Crossings The Harry Reese Mysteries #2 PDF ✓

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  1. Maureen Maureen says:

    I loved the main protagonist Harry right from the start Here we have an insurance investigator who doesn't take himself too seriously but that said make no mistake there's some SERIOUS investigating to do and he does it so well I wasn't sure about Emmie his partner in crime initially but as the story unfolded I realised that the two of them bounced off each other perfectly really complemented each other and gave the story some amusing moments which added to the enjoyment of it I also love that it's set in the early twentieth century There are a lot of characters a lot of suspects and with so many threads to follow it's interesting to see how the author untangles these threads and ties up all the frayed edges to reach a satisfying conclusion This is a well written character led storyline The pace is good and it's refreshing that given the serious nature of Harry's job he does it with such humour It was a really interesting fun read and I can see Harry and Emmie transferring easily to the small screen I received my copy of Crossings from the author in exchange for an honest unbiased review This hasn't affected my review in any way I really have enjoyed it

  2. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    Harry Reese is called in to investigate seemingly normal insurance claims with some very peculiar circumstances An independent insurance broker always worked within a particular area except for two cases where he insured people outside of his usual place of operations These two people in uestion died one after the other in unrelated accidents Soon after this the broker committed a suicide Do you think it is too much of a coincidence? So did Harry Reese's boss So did his wife who promptly joins the investigations despite her husband's best efforts to prevent her from doing it A complicated mystery and hilarity followThe book gives a very good picture of life in US around New York in the very beginning of the 20th century I really felt I was transported into that time and place The author really did his research to make everything come alive The book also shows improvement over the first one in both mystery and humor departments Speaking about latter most of it comes from Harry's wife Emmie who gets fleshed up this time aroundI was fairly sure I will rate the book with 4 stars until I hit the middle At this point I realized that I still have no idea whatsoever about what is going on but something most definitely did The mystery alone was good enough for me to upgrade the rating to 5 stars This leaves me with a uestion what is the best book of the series so far? In regards to mystery this one is the best if it is humor you are looking for than the next one in the series has even of it I have really high hopes for the next fourth installment of the series and will most definitely buy itThis review is a copypaste of my BookLikes one

  3. Min Min says:

    It had a promising start But then the wife character was introduced I don't know if Emmie is meant to be a necessary side kick or the brains in the family but her character is incredibly annoying This is my first reading from Stewart and perhaps Emmie has been introduced elsewhere Plot itself is not spectacular but sufficiently interesting I have decided not to read any from Harry Reese series This book is a turn off

  4. Marion Grassie Marion Grassie says:

    I was given this book by the author in exchange for a review Many thanks to Robert Bruce Stewart That being said the following is my considered review of the bookThis is the second book I have read from the Harry Reese Mysteries series I loved this novel which in keeping with the series is highly entertaining with its lively tongue in cheek witty style It is an unusual combination of mystery and comedy set in the USA during the turn of the last century which cleverly draws the reader into its historical settingThe plot involves several deaths initially written off as accidents and suicide Suspicion is aroused when it comes to notice that all the deaths ocurred within a short space of time and were linked through the same life insurance company Harry Reese insurance investigator is working to solve the puzzle ‘aided’ by his tenacious wife Emmie resulting in many amusing episodes Together they face gambling dens crooked businessmen and stockbrokers con artists corrupt policemen and vice densThe story progresses through an assortment of twists and turns and further deaths ensue There are a multitude of dubious characters and suspects and as the reader you are never uite sure who to believe or trust and I was kept guessing right up to the end It develops into uite a tangled tale but provides us with a satisfying conclusion This was not your average whodunnit The novel is humorous and doesn’t take itself too seriously Dialogue is peppered with humour and wit but does not detract from either the plot or the narrative flow of the tale The characters are both colourful and memorable The constant banter between the two main characters is a delight – Emmie is a vibrant woman rather emancipated for the times leading to a constant battle of wits and wills I did however eventually get a little irritated with Emmie’s constant following of Harry until he found a way to stop it While not all entirely likeable the characters are nevertheless all rather intriguing and flamboyant The website for this series is wonderful link provided in the opening pages It contains details of the Streetcar Mystery novels all the characters and a vast amount of related information on the places involved and their historical context It provides a vast glossary of the words and terms used in the novel for authenticity Links are provided for further investigation It is clear the author has gone to a great deal of background research to produce the historical detail found in these books in order to present an authentic setting The author states “It’s my aspiration to write historical mysteries that are humorous in a sophisticated way yet faithful to the genre and the period” Again I would have to say he has undoubtedly achieved his goal

  5. Lori Lori says:

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review Here it isThis book is supposed to be tongue in cheek but the humor is too dry The title is Crossings and that's what I mostly read what ferry Harry took which way he walked when he took the L and when he caught a car I lost interest pretty uickly and was going to give up and then Emmie Harry's wife suddenly appeared in the investigation and I found myself laughing and enjoying the book She brought light humor and interest to the dull story line When Emmie was there it was a bright sunshiny day and when she wasn't it was dark and cloudy Harry and Emmie make a great team and have wonderful chemistry I believe Emmie could pull the book off by herself but Harry without Emmie is like reading actuarial tables for fun I was not able to get past page 195 because I was no longer interested in what happened If Harry and Emmie kept up their schtick I would have loved to read the entire book The story needs chemistry humor excitement and less train ferry schedules talk of Harry catching a car and which way he walked to catch a ferry I'm from Jersey City NJ right across the river from Manhattan and spent a lot of years working in NYC and exploring with my friends I was interested at first about the ferries and cable cars I remembered seeing trolley tracks on the streets at Time Suare when I was a kid but that didn't last very long so I can imagine how dull that would be for someone who has never even been to New YorkI believe that there are great mysteries to be written with Harry and Emmie working together less travel info and character development and plot suspense Insurance investigations even when there are murders and a suicide is boring unless told in a vivacious manner Emmie is vivaciousI was also given the next book in the series Kalorama Shakedown but will have to hold back from reading it for a while because I couldn't handle another Harry mystery right now

  6. Tony Parsons Tony Parsons says:

    Emmie Reese wife was telling Harry Reese 27 husband that Mr Ahearn janitor could have been the murderer The apartment they now live in was once a crime scene Harry worked for Gotham Insurance Bureau GIB William St Manhattan NYWilliam Huber 26 son Williamsburg NY insurance agent died Robert “Rob” Barclay 36 stock broker was found dead also Then Christopher Farrell 43 drummer slippedfell onto the 6th Ave L tracks It seems all of a sudden there were to many life insurance claims to pay out Keegan GIB owner thought that was very odd Detective George Tibbitts Manhattan PD had done some investigation on 2 of the guys Harry went spoke with Mrs Eliza Huber wife Mrs Eliza Barclay 25 wife Edward Howell brother in law name came upHarrison “Harry” went to see Sanford Osborne Sovereign Mutual Life Insurance Co claims Dept mgr in Brooklyn NY It seems Anna Farrell has vanished Emmie of course was helping Harry with the investigations Clara Maruisee wife had committed suicideSanford had been found deadNow Sally Koestler is missingWill Emmie Harry figure out all these life insurance casesI did not receive any type of compensation for reading reviewing this book While I receive free books from publishers authors I am under no obligation to write a positive review only an honest one All thoughts opinions are entirely my ownA very awesome book cover great font writing style A very well written mystery book It was very easy for me to readfollow from startfinish never a dull moment There were no grammartypo errors nor any repetitive or out of line seuence sentences Lots of exciting scenarios with several twiststurns a huge set of uniue characters to keep track of This could also make another great mystery movie or better yet a mini TV series To be continued A very easy rating of 5 stars Thank you for the free Street Car Mysteries; Author; PDF book Tony Parsons Washburn

  7. Cheryl Scott Cheryl Scott says:

    I received my copy of 'Crossings' from the author after entering the Goodreads 'First Reads' contestsThis is a delightful witty and sophisticated mystery set in New York City at the turn of the last century The novel runs on the relationship between married sleuths Harry and Emmie Reese The novel is domestic but decidedly un cozy It is unsentimental without being the least bit hard boiled I will admit that for the first few chapters Emmie was rather annoying She follows her husband everywhere wanting to be part of his investigation of suicides that could point to insurance fraud and murder I thought she might be following me when I went to get a cup of coffee which highlights the author's power to make the characters a real presence for the readersomething that held true for the entire novel'Crossings' is the second Harry Reese mystery and the author has a companion series featuring Emmie Reese I will be looking forward to reading in these series If you enjoy historical mysteries that transport you to another world guided through that world by sophisticated companions you will enjoy 'Crossings'

  8. Joel Bresler Joel Bresler says:

    Insurance investigator Harry Reese has been hired to look into some suspicious insured deaths With the sometimes dubious assistance of his wife Emmie Harry explores the not so secret underworld of gambling in 1901 New York covering everything from pool room horse betting shops to the stock exchange He uncovers many things including a fraud and murder conspiracy and the fact that Emmie knows about the gambling scene than is probably good for either of themCrossings is an excellent novel The writing is tight throughout and the pace is just about perfect Author Robert Bruce Stewart uses just the right amount of humor to keep things light without sidetracking his very well told story The best part however is that this is only one of a series There's of Harry and Emmie for readers to look forward to

  9. Maria Thomas Maria Thomas says:

    I think this is a 2 12 star for me I found the characters amusing and kept visualizing them as a British detective show or something The marital relationship reminded me of the characters in The Thin Man with less drinking but gambling But I felt bogged down in the story So many characters made it hard for me to keep track of who was which And who was actually guilty I had to do the wrap it up chapter three times to get a grasp on who dunnit And I still wouldn't be able to tell you who dunnit by name Like I said too many characters for me to keep track of Maybe the book needs a second slower thorough read for me to follow it better

  10. Jakenv Jakenv says:

    Great cover gives clue to humor of author Now who could resist a period mystery with charming lead characters? Story moves uickly with enough intrigue to keep reader guessing Stewart has created a pair of detectives you will continue following in years to come Found myself moving to next books as enjoyed this one so much

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Crossings The Harry Reese Mysteries #2 ❴Ebook❵ ➡ Crossings The Harry Reese Mysteries #2 Author Robert Bruce Stewart – It’s the spring of 1901 and Harry Reese is seeking a link between the apparent suicide of an insurance agent and the untimely deaths of two of his clients In the meantime his wife Emmie is planting It’s the Harry Reese eBook ✓ spring of and Harry Reese is seeking a link between the apparent suicide of an insurance agent and the untimely deaths of two of his clients In the meantime his wife Emmie is planting vague rumors of murder in an effort to gain a desirable apartmentTo solve this case Harry’s obliged to visit a miscellany of vice dens Crossings The ePUB ´ including dive saloons gambling parlors and a brothel—not to mention the state of New Jersey—while crooked cops opportunistic con men and his eccentric wife do what they can to mislead him.