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This Doesn't Happen in the Movies

by Renée Pawlish

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This seemed amateurish in places, but was an enjoyable read. ( )
  TromboneAl | May 4, 2018 |
noir, PI, amateur-sleuth, humor

A fun parody of classic noir well worth reading. The publisher's blurb gives hints and there is no need for spoilers, but that can't begin to prepare you for all the laughs both verbal and situational. The characters certainly are, and the plot is not what you think, but it all works.
Johnny Peppers does a great job of keeping himself from laughing out loud during the recording. ( )
  jetangen4571 | Mar 29, 2017 |
I liked it. It was easy reading with humour. I'll read more. ( )
  scot2 | Nov 16, 2016 |
It all starts out with the femme fatal that walks into his office...

With a strong knowledge of film noir and hardboiled detective books, Reed Fuerguson feels he is well equiped for detective work. Though the knowledge is OK, he finds there is more to being a detective as he takes on a case of a missing husband that takes him on a wild ride. Snappy patter and cracking wise are not enough to see him through.

A fun and light read.

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  ChazziFrazz | Jun 23, 2016 |
I'm going to begin this review with saying read this book and watch the Big Sleep (Humphrey Bogart classic) Both equally good noir mysteries! I am a fan of those old Hollywood films and I think the author has captured the essence of that style not only in the story but in the characters. The hero, the heroine, the sidekicks and the bad guy. Witty and Riveting. ( )
  LiteraryChanteuse | Jan 27, 2016 |
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A wannabe private eye with a love of film noir and detective fiction. 
A rich, attractive femme fatale. 
A missing husband. 
A rollicking ride to a dark and daring ending. 

Reed Ferguson’s first case is a daring adventure, complete with a dose of film noir, and a lot of humor. With a great supporting cast of the Goofball Brothers, Reed’s not too bright neighbors, and Cal, Reed’s computer geek friend, This Doesn’t Happen In The Movies is detective noir at its best. Follow Reed as he solves crime akin to his cinematic hero, Humphrey Bogart.
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Reed Ferguson's first case is a daring adventure, complete with a dose of film noir, and a lot of humor. With a great supporting cast of the Goofball Brothers, Reed's not too bright neighbors, and Cal, Reed's computer geek friend, This Doesn't Happen In The Movies is detective noir at its best. Follow Reed as he solves crime akin to his cinematic hero, Humphrey Bogart.… (more)

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