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Bullet Catch – “A Magic/Mystery Masterpiece”

August 14, 2014

Bullett Catch

Bullet Catch by John Gaspard

Paperback: 282 pages

Publisher: Henery Press; First edition (November 4, 2014)

Paperback Price: $ 15.95

Buy from Amazon. Click Here: The Bullet Catch

When I finished this stunning book I got a real surprise. Its author is not a magician. He’s not even a full time writer, but an independent film-maker in Minneapolis.

Most books (and I read about ten a week, mostly to review) balance a plot with a subplot and maybe a little back-story that helps explain the significance of either. But Bullet Catch juggles a plot, another plot, two or three subplots plus a back-story on the narrator’s relationship with a police detective who had an affair with his wife (while they were married). Yes, there is an independent movie that mirrors all this, but what is astonishing is that there are twenty pages to go and we in the audience are completely mystified about how it can turn out—then it does and it all fits together.

Most contemporary writers have difficulty keeping the characters straight for their readers. Not Gaspard. And the dialogue, visual quality of the scenes, credibility and revealed motivation are…magical.

This is an instant classic, in a league with Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Arthur Conan Doyle. Sure I am a sucker for mysteries, magic tricks, even film making, but I can’t imagine anything better than this (which combines all the three). Wow! Wow! Wow!

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