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Who Murdered Garson Talmadge

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Who Murdered Garson Talmadge?

A Matthew Kile Mystery

by

David Bishop

This book is a work of fiction.
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Copyright © 2012 by David Bishop.
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ISBN 978-1-937387-83-9 (eBook)
ISBN 978-1-937387-84-6 (paperback)

Version 2013.01.04

Praise for:
Who Murdered Garson Talmadge, a Matt Kile Mystery

From authors and readers:

Bishop takes you from California to Paris at a non-stop pace and mixes in the dead man’s grown children, an ex-wife’s bitter sister, international arms dealers and the FBI. All presented from Matt’s point-to-view and written with dialogue that’s crisp, action that’s suspenseful and a plot filled with a few twists you’ll never see coming. It makes for a can’t put-it-down story you won’t want to miss.

Cathi Stoler
,
author of
Telling Lies

***

The dialogue is crisp and distinct, breathing life and sincerity into each of the characters. This was my first foray into David’s work and I enjoyed it greatly. I can’t wait to read more. Recommended!

***

Five Stars for David Bishop’s carefully plotted and beautifully written mystery!

***

I LOVED this book! It was refreshing. It was captivating; it was funny and had some twists I didn’t expect. I absolutely adored the style of writing!

***

If
Who Murdered Garson Talmadge
is the first in a series of Kile novels, then all I can say is bring on the next one!

John C. Berry
,
author of
A Night of Horrors

***

Who Murdered Garson Talmadge
is a spellbinding mystery told in an easy, entertaining style. Matt Kile is a character who is immediately likeable, even with his warts. The other characters are the kind you’d like to have at your next party, well, most of them. The author, David Bishop writes to keep you guessing and keep you reading.

***

I really liked this book. Would give it 10 stars if I could. The characters are likeable, especially the main character, Matt Kile. I liked his doggedness in getting answers to his questions. I also liked his euphemisms for describing sex!

***

I have just now “discovered” David Bishop, and finished reading
Who Murdered Garson
Talmadge half an hour ago. I rushed to write a review, only to find that others have already said almost all that needs to be said. I agree with all the reviews praising this unconventional mystery.

***

Author David Bishop was recommended to me by a trusted friend and I am glad she did. While I don’t normally read mysteries, I decided to read
Who Murdered Garson Talmadge.
I was thoroughly drawn into the story and the life of the main character, Matthew Kile, and can’t wait to read more.

***

When I first started reading David Bishop’s
Who Murdered Garson
Talmadge my first thoughts were, “oh no, not another disgraced, disgruntled ex-police officer,” But from the start, I was captivated by this ex-detective turned private Eye. Nothing about him was the usual ex-cop. This one was different. Nothing cliché about him.

***

At times I felt like answering him.

***

You will love all the characters, especially the ones you are supposed to hate. Great job David Bishop, I will definitely be reading more of you in the near future.

***

The rambling interior monologue alone makes this book a must read! Top that with a murder out the starting gate, a labyrinth of plot twists with colorful characters at every turn, and you have a first class detective novel!

***

I found it hard to put the book down as I didn’t want to miss all the excitement! I highly recommend this book! A great read! Enjoy!!!

***

Bishop does a great job in this murder/mystery, keeping you guessing until the very end. The characters are likeable and the pace is fast. Most importantly the ending is definitive and satisfying, leaving you yearning for what trouble Kile gets himself into next. Fans of JA Konrath, John Locke, and Rick Murcer will find Bishop’s style to their liking.

Atul Kumar
, author of
Seven Patients

Praise for:
The Original Alibi, a Matt Kile Mystery

From beta readers

There are many very good mystery writers out there, but in my view, Bishop is rapidly moving into the top rank. His work is detailed without being wordy, his plots appropriately twisted, yet subtle, and he is always accurate when it comes to police work. Mystery plots that hold a reader’s attention are very difficult to concoct, but Bishop seems to do it in his sleep.
“The Original Alibi,”
is his latest.

Gerald Lane Summers
,
author of
Mobley’s Law, A Mobley Meadows Novel

***

This witty novel whisks readers into an expertly plotted story populated by well drawn characters with tantalizing glimpses of danger lurking just beneath the surface. Matt Kile is smart, human and very, very funny; a man with his own rules and sense of honor. Bishop leaves us hungering for the next installment in the Matt Kile mystery series.

Kim Mellen

***

If you like your coffee black, whiskey straight, and private investigators with a questionable past, you’ll love this new release Matt Kile tale,
The Original Alibi
,
from David Bishop.

Toby Neal
,
author of the Lei Crime Series

Novels by David Bishop

For current information on new releases visit:
www.davidbishopbooks.com

Currently Available:

The Beholder, a Maddie Richards Mystery

Who Murdered Garson Talmadge, a Matt Kile Mystery

The Woman, a story of an ordinary woman facing extraordinary circumstances

The Third Coincidence, a Jack McCall Mystery

The Blackmail Club, Jack McCall Mystery

The Original Alibi, a Matt Kile Mystery

Money & Murder, a Matt Kile Mystery, short story

2013-2014

Death of a Bankster, a Maddie Richards Mystery

Find My Little Sister, a Matt Kile Mystery

The Schroeder Protocol

The Red Hat Murders, a Maddie Richards Mystery

Murder by Choice

To be notified when each of the above titles are available:

Send your email address to,
[email protected]

For more information on books and characters visit:
www.davidbishopbooks.com
Each forthcoming novel will have a new list of titles and dates.

Acknowledgments

With great appreciation I acknowledge the people who have provided invaluable assistance to the development of this particular novel: Jody Madden, Kim Mellen, John Logan, Gerald Summers, Martha Paley Francescato, and several members of the Augusta Books and Bubbles Club. My thanks also go to Steve Jackson, Steve Himes, Claudia Jackson, Lorraine Hansen, and Terri Himes, as well as the rest of the fine staff at Telemachus Press who helped in so many ways to enhance the presentation of this novel. And, last but not least, the RGB Law Group of California who provided expertise with respect to California Pardon law and policy, licensing private investigators and the issuance of permits to carry concealed weapons. If this story contains any errors in those regards it is the failure of the author and not the experts at the RGB Law Group
.

The characters who reside within this story were made smarter, tougher, sexier, or more villainous through your unselfish assistance. They join the author in saying thank you.

While this story takes place in Long Beach, California, certain dramatic license was taken to alter some things, such as the interior of the Long Beach Police Department, to fit the needs of the story.

Dedication

This novel, as are all my novels and everything I do, is dedicated to Jody Madden and my first grandchild, Brandi Bishop, whose love and encouragement continues to inspire me, my other grandchildren, Kristopher and Kaia, my sons, Todd and Dirk, all my nieces and nephews, and my various other in-laws and out-laws. Without the faith and encouragement of so many, this book would not exist.

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