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by Scott Mackay

eBook Old Scores (Detective Barry Gilbert, 3) download ISBN: 0312308418
Author: Scott Mackay
Publisher: Minotaur Books; 1st edition (September 1, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 320
ePub: 1262 kb
Fb2: 1338 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery

He has also published six novels, including Cold Comfort, which was nominated for the 1998 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel, and Fall Guy, the second novel in the Barry Gilbert series. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two chldren.

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Detectives Barry Gilbert and his partner Joe Lombardo are back on the crime scene and this time the investigation's getting personal. Old Scores A Barry Gilbert mystery Detective Barry Gilbert, 3. Автор. When a music mogul is found strangled to death in his apartment, there's little that would give seasoned professionals Barry Gilbert and Joe Lombardo reason to pause, but this is no ordinary murder victim. Издание: исправленное, рельефно-точечный шрифт (шрифт Брайля).

When a music producer is found strangled in his apartment, Toronto police detective Barry Gilbert immediately recognizes he is no ordinary victim.

A music mogul is found dead, and even the detective on the case has a motive: An excellent police procedural. a human and believable cop (Peter Robinson, author of the Inspector Banks series). When a music producer is found strangled in his apartment, Toronto police detective Barry Gilbert immediately recognizes he is no ordinary victim. Glen Boyd had a prodigious list of enemies, men and women who have any number of reasons to kill him. Even Gilbert himself once wanted to murder the man.

A Detective Barry Gilbert Mystery. A Division of Diversion Publishing Corp. 443 Park Avenue South, Suite 1008.

Overworked and underpaid Detective Barry Gilbert is called to investigate.

In the midst of a record-cold winter, the stepdaughter of a government official is found dead on a snow-swept pier at the harbor. Overworked and underpaid Detective Barry Gilbert is called to investigate. The Metropolitan Toronto Police Force is already beset by political maneuverings that threaten their jobs, and the sensitive nature of this case may increase that risk to the point where detectives from Gilbert’s own squad are chopped. -LIBRARY JOURNAL"OLD SCORES is an excellent police procedural, and Barry Gilbert is a human and believable cop. "

Det. Barry Gilbert, Book 3. By: Scott Mackay. Detectives Barry Gilbert and his partner Joe Lombardo are back on the crime scene and this time the investigation's getting personal.

Det. Narrated by: Stephen Mendel. Series: Det. Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins. Glen Boyd, the sly music producer whom even Gilbert once threatened to kill after the man nearly destroyed his venerable marriage, seems to have a shopping list of enemies a mile long.

2005 : UK Mass Market Paperback.

Scott Mackay is a Canadian mystery and science fiction author from Toronto, Ontario, where he still lives with his wife and two children. He is the award-winning author of eleven novels and over forty short stories. His short story, Last Inning, won the 1999 Arthur Ellis Award for best short mystery fiction. Another story, Reasons Unknown, won the Okanagan Award for Best Literary Short Fiction in early 1999

Detectives Barry Gilbert and his partner Joe Lombardo are back on the crime scene and this time the investigation's getting personal.When a music mogul is found strangled to death in his apartment, there's little that would give seasoned professionals Barry Gilbert and Joe Lombardo reason to pause, but this is no ordinary murder victim. Glen Boyd, the sly music producer whom even Gilbert once threatened to kill after the man nearly destroyed his venerable marriage, seems to have a shopping list of enemies a mile long.From Boyd's former wife, and world famous folk singer, to a rock guitarist, to a notorious drug kingpin, it seems there is no one Boyd's dirty business dealings have not affected. But there is one suspect Gilbert refuses to include even though evidence keeps piling up. Soon it becomes a race against time for Gilbert to find the true culprit behind this heinous crime before his family is torn apart.With twists and turns even the most jaded crime reader won't see coming, Arthur Ellis Award-winning author Scott Mackay delivers his most provocative and thrilling novel to date-a story of family, loyalty and violence that is impossible to ignore and, once begun, impossible to forget.
Comments: (6)
Agalas
Mackay's characters talk, think, act, and work their cases like real detectives. It's a welcome change from the usual tired old Hollywood stereotypes. All of his Barry Gilbert novels are excellent. I hope to see more.
VAZGINO
This one as well as the 2 other Barry Gilbert books I read were excellent. I very much enjoyed the twists and turns
of all th e characters. There was a lot about family, friends, and years gone by and how they all intertwined. Great
For old souls like me. Oh the memories. Thanks.
Runeterror
kept interest right to the end.
Jesmi
Toronto Detective Barry Gilbert is called to an apparent homicide while at a play with his wife. The victim, Glen Boyd, was a rock promoter, drug addict, and all-around bad person. He is also someone Barry knew well--the man once had an affair with Barry's wife. Despite the apparent conflict, which Barry minimizes, and evidence that Barry's wife may be involved in the murder, Barry insists on keeping the case until he is finally yanked from it, his career at risk. Besides Barry's wife, there are plenty of suspects--Glen managed to make enemies of his former associates, and his current drug dealers. When the police discover that Boyd had renewed his association with Barry's wife, things look grim indeed.
The crisis is deepened by an at-home crisis. Barry's teenaged daughter learns that her former lover has AIDS. Now the family must gather around and wait to learn if that deadly disease has been transmitted.
Author Scott Mackay's writing is professional and engaging. OLD SCORES is an easy book to pick up and read all the way through. I found, however, that Mackay missed some chances to fully engage the reader's emotion. The threat to Barry's wife never seemed real--the police told Barry that they were certain she was innocent and Barry never really lost faith. Mackay would have strengthened his story by increasing this risk. An ideal opportunity would have been to tie the daughter's possible AIDS infection in with Glen's drug-rape tendencies. Indeed, I kept waiting for Mackay to deliver this final blow to Barry and the reader and found myself let down when he simply ignored all of the setup.
Mackay is an engaging and capable writer and Barry Gilbert makes an interesting character. OLD SCORES is a good book that I can recommend without hesitation, even while feeling that Mackay missed some chances to make it even better.
Dynen
I read and enjoyed the first two book in this series because they were low-key reads with somewhat interesting plots. The Toronto locale made it a different kind of read. In this book, elements of the same are there, but as alluded to by a previous neutral reviewer, this book contains such a whopper of an incredible plot device, that frustration with, if not anger at, the author, makes it impossible to overlook.
Without giving too much away, on the night of his 50th birthday, Det. Gilbert, our hero, is called to investigate the murder of his wife's former extramarital lover. Rather than alert anyone of his compromised past, Gilbert takes the case without a backward glance. Pretty soon it is revealed that in a case built on highly circumstancial evidence his wife is a, then the, prime suspect. Nonetheless, Gilbert is allowed to continue to lead the investigation, including trying to capture another prime suspect, who Gilbert hopes will be arrested instead. After this suspect is exonerated, Gilbert begins a solo effort, including semi-legally obtaining evidence, which would kill a prosecution against any other suspect.
In the final 40 or so pages, a plot twist/revelation is made to allow a killer to be indentifed, and then, incredibly, Gilbert is sent off to arrest the newly minted suspect, after which the suspect immediately cops a plea (on a rather shaky case -- wouldn't you want to cross-examine Gilbert and challenge the detective work here), and Gilbert's boss decides that such fine work should lead to the cancellation of a planned reprimand. Throughout, even though Gilbert's wife repeatedly lied to him both over her renewed relationship with her ex-lover, and aspects of her past affair, Gilbert repeatedly states how wonderful and blameless she is.
I know that this is a fiction, and you have to be willing to overlook things (did Jessica Fletcher ever have a friend or relative who was not murdered, a murderer, or at least a suspect?), but this is absurd. Gilbert's conduct, condoned by his superiors, makes it unlikely that a conviction could ever be obtained due to such a compromised investigation. It also becomes hard to respect the hero, becasue his behavior is stupid at best and contemptible at worst.
There are better ways to spend your time. However, because I liked the first two books in the series, and this book had promise, I will probably give the next book a try, but even this I cannot guarantee.
I feel that I am falling into a trap of rating mediocre books because I think that good books speak for themselves, a mistake that I will try to rectify. If you want a great new book read "Hard Revolution".
Modimeena
Really like this author but agree with other reviews that it's not as good as the first 2 books. Too many things just wouldn't happen and it did spoil it. Agree that the detective forever saying how wonderful his wife is even though she'd had a previous affair and was still being dishonest when she was back in touch with her ex lover was very annoying. Still worth reading but hoping the next book is more believable