Palm Beach Nasty

Palm Beach Nasty Burned out New York homicide cop Charlie Crawford goes south to take it slow and ends up in steamy Palm Beach Florida But after six months of pink and green collar crime he s bored out of his mind

  • Title: Palm Beach Nasty
  • Author: Tom Turner
  • ISBN: 9781579623845
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Burned out New York homicide cop, Charlie Crawford, goes south to take it slow and ends up in steamy Palm Beach, Florida But after six months of pink and green collar crime, he s bored out of his mind and desperate for a face down stiff with a little rigor setting in Palm Beach has plenty of glitz, glam and hedonism, but murder not a one in the last ten years.Finally oneBurned out New York homicide cop, Charlie Crawford, goes south to take it slow and ends up in steamy Palm Beach, Florida But after six months of pink and green collar crime, he s bored out of his mind and desperate for a face down stiff with a little rigor setting in Palm Beach has plenty of glitz, glam and hedonism, but murder not a one in the last ten years.Finally one Halloween night, Crawford is first on the scene and finds a twenty year old male swinging from a stately banyan tree This sets in motion colliding plots involving a billionaire with a thing for young girls, a far reaching art scam with Crawford s girlfriend playing a starring role, and a ruthless hustler passing himself off as the long lost son of one of the richest men in town Add to the mix a sultry real estate broker who knows where all the bodies are buried, a gorgeous forensic cop usually one step ahead of Crawford, a Mutt and Jeff combo of stone cold killers and you ve got Palm Beach Nasty.Fast moving, funny, slightly off kilter and everything you ever wanted to know about the most scandalous town in America and its larger than life citizens.

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    About " Tom Turner "

  • Tom Turner

    A native New Englander, Tom Turner ran a bar in Vermont after college, then moved to New York and spent time as an award winning copywriter at several Manhattan advertising agencies.After years of post Mad Men life, he made a radical change and got a job in commercial real estate A few years later he ended up in Palm Beach, buying, renovating and selling houses On the side, he wrote Palm Beach Nasty, its sequel, Palm Beach Poison, and a screenplay, Underwater.While at a wedding, he fell for the charm of Charleston, South Carolina, and moved there He recently completed his third novel entitled, Killing Time in Charleston.

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  • Great readOK, let me start by saying I almost didn’t get this book because of the name. Usually if a book has the word “nasty” in it nine out of ten times it’s an erotic book, or porn. But I decided to go with it since it was called a Charlie Crawford Mystery. I admit I was confused for a while, wondering why Nick was even part of this book since he didn’t have a thing to do with the dead guy, Darryl Bill, or any bad guy. But then later on he was mixed into the story and I was no longe [...]


  • A fun & light readHaving just finishing a autobiography, was looking for some lighter fare. This really fit the bill, was able to raise a few chuckles.


  • A very good crime thriller involving billionaires, art, conmen, murder and two world weary cops trying to figure what's going on, makes for great holiday reading


  • The two cops who comprise the entire homicide division of the Palm Beach Police Department are both refugees from other venues: Charlie Crawford, a 36-year-old former “hero cop” from New York City, 6’ 2” and 180, and Mort Ott, described as a 51-year old homicide cop who looks 10 years older, 5’ 7” and 230 pounds, who for 23 years had been with the Cleveland P.D. Couldn’t be more different from each other, though they make for perfect partners, and work together like cogs in a well- [...]


  • The quiet posh community of Palm Beach is rocked by a murder and a mini wave of crime in Tom Turner's Palm Beach Nasty. Charlie Crawford a former NYPD Detective thinking he is leaving the action behind, feels the heat to get these cases solved. The pressure is on from the boss and the mayor in order to salvage the tourist season and the already fledgling economy. Turner's Palm Beach Nasty is a constantly evolving, surprising and entertaining crime drama. It fits perfectly among it's peers in thi [...]


  • Fun and easy to read, somewhat predictable, but still entertainingI enjoyed the flow of the story, the knowledge of location made the story seem more compelling and believable. (I would like to see more descriptive sex of course)I thought the author, Tom Turner, kind of wrapped up the loose ends rather quickly. Seemed like he had a great story but didn't finish with a great ending.I will read the next book in the series (It starts with snakes)!


  • Well Miami Vice meet Law & Order meet Palm Beach Nasty! I’m so thrilled to have made their acquaintance. Oh yes, this is a story I’d call a best kept sleeper secret. This was such a good read! At first I was of the opinion this would be just a four-star read, but the more I got into the story, the better I liked it.There were criminals abound in Palm Beach Nasty. Everyone had something they wanted to gain—albeit money, fame or a little love and happiness, if it was to be had, these cha [...]


  • Fun, fast readingCharlie Crawford is a Palm Beach homicide detective. He moved there after attracting too much attention in New York. A young man is found hanging from a tree in a local park and he and his partner are assigned the case. Their investigation leads them to local billionaires, art dealers, a CSI who really wants to be a cop, hired help and assorted other miscreants. It is fun reading and very visually written. It’s a great way to spend a weekend.


  • On The MakeAfter living for two years in Palm Beach County, it was time to revisit the area. Most of the places mentioned were new to me, but the flavor lingered. An exciting read with an interesting cast of characters. The antagonists were evil and the protagonists properly heroic and all were well drawn and fascinating. Certainly a series to be read!


  • Skip it!This book was boring until about three fourths of the way. Then it picked up and had a nice ending. The thing that really ruined it was all the f bombs. One is too many but this was ridiculous. I think that is the only word Ott knew. Can't somebody write a book without profanity?


  • I had no idea I would like this book so muchIf you like police pride durable you'll love this. I really liked all the characters and felt they were well developed. I admit some of it was preposterous that it was easy to run a scam on the truly wealthy but this is fiction and kept me entertained.


  • Pay really close attention.I enjoyed this book, but it kept you on your toes the way it kept skipping back and forth between story lines. Eventually it all became related, but not right away.


  • Great start to he serious! Made me get the subscription service so I can keep reading!I recommend his book to all crime and thrill seekers! The authors writing is very easy to read. Read it!


  • Good story, but predictable.Enjoyed it, but not much suspense. Predictable storyline with few, if any suprises. Why do I need to use more words?


  • Decent bookGood read. Some parts a little absurd but enjoyed the story. Good thing it was available on Kindle Unlimited though.



  • A great beach bookA fun read. A detective story set in one of my favorite places. Looking forward greatly to the next book.


  • Great book with intriguing characters.Book keep you turning the pages. Good character development makes you wAnt to see what will happen to them. Love Crawford and his side kick.



  • Fast pacedGood character development and storyline. Enjoyed the pace and locations. I especially liked the way the story ended. Great read


  • Charlie Crawford was a top-notch detective in New York City. He brought down several famous killers, including a serial killer and the newspapers loved him. But he burned out and has moved to Palm Beach where crime is not so brutal. His partner, Ott, is another career detective who has moved down from Cleveland. They enjoy their easier jobs and the great weather but do miss a good murder now and then. That is quickly changed when they find themselves facing two murders. One is a young man who is [...]


  • This is a book where I wish would allow 1/2 stars. 2 is a little harsh, but a 3 is too generous as it is difficult to say I liked it. I'm glad it is over and fortunately it is a quick read so I was able to finish it. On the positive side, the book improved as it went along and the epilogue had a plot twist that was a bit unpredictable. The rest of the book moved along well, but the characters were poorly developed (especially the supporting characters) and the overall story line a bit implausib [...]


  • What a full bodied story Tom Turner has given us in this book. In a town where almost nothing happens murders begin to happen and fortunately there are two policemen who are able and skilled enough to work things to a conclusion. Many twists and turns. Enjoy the characters, you will too.J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms" "Wesley's Wars" and "To Whom It May Concern"


  • Hate the title. Seriously embarrassed to admit to reading a book with this title. The story was interesting, somewhat unique and entertaining.


  • Great crime drama. Lots of twists and turns. I really enjoyed the characters and the details about them.


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