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by Robert Goddard

eBook Into the Blue (Harry Barnett) download ISBN: 0385339194
Author: Robert Goddard
Publisher: Delta; Reprint edition (January 31, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 498
ePub: 1760 kb
Fb2: 1331 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thrillers and Suspense

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Into the Blue (Harry Barn. I was certainly not disappointed! Goddard has a way of making his characters come alive and giving them the depth of real people. Even the villains have redeeming qualities; no one is good or evil. The tale itself is quite elaborately woven, beginning with a woman disappearing "into the blue. Harry's quest to absolve himself of any wrongdoing and find the woman takes many twists and turns, all believable.

Goddard's 1990 book Into the Blue was the inaugural winner of the W H Smith Thumping Good Read Award, presented . Into the Blue was adapted for television in 1997 and starred John Thaw in the lead role of Harry Barnett. Robert Goddard was not impressed with the adaptation.

Goddard's 1990 book Into the Blue was the inaugural winner of the W H Smith Thumping Good Read Award, presented to the best new fiction author of the year. Goddard's 1997 book Beyond Recall was nominated for the Edgar Award Best Novel prize but lost out to Mr White's Confession by Robert Clark  .

1990) (The first book in the Harry Barnett series) A novel by Robert Goddard

1990) (The first book in the Harry Barnett series) A novel by Robert Goddard. Harry Barnett is a middle-aged failure, leading a shabby existence in the shadow of a past disgrace, reduced to caretaking a friend's villa on the island of Rhodes and working in a bar to earn his keep. Then a guest at the villa - a young woman he had instantly and innocently warmed to - disappears on a mountain peak. Under suspicion of her murder, Harry stumbles on a set of photographs taken by Heather Mallender in the weeks before her disappearance.

About the Book Harry Barnett is a middle-aged failure. For Phil Dwerryhouse. I am grateful to Tina Maskell-Feidi for guidance on the use of Greek in this book and to the Commanding Officer and staff of Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, for information on life at the College in the 1960s. 1. IF SHE SHOULD return now, of course, or even five minutes from now, it would still be all right.

Ah, Barnett! An early riser, I se. Cunningham was leafing through a copy of the . The free online library containing 500000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device

Ah, Barnett! An early riser, I se. Cunningham was leafing through a copy of the Financial Times at his desk amidst a cloud of cigar-smoke, beaming like some genial movie mogul, altogether unaffected, it seemed, by the events of the previous night. Watching the BMW ease out into the traffic a few minutes later and accelerate away along the road, Harry turned Nadine’s words over in his mind. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device.

Into the Blue by Robert Goddard Book Description: Harry Barnett lives the life of an Englishman . ROBERT GODDARD was born in Hampshire and read History at Cambridge. His first novel, Past Caring, was an instant bestseller.

Into the Blue by Robert Goddard Book Description: Harry Barnett lives the life of an Englishman on permanent vacation in Greece, house-sitting for a powerful friend and hiding from a past disgrace. Since then his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-the-seat pace and their labyrinthine plotting. His first Harry Barnett novel, Into the Blue, was winner of the first WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award and was dramatized for TV, starring John Thaw.

Harry Barnett lives the life of an Englishman on permanent vacation. Goddard is a master of the plot twist (each book seems to have a surprise at the end which I, at least, didn't predict). In this book (and perhaps in all of those I've read so far), the identity of the 'bad guy' (the who) is less important than the why, and Well, he did it again! Robert Goddard, that is.

Into the Blue - Robert Goddard. This is my third Robert Goddard book that I have read. I just love the way he tells his stories. His writing is amazing and he characters are well developed. Into the Blue is a real page turner and keeps you guessing right up to the last page. The first of Goddard's three stories featuring Harry Barnett, which was made into a TV drama starring John Thaw - with much changed (. This is set on Rhodes, where Barnett is set up for a murder he didn't commit and gets himself into all sorts of trouble. Usual solid plotting and characterisation.

I've just reread Into The Blue and Out of the Sun with Harry Barnett. We are absolutely delighted that Robert Goddard has been awarded the prestigious Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers' Association for lifetime achievement in crime writing. Robert has said: 'I’m greatly honoured to be this year’s CWA Diamond Dagger recipient, particularly since it’s an award conferred by my fellow writers, who know about the challenges of the craft from the inside.

Harry Barnett is a middle-aged failure.

Harry Barnett is shocked to learn that he has a son - David Venning, a brilliant mathematician, now languishing in hospital in a diabetic coma. And this is only the first and smallest of the mysteries he is about to encounter. It is not known whether David's condition is due to an accident or a suicide attempt. Harry Barnett is a middle-aged failure. Leading a shabby existence in the shadow of a past disgrace, he is reduced to caretaking a friend's villa on the island of Rhodes and working in a bar to earn his keep.

Harry Barnett lives the life of an Englishman on permanent vacation in Greece, house-sitting for a powerful friend and hiding from a past disgrace. That is, until a guest at the villa disappears on a walking tour, and Harry is the number one suspect. While a Greek detective tries to trap him, and the British tabloids pillory him at home, Harry’s conscience is his worst enemy of all. What happened to young, beautiful Heather Mallender? Who took her—and why didn’t Harry realize that something was amiss? Suddenly, a man steeped in failure has found a purpose, retracing the strange, twisting route that led to Heather’s vanishing. But the more he learns, the less he knows. Until Harry finds himself at the heart of a dangerous puzzle whose pieces are scattered everywhere: in the realm of British politics, in the beds of adulterous lovers, in the past, the present, and most of all, amid the secrets of a killer....
Comments: (7)
CONVERSE
I know that Robert Goddard is immensely popular with Amazon readers - echoes of Daphne du Maurier, perhaps. But I have read several of these now and they all fall into much the same rather repetitive mould. Maybe it is the repetitiveness that makes them so popular. You know what you are going to get, and one after another they become so familiar, and, indeed, compelling in a way. He's got a winning formula and he is a very, very gifted storyteller. He is painstaking with his research, and you always learn something with each of his books. His characters are rather old-fashioned, but very often surprise you with their reactions and their shortcomings, which makes them engaging and interesting. So, I don't want to put anyone off. I think the challenge, rather, is to see if you can read one RG and then stop yourself from reading another. I haven't been kind, have I? But I have happily ploughed on through one of his novels until the early hours of the morning, and, in sheer wonder, been in complete awe of his gift for telling stories, up and down, round and round, swirling and twisting you go, totally caught up the momentum of the narrative. And he has written SO much. So anyone who wants to set off on a great reading journey will be delighted to have found Robert Goddard…a writer for the literate over-50s, with plenty of time on their hands and a comfortable armchair.
Vonalij
I have read many of Robert Goddard's stand-alone novels, and then I ran across this first in the Harry Barnett series available on Kindle. I was certainly not disappointed! Goddard has a way of making his characters come alive and giving them the depth of real people. Even the villains have redeeming qualities; no one is good or evil. The tale itself is quite elaborately woven, beginning with a woman disappearing "into the blue." Harry's quest to absolve himself of any wrongdoing and find the woman takes many twists and turns, all believable. He travels to far-flung locales, all well described and contributing to the suspense; every suspected possibility well might be. Harry, as protagonist, is flawed and likable either because of his flaws or in spite of them. He is a compelling character. The ending was unexpected but fully justified and satisfying. Goodard explores more than a mysterious event - friendship, loyalty, human frailty. My only quibble is that the second in the series, Out of the Sun, is not available except in book form, yet, the third is. I'm not willing to sacrifice the continuity of the series to skip to the third, so I'll have to rely on ordering the book. Bummer.
Jugore
You'll like Harry Barnett. He is in Greece, on the sunny sunny island of Rhodes, house-sitting there for a rich British member of parliament. Harry smokes, he drinks, he likes food, he likes women, especially the attractive young woman named Heather, who befriended him a few days ago. Heather is much younger than Harry's overweight middle-aged self.

Heather persuades Harry to take her on the half-hour drive up a nearby mountain for the view. They stop, get out of the car, and climb for a while. Heather decides to continue walking up to the summit. Somewhat winded, Harry says he'll sit and rest for a little. Harry waits and waits and waits, and no Heather. Heather does not return. Where is she? Where did she go? Was she waylaid? What happened? He finds her scarf, and loses it.

Harry goes to the police, who question him, begin their own meticulous search of the summit, dutifully find the scarf, but quickly begin to suspect himself, that he may have murdered her and done away with the body. She has disappeared Into the Blue.

The book involves Harry's search for the young woman and what happened to her. A most engrossing and vivid read. This is Goddard at his best. A few months ago, local bookstores did not have any of his novels; he wasn't even listed in Books in Print. Amazon did not have him. You had to go to Amazon.co.uk. Goddard writes wonderfully. We must all be pleased that his excellent novels are now easily available.
Kearanny
Well crafted, follow-the-trail mystery. Harry is a mid-life failure with a boatload of baggage, yet redeemed by his loyalty, dedication and not-quite-surrendered integrity. Through him, we investigate a baffling disappearance and, along the way, the loss of his own soul. The tale is a twisting trail of hairpin curves, switchbacks and dead-ends that Harry navigates with the reader in tow. Story, characters and resolution all are well handled. An altogether satisfying read.
Gunos
I am so glad I came across this author. Now I can look forward to reading all his books. Harry, the main character of this story is the most unlikely 'hero'-- a fiftyish, overweight, pennyless drunk. But when he becomes a suspect when somebody he cares for disappears in Greece, he decides to follow the leads and clear his name. The writing is first rate, and you really get drawn into the story and all the twists and turns. And in the end all plots and storylines gets neatly wrapped up. A very entertaining story told by a master.
caster
Probably my favorite Goddard mystery since PAST CARING (I'm reading them chronologically now), outstanding writing and plotting are synonymous with this author's name. Each one is a treat, featuring plausible red herrings and a denoument I have yet to puzzle out in advance.
Ubranzac
The main character, Harry Barnett, initially comes off as a loser but as the story progresses he becomes more commendable. This is an interesting mystery with lots of twists and turns. It takes you to many interesting places over a lifetime of Harry.

The Harry Barnett series was recommended to me by a friend and I am glad I followed through.
Ditto Ditto ......it seems that every Robert Goddard Novel is , if possible even better than the last , with no regard to when it was written , thank goodness I havent read them all ....yet