Tilt-a-Whirl : John Ceepak

  • by Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by Jeff Woodman
  • Series: John Ceepak
  • 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There isn't much fun in the sun when a billionaire real-estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in the otherwise quiet summer tourist town of Sea Haven.
John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven police department. The job offer came from an old Army buddy who hoped to give Ceepak at least a summer's worth of rest and relaxation to help him forget the horrors of war. Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation. He is partnered with Danny Boyle, a 24-year-old part-time summer cop who doesn't carry a gun and only works with the police by day so he has enough pocket money left over to play with his beach buddies at night.
In the first novel in a new series written in the spirit of Carl Hiaasen's work, the Tilt-a-Whirl murder pushes Ceepak's deep sense of honor and integrity to the limits, as unexpected twists and turns keep the truth spinning wildly in every direction.


What the Critics Say

Anthony Award, Best First Mystery, 2006

2006 Anthony Award, Best First Novel
"A fast-paced thrill ride with lots of twists and turns and good writing from start to finish." (James Patterson)
"From page 1, this debut stands out as refreshingly different....an absolute triumph." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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Terrific Series

I love this series. This first book is a fun read - not in any way heavy. The two main characters are wonderful especially Ceepak who lives by the honour code. The narrator does a fantastic job. I recommend this book as one to read if you enjoy crime but want a change from the more 'darker' novels.
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- Mari

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-06-2007
  • Publisher: Audible Studios