Mystery Monday: Once a Crooked Man by David McCallum


This week’s Monday Mystery is by a new author.  Once a Crooked Man is an excellent first novel from actor David McCallum star of Man from U.N.C.L.E., NCIS, and outstanding movies such as The Great Escape.  Once a Crooked Man will keep you guessing right to the end because the ending is one you will never guess.

OnceACrookedManWhen out-of-work actor Harry Murphy accidentally overhears 3 crime bosses plotting to kill one of their British operatives, he naïvely hops a flight to London with a vague hope of warning the intended victim.  The Bruschetti brothers have a run a successful crime syndicate for decades, but now they want to tie off loose ends and enjoy a luxurious retirement they feel they so richly deserve.  When Murphy throws a wrench into their tie-off plans, they quickly have to improvise a Plan B.  From there, the plot takes many twists involving money laundering, credit card scams, sting operations, an international IT cop squad, and poor Harry in the middle of it all.  Or so he thinks.  Some of the turns of events are hilarious while others are taut with tension.  Even Harry is surprised by the way things turn out!  * * * *

If you, too, are a fan of mysteries, I hope you’ll not only enjoy my Monday posts but will contribute by publishing your own Monday Mystery, mentioning my meme, then come to my blog, comment on your mystery (or mine) briefly, and include the link directly to your mystery review.  You can also copy my MMM badge to your post.


About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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