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Heartless Cruelty: A Mr. Bachman Mystery

by Richard W. Goffman

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Good story using a teacher as the main character in a mystery/crime novel which was a nice change from all the mysteries with lawyers and/or detectives. The story was good enough and the main character likable enough to keep me reading until the end and looking forward to the next book. Also, it takes place at the Jersey Shore which is familiar to me and I like that too. Possibly fewer characters would make things less confusing at times. Does suffer from unrealistic scenes but even some of the best mystery writers make this mistake. Example: a woman over 40 hearing an intruder would not shush somebody, get out her gun and confront the intruder... topless. She just wouldn't. She would throw SOMETHING on. Anything. Still, I would recommend it and I have. It's fun to read a first novel in a series that takes place in the state I live in by an author who is new to fiction. That and the fact that I liked the story and the main character a lot makes this a four star book for me. ( )
  lisa875 | May 15, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0615680542, Paperback)

HEARTLESS CRUELTY is A twisted murder mystery. A passionate romance. A tale of political and moral corruption set in the not-so-idyllic Jersey shore town of Atlantis. The first in a series of novels about a complex, flawed, courageous everyday hero. William Bachman is a champion for his students, and for the real, effective, life-saving power of the written word. HEARTLESS CRUELTY will appeal to anyone who, as an adult or a teenager, has ever spent time in a high school classroom. Despite Mr. Bachman’s protestation that “…heroism is a myth …There were protagonists, not heroes,” anyone who can recall a teacher who stood out as particularly caring and wise will recognize the potential for heroism in that iconic figure. Anyone who teaches or has taught may find something of his or her best self in Mr. Bachman. If you remember a special teacher who changed your life, you will enjoy reading HEARTLESS CRUELTY, the first book in the Mr. Bachman series.

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