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Reduced Circumstances (Frank Cole Mysteries)

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Frank Cole, bankrupt businessman and sometime sleuth, has taken a second job with the Midnight Taxi Service in Exile, Florida, when one of the drivers tells him about a teenage boy who hailed his cab near the site of a police drug bust the night before. It doesn't sound like much at first, but the driver disappears just as people start coming by the cabstand inquiring after the mysterious passenger.

First there is the private investigator from Atlanta, who seems genuine but knows the kid by the wrong name. Then there are the two bounty hunters from Mobile, who have the right name but are wrong in every other way. And finally there is the kid's girlfriend, a blond drifter who never leaves a fingerprint.

As if that all weren't enough to ruin Frank's night job, a body turns up holding a Midnight Taxi Service roadmap. And once again Frank Cole has to find the answers without even knowing the questions.  

In this entertaining sequel to his first novel, Vincent H. O'Neil takes his readers on a dark Florida taxi ride with his likable sleuth.

Review:

"At the start of this appealing sequel to O'Neil's Malice Domestic Contest — winning debut, Murder in Exile (2006), Frank Cole, now working as a Florida taxi dispatcher, is on the trail of a con artist who was last seen in a Midnight Taxi cab. Swanky Atlanta PI Curtis Winslow, two fast-talking guys who claim to be bondsmen and a big-eyed waif of indeterminate age are also looking for the mysterious young man, known as Dennis Taylor or Dennis Sharp. Dennis turns up dead, yet some of his pursuers keep asking questions, like whether he was carrying anything when he hopped the cab. Cole is a captivating narrator, the kind readers will follow anywhere; Winslow is equally engaging, and even the ineffectual local cops are charming in their bumbling way. In fact, all the characters are well-drawn, except for Cole's girlfriend, whose occasional appearances distract. At times, too, the relaxed pacing borders on the lugubrious. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"'At the start of this appealing sequel to O'Neil's Malice Domestic Contest — winning debut, Murder in Exile (2006), Frank Cole, now working as a Florida taxi dispatcher, is on the trail of a con artist who was last seen in a Midnight Taxi cab. Swanky Atlanta PI Curtis Winslow, two fast-talking guys who claim to be bondsmen and a big-eyed waif of indeterminate age are also looking for the mysterious young man, known as Dennis Taylor or Dennis Sharp. Dennis turns up dead, yet some of his pursuers keep asking questions, like whether he was carrying anything when he hopped the cab. Cole is a captivating narrator, the kind readers will follow anywhere; Winslow is equally engaging, and even the ineffectual local cops are charming in their bumbling way. In fact, all the characters are well-drawn, except for Cole's girlfriend, whose occasional appearances distract. At times, too, the relaxed pacing borders on the lugubrious. (July)' Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Frank Cole is moonlighting as the evening dispatcher for the Midnight Taxi Service. After a driver picks up a nervous teenage boy, strangers start appearing, questioning Frank about the boy and a dead man he has never even met.

About the Author

Vincent H. O'Neil holds a B.S. from West Point and an M.A. in International Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. His first novel, Murder in Exile, won the St. Martin's Press/Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Contest. He lives in Cranston, Rhode Island.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312369668
Subtitle:
A Frank Cole Mystery
Author:
Oneil, Vincent H
Author:
O'Neil, Vincent H.
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Frank Cole Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 2
Publication Date:
20070710
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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Product details 224 pages St. Martin's Minotaur - English 9780312369668 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At the start of this appealing sequel to O'Neil's Malice Domestic Contest — winning debut, Murder in Exile (2006), Frank Cole, now working as a Florida taxi dispatcher, is on the trail of a con artist who was last seen in a Midnight Taxi cab. Swanky Atlanta PI Curtis Winslow, two fast-talking guys who claim to be bondsmen and a big-eyed waif of indeterminate age are also looking for the mysterious young man, known as Dennis Taylor or Dennis Sharp. Dennis turns up dead, yet some of his pursuers keep asking questions, like whether he was carrying anything when he hopped the cab. Cole is a captivating narrator, the kind readers will follow anywhere; Winslow is equally engaging, and even the ineffectual local cops are charming in their bumbling way. In fact, all the characters are well-drawn, except for Cole's girlfriend, whose occasional appearances distract. At times, too, the relaxed pacing borders on the lugubrious. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'At the start of this appealing sequel to O'Neil's Malice Domestic Contest — winning debut, Murder in Exile (2006), Frank Cole, now working as a Florida taxi dispatcher, is on the trail of a con artist who was last seen in a Midnight Taxi cab. Swanky Atlanta PI Curtis Winslow, two fast-talking guys who claim to be bondsmen and a big-eyed waif of indeterminate age are also looking for the mysterious young man, known as Dennis Taylor or Dennis Sharp. Dennis turns up dead, yet some of his pursuers keep asking questions, like whether he was carrying anything when he hopped the cab. Cole is a captivating narrator, the kind readers will follow anywhere; Winslow is equally engaging, and even the ineffectual local cops are charming in their bumbling way. In fact, all the characters are well-drawn, except for Cole's girlfriend, whose occasional appearances distract. At times, too, the relaxed pacing borders on the lugubrious. (July)' Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Frank Cole is moonlighting as the evening dispatcher for the Midnight Taxi Service. After a driver picks up a nervous teenage boy, strangers start appearing, questioning Frank about the boy and a dead man he has never even met.
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