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This audiobook collection includes three novels, Palm Beach Nasty, Palm Beach Poison, and Palm Beach Deadly, featuring the cynically charming and dashing homicide cop Charlie Crawford as he pursues dangerous criminals and colorful characters.

Palm Beach Nasty

Burned out by high-profile murders in New York and his love life splashed all over Page Six, homicide cop Charlie Crawford heads south and signs on with the Palm Beach police department. After months of petty crimes, he's first on the scene to find a man hanging from a banyan tree. 

The prime suspects are a hedge fund billionaire with a thing for young girls and a bartender with a sketchy past and a 10-out-of-10 creep factor. Right in the middle of it all is Crawford's girlfriend: a beautiful, conniving gallery owner ready to do whatever it takes to move up a bracket or two. Add to the mix a sultry real estate broker who knows where all the bodies are buried, a gorgeous forensic cop often one step ahead of Crawford, and a Mutt-and-Jeff combo of stone-cold killers.... You've got Palm Beach Nasty

"Taut and efficient, it's a pleasure to watch craftsmen at work, and that describes the author as well as the cops." (Booklist)

"An entertaining and amusing ride." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Turner's Palm Beach is a blend of desperate criminals, social climbers, merciless billionaires, and surprising heroes." (Publishers Weekly)

Palm Beach Poison

Vasily Zinoviev is the last man on earth you want to say no to. Just ask the "working girl" who suffered a horrible death while skinny-dipping in a pool, one night. Or the president of the prestigious Poinciana Club who’s sorry he ever laid eyes on the ruthless Russian.

Living in a $20 million oceanfront mansion with a harem of mistresses, Vasily and his brother are more than a handful for Palm Beach homicide detective Charlie Crawford. But throw in a vengeful ex-wife, a vicious hit man, and a mysterious tycoon even more diabolical than the Russians, and you have Palm Beach Poison, proclaimed by Kirkus Reviews as a “relentlessly diverting mystery” and “briskly paced fun”.

Palm Beach Deadly

As a talk show host, Knight Mulcahy makes $40 million a year insulting people...until the night he’s found with skivvies around his ankles and a bullet in his heart.

Enter Palm Beach's finest homicide cop Charlie Crawford and Mort Ott, who proceed to go in circles as the suspect list ramps up to double digits. Sin, scandal, murder.... If you’re familiar with Palm Beach Nasty and Palm Beach Poison, you know the drill! 

"Deadly delivers an entertaining and amusing ride. Readers who enjoyed the previous two installments will welcome the return of Charlie Crawford, still cynically charming and dashing." (Kirkus Reviews)

©2017 Tom Turner (P)2019 Tom Turner

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  • Elaine Armour
  • 08-05-2020

Your bias is showing

Wow! The over reaching hatred for the man Trump shines through. I get enough politics on social media. I don’t need it in the books I listen to. Do better. 🤦🏻‍♀️

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  • wisconsinclark
  • 27-09-2019

Fantastic, 3 good books for a credit

I avoided this series, partly because of the artwork on the cover, and somehow Palm Beach doesn’t do it for me. So three books for one credit was worth the risk. I loved them! If you like , Kellerman’s Alex Delaware series you might enjoys this series. Two cops, great relationship, clever writing, great endings. Narration good enough to entice me to search books he has read.

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  • sharon
  • 05-10-2020

Good and badPolitically biased

I do like this author BUT...the constant reference to our current president disgusts me
Why when these series started did you NOT make snide references to Clinton and Obama
To be fair I mean
So while I like your stories with twists and turns
I won’t be listening or reading any more IF TRUMP is always referred to as the butt of your description

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  • Barbara
  • 23-08-2019

Yikes

Claiming this app s anything close to Carl Hiaassen ‘s work is ludicrous. Painfully slow and oddly paced. Characters are unlikable. The storyline is old. Another audible credit wasted.

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  • Abby
  • 15-09-2020

Mildly diverting but very lightweight

As a fan of Phil Thron's work on Barry J. Hutchison's stories I thought I'd try this for something a little different. The narration was the usual good quality but the books themselves lacked depth. However from the summary provided it's clear that the books are aiming for glossy melodrama more than gritty crime detection so you do know more or less what to expect. It was an enjoyable enough listen if you switched off your brain, and the three book collection provides a lot of listening hours for the price of a credit, but I did find the writing very disappointing. The detectives don't actually seem to do much detecting - in the third book pretty much all their information is handed to them in convenient intervals by their 'informant' (which seems at odds with the constant references to Charlie being a workaholic), and the bad guys, especially in the first two books, are so obvious it becomes more of a Columbo style 'howtocatchem'' than a 'whodunnit'. The books lack authenticity, as if the author has watched a lot of cop shows and daytime soaps but didn't actually do any proper research before writing. They're OK lightweight fluff with a few good fun moments (not every book has to be a grim epic after all!) but there are too many weak points which undermine the overall effort.

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  • G. Faye Page
  • 23-09-2019

Palm Beach with tounge and cheek humour.

Fun stories with the 2 detectives that are not from Palm Beach. A bit of black comedy about the people who might live there.
with exaggerated characters. A really good book. The narrator was excellent. I will read more from Tom Turner.

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