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Out of the Past: A Reed Ferguson Mystery (A Private Investigator Mystery Series - Crime Suspense Thriller Book 5) by [Pawlish, Renee]
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3.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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From the author of THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN IN THE MOVIES, starring private detective Reed Ferguson...

Out of the Past

Compelled by a dark secret from his past, private investigator Reed Ferguson takes on his most unique case yet: bodyguard for young, spoiled trust-fund baby Stephanie McMahon. As Reed tries to protect her from her father’s enemies, he gets more than he bargained for. Things are not what they seem, no one can be trusted, and the past has a way of coming back to haunt us. And when suspicious deaths begin piling up, Reed knows he might be next. With a twisting plot and film noir fun that readers have come to expect, Out of the Past is Reed Ferguson at his best.

Readers' Favorite 5 Star Review!
This was my first Renée Pawlish book, but I doubt it will be my last. Out of the Past and Reed Ferguson are both good fun, and the tale develops into a thrilling mystery. The characters are believable – if not all exactly likable – and the writing and dialogue are both sharp...I’d definitely recommend this book, and I plan to start reading the series from the beginning.

Praise for the acclaimed first novel in the Reed Ferguson mystery series, THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN IN THE MOVIES:

Kirkus Reviews on this private investigator series:
The promising kickoff to Pawlish's comic mystery series, starring far-from-perfect PI Reed Ferguson. Pawlish earns high marks for plot construction, with twists and turns naturally unfolding as Ferguson, inexperienced but not incapable, feels his way through the case. A good-humored mystery series worth following.

Readers' Favorite on this mystery series:
This is one witty, hilarious private detective story that will keep the reader glued to the pages until the very end.

5 Star Review
There is little doubt that Renée Pawlish is a promising new voice to the comic murder/mystery genre. Quite noticeable...is Pawlish's adept development of the plot coupled with her ability to contrive clear, concise and playful prose with almost perfect pacing.

Norman Goldman, Bookpleasures Publisher and Editor
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The Reed Ferguson mystery series:

• Book 1: This Doesn't Happen In The Movies (free ebook)
• Book 2: Reel Estate Rip-off
• Book 3: The Maltese Felon
• Book 4: Farewell, My Deuce
• Book 5: Out Of The Past
• Book 6: Torch Scene
• Book 7: The Lady Who Sang High
• Book 8: Sweet Smell Of Sucrets
• Book 9: The Third Fan
• Book 10: Back Story
• Book 11: Night of the Hunted
• Book 12: The Postman Always Brings Dice
• Book 13: Road Blocked
• Kindle Worlds Novella: Walk Softly, Danger
• short story: Elvis And The Sports Card Cheat
• short story: A Gun For Hire (pre-order)

Private Investigator Series Categories:

- Mystery Series
- Private Investigator Series
- Crime Thrillers
- Private Detective Novels
- Traditional Detectives
- Amateur Sleuths
- Suspense
- Hard-boiled
- Pulp
- Comedy
- Noir
- Murder

About the Author

Renée Pawlish is the award-winning author of the bestselling Reed Ferguson mystery series, horror bestseller Nephilim Genesis of Evil, The Noah Winters YA Adventure series, middle-grade historical novel This War We're In, Take Five, a short story collection, and The Sallie House: Exposing the Beast Within, a nonfiction account of a haunted house investigation. Renée has been called "a promising new voice to the comic murder mystery genre" and "a powerful storyteller". Nephilim Genesis of Evil has been compared to Stephen King and Frank Peretti. Renée was born in California, but has lived most of her life in Colorado. When she's not hiking, cycling, or chasing ballplayers for autographs, she is writing mysteries, thrillers and horror. She loves to travel and has visited numerous countries. She has also spent many summer days at her parents' cabin in the hills outside of Boulder, which was the inspiration for the setting of Taylor Crossing in her novel Nephilim: Genesis of Evil. To learn more you can follow her on her website: http://www.reneepawlish.com on her blog: http://tobecomeawriter.com/ on Twitter: @reneepawlish on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reneepawlish.author or Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/reneepawlish

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 833 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Creative Cat Press (April 11 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JNF95PE
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,752 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ok but I'm very disappointed. This book is not as good or fun a read as are earlier books in this series. The humour seemed to kind of disappear about half way through and then the book just sort of stopped with all sorts of loose ends left dangling. I am not a great lover of these already not very long books that have almost the last quarter taken up by synopsis of other books by this author and a lengthy preview of the next book in the series although maybe if I read that preview I might find out what happened in this book. However I will still read more in this series if I have already acquired them or can get them as freebies or real cheap.
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Enjoyed the story-line and the building suspense - amusing characters that kept me engaged in the story.
Wasn't inclined to purchase the next book in the series however as there wasn't any type of cliff-hanger persuading me to do so.
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The author starts her story with complaint about cliché and then bombards the reader with “film noir” throughout the book. I felt the déjà-vu of old Mike Hammer novels, fast, blunt and loads of the tough-guy attitude. Not high on my list of what I could recommend to others, mediocre at best, but not boring either. All-in-all and average three stars read.
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