Book Review-Headlock-Burl Barer

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I really did not know what to expect when I received an email and this book was attached (mobi edition) telling me it was up to me whether I read and reviewed it or not. I do like private eye type books so I thought, what the heck. I downloaded it--started to read it and could not stop!! The language may be a bit off putting for some of you as well as some of the descriptions. I had no problem with it at all! This is slap stick at it's funniest, and admittedly can get a bit raunchy, as Jeff Reynolds meets and enlists the aid of prostitutes and other unsavory characters at the local watering holes in Walla Walla, Wa. All the characters are well developed and you feel like you really know all of them. This may be the first time I have read one of this author's books--it will not be the last.

Purchase the book Here

This book will be released later this month as well by Wildblue Press

About the Book:(from Wildblue Press)

A paranoid recluse lures private eye author Jeff Reynolds into a complex web of deception, where delusions are deadly, life after death can be hell, and all roads lead to the McFeely Tavern. Several popular mystery writers, including G.M. Ford and Tony Fennelly, make cameo appearances in this clever and captivating private eye caper set in Walla Walla, Washington. Edgar Award winner Burl Barer brings us a private eye mystery, unique and wondrous from the opening paragraph to the spectacular cinematic climax featuring one of the best plot twists in PI history.

Editorial Reviews (from Amazon)


"...a detective as hard boiled as a twenty-minute egg, and wisecracks as sharp as a new Gillette!" -- Dale Furutani, Anthony and Macavity winning author of the Ken Tanaka and Samurai Mystery series

"Barer is obviously twisted. `Headlock' is a hoot. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!" -- G.M. Ford, author of The Deader the Better, Last Ditch, Bum's Rush, and Slow Burn.

"Brilliant and hilarious!" -- Tony Fennelly, author of The Glory Hole Murders, and 1-900-DEAD

"Burl Barer's new action-packed novel had me laughing my ass off, gasping for breath, and cursing his talent!" -- Sparkle Hayter, author of Revenge of the Cootie Girls, and The Last Manly Man

"Sue Grafton on PCP -- clever, quirky, and often outrageous." -- Lee Goldberg, executive producer of the CBS series, MARTIAL LAW.

About the Author:(from Amazon)

Burl Barer is a Edgar Award winning author and two-time Anthony Award nominee with extensive media, advertising, marketing, and public relations experience.

Garnering accolades for his creative contributions to radio, television, and print media, Barer's career has been highlighted in The Hollywood Reporter, London Sunday Telegraph, New York Times, USA Today, Variety, Broadcasting, Electronic Media,and ABC's Good Morning America.

Barer, regarded as one of America's finest investigative journalists, is a frequent commentator on numerous television programs seen world wide, including "Deadly Sins," "Deadly Women," "Motives and Murders" "Snapped" "Scorned," "Behind Mansion Walls," "Epic Mysteries," and Hart Fisher's AMERICAN HORRORS channel via Filmon.TV

Burl Barer hosts the award winning Internet radio show, TRUE CRIME UNCENSORED with co-host, show business legend Howard Lapides, on every Saturday, 2pm Pacific time.

In addition to non-fiction/ true crime best sellers, Barer also is a regular contributor to "Serial Killer Quarterly," the prestigious magazine edited by Lee Mellor. Barer also writes new adventures of Leslie Charteris' THE SAINT, and the Jeff Reynolds series of private eye novels

Authors Website

I received a copy of an e-book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own honest opinions. For more information please check my Disclosure Statement. Our giveaways are in no way sponsored or promoted by Facebook.


Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds like a great read. I think I am going to get myself a copy!

Parenting Patch said...

Sounds like an interesting read for people who like mystery books.

Samantha said...

Sounds like a good mystery!

Anonymous said...

I love learning about new books and authors! This mystery sounds awesome! My mother loved reading mysteries, so does my father-in-law, I will pass this along!

~Lisa J Lewis

bxcrochet said...

Sounds like another great book review. I think my husband would enjoy this one too.

Michelle F.

Lisa Nolan said...

What an exciting read! I love watching mysteries on TV! And mystery novels are so fun to explore!

Saidah Washington said...

I used to read mysteries all the time. This sounds like a great story.

Sharon Martin said...

Sounds like a good read, something my hubbie would enjoy.

Liz Mays said...

The language doesn't bother me either. I love how you described it, so I will download it.

Crystal said...

With all of the author's accolades, I'm shocked I haven't read any of his books yet. I like a good mystery.

fee roberts said...

This sounds like a really great book! Thanks for sharing.

Amber N said...

I need to check this book out for sure. Looks great.

Farrah said...

I'm adding this to the next few books I want to check out on Goodreads! I have a lot more time to read in the winter.

Jaclyn Anne said...

The language would not bother me at all, and I could use something clever and funny in my life - I will have to check Headlock out!

Tami @ This Mom's Delight said...

This isn't my preference but I do enjoy reading. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Nicole Escat said...

This is very interesting and good to read when I'm bored.

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