Roanoke Island Murders: A Modern Retelling of the Maltese Falcon

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Two unscrupulous antiquity dealers, Hugh Underdonk and Alfred Bacon, hope to get their hands on the Dare Diary, a long lost journal written by Eleanor Dare, one of the original members of Roanoke Island’s Lost Colony. Detective Weston Wolf is drawn into this web of deception and murder by a beautiful woman who claims to be a descendant of Eleanor. As the bodies pile up, Wolf must untangle this web to save his own neck. 

In the spirit of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Joe C. Ellis has weaved together a fast-paced noir detective novel set on the Outer Banks with a menagerie of unusual characters. This novel launches book one off the Weston Wolf, Outer Banks Detective Series.

1 review for Roanoke Island Murders: A Modern Retelling of the Maltese Falcon

  1. Faith

    It seems every time I think I got a good audio book to review, the language and content take a dive into the world of inappropriate. I keep needing to find new ways to express an old issue to review. I didn’t even get far enough into this one to be able to review it without fast forwarding further into the book. What can I say? I am very offended at the language used. I hear enough of it in the real world and don’t want to purposely feed it into my mind when reading. I think the story was good, the narrator did a great job, and I’m sorry not to be able to continue with the book. To the author I would say, improve your vocabulary so that your characters can speak with clean words. There are plenty of those to use!

    I requested this audio book from Audiobooks Unleashed and have voluntarily left this review.

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