Sunday, June 30, 2019

Sandbar - A J Pompano

Read on 30th of June 2019

Edition Details:
Format: E-book
Page Count: 17
Publisher:The Gallery on Main
ASIN:B00PV09Q8G


Sandbar - A J Pompano
Sandbar - A J Pompano

First Sentence:
She was sitting on top of the crowded bar dressed as a she-devil, and when i moved in to get her down she flung a string of colored beads over my head and reeled me in.

Story

It was Mardi Gras in July and Mike had been asked again to act as a bouncer at Sandbar. It is here that he meets Lorna. Lorna is dressed as a she-devil and she is sloshed. Lorna in her state of intoxication tells Mike that she may have murdered someone. She's not sure whether it was an accident or not. And so Lorna wants Mike to investigate it.

Mike, being a detective, is intrigued by this confession and decides to look into the case.

Has Lorna really murdered someone? 
Who was the person whom Lorna thinks she had killed? 
Will Mike be able to find out the truth?

Major Characters:
Roy - Owner of Sand bar
Mike St Martin - A privtate detective who worked as a bouncer in Sand Bar
Lorna - A drunk woman at Sand Bar
Blake Harris - A guy whom Lorna claimed to have killed
Armand Johson- Guy who owned a boat called Ro-z
Ellen Murdoch - Lorna's friend

Sandbar by A J Pompano is short story featuring Mike St Martin.

Although the  story was short but it was a decent read. The characters are interesting and story is able to hold your interest till the end. I enjoyed reading it.

Sandbar also serves as an introduction to Mike's character.  Mike used to work as a detective in LA but had to move back.

After reading this story, I want to know more about him. I want to  read about the case in Los Angeles which forced him to move back. And i would like to know how does his life turns out to be after he has moved back to his home town.

At the end of the story Mike takes a decision to stay mum about something. And in doing so, he turns a blind eye towards a murder that was going to happen. His decision of doing so may have been  morally right but in eyes of law it would have been wrong. This shows he's follows his own moral code of conduct and thus would take decisions which are not always right in they eyes of the law.

I have always liked reading about grey characters and so i'm sure i'm going to like Mike St Martin.

I would definitely like to read a full fledged novel featuring him.

So,If you are looking for a short enjoyable mystery to read then i think you'd not go wrong with Sandbar.

Rating: 3/5

If you want to read this short story, you can get it from the following link:

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