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.
©2006 Chris Grabenstein (P)2007 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews



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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4 out of 5 stars
By Mari on 25-05-2014

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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