A Murder on Long Island

A Joey Mancuso, Father O'Brian Crime Mystery (Volume 2)

Fiction - Mystery - Sleuth
391 Pages
Reviewed on 08/16/2017
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Author Biography

Utilizing his experiences of over a quarter of a century working for Wall Street firms, he has crafted a series of political intrigue and crime novels, fusing fiction with facts. Parr captures your imagination in his new crime mystery series. His creativity in delivering absorbing plots with twists, turns and loops, is outstanding. The settings become part of your visualization. His vivid descriptions of the vibrant sceneries, is enticing to your senses. But, there's more, the development of the characters make you feel as if they're next to you, reading you -the story. They become real people, many -you'll love, some -you'll hate. The dialogue is fast paced, with a flow you'll certainly enjoy. He intertwines mystery, suspense, romance and humor, with the ease of a master conductor.
Born in Havana, Cuba, and later growing up in Miami. He enjoys reading fiction to transport himself to another world. And in his writing, he does that for his readers in a very successful way. His readers are fully wrapped in the plots and have fallen in love with his amazing characters.

Published author of articles in trade magazines. Hobby painter of acrylics on canvas and middle of the road golfer, Owen spends his day still employed in the financial advice industry.

 Married at the age of nineteen he pursued a career in electrical engineering until boredom set in. From there he went to own and operate his own multi-branch real estate firm and licensing school.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

A Murder on Long Island: A Joey Mancuso, Father O'Brian Crime Mystery by Owen Parr is the second entry in a series with interesting characters to follow, featuring sleuths, mystery, and murder. Harold Longworth could get a life sentence for the murder of his wife and, if indeed he never committed the murder, there is very little time in which to prove it. In fact, very few days! But the odds are stacked against him because every available piece of evidence indicates he might have killed his wife out of jealousy or because of her alleged intention to divorce him. The murder weapon bears his fingerprints and there is just so much to incriminate him. But did he really kill his wife? It is time for former NYPD Detective Giuseppe Mancuso and his half-brother, Father Dominic O’Brian, to prove his innocence.

Owen Parr has created a story with an intricate plot, laced with red herrings and surprising turns. It’s hard not to like the sleuths and their unconventional methods of conducting an investigation. The cast of characters is compelling and readers will enjoy watching closely to find out what happens to both the characters and the story. Apart from the wonderful storytelling skills, the author demonstrates great mastery in the art of creating biting suspense, of excellent prose, and the ability to stir strong emotions in readers. The writing is crisp and it brilliantly captures the emotional and psychological depth of the characters, featuring great dialogues and vivid descriptions. A Murder on Long Island: A Joey Mancuso, Father O'Brian Crime Mystery is a real page-turner, a delightful read for fans of sleuths, mysteries, and thrillers.