This is a Sean Sean Mystery and the first one that I have read. Sean Sean-yes, that is his first and last name is a laid back private investigator who kind of reminds me of Columbo (played by Peter Falk-oh I loved that TV show). A very short guy, who has a very tall girlfriend, who doggedly and relentlessly looks for clues and although he does not figure it all out right away never gives up! Well, he does kind of let some things slide!
This book actually grabbed my attention from the very first page and held it until the very end. There is lots going on and multiple clients that well---can't give that away can I. A Definite 5 and a fast read!!
About the Book: (from the back of the book)
When an American Army unit arrived at the end of the war, some soldiers appropriated items in what appeared to be abandoned circumstances. A small painting by a mid-level Polish painter is used by an ex-GI to float a bank loan which results in the founding of a manufacturing firm in Minneapolis. Now the painting and the ledger become the center of murderous attempts by the descendants of the veteran to conceal the paintings journey. World-wide efforts at repatriation of stolen art from WWII is a major ongoing effort and the story links to that effort as international operatives descend on the Twin Cities. Enter private detective Sean Sean. He is a short but effective operative who, unlike many PIs of the modern era, doesn’t sleep around, doesn’t shoot people unnecessarily, and has many friends among various local law enforcement agencies.
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About the Author: (from the back of the book)
Before he became a mystery writer and reviewer, Brookins was a counselor and faculty member at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Brookins and his wife are avid recreational sailors.
He is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Private Eye Writers of America. He can frequently be found touring bookstores and libraries with his companions-in-crime, The Minnesota Crime Wave.
He writes the sailing adventure series featuring Michael Tanner and Mary Whitney. The third novel is Old Silver. His new private investigator series features Sean NMI Sean, a short P.I. The first is titled The Case of the Greedy Lawyers. Brookins received a liberal arts degree from the University of Minnesota and studied for a MA in Communications at Michigan State University.
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