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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I finished this novel in one sitting, as it was very a compelling read That being said, I had figured out who the killer was, the minute he was introduced into the story, about chapter two or three And this was primarily because of the way the killer acted in the killing scene Still, a good read I m wondering how the next story in the series will go, since something happened to the lead character at the end of the novel Here is a great review that explains the novel better I finished this novel in one sitting, as it was very a compelling read That being said, I had figured out who the killer was, the minute he was introduced into the story, about chapter two or three And this was primarily because of the way the killer acted in the killing scene Still, a good read I m wondering how the next story in the series will go, since something happened to the lead character at the end of the novel Here is a great re...


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    This is the second Long Beach Homicides novel I read by Tyler Dilts, but the first that he wrote and published A King of Infinite Space takes its title from Hamlet O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams Long Beach homicide detective Danny Beckett definitely has bad dreams His wife Megan had died several years previously in a grisly crash sandwich between two trucks, and his homicide cases have an eerie way of mes This is the second Long Beach Homicides novel I read ...


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    If you re a fan of the detective PI typed mystery, I highly recommend that you read Tyler Dilts The King of Infinite Space If you follow my book reviews, you know this is a genre I tend to read a lot of, so I m pretty particular about this type of book And after reading the entire book in a day thanks, insomnia I am shocked that this is Dilts first book Beth Williams, an English teacher, is brutally murdered one night in her classroom Long Beach Detective Danny Beckett and his partner, J If you re a fan of the detective PI typed mystery, I highly recommend that you read Tyler Dilts The King of Infinite Space If you follow my book reviews, you know this is a genre I tend to read a lot of, so I m pretty particular about this type of book And after reading the entire book in a day thanks, insomnia I am shocked that this is Dilts first book Beth Williams, an English teacher, is brutally murdered one night in her classroom Long Beach Detective Danny Beckett and his partner, Jen Tanaka, begin investigating the crime that doesn t seem to have any suspects, until suddenly, a number of possible murderers materializes Beckett and Tanaka try to figure out what happened to Beth while Beckett is struggling with his own personal demons, and Tanaka is trying to keep one of her martial arts students on the straight and narrow, which isn t proving too easy ...


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    A solid police procedural set in Long Beach, California Well told and well written, a meat and potatoes mystery This really feels like the beginning of a long series, which means that we are only getting the very tip of the iceberg when it comes to character It s what the author should do, but it s always frustrating when you know you have to get through three or four books to really dig deep into the characters and the relationships It s true with McBain, Sjowall Wahloo, and most proc A solid police procedural set in Long Beach, California Well told and well written, a meat and potatoes mystery This really feels like the beginning of a long series, which means that we are only getting the very tip of the iceberg when it comes to character It s what the author should do, but it s always frustrating when you know you have to get through three or four books to really dig deep into the characters and the relationships It s true with McBain, Sjowall Wahloo, and most procedurals, so Dilts is in good company.With all the cop shows and whodunits on television, it s a real challenge to surprise t...


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    After a teacher is found stabbed to death in her classroom, the detectives investigating the case grimly suspect it is the work of a serial killer Less than 100 pages in, I already had an idea about who the killer was, and without many twists, turns, or surprises woven into the plot, my suspicions were correct This first installment in the series takes place in my hometown of Long Beach, and follows Detective Danny Beckett, who s still haunted by the fiery car accident that killed his wife Th After a teacher is found stabbed to death in her classroom, the detectives investigating the case grimly suspect it is the work of a serial killer Less than 100 pages in, I already had an idea about who the killer was, and without many twists, turns, or surprises woven into the plot, my suspicions were correct This first installment in the series takes place in my hometown of Long Beach, and follows Detective Danny Beckett, who s still haunted by the fiery car accident that killed his wife The author the son of a cop and professor at Cal State Long Beach follows the tried and true formula of a damaged cop willing to break the rules in order to catch the bad guy There s n...


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    I don t read too many crime novels, but this one kept me interested from beginning to end The characters are very real and the action is strong It is also extremely realistic Dilts has some fantastic descriptions in the book and has obviously done his homework on how detectives work.


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    This is my second Tyler Dilts book and before I get into the review I just want to acknowledge that Dilts book titles are fantastic, lifted from brilliant quotes tied to the theme, and his music tastes are impeccable If I ever write a book I want Tyler Dilts to name it and make me a mix tape.Detective Danny Beckett is a thoughtful and diligent cop, haunted by the violence he has seen on the job and the loss of his wife He can barely sleep for the nightmares and settles himself a little to fre This is my second Tyler Dilts book and before I get into the review I just want to acknowledge that Dilts book titles are fantastic, lifted from brilliant quotes tied to the theme, and his music tastes are impeccable If I ever write a book I want Tyler Dilts to name it and make me a mix tape.Detective Danny Beckett is a thoughtful and diligent cop, haunted by the violence he has seen on the job and the loss of his wife He can barely sleep for the nightmares and settles himself a little to frequently with vodka Neither of these things are out of control, but you get the sense that Beckett is on the precipice and only the ...


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    Great read, and I have already started on the second book in the series.The characters are well formed, the words well chosen, and it s very easy to feel like you re in the main character s head I finished it in one day because I didn t want to stop reading.It didn t hurt that I was a CSULB student ages ago and grew up near Long Beach, so the locales were all familiar I felt like I was back home again.My favorite part It was a hard choice, but I fell madly in love with He left no tone unster Great read, and I have already started on the second book in the series.The characters are well formed, the words well chosen, and it s very easy to feel like you re in the ...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Mostly a good story, but I figured out who done it about a third of the way through, and the ending was not only disturbing but deeply unsatisfying.


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    Danny Beckett is damaged goods, definitely residing on the dent side of the scratch and dent aisle The major crack in his psyche occurred about two years prior when his wife died in a horrendous auto accident Although Danny was in no way responsible for that accident, knowledge gained after her death has led him to blame himself for her being in her car on that particular road at that particular time All he has now are nightly, traumatic dreams, his job as a Long Beach, CA, homicide detecti Danny Beckett is damaged goods, definitely residing on the dent side of the scratch and dent aisle The major crack in his psyche occurred about two years prior when his wife died in a horrendous auto accident Although Danny was in no way responsible for that accident, knowledge gained after her death has led him to blame himself for her being in her car on that particular road at that particular time All he has now are nightly, traumatic dreams, his job as a Long Beach, CA, homicide detective, and his Grey Goose with MinuteMaid.On the evening our story opens, Danny has just put his first Screwdriver to his lips when his pager goes off A teacher at the high school across the street from his apartment has been found hacked to death in her classroom And hacked to death is not a figure of speech here She has sustained over 100 blows to her abdomen and genital areas, blows delivered by a machete like blade And her left hand is missing, severed when she tried to de...


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A King of Infinite Space (Long Beach Homicide, #1) Long Beach, California, Homicide Detective Danny Beckett Is Pouring The Weekend S First Shot Of Vodka When The Call Comes In Elizabeth Williams, A Teacher At Nearby Warren High School, Has Been Brutally Murdered In Her Classroom When Danny Arrives At The School, The Blood Spattered Crime Scene Turns Even His Veteran Stomach What Could This Young Woman Have Done To Make Her The Target Of Such A Violent Attack And What Is The Significance Of The Victim S Left Hand, Taken By The Killer As A Grisly Trophy Beckett Delves Into The Case With His Usual Tenacious Cool, Yet As He Pieces Together The Facts, Long Suppressed Anguish From His Own Past Rises Up With Stunning Force His Hunt For The Murderer Soon Morphs Into A Personal Quest For Atonement As He Struggles To Come To Terms With The Loss Of His Wife And Family A King Of Infinite Space Is A Riveting Crime Novel That Serves As A Memorable Introduction For Danny Beckett To The Ranks Of Fiction S Favorite Hardened Detectives.