After The Goode by Cary Allen Stone

After the Goode - A Jake Roberts NovelAfter the Goode – A Jake Roberts Novel by Cary Allen Stone

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After the Goode is a Jake Roberts detective novel, it follows on from “Mind Over Murder”. Jake is now retired and taking a vacation in Phoenix, Arizona with girlfriend Caitland. They are staying with friends for a few days.

Bobby Goode is a comedian from Phoenix, he’s made it to the big time and is back to do a few shows before heading off to New York. Betty and Donald O’Malley are at Bobby’s comedy show, but Donald isn’t in the mood for comedy, he’s just been made redundant and Bobby’s style of humour doesn’t sit well on Donald.

When a burnt out car is found with a charred body, detective Wynter Williams and team are called in, but there are few leads and the case looks like it’s going cold unless they can find the one clue to lead them to the killer.

This book has taken a turn away from the thriller style of the previous two Jake Robert’s books that I’ve read, this one is more relaxed with just one case to solve. The whole book works around Bobby Goode’s comedian theme with everyone joining in the banter. I would suggest that this will go down best with most American male readers of detective novels.

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Good Deeds Challenge, Year 2 week 40

Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year, now I am into my second year.

New Good DeedsThis week I’ve been doing the following;

January 18th – Sorting out book reviews, books for the team list and signing up for a blog tour. Visited my parents. Have started reading After The Goode by Cary Allen Stone

January 19th – My morning helping at school, a walk in the sun at lunchtime and picked up litter on my route.

January 20th – My list of books to review is growing ever longer again, but I hate to turn down any book. Took a quick walk to town and picked up litter. Gave money to a charity collecting for children with cerebral palsy.

January 21th – The postman delivered 3 books for review today, lucky me. A nippy walk in the cold today, picked up litter. Reading The Devil, the Diva and The Deep Blue Sea by Margaret Langstaff

January 22nd – Today I’m reading Death In A Dacron Sail a Rhe Brewster mystery by Noelle Granger. Went for my lunchtime walk and picked up litter. Offered to help a friend set up an account on Twitter.

January 23th – Began reading Trading Vincent Crow by D.C.J Wardle – dark British Humour about a young man determined to better himself. Left me chuckling. A cold day today so it was a power walk and power litter pick.

January 24th – Today I read The Serenity Stone Murder by Marianne Jones a cosy mystery set in Thunder Bay, Canada.