[Epub] ❧ Dangerous Illusions ➛ Joseph J. Gabriele – Thomashillier.co.uk

Dangerous Illusions In A Beguiling Tale Of Deception And Murder, Desire And Theft, Seduction And Betrayal Where Nothing Is What It Appears To Be A Man Is Murdered And An Iconic Musical Instrument Is Stolen During A Gathering At Eliot Sexton S Park Avenue Apartment The Stolen Item An Object Of Desire Worshipped By Millions Is The Key To Solving The Crime, Or So The Detective Brought In To Investigate Believes The Murder, However, Is Not Nearly As Straightforward As It Seems Nor Is The Theft.Though The Island Of Manhattan Presents No Shortage Of Suspects Many Of Them Capable Of Killing To Satisfy Their Appetites Eliot, A Young Economic Historian And Writer, Soon Becomes The Prime Suspect As He Draws Closer To The Truth Behind The Theft And Murder, He Also Becomes The Killer S Next Target.Irreverent, Provocative, And Utterly Unpredictable, Dangerous Illusions Is A Weeklong Polyrhythmic Journey Into Contemporary New York That Will Keep Readers Guessing Right Up To Its Thrilling Conclusion.


10 thoughts on “Dangerous Illusions

  1. says:

    The rhythm of DANGEROUS ILLUSIONS felt off to me Like I was the one playing the drums, instead of Phil Collins up on stage pounding away in front of thousands, bringing The Garden to its knees The style felt a bit formal, a bit stilted, like Joseph J Gabriele understands the rules of writing, but he left all of his passion and sensation back at his former place of residence And when I finished the novel, I found myself shrugging my shoulders and saying, So what Don t get me wrong The man The rhythm of DANGEROUS ILLUSIONS felt off to me Like I was the one playing the drums, instead of Phil Collins up on stage pounding away in front of thousands, bringing The Garden to its knees The style felt a bit formal, a bit stilted, like Joseph J Gabriele understands the rules of writing, but he left all of his passion and sensation back at his former place of residence And when I finished the novel, I found myself shrugging my shoulders and saying, So what Don t get me wrong The man can write He breathed life into Eliot and Blaire and Yvette and Laura and other individuals that flitted across the stage of this three act play, but I found myself never really fully invested in the outcome I found myself dropping my eyes in the cheap seats and listening with only one e...


  2. says:

    This book is so muchthan a mystery I admired the quality of the writing it has a certain musicality to it, managing to be both lyrical and rhythmic which, given the subject matter, is quite appropriate The writing was extraordinarily evocative and I loved the local color throughout I really felt that I was in the locations the apartment house, the hotel, Music Row, the carriage house, the trip to SoHo, the speakeasy The author perfectly captures the sights and sounds of New York City This book is so muchthan a mystery I admired the quality of the writing it has a certain musicality to it, managing to be both lyrical and rhythmic which, given the subject matter, is quite appropriate The wri...


  3. says:

    What an excellent book that Joseph J Gabriele as given us Right from the start I was drawn in and loved the book I love to read about intrigue, crime, and murder in NYC where everything just seemsexotic and privileged to me The author really indulges us in some beautiful descriptions of the Big Apple I loved the imagery.This is a murder mystery that you can t entirely figure out before it s revealed to you and I love that There are a lot of questions along the way and towards the end What an excellent book that Joseph J Gabriele as given us Right from the start I was ...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 2.5 stars.I won this book through Goodreads First Reads The extra.5 stars are for the fab printing of this book although, I do not understand the ahem naked lady on the cover It was because of her that I guessed the ending Not cool and also because the author did not just sign the copy he also wrote a nice personalized note which I thought was really sweet The quality of writing was top notch Personally, I like simplicity in writing I don t want to feel like I am sitting in a class w 2.5 stars.I won this book through Goodreads First Reads The extra.5 stars are for the fab printing of this book although, I do not understand the ahem naked lady on the cover It was because of her that I guessed the ending Not cool and also because the author did not just sign the copy he also wrote a nice personalized note which I thought was really sweet The quality of writing was top notch Personally, I like simplicity in writing I don t want to feel like I am sitting in a class with dictionary in hand wond...


  5. says:

    A remarkably fine new author arrives Joseph J Gabriele debuts as an author with a literate, sophisticated and enthralling mystery novel DANGEROUS ILLUSIONS the title suggests the depth of Gabriele s emersion in literature as a recall of Les liaisons dangereuses or Dangerous Liaisons many such reflections of arts and literature pepper this book As the biographical data on the Internet reveals, Dangerous Illusions, Joseph J Gabriele s first work of fiction, is the result of two lifelon A remarkably fine new author arrives Joseph J Gabriele debuts as an author with a literate, sophisticated and enthralling mystery novel DANGEROUS ILLUSIONS the title suggests the depth of Gabriele s emersion in literature as a recall of Les liaisons dangereuses or Dangerous Liaisons many such reflections of arts and literature pepper this book As the biographical data on the Internet reveals, Dangerous Illusions, Joseph J Gabriele s first work of fiction, is the result of two lifelong passions writing and music The Pulitzer Prize winning poet Anne Sexton encouraged his writing while he was still in his teens and suggested he attend Boston University where she was affiliated with the English Department At a time when Helen Vendler chaired the department, he studied English Language and Literature, lau...


  6. says:

    It is truly very hard for me to write this opinion, because its not a good one As it was an offer from the author and his first novel, it makes it even harder, and perhaps that is the reason I took so long to write it.After reading the first pages of the book I was fascinated, and thought This is going be great But then I just dont know what happen Instead of continuing the story line, it goes off to telling us so many unrelated side stories that I just lost track A tedious reading of ma It is truly very hard for me to write this opinion, because it s not a good one As it was an offer from the author and his first novel, it makes it even harder, and perhaps that is the reason I took so long to write it.After reading the first pages of the book I was fascinated, and thought This is going be great But then I just don t know what happen Instead of continuing the story line, it goes off to telling us so many unrelated side stories that I just lost track A tedious reading of many extras like sex and his many sexual adventures, or about musical instruments, that have nothing to do with the story and tha...


  7. says:

    Seduction, mystery, murder I enjoyed reading this book, but I didn t love it I have to say the descriptions are quite well done, I could feel the emotions, the flavors, and the author took me to New York City I have never been there, but I could see each detail So, it was pretty amazing The writing is intriguing, but there are many unnecessary descriptions throughout the book why I didn t love it.I could never imagine the end although the killer was one of the characters I thought it coul Seduction, mystery, murder I enjoyed reading this book, but I didn t love it I have to say the descriptions are quite well done, I could feel the emotions, the flavors, and the author took m...


  8. says:

    Seductive and Compelling Dangerous Illusions, the first novel by Joseph J Gabriele, has a sensuous seductive pull that draws you into the story, slowly narrowing the fascinating cast of characters and suspects until you find you re furiously reading the last few pages to find out who and why I found myself mesmerized by these people and their lives and I sincerely hope the author see fit to createstories around some or all of these unique individuals.As a particular fan of noir, I Seductive and Compelling Dangerous Illusions, the first novel by Joseph J Gabriele, has a sensuous s...


  9. says:

    A fascinating read filled with vivid and exciting characters that have their own eccentricities I loved the way that the mystery was developed, and all the complexities that surrounded the mystery of the murder Many crime books develop characters that are very predictable and behave in much the same way as in other books This is far from the case in Dangerous Illusions, and the characters that the author develops are truly unique, which makes the book eveninteresting to read and turns i A fascinating read filled with vivid and exciting characters that have their own eccentricities I loved the way that the mystery was developed, and all the complexities that surrounded the mystery of the murder Many crime books develop characters that are very predictable and behave in much the same way as in other books This is far from the case in Dangerous Illusions, and the characters that the author develops are truly unique, which makes the book eveninteresting to r...


  10. says:

    I ve read this book in two days, completely hooked by the story It s a mystery book but I agree with Barbara another reader, it sthan that the characters are great, with a real psychology and the atmosphere really amazing and vivid I liked the way the author introduced the characters and their constant evolution through the novel I learned a lot of things about drums, about music, about how you can be found guilty even if you re not and the way the author developed this point of view I ve read this book in two days, completely hooked by the story It s a mystery book but I agree with Barbara another reader, it sthan that the characters are great, with a real psychology and the atmosphere really amazing and vivid I liked the way the author introduced the characters and their constant evolution through the novel I learned a lot of things about drums, about music, about how you can be found guilty even if you re not and the way the author developed this point of view all along the story I like that nothing is predictable and I didn t find the murderer before the end, so for me it was a good mystery book and I ve really enjoyed my reading.Un tr s bon roman, que je conseille tous ceux qui aiment le myst re et une bonne intrigue avec des personnages la psychologie travaill e J ai t compl te...


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