eBook Impulse epub

by Frederick Ramsay

eBook Impulse epub
  • ISBN: 0709082142
  • Author: Frederick Ramsay
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Mystery
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd (November 30, 2006)
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • ePUB size: 1241 kb
  • FB2 size 1262 kb
  • Formats lrf mbr doc lrf


Impulse Impulse Frederick Ramsay ww. rederickramsay.

Impulse Impulse Frederick Ramsay ww. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2006900726.

He graduated from Washington and Lee University in Virginia and received his doctorate from the University of Illinois.

Read Impulse, by Frederick Ramsay online on Bookmate – Frank Smith, famed writer of murder mysteries, boards Southwest Airlines heading from Phoenix to Baltimore. His goal is his 50th class reunion. Frank Smith, famed writer of murder mysteries, boards Southwest Airlines heading from Phoenix to Baltimore. His goal is his 50th class reunion at Scott Academy, but behind him he leaves the highly suspicious disappearance of his wife into apparent thin air four years ago and the relentless quest of Officer Ledezma whose impulse is that Smith has killed her and buried the body. But another mystery awaits Frank at Scott-a mystery 25 years old.

ISBN13 9781590583715. Bestsellers rank 2,816,684.

Praise for Frederick Ramsay's Stranger Room: ''Ramsay skillfully weaves historical fact into his story, all the while .

Praise for Frederick Ramsay's Stranger Room: ''Ramsay skillfully weaves historical fact into his story, all the while blending brisk action with excellent characterization. Schwartz has matured throughout the series, and readers will eagerly await his next adventure. 2006 Publishers Weekly 100 Best Books for Impulse 2008 Arizona Book Award, Religion and Spirituality for Judas 2009 Arizona Book Award, Mystery and Suspense Finalist for Stranger Room. Dr. Frederick Ramsay was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his doctorate from the University of Illinois-Westside Medical Campus.

Frank Smith, famed writer of murder mysteries, boards Southwest Airlines heading from Phoenix to Baltimore.

Author of the Ike Schwartz Mysteries and other books. But another mystery awaits Frank at Scott–a mystery 25 years old.

Learn more about Frederick Ramsay. Browse Frederick Ramsay’s best-selling audiobooks and newest titles. Frederick Ramsay was born in Baltimore. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and received his doctorate in Anatomy from the University of Illinois

Learn more about Frederick Ramsay. Discover more authors you’ll love listening to on Audible. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and received his doctorate in Anatomy from the University of Illinois. After a stint in the Army, he joined the faculty of the University of Maryland, School of Medicine where he taught Gross and Micro Anatomy and Embryology.

In a story warm yet suspenseful, amidst a floodtide of emotions and rich characterizations, Frederick Ramsay explores the role of impulse on many levels. Frank Smith, famed writer of murder mysteries, boards a Southwest Airlines flight at Phoenix heading to Baltimore to attend his fiftieth class reunion at Scott Academy. Behind him he leaves the highly mysterious disappearance of his wife four years before, as well as the relentless quest of Officer Ledezma, who suspects that Smith killed his wife and buried the body. Another mystery awaits Frank at Scott Academy -- a mystery from twenty-five years ago, when a group of young boys walked from the campus into the woods and disappeared. What could have happened to them? Who better than he to probe the mystery? When he does so, he relives not only his own boyhood when his father was the upright head of the academy's English department but also that of the classmates of the missing boys, some of whom have returned to Scott Academy for their twenty-fifth reunion.
Comments: (7)
Black_Hawk_Down.
I wish this was the beginning of a series. I wanted to find out what happened next in the lives of just about everyone in the novel.
ndup
This was my third Ramsay mystery, after being entranced by his "Secrets". It's a wonderful story, populated with very well captured characters, a fine (50 year high school reunion) setting, and two intriguing puzzles, both very satisfactorily resolved.
Westened
Loved this mystery! It's wonderful having an older protagonist, who manages to solve a 25-year-old mystery that nobody else could solve. Also enjoyed the conversations between Smith and his lady friend about how old people have to fight against becoming the stereotype old person. I guess in that, Ramsay sort of put my thoughts into print.

Normally, I stick with historical fiction and mysteries, because I don't like stories with the Mafia, dirty cops, gang wars, drug rehab plots, thugs with guns killing every third person mentioned in the book, and all of the violence that is in so many stories that take place today. I think it's much more challenging to write a real mystery about a "normal" person who makes a wrong decision and things to from bad to worse, or to write about an average person with his own personal mystery hanging over his head. It seemed as if Ramsay wrote this book specially for me! Couple of good, clean mysteries, protagonists with a few years on them (like me), nice setting, no gunfire on stage. A more cerebral mystery.

I read a couple of the Ike Schwartz books, but I think this must be one of Ramsay's best, from my point of view.

Being into history, I'm soon to purchase The Eighth Veil, which takes place in ancient Jerusalem. I expect to enjoy it--no guns, no drugs, no Crips, no Mafia.

Thanks, Mr. Ramsay, for giving us a selection of types of stories.
Kanal
Yesterday I didn't know who Frederick Ramsay was. Today I've finished the first of many books I will read that he has written--what a pleasant surprise to discover this knowledgeable, polished writer.

To begin with, Frederick Ramsay is a skilled prose craftsman. He knows how to construct a graceful sentence, set a meaningful scene, create characters who have depth and human-ness, and tangle two plot lines which merge and become one. I enjoyed the setting as well--all the more because it described my own backyard of Northwestern Michigan (Benzie and Leelanau Counties) and the people who live here--as well as the visitors we experience in the form of tourists and seasonal residents.

And finally it's enjoyable because the main character, Frank Smith, is of my age (old!!!) with all the attendent creaks and groans and fears. Frank also doesn't undergo any of the typical trite conventions of the current crop of detectives--he isn't run off the road by a large black truck and he doesn't get in a slugfest (well, almost not) with the town drunks.

He does return to his 50th class reunion, discover an old flame, and solve the mystery of the disappearance of four students some 25 years before.

Enjoyable. Erudite. In fact, "Impluse" is masterful. I recommend it.
Insanity
Chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the six best mysteries of 2006, Impulse involves the reader in two mysteries, one recent, and one from twenty-five years earlier. Frank Meredith Smith, returning to Scott Academy, his Baltimore boarding school, for his fiftieth reunion, has been under suspicion at his Arizona home for four years, ever since his wife Sandy disappeared without a trace. The author of mystery stories and of a successful TV series, Frank has mixed feelings about this reunion. A "Campus Kid," whose father was a well-loved English teacher at Scott, Frank loved the freedom of exploring the 900-acre campus, but he also suffered the loss of his older brother Jack as a direct result of an incident at Scott.

His return to campus is greeted enthusiastically by Brad Stark, Director of Development, who is hoping that he will persuade Frank to make a considerable donation to the school. To keep Frank interested in the school, Stark persuades Frank to investigate and possibly write about the disappearance of four twelve-year-olds who had been part of the 25th reunion class.

The action cuts from scene to scene, sometimes without transitions, as the author presents characters in action. The reader must often fill in the blanks regarding when, where, and who is involved in some of these short scenes, but eventually all connect to the central mysteries. While Frank is in Baltimore, police detectives in Arizona unearth new information about his wife's death. In a conversation with Frank, his daughter Barbara betrays her own uncertainty about her father's role in her mother's disappearance. In the meantime, Rosemary Mitchell, an old friend and fellow "Campus Kid," becomes Frank's assistant investigating the disappearances of the four young boys--or was it five?

The novel is beautifully paced, with both mysteries unfolding simultaneously and keeping the reader constantly involved with the action. Frank is a sympathetic main character, and his daughter Barbara's questions about her mother's death and her father's possible role in it are natural and understandable. Rosemary Mitchell, as Frank's 66-year-old companion, is realistic, not at all Miss Marple-ish, and the complications of the 25-year-old case provide plausible twists regarding the disappearances of the four young boys. Though the writing is not always smooth and the use of transitions between some of the scenes might make the action a bit easier to follow, the mysteries and their resolutions are top-notch. n Mary Whipple
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