Went wild in high school and killed two cheerleaders a uarterback and the class president Howard has spent his time in jail and is now free Duffy thinks has changed but Duffy "is only one believing this Now murders are occurring and the police have zeroed "the only one believing this Now murders occurring and the police have zeroed in Howard Howard is contacting Duffy saying he is innocent but the police are not convinced Howard is now number one on the wanted list and called Hackin Howard by the pressIn between calls from Howard and disagreements with his boss Duffy takes on a boxing match and defends a oofy karate kid Allah King Duffy s Muslim basset hound is still around creating the same havoc he did in On The Ropes but he is so loyal to Duffy you have to love himBilly proves to be another wonderful side kick for Duffy and it turns out he is valuable than Duffy ever imagined When push comes to shove Billy is thereWhen you combine Duffy Billy Allah King and Elvis on the 8 tracks you have a combination that just can t be beat Grab a copy today and delve into Duffy s adventures I don t think you will be sorry you did Duffy and Al are at it again The Unlikeliest Hero: The Story of Desmond T. Doss getting involved in a murder make that multiple murders This is a fun series even if there are only two books in the series By all rights I shouldn t like this series after all the main characters boxes and I m not a boxing fan he has a basset hound and I like dogs but I m not a big basset fan so this series always surprises me Duffy spends his non work time either at a bar boxing or in his trailer with his basset hound Al So how can heet into so much trouble Read the book to find out but if you want the background o read On The Ropes first it s the first in the seriesHighly recommended This book was funny It reminded me of Stephanie Plum in a way The man s dog farts runs around Blue with Duff chasing him bites the officer Hilarious The mystery was okay I am not usually very ood with mysteries until the tada moment but this one I had before tada I still enjoyed it and would like to read another of Tom s books Follow up to On the Ropes Schreck s first Duffy Dombrowski comedy mystery Not necessary to read the first one before reading this one though having done so the comic brilliance of the first book spoiled this one a little bit for me as this second book trods much of the same comic territory and the writing at times seems facile than. Loving social worker and pro boxer Duffy Dombrowski Soon local high school VIPs start showing up dead and Howard is nowhere to be found Duffy throws himself into Howard's defense while juggling a fe. After a bit of a slow start the author puts in history than I needed at the beginning this became a ood fun read Loved the dog loved the boxing and loved the detective I did have trouble accepting Duffy s determination that the suspect one of his clients in his role as a social worker was not uilty of the murders that copied the MO of the killings he did years earlier Nor did I et his conviction that there was some justification for those original killings because the bad uy had been abused "At Home And Bullied "home and bullied school That reasoning seemed to validate every kid who brings a BOSH!: The Cookbook: Simple Recipes. Amazing Food. All Plants. gun to school to punish the bullies negates the strength of the kids who manage to survive without taking that kind of vengence and puts down the poor souls who decide to kill themselves instead of taking the lives of others I just could not see a motive for Duffy to believe in theuy and downplay his admitted crimes and that made it difficult for me to Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor go along with Duffy for the longest time Other than that as they say the story moved well It is fast paced the characters varied and interesting and the mystery well done The story never took itself too seriously and each page brought another laugh I look forward to reading another Duffy Dombrowski mystery Uncharistically I m starting on the second in the series without having read the first but I received this book at Bouchercon and decided to dive on in to itIave the 4 star rating for the sheer novelness of the detective and
"the lovability of "lovability of characters Funny as all et out The mystery itself is a little loose but does come to an exciting and fulfilling climax I even found the boxing to be exciting in places Just absolutely loved Al the basset hound Duffy and the Brain Trust I have owned bassets for 20 years so of course i just loved this read On the flip side i once again did predict the mystery part but because the dog part was so entertaining i was able to stay interested just waiting for the dog parts to make me laugh and be surprised Duffy Dombrowski is a social worker with a big heart Paperwork is not something Duffy is noted for much to the dismay of his supervisor Claudia Michelin Claudia doesn t think much of Duffy but that doesn t seem to be too big a problem for Duffy since he doesn t think much of Claudia eitherDuffy s current client Howard Rheinhart is in big trouble Howard. After twenty five years in prison for murdering a couple of cheerleaders a uarterback and the class president Hackin' Howard Rheinhart ets discharged His case is assigned to Schlitz drinking Elvis. Inspired The same cast of supporting characters is back including "Al the Bassett hound providing moments of moral support and ribald comedy as Duffy tries to clear a recently paroled "the Bassett hound providing moments of moral support and ribald comedy as Duffy tries to clear a recently paroled spree killer of some new murders The comedy nicely interlaces the mostly off screen violence Duffy s boxing exploits his war with the Bureaucratic Boss from Hell and his efforts to help an emotionally lost teenager The mystery element was secondary to the comedy in the first book and is probably so in this one In the first book I was okay with that since the book was so funny Schreck takes the crimes seriously and in no way minimizes their importance but this second book sees some of the comedy schtick starting to et old and some of the relationship patterns between characters too familiar to maintain interest Therefore as the mystery element is Even Downplayed Its Resolution Seems Merely A Device To Resolve downplayed its resolution seems merely a device to resolve of Duffy s other problems I will read at least two in this series to see if Schreck shakes things up a little or continues to trod the same paths Both TKO and On the Ropes are worth reading for Duffy s balanced world view relatively uncommon in today s polarized societal discourse Transparent PC and SIG pandering may help et a book published today but the implementation of this by now transparent strategy usually makes a book instantly chuckable for me and I believe will be the object of some scorn for future mystery readers If you love Gökyüzü Mavi Kaldı great mysteries with a bit of sports thrown in and lots of drama you ll love the second book in the Duffy Dombrowski series In the second installment Duffy has a lot on his plate Hisirlfriend broke up with him He s teaching a teen karate lessons and Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know I Learned In the Marines getting ready for a fight there s strife at work and his new client is controversial from his parole When there s murders happening at the same place his client Howard Rhineheart killed fo If you haven t discovered the Duffy Dombrowski mysteries by Tom Schreck yet you re missing out on aood laugh Duffy is a Schlitz drinking social worker who is also a boxer His best friend is a nut crunching basset hound name AlI just finished the 2nd TKO and it s even better than the first I love Duffy Dumbrowski and Al the Muslim Basset Hound If you love bassets The Sun Shines Over the Sanggan River give Tom a read He s also very involved with charitable organizations so an all aroundreat THIEME Atlas of Anatomy: Head and Neuroanatomy gu. W problems of his own like a huge upcoming boxing match a new hormonalirlfriend the unsolicited devotion of a oofy karate kid and the ongoing misadventures of Allah King Duffy's Muslim basset hou.