southern Louisiana, Detective Michele Knight Micky To Her Friends Takes On The Seemingly Simple Job Of Shooting A Few Photos For A Client, But The Going Gets Rough As Micky Finds Herself Slugging Through Thugs And Slogging Through Swamps In An Attempt To Expose A Dangerous Drug Ring The Trail Leads To The Hundred Oaks Plantation, A Transvestite Named Eddie, A Beautiful Doctor Named Cordelia, And Memories Micky Thought She Had Buried Twenty Years AgoHard Hitting Prose In The Style Of Sam Spade And Mike Hammer With A Lesbian TwistThe First Micky Knight Mystery

[Epub] ↠ Death by the Riverside Author J.M. Redmann – Varanus.us
  • Paperback
  • 264 pages
  • Death by the Riverside
  • J.M. Redmann
  • English
  • 06 December 2019
  • 1931513058

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] ↠ Death by the Riverside Author J.M. Redmann – Varanus.us


  1. says:

    Holy swamp monster, batman Consider me floored Death by the Riverside Micky Knight 1 was one hell of an introduction to the Micky Knight series J.M Redmann, why haven t I read you sooner My Fall Back Friday choice thanks Bethany was first published in 1990 but apart from no tech, it has remained as fresh as it was 29 years ago The tech is usually what dates it There are no computers and mobile phones Micky mourns the demise of her stereo set at the hands of some bad guys and uses p Holy swamp monster, batman Consider me floored Death by the Riverside Micky Knight 1 was one hell of an introduction to the Micky Knight series J.M Redmann, why haven t I read you sooner My Fall Back Friday choice thanks Bethany was first published in 1990 but apart from no tech, it has remained as fresh as it was 29 years ago The tech is usually what dates it There are no computers and mobile phones Micky mourns the demise of her stereo set at the hands of some bad guys and uses pay phones when she s on the road No GPS either and it is sorely missed when it comes to some of the scenes in this book It is so much easier nowadays to pinpoint someone s location Main themes of Redmann s novels are the protagonist s troubled childhood and how it affects her adult life, discrimination based on sexual orientation and alcoholism Her novels follow the tradition of hardboiled fiction.And hardboiled it is People get hurt, they die, they fuck, they drink hard, they don t always make wise decisions and I love all of it I did not anticipate the explicit sex scenes but they did fit and I was glad Redmann chose to go that route A bit of sugar to soften all that grit My character crush was doctor Cordelia James.Great character building, fantastic plot and pacing I could not put it down so of course I highly recommend it Better hold on to your hats f f explicitThemes New Orleans, sins from the past, oh Micky, Hepplewhite is a star, One Hundred Oaks Plantation, that green food coloring on the dildo scene was wicked, knowing that the author is still writing in this series makes me very happy.5 stars


  2. says:

    Brooding, a hol3, quarter half 3 quarter 1 night stander leads are not my type so I was reluctant to read this in the first place but Scribd has Book 1 Book 8 and if I don t like it then I can just chuck it and move on without crying me a river over 5 dollars Right after finishing it, I bought the book from BSB Private Detective Michele Knight Micky, I have never come across this kind of character before Maybe I m still a Lesfic virgin Nope, I lost it to Amanda Clover a few books ago Brooding, a hol3, quarter half 3 quarter 1 night stander leads are not my type so I was reluctant to read this in the first place but Scribd has Book 1 Book 8 and if I don t like it then I can just chuck it and move on without crying me a river over 5 dollars Right after finishing it, I bought the book from BSB Private Detective Michele Knight Micky, I have never come across this kind of character before Maybe I m still a Lesfic virgin Nope, I lost it to Amanda Clover a few books ago but Micky is truly special Brooding, hell no The things that come out of her mouth are 77.7% hilarious even during tense and dangerous scenes Facing a murder charge Micky But he was shot with a.38 and my gun is a.45Officer How did you know Micky Oh, women s intuition A h0l , only to herself with legit reasons and to crooks Sexy Times Fan, hell yes She gives as much as she takes and in this One scene Perhaps I m not that familiar with wlw sex scenes but Micky and she who shall not be named talked about what they wanted to do to each other as they were doing it Bloody hot Smooth Operator, move over Sade Perhaps I could find some lovely lesbian and impress her with my 13.O5 in my checking account Retirement usually means floating downstream The crime thriller elements were exceptionally written as well, Ms.Redmann managed to increase my suspense level to an alarming rate a few times She must belong in the same Let s torture our leads group with Cari Hunter Amazing secondary characters, they were loyal to Micky and vise versa Some of them were given backstories so plenty of emotional moments that hit me quite hard because I was invested not only in Micky but her merry friends and a few others Authors who are planning to write a series should take lessons from Ms.Redmann, this woman can write Thank you, Lex You started the book chain, once again Lex Bathany Corrie Pretty please with whatever toppings you want on top, YOU


  3. says:

    This was wonderfully written Wow quite a ride I have heard good things about this series One friend told me Redmann writes the lesbian mystery equivalent of Sue Grafton I can see it, Mickey is that hard nosed private eye, like Kinsey Both authors write beautifully I was so immersed in this book, I felt like I was right there in Louisiana It s funny, at first I didn t think I was going to like Mickey She drinks too much, sleeps around, can be crappy to her friends but as the book conti This was wonderfully written Wow quite a ride I have heard good things about this series One friend told me Redmann writes the lesbian mystery equivalent of Sue Grafton I can see it, Mickey is that hard nosed private eye, like Kinsey Both authors write beautifully I was so immersed in this book, I felt like I was right there in Louisiana It s funny, at first I didn t think I was going to like Mickey She drinks too much, sleeps around, can be crappy to her friends but as the book continues, Mickey grows on you like a fungus, and you are powerless to do anything but believe in and root for her.This is an oldie, but a goodie and anyone who can enjoy a good mystery crime police thriller, don t pass this up I will eagerly be reading as many books in this series that I can get my hands on


  4. says:

    For my Fallback Friday read this past week, I picked a goodie Thanks to Lex for the recommendation I totally felt like I was back at college at LSU, and am totally craving some beignets from Cafe Du Monde nowDeath by the Riverside is the first installment in the Micky Knight series Micky is a private investigator in New Orleans, and this had all the hallmarks of great mystery series Micky drinks too much, treats her friends like shit, sleeps around, but somehow you ll find yourself to For my Fallback Friday read this past week, I picked a goodie Thanks to Lex for the recommendation I totally felt like I was back at college at LSU, and am totally craving some beignets from Cafe Du Monde nowDeath by the Riverside is the first installment in the Micky Knight series Micky is a private investigator in New Orleans, and this had all the hallmarks of great mystery series Micky drinks too much, treats her friends like shit, sleeps around, but somehow you ll find yourself totally rooting for her, pantyhose and all There were touches of this that seemed outdated, mainly the clothing and attitudes towards women in the workplace, but I loved this book and will definitely be reading on in the series Can t wait to see what happens next If you re looking for a great mystery from a gruff, no holds barred PI, look no further 4 stars


  5. says:

    I ve told this story umpteen times so pardon if you ve heard it before I stumbled onto old detective stories when I was only 10 years old No, not the classic Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christie volumes or even the Dashiell Hammett noir The books I fell into were musty paperbacks from the uk, bought for a buck fifty from the local Woolworth I m sure I was too young for the tawdry tales of disgraced men in rumpled suits searching for their next whiskey and the willing women that seemed to alway I ve told this story umpteen times so pardon if you ve heard it before I stumbled onto old detective stories when I was only 10 years old No, not the classic Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christie volumes or even the Dashiell Hammett noir The books I fell into were musty paperbacks from the uk, bought for a buck fifty from the local Woolworth I m sure I was too young for the tawdry tales of disgraced men in rumpled suits searching for their next whiskey and the willing women that seemed to always go with it Too young to comprehend the desperation and futility of simple lives gone wrong What I do remember is that these stories fueled my imagination in a devilish way Even if they weren t the best written books Many decades later, my GR friends kept mentioning Micky Knight and describing a character that sounded remotely familiar A private detective who drinks herself into oblivion trying to dodge familial ghosts A lost soul who succeeds in wrangling out of every woman s grasp who is trying to save her A woman with a whip smart, complex mind who plays dangerous people like somebody juggling axes and torches Ahh, I had found my childhood books again Only this book is incredibly well written, fast paced, and has a female detective that ll have you simultaneously cheering for her and wanting to also thrash her irreverent self.No synopsis here because the blurb and other reviews are clear All I want to say is that I highly recommend this book and I am so happy that I have 9Micky books to read Thanks, Lex Finally, right


  6. says:

    I get what all the fuss was about now.The plot Detective Micky Knight gets herself into trouble as she unintentionally becomes the target of New Orleans crime drug lords With mounting threats coming in from seemingly all directions Micky has to fight to keep herself and her loved ones alive while coming to terms with her traumatic past.The characters With half a dozen secondary characters and roughly the same amount with smaller roles, this book has quite an interesting ensemble of people I get what all the fuss was about now.The plot Detective Micky Knight gets herself into trouble as she unintentionally becomes the target of New Orleans crime drug lords With mounting threats coming in from seemingly all directions Micky has to fight to keep herself and her loved ones alive while coming to terms with her traumatic past.The characters With half a dozen secondary characters and roughly the same amount with smaller roles, this book has quite an interesting ensemble of people from all walks of life Every one of them had their own roles to play that was intricately woven into the narrative and made this book the fantastic page turner it is The writing Superbly written, this action packed and full of suspense story had me reading well into the night It has a fantastic balance of being heart wrenching while also offering much needed levity in the form of Micky s often hilarious one liners.The special It really is all about Micky isn t it How is it possible to like a character with such an unlikable personality And not just like her, but love and root for her happiness Hats off to your brilliant writing Ms Redmann The negative As much as I love and adore Micky, I lost count of the amount of times I wanted to bash her over the head with those liquor bottles she likes to cling to She makes it so hard to like her sometimes but at the same time your heart breaks for this woman with a wounded soul.The verdict After being introduced to Micky I now know the answer to the question If John McClane Axel Foley had a love child, who would that person be Micky s resume Summary Nancy Drew wishes she was as cool as me.Edu Barnard College, NYC Means streets of Naw Lins.Skills 2 forms of martial arts 1 form of crab cleaning.Languages English, Snark, Sarcasm and Lesbian Hobbies Lesbians, Classical Music, Drinking like a fish.About me Whenever I walk past a liquor store all the bottles start shaking in their boots.


  7. says:

    I had not planned to start this book almost exactly 3 years after I first read it A trick of fate, in a way, had me start the reread on February 13 2017 I had started reading the book the first time February 12 2014 and ended it on the same day, different year February 14 2014 vs February 14 2017 Weird how things like that can happen.I initially rated this book something near 3.75 out of 5.00 It s been three years, but I ve a vague idea why all that sex Coming from a history of readi I had not planned to start this book almost exactly 3 years after I first read it A trick of fate, in a way, had me start the reread on February 13 2017 I had started reading the book the first time February 12 2014 and ended it on the same day, different year February 14 2014 vs February 14 2017 Weird how things like that can happen.I initially rated this book something near 3.75 out of 5.00 It s been three years, but I ve a vague idea why all that sex Coming from a history of reading Robert B Parker, Dick Francis, Lillian Jackson Braun, Agatha Christie, Beverly Connor, Aaron Elkins, Erle Stanley Gardner, Dashiell Hammett, Peter Lovesey, Carol O Connell, and others, I was used to a certain type of mystery it could be cozy, it could be hard hitting violent and some downright abusive to their lead characters looking at you Connor , but it hadn t exactly been drenched with sex with sexual innuendo, yes, but not actual sex It s not that I hadn t read that type of work, or that I didn t have some favorites that were drenched with sex , but not in my mysteries So, in its way, I was confronted with a book that seemed quite well written, right along the line of some of the better written mysteries I d read, but for two differences the graphic sex, and the lesbian or bisexual nature of many of the characters And no, I did not down rate the book because of the lesbian nature though I was aware that its existence among the traits of the characters would cut down on the readership , no, it was for the sex.Imagine my surprise, in its way, when I reread the book Yes the book has much sex in it, but it was handled a lot better than I had recalled I never thought it was the main theme, reason for the books existence, or other,that I d initially saw it as a distraction But it isn t really It s important to the story.Ah, but I m just babbling here You want to know about the book The story involves a rich family with an older dying grandfather type And some kids running around trying to keep themselves in the will Against the backdrop of a rather conservative grandfather So no gay stuff There are three main contenders for the money, one already took herself out of the running by bluntly telling her grandfather that she was a lesbian this would be Cordelia , while the other two lied and tried to play it straight while secretly living a muchgayer life So that s how the story starts off someone hires Micky to search for a runaway fianc some pictures are taken, some wills are changed and other such stuff occurs along this plot line.Meanwhile, somewhere along the way a detective sergeant friend adds Micky to go undercover to investigate a company that is suspected as having big ties to drug running as in, they a drug dealers which leads to some connections to the earlier plotline and others.Meanwhile Micky drinks a lot, is a dick to her friends, has some emotional issues based on her disrupted early life, and some old history resurfaces Oh, and she has sex And solves mysteries Also spends a lot of time accidentally destroying clothing.Long and short, this was altogether a very interesting and good book My only regret is that I initially gave this book such a low rating.Rating 5.0ETA Micky ages from 29 to 30 during the course of the book no, the book isn t a year in Micky s life, she was just close to 30 when the book started I mention because the book is on both the age 20s and age 30s shelf.February 14 2017


  8. says:

    Micky s narration at the beginning of this story was like one of those old black and white detective shows, only with a hard ass female as the lead rather than an overweight bald guy in a fedora Fuck goddamned, this was a good read, I fell for Micky in the first few pages Her snark, sarcasm and deflection only made my curiosity grow as the story hinted at a sensitive heart that had seen way too much And jesus christ at a bus stop, does she EVER have a complex, traumatic past No wonder her ha Micky s narration at the beginning of this story was like one of those old black and white detective shows, only with a hard ass female as the lead rather than an overweight bald guy in a fedora Fuck goddamned, this was a good read, I fell for Micky in the first few pages Her snark, sarcasm and deflection only made my curiosity grow as the story hinted at a sensitive heart that had seen way too much And jesus christ at a bus stop, does she EVER have a complex, traumatic past No wonder her hard exterior and inability to trust Michele Micky Knight is a down and out detective with no money to even feed her cat, but also has a strong sense of loyalty and would give her last penny to anyone in need Just don t make her admit it She roots for the underdog, as she has been in that position to many times to count in her life She is a tall, strong, casual sex taker, hilarious one liner, Cajun Greek curly haired woman who is nothing but assertive and won t take shit from anyone And I wantof her Bonus I HAVE NINE MORE BOOKS TO READ ABOUT HER, BITCHES Lucky me This character just blew me away, as did the supporting characters of Joanne, Danny, Cordelia, even Hutch There is some harsh themes here, namely childhood abuse and emotional neglect, alcoholism, violence towards women, etc But you cannot help but want Micky to win at everything With all her sharp edges and armour, she is also a woman who truly wants to trust and to love with her whole being I cannot wait to readof her adventures JM Redmann, why have I not heard of you before Oh god, last thing how can I review this book without mentioning the conversation with old man Issac on the pier I just cannot I count this conversation as the most impacting and heartwarming conversation in lesfic and went back to read it twice His simple words of wisdom, to endure, but endure happy, not sad, along with his own memories and experiences, was the most perfect advice Micky could have got at that very intense moment, and I applaud Ms Redmann for whatever part of her brainy imagination this came from I will not soon forget it and highlighted the shit out of my e reader


  9. says:

    I loved every word of this book I actually read it twice It s gritty, it s personal, it s not as dark as I expected It s so well done, I could see every scene as it played out.I am hooked.I am now a Redmann fan for life Excuse me, I have to go now and consumeI mean, read, the next book.And then the next.And then the next


  10. says:

    Fantastic read

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