Signed Book GA-The Case of the Purloined Painting-Carl Brookins-US-Ends 6/14 | Miki's Hope

Signed Book GA-The Case of the Purloined Painting-Carl Brookins-US-Ends 6/14

Saturday, May 17, 2014


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.

This book can be purchased at Barnes & Noble and where ever fine books are sold.

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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22 comments :

Literary Winner said...

This book sounds like it's up my dad's alley. I'm entering to win for him!

Masshole Mommy said...

I went to high school with a Shawn Sean....swear to god. I cracked up when I saw the Sean Sean at the top of your post. I do love a good mystery!

Diane Estrella said...

I love Columbo too. I would love to read a book with a similar, quirky detective. Sounds like a winner!

Sherry Butcher said...

I would like to read The Case of the Great Train Robbery (2010) and this lastest one.

bxcrochet said...

That sounds like a great read. I love mysteries.

Michelle F.

Lisa Weidknecht said...

He produced hundreds of educational, classroom and public television programs!!!

Christine MamaPapaBarn said...

I love mysteries. This one sounds quite intense.

becca said...

Devil's Island sounds pretty good but then again they all do even this one.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

My Mom and I love to read. Her favorite is mysteries, she's always looking for new authors like this to try.

Rebecca Swenor said...

Author loved reading in a screened porch with his mother like myself when I was younger.

bn100 said...

the author was in the Navy

Elayna Fernandez-Bare said...

Fast reads are the best for moms! I am very petite (4'9") and my husband is tall, so that sounds like my kind of love story LOL

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Sounds like a great read! Mystery is my kind of thing. :)

Amanda McMahon said...

This looks like a really good book that will keep me interested. Good luck to all others :)

carl brookins said...

Thanks to everybody who entered. Especially those who mentioned other books in my PI series. May the best---hmm---winner win? Is that possible?

Erinn Sluka said...

What a journey this book takes you on! I am intrigued already!

anne marie Carter said...

I would also like to read his book, Devils Island.

April McGregor said...

i would love to read this book. This is my kind of read!

Claire said...

The book Reunion sounds interesting. It reminds me of a tv show I started watching a while ago, but then for some reason I never finished watching it.

Claire said...

Does he actually have a facebook fan page? There was no link in the widget and all I could find through a facebook search was his personal page.

Helga said...

The book Bloody Halls looks interesting.

eclairre said...

i learned the author was in the Navy

 
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