Book Reviews of Murder Without Reservation (Tony & Pat Pratt, Bk 2)

Murder Without Reservation (Tony & Pat Pratt, Bk 2)
Murder Without Reservation - Tony & Pat Pratt, Bk 2
Author: Bernie Lee
ISBN-13: 9780373260966
ISBN-10: 0373260962
Publication Date: 4/1/1992
Pages: 250
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Worldwide Library
Book Type: Paperback
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ISBN 0373260962 - This is my first Tony and Pat Pratt book, so I might not know enough about the pair to judge well. That said, Murder Without Reservation is well-written - strong on details, nice relationship between the Pratts and good character development. However, "sleuthing team" seems to me to be a tremendous overstatement of what the Pratts do.

Tony is working with a Japanese TV crew on an Indian Reservation in the middle of Oregon when things begin to go wrong. From snakes in his room to a raging fire, the shooting seems cursed. Speaking of shooting, someone's taken a shot at JayDee Hampton, a local cowboy with ties to the Millers - the family whose cattle the TV crew is using. Not everyone is happy to have the "Japs" in town; how far will they go to get them to leave? After Gramps Miller dies, the big question seems to be, will the TV movie get finished before a star is killed?

Tony seems to just happen to be there when things go wrong and the answers just sort of seem to materialize naturally, without his or Pat's sleuthing. If you're looking for the light fluffy adventures of a middle-aged couple, this book is just right. As a mystery, not so very much; the bad guy's are evident from the start, the detecting is almost non-existent and the best parts of the book might be Lee's ability to describe almost anything in minute detail.

- AnnaLovesBooks
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Wholesome husband/wife team Tony and Pat Pratt make their second appearance ( Murder at Musket Beach , LJ 3/1/90) in northwest Oregon, where Tony serves as local facilitator/ombudsman for a Japanese TV crew. As the Japanese shoot scenes in the spectacular wilderness, they encounter forest fire, sabotage, stampede, unprepared-for white-water rapids, abduction, and attempted murder--all apparently directed at Tony. Wife Pat, meanwhile, wrings her hands, wheedles information, and provides sympathy.
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The cast and crew of Japan's number one prime-time show were shooting on location in Oregon's magnificent High Coumty. Tony Pratt, former adertising executive turned successful mystery novelist was helping with local casting and location scouting near the scenic Short Falls Indian Reservation. With only three more major sequemces left to shoot, the picture looked like a successful wrap. But that wa sbefore somebody shot the horse and the drug dealer, before Tony went crashing through white water rapids to save a terrified boy from drowning, before the runaway grass fire and way before somebody dumped a pair of deadly rattlesnakes in the Pratt's bedroom.

Likeable characters, old enough to have kids in college and adventurous enough to get themselves into some interesting scrapes. They will certainly return to solve another mystery.
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From the back of the book:

THe cast and crew of Japan's number-one prime-time show were shooting on location in Oregon's magnificent High Country. Tony Pratt, former advertising executive turned successful mystery novelist, was helping with local casting and location scouting near the scenic Short Falls Indian Reservation.

With only three more major sequences left to shoot, the picture looked like a successful wrap. But that was before somebody shot the horse and the drug dealer, before Tony went crashing through white-water rapids to save a terrified boy from drowning, before the runaway grass fire and way before somebody dumped a pair of deadly rattlesnakes in the Pratts' bedroom.

Tony and Pat Pratt had landed themselves right in the middle of another murder mystery...one fueled by greed, passion and revenge. And if that's not enough, somebody didn't want Tony to live to tell the tale.



A very good story and a quick read....
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From back of book:

THe cast and crew of Japan's number-one prime-time show were shooting on location in Oregon's magnificent High Country. Tony Pratt, former advertising executive turned successful mystery novelist, was helping with local casting and location scouting near the scenic Short Falls Indian Reservation.

With only three more major sequences left to shoot, the picture looked like a successful wrap. But that was before somebody shot the horse and the drug dealer, before Tony went crashing through white-water rapids to save a terrified boy from drowning, before the runaway grass fire and way before somebody dumped a pair of deadly rattlesnakes in the Pratts' bedroom.

Tony and Pat Pratt had landed themselves right in the middle of another murder mystery...one fueled by greed, passion and revenge. And if that's not enough, somebody didn't want Tony to live to tell the tale.