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Author: Richard A. Thompson Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Herman Jackson Mysteries Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9781481566391
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Herman Jackson has chosen St. Paul as his place of permanent exile from Detroit, where his former life as a bookie got too hot to hold. Now he leads a respectable life as a bail bondsman, while looking over his shoulder.

When a young woman leaves him an antique violin as security for her brother’s bail bond, it’s really the beginning of an elaborate con game. The game is barely underway when the young woman is murdered and, for reasons that make no sense, the police say Herman is the prime suspect—that is, unless he gives them the violin “as evidence.”      

Jackson can’t afford to be a suspect even for jaywalking, but neither is he going to give in to extortion. Soon he’s on the run, trying to solve the murder while pursued by cops and a band of Gypsies. Suddenly, life back in Detroit doesn’t look so bad after all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Like music, author Richard A. Thompson has layered beautiful language, charismatic characters, and witty dialogue to create a symphony of a mystery…The spin becomes a trilling flourish; the long notes, the climactic finale of a virtuoso.”

    ForeWord Magazine

  • “[A] fast-paced caper…The characters are original and well-drawn; each has a bit of a rough side and no one is quite who they seem on the surface…If Thompson can continue this level of excellence in subsequent books, this will definitely be a series to look forward to.”

  • “Dean’s voice, rich with character and mystery, gives the sense of a man with his fair share of secrets to tell.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 7/30/2013

    " This is a well written story. 8 of 10 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kvirginia | 12/29/2010

    " This book was a little hard for me to get in to, reading outside my regular genre I'm sure was the problem. Overall it was a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 12/13/2010

    " Herman Jackson, a bookie from Detroit now working as a bail bondsman in St. Paul, receives a violin as security on a bond. As soon as he accepts it, bodies begin dropping like flies in the latest version of "the fiddle game". "

About the Author

Richard A. Thompson is a former civil engineer and construction manager who traded his hard hat for a laptop and now writes full time. He plays tennis four days a week and builds museum-quality model ships.

About the Narrator

Anne Flosnik, a seasoned audiobook narrator, has over four hundred titles to her credit and several awards and distinctions, including AudioFile Earphones Awards, a USA Today Recommended Listening selection, an AudioFile “Best Narration of the Year” selection in 2009, and the American Library Association’s Special Services to Children Award. She has also been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She is an award-winning British actress with lead credits on stage, on television, and in commercials and voice-overs.