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eBook A Reason to Live: Marty Singer Mystery #1 ePub

by Matthew Iden

  • ISBN: 1475283334
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Matthew Iden
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 30, 2012)
  • Pages: 362
  • ePub book: 1725 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1528 kb
  • Other: lrf rtf mbr lit
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 928

Description

For Renee, who continues to make the whole thing possible.

Names, characters, places and incidents are entirely the product of the author's imagination. For Renee, who continues to make the whole thing possible.

The Marty Singer detective series: A Reason to Live (Marty Singer Blueblood (Marty Singer One Right .

The Marty Singer detective series: A Reason to Live (Marty Singer Blueblood (Marty Singer One Right Thing (Marty Singer The Spike (Marty Singer The Wicked Flee (Marty Singer - Summer 2014). Matthew Iden doesn't pull punches too. We have Singer undergoing chemotherapy as well as suffering from the horrible after effect that makes him passed out or feeling weak or losing appetite. It was appealing to me because it shows that even a good detective is not indestructible.

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A Reason to Live (Marty Singer1). Karen Cantwell, author of the Barbara Marr mystery series (Take the Monkeys and Run)

A Reason to Live (Marty Singer1). Iden, Matthew a riveting and entertaining read. Karen Cantwell, author of the Barbara Marr mystery series (Take the Monkeys and Run) several nights I read until I couldn't keep my eyes open. Misha Crews, author of Still Waters and Homesong. In writing A Reason to Live, I wanted to develop the main character, Marty Singer, in such a way that the reader could see him as walking, talking, living human being. Super-human protagonists who can do no wrong are the norm in the thriller business these days and-while I'm a big fan of many of those books-that's not what I wanted to write.

First time reader of Matthew Iden's books A Reason to live by Matthew Iden was a great read! I like the character of Marty Singer, I found myself rooting for the old guy. I like the fact that he kept the scenarios realistic . .

First time reader of Matthew Iden's books. Marty Singer is a driven, hard-nosed, retired homicide detective with a score to settle regarding a case that slipped thru his fingers 12 years prior. His strong sense of justice drives him and also has separated him from many of his fellow police officers. A Reason to live by Matthew Iden was a great read! I like the character of Marty Singer, I found myself rooting for the old guy. I like the fact that he kept the scenarios realistic I often wanted Marty to win every fight or outsmart his adversaries at every turn but I realize that, that is just not realistic and it made me appreciate Matthew's story even more.

I called Amanda's number two more times, fumbling with the phone one-handed as I raced towards Teddy Roosevelt Island and the District line. I cursed, then lifted the phone again. At one time or another, I'd worked with every university and federal police force in the city, so I punched in the GW campus security number from memory. I fiddled with the numbers, glancing down at the phone, up at the road, down at the phone, up at the road, trying not to kill myself or anyone else. They picked up on the second ring.

A Reason to Live (Marty Singer Mystery (Unabridged). and he's retired because he's battling cancer. But with a second shot at the killer - and a first chance at redemption - Marty's just foun. reason to live.

Marty Singer Mystery, Book 3. By: Matthew Iden. Narrated by: Lloyd Sherr. Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins. Ruthless defense attorney Tatum Graham has been living large in Miami, but when his recently acquitted client claims another victim, Tatum, disillusioned, heads to his small Utah hometown for a simpler lif. ut that’s not what he finds. Soon after he arrives, Tatum’s childhood crush offers him a job at the county attorney’s office and assigns him a murder case.

2012) (The first book in the Marty Singer Mystery series) A novel by Matthew Iden. September 2015 : USA Paperback.

In the late nineties, a bad cop killed a good woman and DC Homicide detective Marty Singer got to watch as the murderer walked out of the courtroom a free man.

Comments

Jazu Jazu
Ex-DC cop, Marty Singer, is facing an uphill battle against cancer. When graduate student Amanda Lane, the daughter of a homicide victim from twelve years earlier approaches him, worried that her mother's killer is now stalking her, Marty decides he must, despite his own health concerns, help her. His reasons are bigger than just helping a young woman in need -- as the lead detective on the mother's case, he feels responsible for the fact that her killer went free.

Soon enough, Marty agrees that someone is stalking Amanda, the question is, is the stalker her mother's killer? And if so, how can they find him before he harms or possibly kills Amanda?

Those two questions, along with some very fine writing and character development, make A Reason to Live, a riveting and entertaining read. I've said this in other reviews: I don't have time to read a book that doesn't catch and hold my interest. I practically devoured A Reason to Live, so I can say easily that it did both - the book caught my interest immediately with an intriguing mystery and held it with characters I cared about and wanted to see succeed. I will definitely be reading more books by Mr.Iden. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Fearlessrunner Fearlessrunner
Ok, I don't say that much. Good is as "good" as it usually gets, but in this case I'll give this work a five stars. I really enjoyed this book.

Marty Singer is a 50-something ex-copy struggling with colon cancer. He's retired for health reasons and days have become a long series of coffee shop stops and waiting. Waiting for the next bought of chemo and wondering when he would die.

Amanda Lane is the daughter of a murdered woman and long ago Marty was the detective on her mother's case. He gave a 12 year old Amanda a card, and the case moved on through the legal system to an unsatisfactory conclusion. Both Marty and Amanda moved on through their lives until she found herself struggling with the past coming back to haunt her.

Amanda asks Marty to help her. He is at a loss for something to do and not having had the first chemo treatment yet, agrees. They are thrown together into a continuation of the case once thought resolved. Amanda is stalked, Marty is sick and despite the help called in, it all comes to a startling conclusion.

I never saw the ending coming. I really liked the character of Marty Singer. He's a man with struggles of his own to face when he agrees to help the child of yester-year. All the players from the previous killing comes into play. The author provides enough information to know who and how the players fit in without bogging the story down with backstory. Its all worked in, in a way that doesn't slow down the story or detract from the current action.

Well worth the cost of the book....
Buridora Buridora
First time reader of Matthew Iden's books. Marty Singer is a driven, hard-nosed, retired homicide detective with a score to settle regarding a case that slipped thru his fingers 12 years prior. His strong sense of justice drives him and also has separated him from many of his fellow police officers. He retires earlier than he wanted, due to a diagnosis of cancer. Marty, through a stroke of fate, gets a rare second chance to make things right involving the one case that has always haunted him and he jumps in with both feet at the opportunity. Because of the cancer, he is forced to slow down and through a series of developed relationships, he begins healing physically and emotionally. By developing ties with old friends and new ones as well, he begins to appreciate the relationships he had never allowed himself to pursue before. As the story continues, he has time to understand perhaps the real meaning of life for him and his place in the universe. A great read with really good writing and well developed characters. Spoiler alert: a really good twist ending! Will certainly look forward to checking in with Marty Singer for future adventures!
Fearlesshunter Fearlesshunter
A Reason to live by Matthew Iden was a great read! I like the character of Marty Singer, I found myself rooting for the old guy. I like the fact that he kept the scenarios realistic I often wanted Marty to win every fight or outsmart his adversaries at every turn but I realize that, that is just not realistic and it made me appreciate Matthew's story even more. I can often guess what is going to happen in a book or movie's plot and 90% of the time be correct. That was not true with A Reason to Live Mr. Iden did not make it an easy task and I was pleasantly shocked at the end of the story. I will read more of the Marty Singer series and for that reason alone that is my reason to support Matthew Iden and his brand.

Antwan Floyd Sr. author of Dope Fiction (Alpha Female Book 1)