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Justin Scott has written over a dozen mysteries, thrillers and adventure novels under several names, taut, exemplary stories that illuminate and explore many of our social concerns. They are good stories, well-written with drive and panache. This is another, peopled with interesting characters, a serious underpinning, and enough crime and mystery to satisfy the most enthusiastic crime fiction reader.Ben Abbott is a sometime private investigator, sometime real estate agent, and a full time commen...
Had a hard time reading this book. I found the writing style a bit weird. Conversations felt a little forced, and the author's word choices were a little weird. I also didn't like how many of the characters revelled in their immoral behavior. All of the married characters were cheating on their spouses.
McMANSIONS (PI-Connecticut-Cont) – VGScott, Justin – 4th in seriesPoisoned Pen Press, 2006- US Hardcover – ISBN 1-59058-063X*** Ben Abbot is a realtor and private investigator in Newbury, Connecticut, a town whose history dates back to the Colonies. Billy Tiller was a developer and the nightmare of every preservationist. His only concern was making as much money as possible in any way he could and the number of those who hated him is impressive. Billy’s body was found crushed under a D4 Bulldoze...
I'm not a big fan of mysteries in general, but the Ben Abbott series by Justin Scott is clearly, lovingly, set in my hometown of Newtown, CT. It's a treat spotting details that only other Newtowners would know. In this book, my favorite was the lady who dresses as a Polish peasant.
I enjoyed reading this and solving the mystery as I went along.
Fun mystery with reasonable plot. Some of the details seemed off.