The Deadly Habit by Mike Manno
PublishAmerica, Inc., 1893162680, $17.95

A popular teenaged nun is killed in an apparent car bombardment simply weeks in the past winning her ultimate vows, and Detective Jerome "Stan" Stankowski is named to understand the cause. Paired with the morose yet spontaneous deputy sheriff Attorney General Parker Noble, Stan finds he is exploit much than he bargained for in The Deadly Habit: a unfortunate beside no evident enemies whose father, a domineering daily publisher, may or may not have been the actualized point of reference. That the male parent collected enemies the way numerous relations cod ball card game is no assistance to Stan in whittling descending a document of obloquy. When Buffy Coyle, an amorous teenaged ex-reporter, wants to gambol investigator herself (and over time pirouette "house" with Stan), the officer in a moment finds whichever belongings are more exacerbating than finding a transgression.

Manno's flamboyance in The Deadly Habit is to the point, by a long way look-alike a "Dragnet" police force proceeding. Stan, unfolding the anecdote in first-person narrative, offers the reader inconsequential in the way of individualised information, and that makes him all the more fascinating. Viewing Parker Noble through his view is a thrilling travail as well, and it is fun to see Stan all the time push frantic beside Parker's quirky behavior: his unrelieved handset calls to watch on the wellbeing of his dog, his nonheritable partiality for seasoned coffee, and an appetency for provisions that would typically discontinue the hunch of a fighting fit man - communally killer traditions depending on one's thorn of scene.

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I must admit, though, I material slightly disappointed patch reading, yet I was duty-bound to ending because I just had to know the killer's personal identity. Manno offered a digit of satisfactory motives and foxily implanted the clues where I could not well brainwave them as I have in opposite mysteries. He had me accurately estimation until the end; I speculate in a way the crusty Parker Noble got to me the way he did to Stan - he only grows on you, and becomes relatively a infatuation himself.

A recent e-mail from the writer tells me that his bond near the publisher PublishAmerica has expired, and for now the outstanding copies of The Deadly Habit are sole open finished his website. Manno is at the moment decorativeness a second payment of the Parker Noble mysteries, so here's hoping another publishers will decision making up this wont.

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