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by Ralph Lister,Jay Stringer

eBook Old Gold (An Eoin Miller Mystery) download ISBN: 1469205017
Author: Ralph Lister,Jay Stringer
Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (July 24, 2012)
Language: English
ePub: 1905 kb
Fb2: 1228 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thrillers and Suspense

and the action doesn't slow down.

and the action doesn't slow down. Great character development although I do wish we got to find out more about Eoin's earlier life, growing up half-gypsy.

Author Jay Stringer's Old Gold is a new look at an old theme: the likable anti-hero who finds himself caught in the middle . Eoin Miller is a believable and agreeable character, yet we find that he's also quick-witted and quite intelligent

Author Jay Stringer's Old Gold is a new look at an old theme: the likable anti-hero who finds himself caught in the middle between the sides of the law and the illegal, and of course there's a woman involved. But this one takes a few interesting twists and turns along the way, and there are a few surprises that will keep the reader guessing. Eoin Miller is a believable and agreeable character, yet we find that he's also quick-witted and quite intelligent. His first person narratives make Jay Stringer's Old Gold into a good and fast paced tale that left this reader with hopes that the author will use this one as a nucleus for more.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Old Gold (An Eoin Miller Mystery Book 1. I read Faithless Street - four short stories that are a prequel to this book - meant to be read in conjunction with "Old Gold" and adding depth to the reading experience.

Stringer, Jay. He wasn’t going to play ball until I’d finished his job for him, the lazy fucker. But he was right lit up. I had the idea I wasn’t going to let that happen again. I was going to find Chris and find him fast. I drove back to my hometown and headed straight for the Spring Tavern. At one time it had been the only pub on a busy stretch of road, a bridge that led to the next town over.

Written by Jay Stringer. Narrated by Ralph Lister. Recalling his father's aversion to authority, Eoin runs from the body, but he hates a mystery and is driven to discover the truth behind Mary's murder, even if it means putting his own life on the line

Written by Jay Stringer. Recalling his father's aversion to authority, Eoin runs from the body, but he hates a mystery and is driven to discover the truth behind Mary's murder, even if it means putting his own life on the line. Before long, Eoin's tangled up in a ferocious turf war that has him playing his former allies and employers-crime lords, drug dealers, cops, and politicians-against each other. Jay's writing has the streetwise toughness, social awareness and pop culture savvy of George Pelecanos and Richard Price.

Items related to Old Gold (An Eoin Miller Mystery). Recalling his father’s aversion to authority, Eoin runs from the body, but he hates a mystery and is driven to discover the truth behind Mary’s murder, even if it means putting his own life on the line

Items related to Old Gold (An Eoin Miller Mystery). Jay Stringer Old Gold (An Eoin Miller Mystery). ISBN 13: 9781612183381. Old Gold (An Eoin Miller Mystery). Recalling his father’s aversion to authority, Eoin runs from the body, but he hates a mystery and is driven to discover the truth behind Mary’s murder, even if it means putting his own life on the line. Before long, Eoin’s tangled up in a ferocious turf war that has him playing his former allies and employers-crime lords, drug dealers, cops, and politicians-against each other.

Well I’m not going to argue with the bloke am I? I read both together.

Faithless Street will remain on sale as a direct prequel to my novel Old Gold

Neither the collection nor the stories contained may adapted, reprinted, or sold without the express written permission. Faithless Street will remain on sale as a direct prequel to my novel Old Gold. Other author's books: Lost City (An Eoin Miller Mystery Book 3).

Narrated by: Ralph Lister. Series: Eoin Miller, Book 1. Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins. Ways to Die in Glasgow. Sam Ireland Mysteries, Book 1. By: Jay Stringer. Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan, Heather Wilds. Categories: Mysteries & Thrillers, Suspense.

Old Gold Audible Audiobook – Unabridged . and the action doesn't slow down. Jay Stringer (Author), Ralph Lister (Narrator), Brilliance Audio (Publisher) & 0 more. Lost City: An Eoin Miller Mystery, Book 3. Jay Stringer.

Half-gypsy detective Eoin Miller finds people for a living—usually people who would do anything to remain hidden. Ironic considering Eoin has done all he can to lose himself in a downward spiral that has cost him his job, his respect, his wife, and anything else that ever mattered. But he’s not inclined to dwell on what he’s given up, and Eoin prefers it that way.

Then he meets Mary, a hard-drinking woman on the run who confides that she’s stolen a valuable item, one that certain people would kill to get back. The two of them seek a temporary—and incomplete—solace in each other’s arms, only for Mary to turn up as a corpse in Eoin’s bed the next morning, him asleep on the sofa.

Recalling his father’s aversion to authority, Eoin runs from the body, but he hates a mystery and is driven to discover the truth behind Mary’s murder, even if it means putting his own life on the line. Before long, Eoin’s tangled up in a ferocious turf war that has him playing his former allies and employers—crime lords, drug dealers, cops, and politicians—against each other.

Review

"Jay’s writing has the streetwise toughness, social awareness and pop culture savvy of George Pelecanos and Richard Price." -somethingyousaid.com

Comments: (7)
Bundis
I'll note straight away that I did enjoy this book -- I'm just not inclined to rate items 4 or 5 stars unless I really enjoyed the book (too much rating inflation for reviews out here). I think 3 stars is a perfectly acceptable rating and this book I would even go 3.5 stars.

Eoin (a great first name, btw!) is a former cop in this UK-based mystery thriller, currently working as an investigator of sorts for a shady pair of brothers. He meets a woman, who ends up sleeping at his apartment, only to find her dead in the morning and he's apparently being framed. There are two main plotlines here: the effort to find the real murderer and motive and a sidebar investigation into the apparent disappearance of a political candidate's son.

Eoin is not a violent hero here, he doesn't use gun and isn't much of a fighter (he tends to get beaten a few times). He is thoughtful and motivated, however, and the author shapes him as somewhat of a lost soul. Both the plots are reasonably well developed and engaging. The characters are interesting (particularly with nicknames like Jellyfish) and blend into the storyline well. The setting is a UK town and there are references to football and local color, which makes a nice flavor to the story and doesnt' get in the way of the flow at all (you don't have to be a British native to understand!).

The book is a solid read with excellent value for the money.
Zadora
Eoin Miller is my type of protagonist - full of black humor, angry at the world, with a good dash of cowardice tossed in.

Eoin is hired to find things and people, something he can do on the side when he's not working for the Mann brothers, crime bosses in Wolverhampton, in the Midlands region of England, an area of unemployment, bigotry and dirty politics.

"Old Gold" starts off with a murder mystery but has a missing person, more murders, drugs, a missing object...and the action doesn't slow down.

Great character development although I do wish we got to find out more about Eoin's earlier life, growing up half-gypsy. There are tantalizing glimpses so maybe we'll see more in later books of the series.

I read Faithless Street - four short stories that are a prequel to this book - meant to be read in conjunction with "Old Gold" and adding depth to the reading experience.

Now I'm getting ready to read Runaway Town, the next installment of Eoin's story.
Faell
Everybody wants a knight in shining armor. Well, the main character here is self described as one in a suit of armor that is old, rusted, and more the color of rusted gold than shiny silver. How to make a former cop on the payroll doing favors for drug dealers likable. Hard to do but all the way you are rooting for this not so nice - nice guy. He has to figure out who is blackmailing him at the same time he is trying to help the cops find a missing person. Except for being worthless in a fight this would be a great Jason Statham role. But I doubt there is enough money in the world to pay him to let hoodlums beat on him so they have to find someone who will. This is a perfect movie book if ever I read one. He sure knew how to game the system...shu
Frdi
A three star is my normal for a decent book. Less than three stars and I usually didn't finish the book. I enjoy reading books written by people from another culture and/or another country and this one fits for that. Both British and Romani are interesting. The story was good, the writing was very good, and there editing was good.

I enjoyed it and recommend it.
Scream_I LOVE YOU
An ex-cop with a chequered past and a shady present. Quite well done but more of a noir thriller than a mystery. The gypsy background makes it unusual. Think Mickey Spillane does Wolverhampton!
Fordrelis
Great read with some new twists and turns. I really didn't anticipate the ending. I highly recommend this book.
Boraston
Self-deprecating anti-hero who is barely able to keep himself from trouble lurking around every corner as all sides threaten his sanity and well-being, making for a fast-paced mystery novel.
Others have described the gist of the story. I just wanted to say that I enjoyed this book a great deal and found it to be a quick and easy read. The book has a bit of the flavor of Adrian McKinty's writing. The main character was well-developed and believable, and there was just enough humor to lighten up what could have been a too-dark story. I wouldn't hesitate to read another book by Jay Stringer.

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