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The Widower's Two-Step [Mass Market Paperback]

Rick Riordan
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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May 4 1998 [Tres Navarre
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
 
Tres Navarre has just hours of apprenticeship time to serve before he can go for his P.I. license. Staking out a musician suspected of stealing a demo tape should be a piece of pan dulce. But his attention wanders just long enough for fiddle player Julie Kearnes to be gunned down before his eyes. He should just back away and let the cops investigate, but backing away has never been Tres's strong point.

The missing demo and Julie's murder are just two of the problems besetting Miranda Daniels, a pint-sized singer with Texas-sized talent. She's the prize in a tug-of-war between two music hotshots who want to manage her career. One has a habit of making bad things happen to people he doesn't like. The other has just vanished without a trace. As Tres looks into the dirty dealings surrounding Miranda, it becomes clear he's stepped into a rattlesnakes' nest of greed, double cross, and murder—and he may be the next to be snakebit.

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"Riordan writes so well about the people and topography of his Texas hometown that he quickly marks the territory as his own."
--Chicago Tribune

*"The characters are well-defined and original, the dialogue is tough and sharp, and narrator Tres's wry observations make him even more simpatico than the first time around. Riordan showed real talent in Big Red Tequila, but here, he's relaxed enough to make it look easy."
--Publishers Weekly, *starred review

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"Riordan writes so well about the people and topography of his Texas hometown that he quickly marks the territory as his own."
--Chicago Tribune

*"The characters are well-defined and original, the dialogue is tough and sharp, and narrator Tres's wry observations make him even more simpatico than the first time around. Riordan showed real talent in Big Red Tequila, but here, he's relaxed enough to make it look easy."
--Publishers Weekly, *starred review


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4.0 out of 5 stars Keep Reading Feb. 14 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Although not nearly as good as the Last King of Texas, my first introduction to the series, The Widower's Two-Step was a good addition. I'm not usually a mystery/cop novel lover but Tres Navarre is a great character, and I've liked every book with him so far. Some other reviews said that there were too many characters to keep straight, but I don't agree at all. This is a series with reoccurring characters, and all of the non- reoccurring ones have an important role in the mystery. Another reviewer said that this isn't award material, and I won't begrudge someone their opinion, but perhaps these books are just not for everyone. I personally find them funny and smart. A PI with an English Phd who practices Tai Chi? Can't you see the humor in that?
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In this second book in Rick Riordan's Tres Navarre series, PI-in-training Tres gets off to a bad start when the person he is tailing dies before his eyes (murder? suicide?). From there, our hero finds himself pulled into the worlds of drug dealing, family politics, and -- most deadly of all -- country music.
This title, like 'The Last King of Texas' (the third book in the series) starts off with a literal bang. But I found both 'Big Red Tequila' and 'Last King' easier stories to get into than this one was. Once the story starts moving, 'Widower's Two-Step' bears all the hallmarks of the Tres Navarre series: a plot that twists and turns, lots of characters (most with complex and hidden motivations), dramatic fights and confrontations, and truckloads of South Texas character. This book also introduces the Manos Detective Agency -- the employees of which have become regular characters in the Navarre series.
Devotees of the series will definitely want to read this title. I would recommend newcomers start with the first book ('Big Red Tequila') instead of dropping into the middle of the series, like I did. But even on its own merits, this interesting and atmospheric mystery is definitely worth a read or two.
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2.0 out of 5 stars More like a slow waltz July 26 2001
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I really, really want to like the Tres character, after all, anyone who shares his home with a cat can't be all bad, right? However, after a pretty good start with "Big Red Tequila" this one took a giant leap backward. Mr. Riorden puts too many characters in his books, and then doesn't help the reader keep track of everybody. A woman we were barely introduced to in the first book, all of a sudden pops up as a sort of live-in in the second. Perhaps if I was able to read the books in one setting, I could keep everybody straight, but put it down for a couple days and I kept thinking I should have taken notes.
The first book had an interesting storyline, what with his old girlfriend and the murder of his father to keep him busy, but the story line in Two-Step gets all jumbled up, and in the end, isn't all that intersting anyway.
I am going to give Mr. Riorden another chance and I will read his third book in the series, but if the same problems persist, it may be my last. For me to enjoy a book, I have to like the character, and so far, I just haven't been able to care that much for Tres.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Award winning? Oct. 2 2000
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Riordan has created an interesting and original character in Tres Navarre, and I will trust other reviewers' claims that the local color--an important part of any private eye series--is right on the money; however, I find it difficult to believe that this book and its predecessor, Big Red Tequila, won awards for anything. The plots, as other reviewers have noted, are suspect at best, fouled by loose ends that never really get resolved. Many of the secondary characters blur together. Often Tres's motivation is difficult to fathom. And the dialogue is the weakest part of the series (if Ralph, Tres's Hispanic sidekick, said "vato" one more time, I was prepared to douse my paperback copy in gasoline and set it afire). Did this novel really enjoy the attention of a professional editor? I've read much better--how are these "awards" determined, anyway?
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3.0 out of 5 stars good locally, mediocre globally July 6 2000
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Rick is really strong in his representation of characters, situations, and scenes, and Tres is a very compelling protagonist. His representation of the San Antonio and Austin cultures is wonderful. However, the "mystery" part of this book is a bit weak. Still, it's a very worthwhile read, and I look forward to the softcover release of the third book in the series.
Dan
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Texas Two Step July 1 2000
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The Widowers Two Step is everything you could want in a mystery. The hero, practicing P.I. ' Tres Navarre' is one funny guy, some of his encounters with various 'Texans' are laugh out funny. Using Texas as a backdrop, each page comes alive as Tres moves about the state investigating and getting into peoples hair.
The story Tres finds himself involved in concerns a missing demo, a demo so important that people are prepared to kill for it. The paces quickens as the missing demo leads to some more and more dire situations.
Author Rick Riordan's dialogue crackles, Tres's 'friends' are truely memorable, and his enemies uniquely sinister.
Tres is cut from the same cloth as Robert Crias 'Elvis Cole' and a long lost relative of Chandler's 'Phillip Marlow'. He's a hero with a heart of gold, a loner looking for something more.
Believe the hype this guy can write!
Highly Recommended
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2.0 out of 5 stars Tedious
Reminded me of a UT student on the 7 year plan. A great 200 page story that is told in 380 pages. Hope the next is better.
Published on June 27 2000
4.0 out of 5 stars Tres Navarre and his friends still have me hooked!
Immediately after finishing Big Red Tequila which I loved, I dived right into this continuing saga of Tres Navarre, his cat, his mom, his friends and his adversaries! Read more
Published on March 17 2000 by K. Barrett
4.0 out of 5 stars Tres Navarre and his friends still have me hooked!
Immediately after finishing Big Red Tequila which I loved, I dived right into this continuing saga of Tres Navarre, his cat, his mom, his friends and his adversaries! Read more
Published on March 17 2000 by K. Barrett
2.0 out of 5 stars The Widower's Two-Step
I've enjoyed Tres from his outing in "Big Red Tequila". The Widower's Two-Step left a lot to be desired. Read more
Published on March 14 2000 by Rafik
3.0 out of 5 stars worried about Texas
Living in the Northwest,I had some trouble following some of the local Texas language,brands,and places. Read more
Published on March 5 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars New blood...
I'm very excited to have discovered Rick Riordan's new series! It reminds me of Robert Crais's Elvis Cole, and it may even be better. Read more
Published on Jan. 28 2000 by J.Timothy Dwight
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Read
Award-winning author who writes well with humor and great descriptions. First time read for this author, will definitely read additional titles in this series, like the... Read more
Published on Dec 20 1999 by "fogden"
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