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eBook Chasing a Blond Moon: A Woods Cop Mystery (Woods Cop Mysteries) ePub

by Joseph Heywood

  • ISBN: 1599213605
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Joseph Heywood
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Lyons Press; Reprint edition (October 3, 2008)
  • Pages: 480
  • ePub book: 1659 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1737 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 878

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Joseph Heywood ratchets up the suspense in yet another WOODS COP MYSTERY.

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Joseph Heywood ratchets up the suspense in yet another WOODS COP MYSTERY. Once again, Grady Service, the hard-boiled conservation officer of this superb series set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, has a weird case on his hands. Strange things are happening to the black bear population.

Chasing A Blond Moon book . The Woods Cop Mystery series is different reading, not better but and more to my personal taste and interests. A myriad of characters are developed; at times I had to go back to reacqaint myself with some, but most are memorable. Joseph Heywood's Woods Cop mysteries are based on the lives of Upper Peninsula conservation officers, and for going on seven years has spent about one month a year on patrol with officers, in all kinds of weather, all times of day and under sundry conditions.

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This triple-thrill pack includes three of Joseph Heywood’s mystery novels: Ice Hunter, Blue Wolf in Green Fire, and Chasing a Blond Moon. Each novel takes the reader on a suspenseful journey through the wild against vicious poachers and hunters. This package is the perfect introduction to this thrilling mystery series featuring conservation officers in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Thriller & Crime. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Joseph Heywood is the author of the Woods Cop mystery series, a critically acclaimed series published by Lyons that includes Ice Hunter and Blue Wolf in Green Fire. He is also the author of The Birkut, Taxi Dancer, The Domino Conspiracy, and The Snowfly. He lives in Portage, Michigan.

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Joseph Heywood is the author of the Woods Cop mystery series, a critically acclaimed series published by The Lyons Press that includes Ice Hunter, Blue Wolf in Green Fire, and Chasing a Blond Moon. He is also the author of The Berkut, Taxi Dancer, The Domino Conspiracy, and The Snowfly. For more on Joseph Heywood and the Woods Cop Mysteries, visit ww. osephheywood. Библиографические данные. Running Dark: A Woods Cop Mystery.

Heywood, joseph series: Woods Cop Mystery. Ice Hunter (Woods Cop Mystery 1). Heywood, Joseph. In a brilliant debut to a thrilling series, Grady Service gets news that his nemesis, the head of an incestuous clan of poachers, is to be released from prison. But something even more sinister is afoot in the Mosquito Wilderness. Service must call upon his every reserve to track, stalk, and capture the ice hunter.

Chasing a Blond Moon. The unscrupulous trade for bear gall bladders and paws is global and extends into Michigan where there is an estimated population of 19,000 black bears.

Strange things are happening to the black bears of the Upper Peninsula. Grady Service is stumped until a Korean-born professor is murdered by cyanide-laced figs that contain two freeze-dried bear gall bladders. Sexy and suspenseful, Chasing a Blond Moon also introduces a new twist in Grady's personal life: he meets a son he never knew he had.

For more on Joseph Heywood and the Woods Cop Mysteries, visit the author's website.

Comments

Winenama Winenama
The basic story is good - finding a Korean professor's killer along with a rare Asian bear. The characters we met in the first two books become better defined. Service's blooming relationship with Nantz, his gradual (apparent) transition from woods cop to leader, and finding a son he never had are all interesting themes and undercurrents. The son theme becomes one of the big disconnects in the book (along with the main plot). The growth of the relationship happens in"blobs" within the main story: it's not really woven in. In the age of DNA, accepting paternity because "he has your eyes" and plays hockey like you - defies belief. Without giving away the ending, it seems like you never find out who killed the professor and why; did the professor have a son? And did the son really have a stand-in? And which, if either of them, died? Was the blond bear imported? Or was it actually found in the UP? How did Honeypat rise from sex slave to murderous criminal kingpin? I kept reading the book because I thought these questions and sub-plots would all be tied up in a nice, neat conclusion - maybe leading to future stories. To my disappointment, all the disjointed plots stayed disjointed, with no effort at resolution. Not a well written piece of fiction...
Kabandis Kabandis
This book needed the firm hand of a good editor. My sophomore English teacher harped on cleaning out the dead wood. Where was Mrs. Huff when Heywood needed her?
There are at least two books worth of plots shuffled into one book. Heywood also dragged in a lot of extraneous stuff that did not further the plot or move the book along.
Characters show up and fail to move either plot along, they take little side jaunts off the plot track and seem to be there just to prove Heywood can write witty dialogue and make up unique names.
The book started out with Service finding out he has a 16 year old, hockey playing son. The hockey plot goes nowhere. The boy shows up periodically and slows the pace down more than it is already.
Two plots: one, involves a crooked Asian woman and the breadth of her empire of corruption. The Asian woman is a minor character and gets less book space than Service's fear of dogs.
Plot two" An Asian guy is killed with cyanide laced chocolate covered figs. Weird light colored bear fur and scat is found in the back seat of the body dump car. The bear hair and scat gets Service into what should be a homicide case. A body in a car with a loose bear?! The confusion continues with a son who isn't a son, multiple nefarious Korean guys: An ancient Korean archery sport, none which move the plot along much.
A questionable blind bear guide, who may or may not be receiving Veteran's benefits illegally occupies Service's time and investigation. Then the one legged blind guy ups and disappears. And this doesn't move the plot along nearly fast enough. He shows up dead for the plot tie up, long after I'd forgotten why he was important.
The book veers off into bear poaching, the market for bear gall bladders and paws; rival bear hunters and airplane cable used for snares. Service goes on patrol with buddies and catches poachers. Again, side trips.
What made me want to scream, "What the hell is this for?" Was a rare, light colored Asian bear, smuggled into the UP so it could be killed in a cruel ritual and eaten. Other than the ursine victim and Service being a fin and feather cop, I saw no reason for this plot point. Why would people haul the bear all the way to Michigan so it could eaten by Asians who were in this country illegally? Why didn't they just hold the ritual in Asia?
The book contains the obligatory Native American character who walks the land and knows where the bad guys are up to something. Moved the Asian bear plot along, but it took forever.
By the end of the book I didn't know why the first victim was killed, or I didn't remember why; but I didn't care enough to go back and figure it out either.
This book crawls, it drags, it wanders, it generally fails to clip along to a satisfactory conclusion.

Minor quibble: the heavy canvas duck clothing is spelled Carhartt, two "Ts" it is misspelled in this book.

This book fails my "Who gives a fat rat's butt?" test. I finished it because I wanted to see how it all tied in. It didn't. Blonde Asian Bear and backwoods poachers, nothing in common except Service shuffled two plots together like a beginning dealer at Black Jack school.
Bukelv Bukelv
I did not care for it.. I guess that I am spoiled by others of the same genre and I really detest descriptions of animal death. The story line lagged, in my opinion and I hurried to the end because, unless it is horrible, I don't leave a book unfinished. The first 2 books were promising and with the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and all it's intrigue natural, human, animal, I figured that there would be a lot to work with regarding a story. This was all over the place and nowhere at the same time. I will give the series one more try but Box, Hamilton and (my favorite) William Kent Krueger, are always a good read.
JoldGold JoldGold
I read the first two books in this series, and got hooked. This one disappoints in comparison. It is unnecessarily longer than the first two, and considerably more disjointed. As others have noted, there are a number of subplots that never seem to adequately come together. In parts, I found myself skimming over needless filler. The words allocated to filler could have been better deployed to a more compelling ending. The ending is a sprint race to the finish. With 20 pages left, I was wondering "how is this possibly going to get wrapped up"? The answer is "not well".

I finished this 3rd book in the series because I thought it might provide some context for later installments. I'm hoping that the 4th installment will get back to form. If I had started with "Chasing a Blond Moon", it would have been my first and last.
Getaianne Getaianne
I have just finished reading this novel (and now need to start getting some work done!) and throughly enjoyed it. Re: some of the other reviews, remember this book is written by a man, and I believe it portrays his "ideal woman". There are not too many characters, just the opposite, it is very interesting how all tie together. I know the MI DNR does an excellent job, especially with the (under)staff they have; this book puts a good light on the men and women of the DNR who protect all the resources of the US. I've already pre-ordered the next book and neighbors are in line to read the ones I'm finished with.
Sad to say I initially did not order this book because of the negative reviews, but let loose with some change and am glad I did!