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[ Reading ] ➶ San Francisco Secrets Author Greg Messel –

San Francisco SecretsNoted Novelist And Newspaper Editor Edgar Watson Howe Once Said A Man Who Can Keep A Secret May Be Wise But He Is Not Half As Wise As A Man With No Secrets To Keep As The Spring Of 1958 Arrives In San Francisco, It Seems That Baseball Player Turned Private Eye, Sam Slater And His Fiancee, TWA Stewardess Amelia Ryan, Are Surrounded By People Who Have Secrets A Prominent Doctor, John O Dell Is Being Blackmailed By Someone Who Has Discovered A Dark Secret From His Past When The Private Investigator Trying To Catch The Blackmailer Is Murdered, Dr O Dell Hires Sam Slater To Try To Pick Up The Pieces Someone Is Playing For Keeps And Will Do Anything To Protect Their Own Secrets Meanwhile, Amelia Begins Her New Job As An International Stewardess Which Takes Her On Adventures To New York City, London, Paris And Rome In Hot Pursuit Is A Womanizing Older Pilot Who Has His Sights Set On Amelia Their Lives Get Even Complicated When A Mysterious Woman From Sam S Past Returns Sam And Amelia S Relationship Will Be Tested As They Work Together To Solve The Mystery On The Foggy Streets Of San Francisco Show Less

[ Reading ] ➶ San Francisco Secrets Author Greg Messel –
  • Paperback
  • 448 pages
  • San Francisco Secrets
  • Greg Messel
  • English
  • 05 March 2019
  • 9780985485948

    10 thoughts on “[ Reading ] ➶ San Francisco Secrets Author Greg Messel –

  1. says:

    Wise Bear Media Reviews San Francisco Secrets by Greg Messel 5 Paws San Francisco Secrets is the third book in The Sam Slater Mystery Series which, for all intents and purposes, is a highly stylized crime drama in the spirit of a classic Hollywood film noir esque movie Yes, it s a novel, but Messel s writing will transport you back in time to the late 50s for another adventure with Sam Slater and his sometimes partner, but also new finance, Amelia Ryan.This novel picks up right where Deadly Plunge left off Sam and Amelia are secretly engaged so that Amelia can keep her job as a TWA stewardess She is about to embark on a new international route and is clearly torn between her desire to marry Sam against a life long dream to travel abroad.The quasi chaste chemistry between the couple continues to smolder to the point that the interplay has surpassed frustration for loyal readers Luckily, the wait is over as the two protagonists finally wed in a rather amusing attempt at elopement I don t think I m giving anything away by this revelation, as it was clearly time ...

  2. says:

    How far would you go to protect your secrets In San Francisco Secrets, the third book in the Sam Slater Mystery series, former baseball player turned private investigator Sam Slater is back with a new case to investigate Sam and his fiancee, TWA stewardess Amelia Ryan are hired by prominent San Francisco Dr John O Dell, who is being blackmailed by someone who has discovered a dark secret from his past Dr O Dell had initially hired another private investigator to solve the case, but he is murdered when he gets too close to the truth, and Sam is hired to pick up the pieces of the case But secrets abound everywhere in San Francisco even Sam and Amelia have secrets that they protect and exposed secrets can be dangerous and deadly.Author Greg Messel once again weaves another tale of romance, mystery and suspense set in 1958 San Francisco Written in the third person narrative, the reader follows Sam and Amelia on their latest investigative case In this riveting fast paced story, secrets protected and exposed are the key to solving the case of who is blackmailing Dr O Dell and the murder of the private investigator But there is someone who will do anything to protect their own secrets, and Sam s discovery could have deadly results Sam and Amelia s latest myste...

  3. says:

    I was given this book in return for an honest review two years ago and I ve finally had time to see what Sam was up to in the next book Sam Slater recently retired from the Seals baseball organization when the dreaded New York Giants came to town Sam agreed to go into the private investigator business with his best friend Weeks later, Jimmy was murdered, and Sam only has Amelia to weather the sadness, but Amelia, a TWA Airline stewardess stands by her man and helps him during his cases as she loves the intrigue Amelia and Sam take over the case when Jimmy died and discovers Dr John O Dell, a prominent doctor is being blackmailed by someone that knows a dark secret that the doctor rather not be kn...

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    This was a First Read book I won through Goodreads.I said in my review of the first book in this series, Last Of The Seals, that it was a good story ruined by bad writing But I also expressed hope that Messel s writing would improve Sadly, in this third novel in the series, it doesn t He commits the same errors here that he did in that one, bringing what could be another great story to its knees with bad writing The novel again opens a long introduction, this time recapping events in the first two books events he brings up again and again and again in the body of the book.Messel again scatters photos from the late Fifties throughout the book, and provides a page of almanac type data cost of living, top movies and TV shows, Billboard 1 songs from 1958 They do add a sense of the times to the story, but that s something he should deliver through his writing, not rely on photos and data to do.Passive sentences abound throughout the narrative and the prose is plodding with too many sentences starting, Sam said or Sam did The dialog is stiff, unnatural, almost childish, and too often repetitive with two characters parroting each other s lines several times And everyone even the lowbrow thieves and killers speaks as if they ve graduated with a degree in English from a major university.Messel still does too much telling ins...

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    Greg Messel in his new book, San Francisco Secrets Book Three in the Sam Slater Mysteries series published by the author gives us another adventure with Sam Slater and Amelia Ryan.From the back cover Noted novelist and newspaper editor Edgar Watson Howe once said A man who can keep a secret may be wise but he is not half as wise as a man with no secrets to keep As the spring of 1958 arrives in San Francisco, it seems that baseball player turned private eye, Sam Slater and his fianc e, TWA stewardess Amelia Ryan, are surrounded by people who have secrets.A prominent doctor, John O Dell is being blackmailed by someone who has discovered a dark secret from his past When the private investigator trying to catch the blackmailer is murdered, Dr O Dell hires Sam Slater to try to pick up the pieces Someone is playing for keeps and will do anything to protect their own secrets.Meanwhile, Amelia begins her new job as an international stewardess which takes her on adventures to New York City, London, Paris and Rome In hot pursuit is a womanizing older pilot who has his sights set on Amelia.Their lives get even complicated w...

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    San Francisco private investigator Sam Slater has been hired by Dr John O Dell to find out who is blackmailing him with a secret from his past But Amelia, Sam s fianc e, is understandably concerned when they discover Dr O Dell s previous investigator is missing and foul play is assumed Meanwhile, Sam is worried about Amelia s new assignment with TWA Not only is she away from home longer now that she flies to Europe, but the pilot doesn t seem to take no for an answer There are secrets all around the couple, including the ones they are keeping The question is whether their relationship can survive when the truth is exposed.The third novel in the series, San Francisco Secrets is probably my favorite so far The characters now have well developed personalities and interactions that keep the story moving I enjoyed watching Sam and Amelia s relationship continu...

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    Once again, this author has given us a great story I was immediately swept into both cases that Sam gets involved with I was able to read the book fairly quickly This time around, Sam gets a visit from an old flame and ends up having to help her with a case He also gets involved in a black mail case that puts him and Amelia in some sticky situations Let s just say, I d be checking my brake lines before attempting any of those steep San Francisco hills Speaking of San Francisco the author has once again sprinkled photos of life during the 1950 in the area I always enjoy that.We also get to visit with Sam and Amelia I love this couple together Their relationship is tested as Amelia begins her international flights A slime ball captain makes a play for Amelia As a woman in the 2010s, I felt badly for what she has to endure as a stewardes...

  8. says:

    So, Sam Slater is hired to solve the case that killed the last detective while his fiance is moving up in the Stewardess world She is going on international flights, now, and her captain is a womanizer She is all stressed out about the job That and a woman from Sam s past threaten to ruin their relationship, assuming that Sam will survive his case.I really didn t like this book I felt that the characters were flat and the plot was predictable The writing wasn t amazing, either It took me a long time to...

  9. says:

    Greg Messel pens San Francisco Secrets , the third book in the Same Slater Mysteries Series and the first one that I have read from this author, in a plot filled with mystery Combining real historical facts with fictional characters that were strong, the author made the story line believable This book was good enough to stand...

  10. says:

    Greg Messel s San Francisco Secrets has great characters and a great setting in 1958 San Francisco Messel does a good job evoking that time and place A good editor would have helped Messel avoid too much unnecessary repetition that slowed the st...

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