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The apparent suicide of a hedge fund executive leads Mancuso, Father O’Brian, and FBI Special Agent Martinez into the underworld of Wall Street.

A MURDER ON WALL STREET —A JOEY MANCUSO, FATHER DOMINIC CRIME MYSTERY -Book 1 By Owen Parr

Can a priest, his brother, and the brother’s girlfriend solve a murder case and see justice done—or will they be the murderer’s latest victim? I know you will love A Murder on Wall Street, the first book in a contemporary murder mystery series that, would very much appeal to the fans of Michael Connelly.

 

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CHAPTER ONE

Day 1

Tuesday

 

He jumped from the twenty-first floor of his office building? I thought after my brother texted me the news. I couldn’t believe it.

This fellow who jumped—we called him Tito’s, because that was his customary drink at our Irish pub and cigar bar—was celebrating last night with a stunning lady, a Marilyn Monroe lookalike. He bought Champagne for everyone at the bar and was headed to Portugal with her today.

I remember distinctly when Tito’s told me, “Joey, my life has changed for the better. I just landed a whale of an account for my firm. Life is good.”

So why would someone commit suicide after celebrating life the night before? I asked myself. After sixteen years as a homicide detective with the NYPD, I knew this didn’t add up…

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A Murder on Wall Street takes us inside the world of Captain O’Brian’s Irish Pub and Cigar Bar in Manhattan, a legendary hotspot in the Financial District. Investigating the death are pub owners Joey Mancuso, fired from the NYPD for his unorthodox methods, and his brother Father Dominic, who isn’t your typical priest. Also investigating is Marcy Martinez, a Cuban bombshell and FBI agent who’s Joey’s girlfriend. When a customer kills himself after celebrating the night before, the three know something’s wrong. Turns out, the customer’s death coincides with people losing money, and lots of it—and some of those people are very, very dangerous.

Giuseppe “Joey” Mancuso was asked to retire from the NYPD for using unconventional means to solve his cases. No charges were filed against him, but his official records were conveniently kept confidential in the event he ever filed a grievance against the department.

Joey is now the proprietor of Captain O’Brian’s Tavern & Cigar Bar in Manhattan’s Financial District, together with his half-brother, Father Dominic O’Brian. The tavern established in 1946 by the late U.S. Marine Captain Sean O’Brian upon his return from WWII, is a New York institution catering mostly to military and police personnel, as well as Wall Street types and some other questionable patrons.

Father Dom’s father, U.S. Marine Master-Sargent, Brandon O’Brian, owned and ran the tavern after returning from service in Viet Nam in 1969 coinciding with his father’s, Captain Sean’s death, until his own death in 2016.

Neither Joey nor his half-brother Father Dom are conventional in their ways. Father Dom has lived vicariously through Joey, as he too had wanted to be a police detective. Now, however, they both quest to solve crimes but find themselves tending bar and hearing confessions.

Joey’s on and off official squeeze is a New York FBI Special Agent, Marcela Martinez a Cuban-American bombshell that is a match to Joey’s flippant and un-reverend attitude.

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“Reviewed By Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers’ Favorite

A Murder On Wall Street by Owen Parr is Volume 1 of the Joey Mancuso, Father O’Brian Crime Mystery series. Retired NYPD detective Joey Mancuso and his half-brother Father O’Brian, a Catholic priest and the polar opposite of Joey, co-own Captain O’Brian’s Irish Pub and Cigar Bar. A bar patron, a hedge fund manager, spends the night at the pub, celebrating a new client but the next day he falls to his death from the 21st floor of a high-rise building. Was it really suicide? Father O’Brian doesn’t think so and, together with Joey, he begins to investigate, a move that could see the seedy underside of Wall Street flipped upwards for all to see; a move that uncovers an awful lot of other crimes. Using the skills he honed as a detective, Joey starts to dig in and together they begin to piece the sordid tale together.

A Murder on Wall Street: A Joey Mancuso, Father O’Brian Crime Mystery (Volume 1) by Owen Parr is a great story, really well thought out with a very clever plot. This is one of those stories that keep you guessing all the way through, with a plot that never deviates from its course, with plenty of suspense and action to keep you reading to the very last second, and a cast of characters that you kind of expect to see in one of the old-fashioned murder mystery TV shows. The characters have been developed thoroughly, laying the way for what I hope will be more stories in this series. Be prepared for a mystery that twists and turns its way to a conclusion you won’t see coming with characters that you will come to know personally. Great story, I loved it.”

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on September 21, 2017
As I started reading A Murder on Wall Street, following Parr’s trilogy of international intrigue, I was worried that my interest might decline because the variety of settings in different parts of the world would not be there. I was wrong, though. Owen Parr displays total mastery of this “Whodunit” detective story. The action moves swiftly. The main characters, Joey Mancuso and his half brother Father Dom,and Marcy (Joey’s girlfriend) are truly human. The author’s intimate knowledge of finances and Wall Street allows him to create a plot that is intricate and credible. Part Three of the book, particularly chapters 29 to 34, has the strength of Beethoven’s third movement of his Fifth Symphony. Need I say more? Get the book and enjoy it by yourself!

Reviewed by Patricia Reding for Readers’ Favorite

Settling in to read a murder mystery is always a satisfying experience, and with A Murder on Wall Street by Owen Parr, it is also an enjoyable one. In it, readers discover some lovable key characters in the form of Joey Mancuso, a former NYPD homicide detective who left the force in the midst of some “cooked up” charges with Internal Affairs, and his older half-brother, Father Dom, who loves solving mysteries and who is beloved by those around him as a priest with a keen understanding that if he lives his life as a testimony to others, he needn’t preach to them. Together the brothers own Captain O’Brian’s Irish Pub and Cigar Bar in Manhattan’s Financial District. There they meet a wide variety of patrons and from there, they work together to identify the guilty parties behind a series of crimes, beginning with a murderous shove of someone from a high rise, and quickly moving on to the hit and run murder of one of their key witnesses. Add in some financial thugs who’ve been running a Ponzi scheme, a Marilyn-Monroe lookalike with a string of assumed names, and the varied puzzle pieces, with some intriguing angles, eventually come together.

Owen Parr has created a couple of appealing characters in Joey and Father Dom. They both display caring for one another and for Joey’s love interest, Marcy, for the patrons of their bar, and for their wider community. I appreciated Joey’s sense of humor and found Father Dom a quick favorite. Add in the rush of activity of Manhattan’s Financial District and some information that makes understandable some basic background principles of the financial world (such as how a Ponzi scheme works), and the story achieves depth. While the reason the brothers took on the mystery in the beginning (they didn’t have a client, they just didn’t think the conclusions the NYPD reached were in line with the facts as they knew them), and the method the brothers use to disclose the wrongdoers (a meeting with all of the interested parties, held at their bar), were both a bit unorthodox, the approach was certainly unique. This story moves right along, providing readers with an enjoyable getaway with characters they’re sure to want to revisit in other books in Owen Parr’s crime mystery series.

on June 3, 2017
Owen Parr has a fascinating imagination, he draws you in chapter after chapter. He is clever, and intimately descriptive in details, keeping the reader fascinated to what surprises lay around the next corner. Any one who loves detective mysteries will surely enjoy this book. He makes the reading time fly by. I read almost all of it in one sitting, Nice job Mr Parr, your books keep getting better and better!

“Parr is a master storyteller, equally adept at weaving a tale of international political intrigue or, as he proves in his latest novel, a classic story of private sleuths cracking a New York murder mystery, with a side order of whiskey and cigars. You’ll want to have both on hand when you pick up this book.” –Jim Nesbitt, author of The Last Second Chance and The Right Wrong Number, Ed Earl Burch hard-boiled detective thrillers.

“A well-plotted and researched detective mystery novel. As much as I tried to solve the case while I read, Parr proved me wrong every time.” —Oscar Rodriguez, Criminal Attorney

“Parr has a knack for creating memorable characters that come to life in the pages of his novels.” —Tom Spencer, Esquire

“If Michael Connelly and Robert Ludlum wrote a book together, the result would be an Owen Parr —Crime Mystery Novel.” —Mike Pettit, Best Selling Author

“Parr’s, A Murder On Wall Street, had me guessing ‘whodunit’ all the way through the end. The culmination is unexpected. Wow, I thoroughly enjoyed the first Mancuso, O’Brian crime mystery novel.” ——Jose Valero, Entrepreneur

“Joey’s love and relationship with Marcy, makes this crime mystery, a love story. Can’t wait for these two to reappear in Parr’s next novel. Enjoyed every minute.” —Cheryl Walker Castela, Author