Music to My Ears

After three years my MARLIN, DARLIN keeps on garnering great reviews. The latest —

5.0 out of 5 stars Thrills, Chills, rofl, Realism, and Just Plain Good Writin’!, February 8, 2015
This review is from: Marlin, Darlin’: Garnet Sullivan Live from Florida (Kindle Edition)

As a journalist myself…early in my career…I have to first point out, “It really is like Langstaff describes it–the wit, the sarcasm, the backstabbing, the bickering! Kinda’ like siblings. By the same token, ‘they’ can slam’ya, but no one else better try it. Unless they’re busy, of course…”

“Marlin, Darlin'” has it all. Fast-packed action, great storytelling, humor, mystery…Did I mention the dead body hooked to a fish? Well, part of him…

Lush, beautiful descriptions of Florida and other picturesque scenes and the icky stuff as well, but realism is realism. Can’t have one without the t’other…

This review is not like me. I’m not usually so tongue-in-cheek, but ya’ just can’t help it after reading “Marlin Darlin'”. I even sound like a southerner. Yeah, I’m from the southern part of Cleveland.

Margaret Jean Langstaff is delicious! No spoilers–just read it! The whole series. You’re gonna love Sullivan and Chester and the rest of the cast of characters…emphasis on “character” and not in the refined sense.

There are some books you gulp and some books you savor. You’ll be gulping till the final page and then beg for more. Thank goodness it’s a series. Whew! Don’t forget to breathe!



About Margaret Jean Langstaff

A lifelong critical reader with literary tastes, a novelist, short story writer, essayist, book critic, and professional book editor for many years. A consultant to publishers and authors, providing manuscript critiques and a full range of editorial services. A friend and supporter of all other readers and writers. A collector of signed modern first editions. Animal lover and tree hugger. Follow me on Twitter @LangstaffEditor
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5 Responses to Music to My Ears

  1. Aquileana says:

    Just dropping by to tell you that I nominated you for a Lovely Blog Award (True Colors Version): You can check it out here: All the best to you!, Aquileana 😀

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