Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki
Published by Skyboat Media on 09 May 2017
Length: 5 hours 17 minutes
Genres: Modern Detective, Mystery/Thriller
Source: Author, Submitted
Can a priest, his brother, and the brother's girlfriend solve a murder case and see justice done - or will they be the murderer's latest victim? A Murder on Wall Street takes us inside the world of Captain O'Brian's Irish Pub and Cigar Bar in Manhattan, a legendary hotspot in the Financial District. Investigating the death are pub owners Joey Mancuso, fired from the New York Police Department for his unorthodox methods, and his brother Father Dominic, who isn't your typical priest. Also investigating is Marcy Martinez, a Cuban bombshell and FBI agent who is Joey's girlfriend.
When a customer kills himself after celebrating the night before, the three know something's wrong. Turns out, the customer's death coincides with people losing money - lots of it - and some of those people are very, very dangerous.
©2017 Owen Parr (P)2017 Skyboat Media, Inc.
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A trio of unlikely crime solvers come together to solve the suicide of a customer. Oddly, this customer had everything to live for and even more to die for! Joey Mancuso, ex-NYPD with unusual methods; Marcy, FBI agent and drop dead gorgeous girlfriend of Mancuso; and, Father Dominic, Mancuso’s brother and co-owner of the Captain O’Brian’s Irish Pub. Suspicious of their friends and client’s death, the three begin their investigation into the seamy underworld of Wall Street finances. Is there a correlation between losing money and death? That is what Joey, Dominic, and Marcy want to know.
The book was a solidly written mystery with strong dialog and detailed descriptions. The characters were fully developed. At the end, Joey Mancuso makes the grand announcement exposing the murderer which felt reminiscent of Columbo or Ellery Queen. The story flow was smooth and flawless. A short listen but the plot was easy to follow.
The narrator, Stefan Rudnicki’s performance gave life to the characters – their voices sounded much like I thought they would/should. His voice was entertaining giving voice to the gravelly sound of mystery and intrigue for Mancuso and Father Dominic was well done too. There were different dialects from Irish to Cuban to Manhattan Mob. He kept them straight, believable and not over the top.
This book will appeal to fans of Owen Parr and anyone who loves dark mysteries with a grandstand at the end – announcing the killer in a room full of suspects. While this is not my favorite style of sitting through discovering who the killer is, it seemed to work.
There were no issues with the production or quality of this audiobook.