James Heneghan

Sebastian Casey Mystery: A Woman Scorned (Paperback)

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Vancouver city councilor George Hamilton Nash has left his wife of twenty years and moved into a posh West End condo. A wealthy man about town, Nash appears to be enjoying all the pleasures the city has to offer--until he turns up dead. The note left behind indicates suicide, and the police are satisfied with this. But Sebastian Casey, a reporter for the West End Clarion who knew something of Nash's reputation as a lady's man, is not so sure. He doesn't buy suicide and sets out to prove otherwise, amidst trouble in his own relationship, and with no shortage of suspects, including the wife left behind. The break Casey needs comes from a most unlikely source.

Specifications

Series Title
Sebastian Casey Mystery
Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
144
Author
James Heneghan
Title
A Woman Scorned
ISBN-13
9781459804067
Publication Date
October, 2013
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10
1459804066

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Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars
This is a well-crafted...
This is a well-crafted murder mystery novella that's easy to read which I guess is the point of the "Rapid Reads" series to which it belongs. The plot is complex enough to keep you interested, but is not overly complicated with too many characters to keep track of. The protagonist is an interesting guy - a not too ambitious reporter for a small weekly newspaper - who lives simply. For example, he goes everywhere by bus because he doesn't own a car and until recently he got his wardrobe at thrift stores. Included in the story is a wry episode involving a security guard -- it's almost comic relief. There's a sub-plot about his romantic relationship with a woman who just happens to be off in Ireland tending to her dying mother. Nothing turns on this sidebar except to add a dimension to the protagonist's character. (I think there's an earlier book -- and maybe a future one -- where the relationship is more significant). I read this book in an hour or so which would make it a good choice for a short trip or similar situation. I received my copy as a LibraryThing Early Reviewer. There is a couple of "copy edit" errors for those detail-oriented readers to catch.
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Average Rating:(2.0)out of 5 stars
This book is part of a...
This book is part of a series called "Rapid Reads" by the publisher and a rapid read it is. Start to finish about two hours coming in at 130 pages in the copy I had. I liked the story, although not really original I was still intrigued. However, it really just never comes together. Not much character development (hard to do in such a short book) which wouldn't have been a problem except there were so many characters. I don't won't to give any of the story away in case you do want too read it but what man acts like Casey and what woman speaks like Emma. It's a very strange relationship and we don't get much on it. It's a quick who dunnit and not much else.
Most helpful positive review
Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars
This is a well-crafted...
This is a well-crafted murder mystery novella that's easy to read which I guess is the point of the "Rapid Reads" series to which it belongs. The plot is complex enough to keep you interested, but is not overly complicated with too many characters to keep track of. The protagonist is an interesting guy - a not too ambitious reporter for a small weekly newspaper - who lives simply. For example, he goes everywhere by bus because he doesn't own a car and until recently he got his wardrobe at thrift stores. Included in the story is a wry episode involving a security guard -- it's almost comic relief. There's a sub-plot about his romantic relationship with a woman who just happens to be off in Ireland tending to her dying mother. Nothing turns on this sidebar except to add a dimension to the protagonist's character. (I think there's an earlier book -- and maybe a future one -- where the relationship is more significant). I read this book in an hour or so which would make it a good choice for a short trip or similar situation. I received my copy as a LibraryThing Early Reviewer. There is a couple of "copy edit" errors for those detail-oriented readers to catch.
Most helpful negative review
Average Rating:(2.0)out of 5 stars
This book is part of a...
This book is part of a series called "Rapid Reads" by the publisher and a rapid read it is. Start to finish about two hours coming in at 130 pages in the copy I had. I liked the story, although not really original I was still intrigued. However, it really just never comes together. Not much character development (hard to do in such a short book) which wouldn't have been a problem except there were so many characters. I don't won't to give any of the story away in case you do want too read it but what man acts like Casey and what woman speaks like Emma. It's a very strange relationship and we don't get much on it. It's a quick who dunnit and not much else.
This is a well-crafted murder mystery novella that's easy to read which I guess is the point of the "Rapid Reads" series to which it belongs. The plot is complex enough to keep you interested, but is not overly complicated with too many characters to keep track of. The protagonist is an interesting guy - a not too ambitious reporter for a small weekly newspaper - who lives simply. For example, he goes everywhere by bus because he doesn't own a car and until recently he got his wardrobe at thrift stores. Included in the story is a wry episode involving a security guard -- it's almost comic relief. There's a sub-plot about his romantic relationship with a woman who just happens to be off in Ireland tending to her dying mother. Nothing turns on this sidebar except to add a dimension to the protagonist's character. (I think there's an earlier book -- and maybe a future one -- where the relationship is more significant). I read this book in an hour or so which would make it a good choice for a short trip or similar situation. I received my copy as a LibraryThing Early Reviewer. There is a couple of "copy edit" errors for those detail-oriented readers to catch.
This book is part of a series called "Rapid Reads" by the publisher and a rapid read it is. Start to finish about two hours coming in at 130 pages in the copy I had. I liked the story, although not really original I was still intrigued. However, it really just never comes together. Not much character development (hard to do in such a short book) which wouldn't have been a problem except there were so many characters. I don't won't to give any of the story away in case you do want too read it but what man acts like Casey and what woman speaks like Emma. It's a very strange relationship and we don't get much on it. It's a quick who dunnit and not much else.
Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

This is a well-crafted...

This is a well-crafted murder mystery novella that's easy to read which I guess is the point of the "Rapid Reads" series to which it belongs. The plot is complex enough to keep you interested, but is not overly complicated with too many characters to keep track of. The protagonist is an interesting guy - a not too ambitious reporter for a small weekly newspaper - who lives simply. For example, he goes everywhere by bus because he doesn't own a car and until recently he got his wardrobe at thrift stores. Included in the story is a wry episode involving a security guard -- it's almost comic relief. There's a sub-plot about his romantic relationship with a woman who just happens to be off in Ireland tending to her dying mother. Nothing turns on this sidebar except to add a dimension to the protagonist's character. (I think there's an earlier book -- and maybe a future one -- where the relationship is more significant). I read this book in an hour or so which would make it a good choice for a short trip or similar situation. I received my copy as a LibraryThing Early Reviewer. There is a couple of "copy edit" errors for those detail-oriented readers to catch.

Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

This book is from Rave...

This book is from Raven Books, an imprint of Orca Book Publishers, under the rubric "Rapid Reads"and is classed as Adult Fiction. My copy is an advanced one from uncorrected proofs. The author, James Heneghan, was a fingerprint specialist for the Vancouver Police Department and has won numerous awards for his books for young children. This novel is not for children by any means but follows the Rapid Reader genre put out by Raven Books. This is the second of these books I have read and reviewed and now that I have more experience with them I can understand where the publishers want to go: to those adults who are not highly literate but are interested reading. As a result the grammar is spare and the adjectives strong. Subtle nuances are not in this genre and endings can be seen coming. At the same time the plot has interesting turns and one can quickly come to enjoy the activities of the protagonist. In A Woman Scorned the hero is Sebastian Casey, a reporter for the West End Clarion. Casey, a transplanted Irishman, is not very ambitious, seeking neither fame and fortune but with a bump of curiosity. Normally assigned to City Hall, Casey finds himself suddenly sent to cover police activities or the "cop shop" as they call it. A fortunate happenstance as a City Councilman is found a suicide but did he truly cut his wrist and bleed to death in his high rise luxury condo? Casey is not so sure and off we go on an adventurous mission as he starts to unravel the skein of facts. Mixed in with the above Casey also has to cope with the fact that the love of his life, while in Ireland caring for her dying mother, has apparently taken up with a writer there. Oh the vicissitudes. A good Rapid Reader, I finished it in two hours, and I believe it is spot on for the audience Raven Books intends.

Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

City Councilor and suc...

City Councilor and successful business owner, George Hamilton Nash has everything to live for. He has a new life. He decided to leave his wife saying that he needs to do this because he has never lived on his own in his forty-four years. He wants to experience life. He wants complete freedom. His wife, Moria, accuses him of leaving so he could continue to have his affairs with the city councilor's. A month has gone by, when George Hamilton Nash is found dead in his bedroom with a suicide note written to his wife. It doesn't make sense to Sebastian Casey, who is an investigating journalist. It wasn't that long ago when Casey had spoken with Nash. Casey didn't think that Nash was the suicide type. Casey was going to find out what did happen to Nash. I enjoyed the story, but at times got confused on who was who. Looking back, I don't think that it mattered much. The characters that were important were easy to remember. I felt that too much emphasis was on Vancouver, and what people were wearing. For a rapid read, it still had mystery and suspense.

Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

I enjoyed the book. Si...

I enjoyed the book. Simple plot but good twists to revealing who was the murderer. I'm more of an action reader. I would recommend it as a good quick read.

Average Rating:(3.0)out of 5 stars

This book is part of t...

This book is part of the "Rapid Reads" collection and it is that at only 130 pages. I found it an enjoyable mystery. It takes place in Vancouver, BC. As I am from BC it is always fun to read a book that takes place in areas that I am familiar with. I would recommend this book if you are looking for a light, fast read with some local flavour. I received a free copy of this book from the LibraryThing's early reviewers program in exchange for an unbiased review.


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