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Watch Me Die by [Goldberg, Lee]
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#1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Harvey Mapes is a 26-year-old security guard who spends his nights in a guard shack outside a gated community in Southern California, reading detective novels, watching reruns, and waiting for his life to finally start... which happens when Cyril Parkus, one of the wealthy residents, asks Harvey to follow his beautiful wife Lauren.

The lowly security guard jumps at the opportunity to fulfill his private eye fantasies and use everything he's learned from Spenser, Magnum, and Mannix. But things don't exactly go according to the books...or the reruns. As Harvey fumbles and stumbles through his first investigation, he discovers that the differences between fiction and reality can be deadly.

With the help of his mortgage broker neighbor and occasional lover Carol, Harvey uncovers a blackmail plot that takes a sudden and unexpectedly tragic turn...plunging him into a world of violence, deception and murder... and forcing him to discover what it really takes to be a private eye.

(This book was previously released under the title "The Man With the Iron-On Badge" and nominated for Best Novel by the Private Eye Writers of America)

 "As dark and twisted as anything Hammett or Chandler ever dreamed up...." Kirkus, Starred Review 

"Approaching the level of Lawrence Block is no mean feat, but Goldberg succeeds with this engaging PI novel." Publishers Weekly   

"A wonderfully fresh voice in the mystery genre, Goldberg will delight fans of Janet Evanovich and Robert Crais," - Rick Riordan, author of "Percy Jackson & the Olympians"

"Lee Goldberg bravely marches into territory already staked out by some fierce competition--Donald Westlake, Lawrence Block, the early Harlan Coben--and comes out virtually unscathed." The Chicago Tribune

"Goldberg has a knack for combining just the right amount of humor and realism with his obvious love for the PI genre and his own smart ass sensibilities. [...]A terrific read. Goldberg is the real deal and should be on everyone's must read list." Crimespree Magazine

"A quick, fun read with a satisfying and unexpected ending. Harvey Mapes is a hero I hope we see in a sequel." -- Phillip Margolin, author of "Gone But Not Forgotten"

About the Author

Lee Goldberg is a New York Times bestselling author and a two-time Edgar Award nominee. His many TV writing & producing credits include "SeaQuest," "Spenser For Hire," "Diagnosis Murder," "The Glades," and "Monk." His books include "King City," "Watch me Die," the "Diagnosis Murder" and "Monk" series of original mystery novels. He's also the author, with Janet Evanovich, of the Fox & O'Hare series of international #1 bestsellers, including "Pros & Cons," "The Heist" and "The Chase."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 514 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Adventures in Television; 4 edition (June 8 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #125,062 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is the most sexist story I've ever read. I believe it is catering for male reader.
I can agree that this is the fun book to read but since the main character (an amateur P.I.) is a very stupid character, I can only finish a third of the book and decides to quit.
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The story is fair
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xb2eaec84) out of 5 stars 228 reviews
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HASH(0xb2cd781c) out of 5 stars A fun read! Aug. 25 2011
By Peggy Kuntzelman - Published on
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Since I no longer find the time to read like I use to "a fun read" is one of the best compliments I can give this book and its author. I found out about "Watch Me Die" when Lee Goldberg appeared on TV Confidential and since years ago I had enjoyed his book "My Gun Has Bullets" I decided to buy "Watch Me Die". I already knew it dealt a character (Harvey Mapes) who watched all the private investigator shows that I enjoy watching and I love all the humor that comes from Harvey finding out things aren't the same way in real life but what I didn't know was how wrapped up I would get in the actual mystery. I found myself saying "just one more chapter" and then I couldn't put the book down until I had read all the way to end. I love the way the mystery was solved especially since it took me by surprise. Now that is what I call entertainment!
38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb2cd7a68) out of 5 stars Don't Read This In Bed With Your Spouse Asleep Jan. 13 2012
By Denny Jackson - Published on
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As a fan of mysteries, the title caught my eye so I decided to get this book. The story was all engrossing, but some of Harvey Mapes commentary had me cackling and in the process waking up my wife on two consecutive nights. The plot line never missed a beat and in the process became secondary (at least to me) with his self deprecating wit. Don't get me wrong. The story was great, but the way he goes about telling the story will keep you in stitches. Author Lee Goldberg now has a new fan. I'll be getting more of his books.
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb2cd7a2c) out of 5 stars Everything I Know I Learned Watching TV July 8 2011
By Joel Goldman - Published on
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Watch Me Die is a fun, fast read. When Harvey Mapes gets a chance to step out of his job as a security guard to be a private detective, he relies on a legion of TV PI's, from Magnum to Spenser, using the tricks of the trade he learned by watching them on TV, to solve a case. Sidestepping dead bodies and a killer that wants to add him to that exclusive club, he finds courage he never thought he had and the malleable conscience every successful PI needs. And, he falls in love. Not a bad way to start a new life. If you're looking for a great read, look no further. All you need is Watch Me Die!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb2cd7dbc) out of 5 stars Loved This Book June 15 2011
By Barry Eisler - Published on
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I read Watch Me Die under its original title, which I also liked a lot: The Man With The Iron-On Badge. Great concept and great execution, in some ways presaging what was done for superheroes in Kick-Ass. It's funny, thrilling, and quirky, with a completely satisfying ending you won't see coming. If you haven't read it yet, you've been missing out on the proverbial thrills, chills, and laughter. Give it a try!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb2ce7234) out of 5 stars Enjoyable Read Jan. 23 2011
By Moochebo - Published on
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This is the first book of Lee Goldberg's that I have read, and I thoughouly enjoyed it. It was a good story that moved along at a nice pace. Not your usual protagonist, definately some unexpected plot twists and an ejoyable ending. Some romance, some humor - worth a read.

I will be reading some more of Goldberg's books now.