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A story within a story! “Big Flies” by Keith Hirshland

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DESCRIPTION:

After Chester Daniel David, highly celebrated travel writer and hospitality critic, dies in an automobile accident, his son, Leland, is the heir to his prosperous estate. Among the late writer’s possessions are stacks of magazines hidden in an attic that suggest that his stories about his world travels were less than authentic.

As Leland grew up, it seemed as if his father was never home. If he wasn’t at the exotic locations depicted in the various publications, then where was he? And what was he doing?

In a witty mystery that simultaneously follows the lives of the father and son, clues that Chester leaves behind point to notorious unsolved crimes committed within a fifteen-year span:

  • The D. B. Cooper plane skyjacking and ransom demand in the Pacific Northwest
  • The theft from a Caribbean museum of a twenty-four-carat-gold cross recovered from a sixteenth-century shipwreck
  • The inexplicable vanishing of $1 million from the Chicago First National Bank
  • The theft of a collection of priceless artifacts from a Mexican anthropological museum

As Leland unlocks the mysteries surrounding his father’s true life, he finds himself with even more unfathomable questions that he never anticipated asking about his family—and himself.

MY THOUGHTS:

This is Keith’s first foray into Fiction writing, and he did not disappoint. I was first introduced to him by his non-fiction memoir, “Cover Me Boys, I’m Going In.”

Link to that review and book here:

http://wp.me/p4Xyys-nH

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BIG FLIES

The pace of this book was perfect. I like the format he used of Past/Present. You get two stories in one as the layers of the mystery unfold. The Father tells his part of the story (Past), and the Son tells his part of the story (Present).

I also like how Leland (the son) tells about his relationship with his father.

They both feel real and…human in this book.

Author Keith Hirshland did a flawless job of taking real life (yet to be solved) mysteries, and adding a Fictional twist to them!

Very satisfying and complete read.The plot, writing and characters are perfectly written. I did not skim at all. Smooth and complete read that I highly recommend.

Here is the link for purchase of Big Flies:

https://www.amazon.com/Big-Flies-Keith-Hirshland/dp/1532719361/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475682040&sr=8-1&keywords=big+flies

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