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Goodnight, Irene (Irene Kelly Mysteries) ePub download

by Jan Burke

  • Author: Jan Burke
  • ISBN: 0743444515
  • ISBN13: 978-0743444514
  • ePub: 1510 kb | FB2: 1667 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (May 1, 2002)
  • Rating: 4.4/5
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Goodnight, Irene (Irene Kelly Mysteries) ePub download

Irene Kelly, the woman referred to in Jan Burke's "Goodnight Irene," is a veteran reporter for the News Express, in the fictional . Jan Burke has written a wonderful series of mysteries, which are more than just good sleuth novels

Irene Kelly, the woman referred to in Jan Burke's "Goodnight Irene," is a veteran reporter for the News Express, in the fictional Southern California town of Las Piernas. She is presently working for a public relations firm, however, after having quit her job at the newspaper. Jan Burke has written a wonderful series of mysteries, which are more than just good sleuth novels. She creates characters who are three-dimensional and grow as the series progresses.

GOODNIGHT, IRENE - Ex Burke, Jan - 1st in Irene Kelly series. Jan Burke is clearly a good enough writer and plotter that when she invented a mystery character she didn't need a particular gimmick to pull in the reader

GOODNIGHT, IRENE - Ex Burke, Jan - 1st in Irene Kelly series. When a fellow reporter is blown up while investigating an unsolved murder from 1955, Irene Kelly is determined to solve the mystery despite the threat of death. Southern California reporter, lots of bodies. Jan Burke is clearly a good enough writer and plotter that when she invented a mystery character she didn't need a particular gimmick to pull in the reader. Irene Kelly is simply a spunky female journalist based in a fictitious Southern California small city (resembling Long Beach with composite elements from other places) who wants justice when her friend and colleague is murdered.

Jan Burke’s Irene Kelly stories tense and thoughtful plots, writing that manages to be. .Ever since her auspicious debut, Jan Burke has raised the emotional ante with each succeeding boo. witty and resourceful writer.

Jan Burke’s Irene Kelly stories tense and thoughtful plots, writing that manages to be sharp and sardonic without calling attention to itself, a Southern California setting that skips all the cliché.Grippin. ompellin. an Burke doesn’t come up for air until every detail is nailed down. National Acclaim for Jan Burke’s Irene Kelly Novels.

Goodnight, Irene ( Irene Kelly - 1 ) Jan Burke Synopsis: For .

Goodnight, Irene ( Irene Kelly - 1 ) Jan Burke Synopsis: For thirty-five years the identity of the dismembered woman found under the Las Piernas pier has remained a mystery. The discovery has brought her close to Detective Frank Harriman, and closer still to exposing a killer who will resort to anything to keep his secrets buried - and Irene silenced forever. The first book in the Irene Kelly series. To. Antonia Adamo Fischer.

Goodnight, Irene is the debut novel in an exciting new mystery series featuring Irene Kelly - reporter, intrepid amateur sleuth, and woman of today - who tracks a murderer obsessed with keeping the past from interfering with the future

Goodnight, Irene is the debut novel in an exciting new mystery series featuring Irene Kelly - reporter, intrepid amateur sleuth, and woman of today - who tracks a murderer obsessed with keeping the past from interfering with the future. In Las Piernas, California, a beach community off the coast of Los Angeles, veteran reporter O'Connor is blown to bits by a bomb; his son is buried alive in the sand; and his best friend and former colleague, Irene Kelly, is nearly killed when a stream of bullets whizzes through the window of her home.

Goodnight, Irene - Jan Burke. 1. HE LOVED TO WATCH fat women dance. Engaging mystery featuring journalist Irene Kelly and Det. Frank Hannigan - set in southern California and bridging past and present crimes

Goodnight, Irene - Jan Burke. Frank Hannigan - set in southern California and bridging past and present crimes. Good character development and nice blend of crime and romance.

For thirty-five years the identity of the dismembered woman found under the Las Piernas pier has remained a mystery. What secret did she take to her grave?

For thirty-five years the identity of the dismembered woman found under the Las Piernas pier has remained a mystery. When her closest friend, O'Connor, is killed by a bomb shortly before he was to solve a 1955 murder, Irene Kelly takes it upon herself to figure out who silenced her friend and why. 40,000 first printing.

Narrated by Eliza Foss. Packed with intrigue and danger, Jan Burke's Irene Kelly mysteries thrill her many avid fans. The morning after Irene says goodnight to he.

For thirty-five years the identity of the dismembered woman found under the Las Piernas pier has remained a mystery. What secret did she take to her grave? Southern California reporter Irene Kelly has uncovered a maze of forensic records and confidential files that suggest a motive far more sinister than anyone imagined. The discovery has brought her close to Detective Frank Harriman, and closer still to exposing a killer who will resort to anything to keep his secrets buried -- and Irene silenced forever.
Thundershaper
How can you not like anything written by Jan Burke? This is the first in her Edgar award winning Irene Kelly series and I promise it will suck you in to a world that will become an addiction She writes very strong characters that are almost palpable. Whenever I have someone ask me for reading suggestions, I give them this book. I have yet to have anyone say anything but rave comments. You need to start at the beginning, which this is, but realize that when read in order, her books will put you on a path of many hours of extreme highs and lows emotionally. You will have a very strong sense of place. There are times when I swear I am watching the action instead of reading it. I have given this book to all ages. If you love a great mystery, this is a series worth trying.

I don't include a synopsis of the plot when I review. That you can get from the notes on Amazon or the back cover of the book. But I will tell you the strengths and weakness of a book. Sorry, can't give you weaknesses of this one. There weren't any. As for strengths, you won't be able to put it down. And one word of advice. Be sure you have the next one, Sweet Dreams Irene, waiting because you are going to want to just keep going with this series.
Kardana
Irene Kelly, the woman referred to in Jan Burke's "Goodnight Irene," is a veteran reporter for the News Express, in the fictional Southern California town of Las Piernas. She is presently working for a public relations firm, however, after having quit her job at the newspaper. Kelly made the temporary career change as a result of an argument concerning professional ethics with the publication's very unprofessional editor-in-chief. Then Conn O'Conner, Irene's beloved best friend, and longtime mentor at the Express, is brutally murdered. The only clue Irene can come up with is O'Connor's obsession with a long-unsolved homicide and an unidentified female body discovered in Las Piernas 35 years before. The corpse's face had been destroyed, and her hands and feet cut off so that her identity could not be established. The police dubbed her Hannah and tried for years to solve the case, to no avail. Newspaperman O'Connor wrote the original stories back then and had never given up on finding the identity of this Jane Doe. Every year, on the anniversary of her murder, he wrote his famous "Hannah" column, usually targeting more recently disappeared people.

Homicide cop Frank Harriman, Irene's love interest from years before, is working on the O'Conner case, and asks Irene to get her job back at the Express in order to take over her former mentor's assignments. The rationale is that she might be able to find information useful to the investigation while continuing the dead man's work. In O'Conner's confidential files, she discovers a maze of forensic records that suggest a motive far more sinister than anyone imagined for the newspaperman's violent death, the unidentified woman's murder, and more recently, three horrific and separate attacks on Irene's, Frank's and O'Conner's son's lives. The unknown killer will obviously resort to anything to prevent past secrets from coming to light. And Irene and Frank develop a closer relationship as they work together to find the murderer(s).

I had never read an Irene Kelly mystery until last month when I picked-up "Bloodlines," the most recent book in the series. As that extraordinary suspense thriller goes back in time to Irene's initial days as a reporter, and tells the tale of her burgeoning relationship with Conn O'Conner, I was fortunate to read it before beginning "Goodnight, Irene." Jan Burke has written a wonderful series of mysteries, which are more than just good sleuth novels. She creates characters who are three-dimensional and grow as the series progresses. Her people are both sympathetic and flawed, and Irene Kelly, a combination of Lois Lane, Nancy Drew, with just a touch of Katherine Hepburn, makes a memorable heroine. Unfortunately, one of her flaws is stubbornness which borders on the extreme. As intelligent as she is, she frequently acts on impulse and winds up doing what she has been specifically told not to do, often with life- threatening results. Ms. Burke has surrounded Irene with a number of interesting and memorable friends and family members, characters who add to the depth and richness of the novels.

Overall, this is a well-paced debut mystery, filled with enough twists and turns to keep the reader riveted. I plan to read book two, "Sweet Dreams, Irene" ASAP!

JANA
Kirizius
Irene Kelly is a worthy protagonist, and she makes the series interesting.I will add this entertaining series to my TBR list.
Zadora
Replacing a copy I gave away. You can't read the "Irene Kelly" series without the opener; the relationships and their development are as important as the riveting stories.
Thetahuginn
This is a great book and great character.This is the third time I have purchased the book because I keep losing my copies to friends I have loaned the book to.
DART-SKRIMER
great read
Malakelv
Absolutely loved the book, became totally invested into the characters from the first chapter. Jan really takes the time to create believable characters that you will love to know. I found myself getting several sideways glances in the wee hours of the night as I was reading and laughing out loud with some of the dialogue between her characters. Richly developed backgrounds, stories and a book I highly recommend to read!
A really good book. Enjoyed the suspenseful story and the romance too. Not over the top just very well done. Already got next one!
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