Flynn's World

Flynn s World From one of the world s best selling and most entertaining mystery writers comes a beguiling new novel starring the beloved Inspector Flynn Boston police inspector Francis Xavier Flynn is in for a tou

  • Title: Flynn's World
  • Author: Gregory McDonald
  • ISBN: 9780375422362
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From one of the world s best selling and most entertaining mystery writers comes a beguiling new novel starring the beloved Inspector Flynn.Boston police inspector Francis Xavier Flynn is in for a tough day He has hardly gotten a wink of sleep, due to a marathon bout of detective work His daughter, Jenny, drags him to a cemetery, where her best friend is nailed to a treeFrom one of the world s best selling and most entertaining mystery writers comes a beguiling new novel starring the beloved Inspector Flynn.Boston police inspector Francis Xavier Flynn is in for a tough day He has hardly gotten a wink of sleep, due to a marathon bout of detective work His daughter, Jenny, drags him to a cemetery, where her best friend is nailed to a tree by his ear Unfortunately, the boy refuses to reveal who did it or why Next, Flynn hears that his incompetent sidekick, Grover, has convinced the police chief to fire him again And then Flynn finds out that a local cop has developed a tendency to pursue and arrest the wrong people based only on the color of their skin Dealing with the infuriating, befuddled, and intolerant Boston police force is enough to keep him than busy, but someone even powerful than the chief of police wants Flynn to forget everything else and concentrate on discovering who is threatening a certain Harvard professor With startling wit, deft characterization, and insightful social commentary, Flynn s World is a masterpiece of mystery and a complete joy to read.

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    1. I was very disappointed by this book. As it's the last in the Flynn series I was hoping for a strong finish but alas that didn't happen. It seemed to me that what I really became interested in with the character Flynn in the first book slowly dissipated during the next three, until we get to this story where there really doesn't seem to be much of a plot to any of the story arcs. Of the three major ones, the one that takes up the majority of the book ends up being very anticlimactic of a finish. [...]

    2. Meh.Published nearly 20 years after the preceding installment of the Flynn saga, it supposedly takes place a few weeks later. The Flynn novels are uneven; I loved the first one, the second was not as good but OK. The third was justweird. And this? I'm not even sure what this was.I was looking for some light witty entertainment, but after "Flynn's In", I wasn't sure I would get it. Well, there's hardly any story here; what we get is a sort of rant wrapped in a few scraps of story. Flynn has a tel [...]

    3. it was like some lesser author read the other books and then gave it a shot. Take all the consistent characteristics of Flynn, Grover, and Corky, and turn them upside down. Bad finish to a great series.

    4. Excellent! Flynn at his best! Do read the others before in the series before this one. I'm just surprised that this book has been out 8 years but I only just found it

    5. By the author of Fletch. I actually like the Flynn series a bit better (kinder, less smug) and I'm pretty happy to find a Flynn novel that I haven't read yet.

    6. There is a lot going on in Flynn's worlds (e.g. the world of his family, the world of his job as the only Inspector in the Boston P.D the world of his job as a super spy in No Name). This captures more of the worlds that I prefer, so was a much more enjoyable Flynn outing. Didn't really care that the mystery was inevitably solved. I did care that I had one more adventure with Flynn and his family. There was a lot more that could have been explored in Flynn's worlds, but Flynn was simply overshad [...]

    7. The story follows, Flynn, an investigator of sorts who has been given the job to figure out who is trying to harm a Harvard professor AND his own assignment of who has hurt his daughter's friends. Flynn is a fun character, witty, sarcastic and makes lots of great references to history and literature. I didn't realize at first this was not a novel, but rather part of a series. Favorite quote: "I suspected certainty stunts growth."

    8. I didn't realize this book was part of a series at first, but the story is rather 'stand-alone' as it explains things, histories of the characters,etc throughout the book as time goes on. First, off what an intelligent novel! Plenty of witty banter and big words! So fun. Also, one of the most enjoyable mystery novels I have ever read. It's almost two stories in one; one major plot and a minor subplot. It has quite a satisfying ending as well. Great "summer read" for reading-thinkers!

    9. Review: F. X. Flynn is the only Inspector on the Boston Police Department. He's also agent 13 of "No Name". A father of 5. And a force to be reckoned with.Here, he is trying to find out who is threatening the life of Professor Loveson, who nailed his daughter's boyfriend's ear to a tree and why a certain Boston policeman only arrests people who are Black, Jewish, Asian or gay.A delight.

    10. This is a fun story, easy read and good characterization. A little thin on excitement and lacking a hook to pull me in to the story, so not giving it my highest rating.

    11. Enchanting. I wish there were more Flynn books. This one made me go to Thriftbooks and buy them all (used of course).

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