Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki
Published by Skyboat Media on 12 September 2017
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
Genres: Fiction, Modern Detective, Mystery/Thriller
Source: Author, Submitted
Real estate developer Harold Longworth is facing life in prison for the murder of his wife in their Sagaponack, Long Island home. Just hired by the defense attorneys, former NYPD detective Giuseppe "Joey" Mancuso realizes that for a whole year before the trial, the attorneys have bungled the investigation. Was it on purpose? Are the attorneys covering something up?
Joey and his half-brother, Father Dominic O'Brian, have 10 days before the end of the trial to find the real murderer. The day of the murder, a year ago, Suffolk PD homicide detectives found Mr. Longworth, alone in the home, sitting by his wife's body after he called 911. Her blood was on his clothes. His bloody prints were on the murder weapon. Gunshot residue on his arms and hands.
The prosecution is on the last days of their presentation. They have proven opportunity on the part of Longworth. As for motivation, they are about to show that Mrs. Longworth, the victim, was asking for a divorce and settlement on a $75 million estate. Further, they uncovered that Mr. Harold Longworth suspected his wife of having an affair.
As Mancuso and Father O'Brian begin working the case from their center of operations, Captain O'Brian's Pub and Cigar Bar at the corner of Beaver and Hanover Streets in the Financial District of Manhattan, they find that there could be a lot more to this murder. The Longworth Foundation, a $100 million nonprofit organization, is under FBI probe and IRS audit for potential tax schemes, money laundering, and colluding with foreign governments.
Mancuso, in his admitted Sherlock Holmes style, likes to look beyond the obvious. To observe things others looked at, but did not see. Can Mancuso and O'Brian save Mr. Longworth from a life sentence? Will they be able to unravel a possible fraudulent tax scheme being concocted by the foundation executives? Or, is it simply a case where the husband did it out of jealousy?
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The Mancuso brothers are back to solve the mystery of a dead wife, a husband accused of the murder and a whole lot more! Joey is approached by the daughter and lawyers of the husband – the brothers have days to solve the year-old murder mystery – find the murderer and not send the wrong guy to prison.
Joey’s plate is full between the pressing murder mystery, his girlfriend and her new “GQ” partner as well as work opportunities galore! Even with his head swimming with opportunities, Joey and Father O’Brien focus on the murder at hand in a typical Sherlock Holmes and Watson style process. Joey loves his showmanship in the great reveal …
Parr writes in a light, fun manner that gives his listeners a great insight into Joey Mancuso’s mind, ability and emotions. Well, his stubbornness for sure! Parr weaves the story carefully mixing in suspense and comedy. At times Joey reminds me of the famous quirky detective types who see things differently and quickly. A great mystery and I appreciate seeing more into what makes Joey, Joey. Although I did wind up disliking the girlfriend! Talk about double standards … but you have to listen to it!
Stefan Rudnicki again owns the book as his performance is spot on. His performance flows smoothly with no glitches or confusion. He’s put in just the correct amount of snark and Irish into his performance.
If you enjoy mystery and a little eccentric behavior – this is the book for you!
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