- Title: The Good Cop
- Author: Brad Parks
- ISBN: 9781250005526
- Page: 141
- Format: Hardcover
As long as Newark Eagle Examiner reporter Carter Ross turns in his stories on deadline, no one bats an eye if he doesn t wander into the newsroom until 10 or 11 in the morning So it s an unpleasant surprise when he s awakened at 8 38 a.m by a phone call from his boss, telling him a local policeman was killed and to get the story Shaking himself awake, Carter heads off tAs long as Newark Eagle Examiner reporter Carter Ross turns in his stories on deadline, no one bats an eye if he doesn t wander into the newsroom until 10 or 11 in the morning So it s an unpleasant surprise when he s awakened at 8 38 a.m by a phone call from his boss, telling him a local policeman was killed and to get the story Shaking himself awake, Carter heads off to interview the cop s widow And then he gets another call the story s off, the cop committed suicide.But Carter can t understand why a man with a job he loved, a beautiful wife, and plans to take his adorable children to Disney World would suddenly kill himself And when Carter s attempts to learn are repeatedly blocked, it s clear someone knows than he s saying about the cop s death The question is, who And what does he have to hide Carter, with his usual single minded devotion to a good story and to the memory of a Newark policeman will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth.In The Good Cop, Brad Parks is back with all the humor, charm, and human insight his readers have come to expect, and .
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Posted toThe Literary Lawyer The Best Brad Parks Yet! - 5 StarsI have enjoyed all of the books in this series by Brad Parks. At the time of writing this review, there are 5 books in the series and I have each of them. I think this one takes the cake as my favorite so far. While many of the reliable antics remain from the previous books, the mystery was much better and the intrigue deeper. Of the first 5, this one wins best plot in my opinion. Plot summary Carter Ross, the fearless investigative [...]
Parks has a funny, snarky delivery not unlike Janet Evanovich, and they mine the same territory in New Jersey. The main character in this series is Carter Ross, a youngish newspaper reporter for the Newark Eagle Examiner, which is a bit of a switch from other police procedurals. It gives Ross a reason to be investigating a crime and access to all the moving parts of an investigation.The set-up on this gun-running operation was slick. Parks kept the larger aspect of this criminal network in our m [...]
More of a 3.5, but it was the first book I've read by Parks & it was quite good. I want to read more. The hero is a newspaper reporter who explains quite a bit about the way the industry works now. There's a lot of information, but it's interesting & told with a wry humor & the story contains quite a bit of that. He certainly no super hero nor particularly bright & winds up in a bad spot while trying to unravel a mystery.I think I appreciated the ending the most. The book ends at [...]
The Good Cop by Brad Parks4★'sFrom The Book:As long as Newark Eagle-Examiner reporter Carter Ross turns in his stories on deadline, no one bats an eye if he doesn't wander into the newsroom until 10 or 11 in the morning. So it's an unpleasant surprise when he's awakened at 8:38 a.m. by a phone call from his boss, telling him a local policeman was killed and to get the story. Shaking himself awake, Carter heads off to interview the cop's widow. And then he gets another call: the story's off, th [...]
I found Brad Parks' books last year when I was looking for a new mystery series to read. Duly noted, Carter Ross might not be the most convincing investigative reporter EVER and the stereotypes were horrible, but the entertainment factor made me enjoy the books nonetheless.This time, a local cop was killed -- but later the department issued a preliminary finding that the cop committed suicide. Carter thought it didn't match up with the description that he got from interviewing the widow and the [...]
PROTAGONIST: Carter Ross, investigative reporterSETTING: Newark, NJSERIES: #4 of 4RATING: 4.25Being an investigative journalist is a highly competitive job. Getting a scoop ahead of all the other media outlets is a reporter’s dream. Carter Ross of the Newark Eagle-Examiner finds that dream coming true when he’s asked to cover the story of a local policeman who was killed. He gets to the cop’s home early; and much to his surprise, he is the only reporter there. It isn’t until later that h [...]
The dedication to the book gives the reader a glimpse of what to expect when reading it. It reads:“To my wonderful parents, who deprived me of the tormented childhood every novelist supposedly needs, instead showering me with endless love, affection, and encouragement that continues to nourish me to this day.If my books aren’t dark and twisted enough, it’s totally their fault.”I guess we have his parents to thank for the most humorous and at the same time serious mystery I have ever read [...]
There must be something in the water in New Jersey because a lot of good writers come from there. It's my personal opinion that Brad Parks is at the top of the New Jersey list. Does that mean he drinks more of the water? I don't know. I do know however that I want him to keep writing. Every time I pick up a Carter Ross novel, I know I'm going to learn more about working in a newsroom, I'm going to be presented with a mystery that's tough to figure out, I'm going to want to hug the stuffing out o [...]
Today I received my ADVANCE READING COPY of "THE GOOD COP" by Brad Parks, which I won through the giveaway of new books which need reviews. I am so excited to be a winner of a book which is on its way to be published and have the wonderful opportunity to review the book for other readers Look in in the near future for my review! And check out for your chance to win book to review!My Review:I am thrilled to have won "The Good Cop: A Mystery" by Brad Parks. I don't usually read mysteries. inste [...]
The death of a police officer is always a tragedy. The fact that it is being described as a suicide and then wouldn’t be covered in any depth by the Newark Eagle- Examiner is something that reporter Carter Ross does not know when he goes off to interview the widow. Noemi Kipps is a formidable woman who thought that the happy family would soon be going to Disney World. Instead, she has to plan the funeral of her husband and somehow raise their 7 year old daughter and 5 month old son alone.Polic [...]
Thank you for the free book! A very good read, loved the story line and the characters are easy to like, or dislike as the case may be. Consistent with facts, and flow, the story takes the reader to an inside glimpse of the newspaper world, deadlines and writing angst. The story also shows the world of illegal gun buying and selling, and Mr. Parks does a smash up job of teasing the reader with just enough information to leave you wanting more, until the next chapter, where you get the "more", an [...]
A perfectly serviceable mystery book. Not a great reader -- he sounded a bit callow, although I thought the reporter who is telling the story was a bit more of a tough guy -- but OK. Story was set in Newark, NJ, where Our Hero (whatever his name was -- I think I knew it while I was reading, not a Nameless thing like Pronzini's series) works for the Eagle-Something newspaper.Not memorable (as you might have gathered), but OK to pass the time. Ah yes: Carter Ross is the name. (Checked other review [...]
Carter Ross is a reporter for a newspaper in Newark, NJ. When a seemingly "good cop" commits suicide Carter begins an investigation into what really happened. As you would expected he stumbles across a huge cover up involving good & bad cops as well as drug dealers.This is the first time I have read anything by this author and will probably be the last. I found the writing to be inconsistent and the story line boring. The characters were not believable at all. The mix of humor in a mystery j [...]
I heard about this book from a mystery newsletter that I get, as it is a finalist for a humorous mystery award. I didn't realize it was the 4th in a series, but I had no trouble catching up with the cast of characters. The humorous tone reminded me of David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter series. I listened to the audio version and thought the narrator was good. I enjoyed this book and will read more in the series.
This was Parks best work yet. I don't know where to begin with my praise. He kept me guessing till the very end who the "bad guys" were. I never wanted to put the book down. And, while you're reading something suspensful, Parks has this way of throwing in colorful characters and witty dialog. I couldn't resist reading parts aloud to my husband.
I just got this book through the giveaway yesterday and I read the whole thing in one sitting! I loved the first 3 in this series, and when this one was listed in the giveaway, I hoped I would win to be able to read it! I absolutely loved the plot of this one, and the humor Brad throws into it is awesome :) Definitely would recommend to anyone who likes this genre of books
My favorite reporter is at it again. This time it's all about gun running. Tina is out to nail Carter finally, and my favorite intern Tommy makes an appearance. So sad he had such a small part, the guy is a hoot. But the star of this story is a new character, Uncle Bernie!
A solid readCarter Ross is an intriguing character and I look forward to reading more.I would have rated Good Cop higher but I felt like the ending came a little too quickly.
Fun from the first page. If Brad Parks wanted to write "A week in the life of Carter Ross when nothing particularly exciting happens," I would read it.
Carter Ross is a reporter for a newspaper in New Jersey. He gets an early morning call one day that a cop has been killed so he dashes off to interview the widow. Then he finds out that the death was determined to be a suicide so he has to back off. But something doesn't seem right to Carter. Why would a man who had everything going for him kill himself? So Carter continues to investigate.I liked this book, though I found it ended quickly and neatly. I enjoyed the writing style it was funny and [...]
Reporter Carter Ross is based in Newark, New Jersey, quietly rebelling against the commodification of the news for internet and social media tastes. This is the fourth book featuring Ross and his wicked sense of humor. He needs it, because his work takes him to some pretty dark places. Ross is looking into the suicide death of Newark policeman Darius Kipps and before long decides the death wasn’t a suicide at all. Clues are hard to come by, though, and he can recognize stonewalling when he enc [...]
It's rare in the mystery genre for the protagonist to be a reporter - police, private eyes, Sherlock Holmes types, even priests and elderly women all feature frequently - but reporters, not so much. That's really what makes this lively mystery unique, that and the fact that Carter Ross is sincere, funny and rather naive for a 32-year old veteran reporter. Good mystery.
Enjoyed the story. This is my 2nd book from Brad Parks, my first of this series. I will definitely be reading or listening to more.
REALLY enjoyed this chapter in Carter Ross' life. Strong characters, keeps you guessing, sheds a light on ease of gun purchase in the U.S.
Following his very short story, Nightgown, this full length adventure featuring his intrepid and wise-cracking reporter is even more impressive. The plot is credible, the characters either humorous and engaging or thoroughly evil. While you'll find some good cops here, this book is more about the small percentage of bad cops their schemes. Fortunately, there are more in this engaging series.
Carter vs Bad Cops! He is under fire and not sure why. Still a wonderful sense of humor through the story.
I received an Advanced Reading Copy of "The Good Cop" by Brad Parks a few days ago as a winner of the giveaway for the book. This is the first book by Brad Parks that I have ever read and am interested in reading the other titles that feature this main character.The Good Cop is an interesting read, the characters are engaging and the book moves along at a really great pace. I finished the book in one night. There we’re some inconsistencies and a few typos but that was to be expected in an adv [...]
This is the second book I’ve won on .I noticed a few typos but this is to be expected as this edition is an Advance Reading Copy.I had never ready any of Parks’s books before so I didn’t know what to expect. Would I encounter long, detailed descriptions? Pace-slowing excursions through the main character’s thoughts? Pages of backstory? Or would I be reading a crispy told tale?I found the main character – Carter Ross – and the story engaging right from the start. Ross is funny without [...]
if you're in the mood for a charming first-person mystery punctuated with big doses of humor, then I'd suggest Brad Parks' "The Good Cop" (Minotaur, $24.99), featuring the Newark Eagle-Examiner's best investigative journalist, Carter Ross. He's a self-deprecating good guy with an eye for a great story and, on occasion, for his editor, Tina, who is "far too practical and goal oriented to engage in the imprecise business of courtship." Instead she just wants "his seed" to "pass certain characteris [...]
From the opening pages of Faces of the Gone, I could tell that Parks could tell a good story, and a compelling mystery while making you laugh. He's only gotten better each novel since -- which hardly seems fair.Not that I'm complaining.There were times when I thought the mystery this time was a tad predictable, but there were enough twists to keep my interest -- and the way Parks writes, plus the subplots and characters made it more than enough. Parks makes me laugh out loud frequently -- withou [...]
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