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Publisher's Summary

It's almost Labor Day, and the end of summer could mean the end of someone's life in this exciting sequel to Chris Grabenstein's Tilt-a-Whirl.

Young Danny Boyle, the part-time summer cop "down the shore" in Sea Haven, New Jersey, gets taken on a wild ride when he and his longtime beach buddies become the unwitting targets of a madman's twisted scheme for revenge. Fortunately, John Ceepak, the cop with a soldier's unshakable code of honor, stays at Danny's side to help him negotiate the quick twists and turns that threaten to destroy his life, his friends, and everything about the world he loves.

Whipping from the boardwalk to the beach and back again, Mad Mouse keeps zigging and zagging at a breakneck pace, all the way to the surprising finish.

©2006 Chris Grabenstein (P)2007 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"With agile humor, neat plotting, unexpected sweetness, and an irresistible duo, Grabenstein offers a hip new form of cozy." (Booklist)
"Likable good guys, plausible bad guys, a sensible plot and a supple prose style that moves from breezy to poignant." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Still Enjoyable

Whilst the story was not quite as good as the first book in this series 'Twilt-a-Whirl', it was still a thoroughly enjoyable read. Again the narrator does a fabulous job - in fact he is so good I could listen to him read a phone book. I will continue with this series as it gives a wonderful balance to the more darker mysteries that I also enjoy.

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  • John
  • 24-09-2007

Whack a Mole

Laughed my butt off while at the same time being strung along by the Author's, Chris Grabenstein, plot at a crisp pace. The book is so entertaining that I may be forced to visit the New Jersey coast line in summer just to get the real flavor of the book. I am now drawn into the lives of the characters and can't wait for the next book to come out. Thank you Chris Grabenstein.

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  • Connie Kohl
  • 01-10-2007

MadMouse

Really fun read. Suspenseful, funny and great characters. Left me wanting more.

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  • Cracker1951
  • 10-09-2007

This book will crack you up!

Mad Mouse has just the right blending of humor, pathos, and suspense. The author paints vivid images of the characters and the spaces they inhabit - you just feel like you are there on the over-commercialized New Jersey beach, smelling the smells and noticing the odd things that pop up in that culture. One minute you are laughing at something outrageous or familiar, the next moment your are hearing bullets whiz by. Be sure to start with the first book in this series, Tilt-a-Whirl, because the sequencing enhances your appreciation of the characters.

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  • LB in Dallas
  • 01-09-2007

Very Enjoyable!

I love the choice of narrator for these books. This one is even better than Tilt-a-whirl. This is a great summer beach listen. I enjoyed the story and characters very much. You feel like you are driving around a beach town being a spectator watching the characters in action. Satisfying ending too.

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  • Chris Grabenstein
  • 11-07-2007

A WILD RIDE OF A READ

Incredible. Jeff Woodman does an amazing job with this incredibly fun and thrilling story. When he gets to the creepy parts, watch out -- your skin will start crawling! MAD MOUSE made my runs around Central Park a real roller coaster ride.

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  • Penny
  • 19-07-2007

Fun Listening

A great follow-up book to Tilt-A-Whirl. Easy listening with fun characters. I look forward to listening to Whack-A-Mole. You can also check out his website for a map of Sea Haven.

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  • Susan
  • 21-08-2015

Seapack is back

Danny, a fledgling police officer, and Seapack, a former MP and now a veteran detective, are on a mission to stop a sniper in their sleepy little town of Sea Haven. The sniper is smart, invisible and, for some unknown reason, targeting Danny's group of lifelong friends. Not one of his friends, in this tight knit group, can think of any possible reason that could have invoked this brutal unsolicited attack. Sea Haven is a cool, little costal town that relies on it's summer guests to see them through the colder seasons, so in order to keep the situation quiet Seapack and Danny do thier best to keep the investigation under wraps. However, in a small, gossipy town that is not always an easy thing to do.

A fast pace, good mystery with the return of all of the series regular characters. Jeff Woodman does an outstanding job narrating as usual, so if your looking for a clean, relaxing series this is a fun new fangled kind of cozy.

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  • Wayne
  • 07-01-2016

Really fun murder mystery?

After listening to several serious and intense novels, it was time to enjoy a John Ceepak and Danny Boyle light, wacky, and funny police "thriller" set at the beach town of Sea Haven, New Jersey. Mad Mouse is book 2 in the 8 novel John Ceepak series. All of the novels are in the first person of Danny Boyle and Jeff Woodman is his voice. I've listened to most of the books in the Ceepak series and recommend them highly for light and fun reading. It's no surprise that Chris Grabenstein was a stand up comedian long before he started writing books.

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  • Terri
  • 02-05-2020

Awesome Series!

This series is the perfect combination of murder mystery and humor. I have listen to books 1 and 2 and they make you smile, laugh and think. There's enough of a murder mystery to keep you intrigued, and enough humor and goodness to make you happy. There's no dark underlying evil feelings in these books, they are beautifully written and make your heart feel good. I will continue on with the whole series, and thank the author immensely for providing such wholesome entertainment.

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  • Farrell
  • 01-07-2015

Good #2

I'm liking this series so far. #2 was just as good as #1. As with #1 there is a nice twist at the end. On to #3.

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  • John.
  • 13-07-2017

So good!!!

loved it!!! I think these books are excellent. Ceepak is great, so is Danny. Jeff Woodman is an excellent narrator!!!! Cheers.

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  • Mr David Harman
  • 10-10-2016

Worth s download

Loved the first one and this one is even better! gripping at the end and great character development from book 1

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  • Louisa Simpson
  • 10-08-2016

The Ceepack series just gets better! Xxx

I adored Tilter-Whirl and Mad Mouse absolutely topped it. With the development of the leading characters and introduction of new ones.

The story itself is riveting and keeps you guessing to the very end. I am extremely picky about books especially series. But I can't stop listening to the Ceepack series. over and over again. And now I have just got Whack-A - Mole too , can't wait to listen to that!

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  • Rachel
  • 19-07-2016

Far better than the First!

The voice performance is enthralling, overall the characters are further fleshed out, and the female characters are far better used than in the first novel of the series.
I thoroughly enjoyed this case and look forward to the third installment.

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  • Mrs. Caroline Lee
  • 31-07-2019

second Ceepak book

I really enjoyed this. Another good story and more development of Ceepak and Danny, who is a great narrator to the story. Now on to book 3 :)

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