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by H. Terrell Griffin

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H. Terrell Griffin
AuthorHouse (September 13, 2005)
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No content in feature Logan has no idea how Connie's dead body was found on his condo balcony. Matt does his own investigation into the murder and Connie's mysterious past.

No content in feature. Start reading Longboat Blues (Matt Royal Mysteries Book 1) on your Kindle in under a minute. Logan has no idea how Connie's dead body was found on his condo balcony. After discovering some well hidden secrets, he travels to south Florida to get more answers.

However, the reality is that he is a forty-ish burn out who had, several years prior, dropped out of the law game – and life – for two reasons.

All Rights Reserved Matt Royal Mystery - 03 - Blood Island. Murder Key. Chasing Justice: A Matt Royal Mystery.

No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means without the written permission of the author. First published by AuthorHouse 09/08/05. ISBN: 978-1-4685-1954-9 (ebk). Matt Royal Mystery - 03 - Blood Island.

Matt Royal Mysteries. Longboat Blues. Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads. contributing essayist). A Matt Royal Mystery. This book is a work of fiction.

The sky was overcast and a stiff wind blew down the village street and the air smelled of rain and salt. The old man invited . into the chilly house. on, as he pointed her toward a chair. I keep the thermostat low during the winter. Helps with my power bills. Have you found out any more about Ken’s death?. Do you know any Arabs, Mr. Jamison?. I don’t think so. Why?. It appears that the man who killed Mr. Goodlow was an Arab.

Read Bitter Legacy, by . errell Griffin online on Bookmate – Matt Royal has gotten himself . Matt Royal has gotten himself into a royal mess. After a week away, Matt Royal's ready to get back to the Longboat Key good life good fishing, good food, good beer, and more good fishing. errell Griffin online on Bookmate – Matt Royal has gotten himself into a royal mess After a week away, Matt Royal's ready to get back to the Longboat Key good life good fi. But Matt comes back to bad news: while he was away, a sniper tried to kill one of his best friends. Even worse, now that Matt's back, someone's trying to kill him. And whoever is trying to kill him is trying really hard.

Have you written any Matt Royal books in the past 2 years? We used. to come to Longboat Key every winter but haven't been able to the last two years. I love the Matt Royal books but I haven't see any new ones. 25 February at 19:03. You were a classy guy, and a compassionate friend.

Terrell Griffin Synopsis: Longboat Blues is H. Terrell Griffin’s debut novel. The body of his girlfriend is found on his condo balcony and Logan Hamilton is indicted for murder

Terrell Griffin is the award winning author of nine Matt Royal mysteries set on Florida’s Gulfcoast.

Terrell Griffin is the award winning author of nine Matt Royal mysteries set on Florida’s Gulfcoast. In his youth, Terry served three years in the . He and his wife Jean divide their time between their homes in Maitland, Florida, and Longboat Key, Florida.

A RIVETING MYSTERY SET IN THE SIZZLING HEAT OF A FLORIDA SUMMERWhen his girlfriend's body is discovered on the balcony of his condo overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Logan Hamilton is indicted for murder. His friend Matthew Royal, a burned out trial lawyer living in an island paradise in Florida, reluctantly comes out of early retirement to represent Logan. The tale twists and turns as Matt travels to Iowa, Chicago and South Florida, trying to save Logan from the death penalty pursued by a hard nosed female prosecutor who never loses. The secrets revealed in the climatic trial stun the people of the island and reverberate around the world. It's a great ride, from the pristine beaches of Longboat and Egmont Keys to the cities of South Florida and the Mid-West. The author spins a tale of mystery and intrigue, peopled with characters you won't soon forget.
  • I'm a big fan of Florida authors - Hall, Hiaasen, Barry, Dorsey,Swain, Corcoran and others. Having lived here for 35+ years, and working with folks from the panhandle to the keys I get a charge out of the sense of place these authors are able to deliver. Well, my brother in law mentions that he found a new author on his kindle library program and is enjoying it since it takes place in our area - Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, Bradenton and Sarasota - not exactly a well know part of the sunshine state so not too prominent in the world of literature.

    The story concerns a burned out lawyer whose friend's girlfriend is found strangled on his friend's condo balcony. Naturally, the man is indicted then disappears after paying his attorney friend with a delivery pizza to seal the deal and ensure attorney-client privilege. The attorney, who is not thrilled at having to get back into the business then attempts to clear his buddy's name.

    Lots of twists and turns to the story, many stretching credulity, coincidences abound conveniently and the tale is a bit too overpopulated. Still, it moves along and is quite entertaining and a perfect beach read.

    "I was floating in my boat on a flat sea, the Sunshine Skyway bridge shimmering in the distance. Sun reflected off the gray water of Tampa Bay.

    I was fishing quietly, sipping a cold beer, watching the thunderheads build to the north over St. Pete Beach. It would soon be time to run south for home, and away from the lightning that always stalks ahead of the storms. The tide was low and I could smell the mud flats, a melange of seaweed and shellfish and drying mud roasting in the sun."

    See what I mean about sense of place? He is describing a place a couple of miles from my house. Almost jumped it to 5 stars just for that but then remembered not everyone is a Florida lover. (By the way, we are closed, it is time to raise the drawbridge - go south to Naples or over to Miami!)

    I was impressed enough that when visiting a unique bookstore in Delray Beach yesterday called "Murder on the Beach" - you'll recognize it from all the bloody handprints authors have placed on the window during book signings- that I bought two autographed copies of H. Terrell Griffin's books and hope to enjoy those as much as I did this one.

  • I wasn’t sure I would like this book when I started reading it. But the man character, Matt Royal, grew on me the further I got into the story.

    This is a legal thriller, but Matt’s not your typical lawyer. He threw in the towel and retired to the island that’s the book’s title. But he’s drawn back into the law when a friend is accused of murdering a woman. From there, the story has many interesting turns (they’re not twists because they’re subtle and logical) as Matt looks to clear his friend. Along the way, Matt reveals a very realistic view of the law – that justice and truth are not the same thing.

    The story is not filled with derring-do and hairbreadth escapes from danger – a refreshing change from books where the main character dodges one attempt on his life after another.

    I’ll definitely be back for more Matt Royal novels.

  • If you're going to read the Matt Royal series you need to begin by setting aside credulity. That's important, especially when you run into Jock, the deus ex machina who can solve all problems with a call to the President.

    Having done that, be prepared for a lot of entertainment. Unlink most modern potboiler authors, Mr. Griffin understands the subtleties of the English language, though he pops in an occasional "laying" in place of "lying."

    Bottom line, if you don't mind being faced with bodies scattered around the territory, these stories are just plain fun. His descriptions of southern Florida are right on the money and well crafted.

    It's all a very good read.

  • Candidly, I am admitting, I buy books based on whatever is available at the 99 cents to $1.99. So this was a find. I bought several books in the series. I live in Florida and am familiar with the various locations that Griffin writes about in the book. It took me a while to get into Griffin's writing style. I like descriptive writing, but sometimes it was over the top. I like Matt Royal. So much so that I am now reading book 2, Murder Key. I like the familiarity of the location. I enjoyed the ending of the book. Just when you thought it was all over, it wasn't. The last half of the book went quickly and I was anxious to get to the end. I needed to know. With that history in hand, I am 1/3 into Murder Key which is proving to be another interesting read.