Owen Parr Novels

Suspense – Mystery – Crime – Thrillers

Category: REVIEWS

I have never enjoyed a series as much…

Hi Owen,

I am kind of new to novels and detective series. My wife suggested that I read the Joey Mancuso series. I have never enjoyed a series as much as the above. I am totally smitten.

I just wish I had a smidgeon of the talent that you have. If I were writing about some of the interesting things that have happened to me during a forty five year real estate career, I would certainly copy your style. It might make it a little more exciting.

Please keep up the great work and if you are ever in Vermont, lets have lunch.

–Dale B.

These books were absolutely amazing

Hello Owen. Thank you so much for the brilliant Mancuso and Father O’Brien series. I was on a reading spree and these books were absolutely amazing.
I wish you the best and success in all your future endeavors!
—A fan from India.
Thanks for reading. Have a great day!

–Manu M.

Keep up the great work

Just finished The Islamorada Murders. Great work, a good read.
I am retired a sergeant NYPD, I supervised in both the Missing Persons Squad and Internal Affairs. Currently I conduct Private Investigator work here in NYC.
You have done your NYPD research. Your description of the woman who answered the door with beer in hand and cigarette in mouth was direct. I have spoken to many ladies dressed that way for the interview. The story of the soda on the car dashboard nosedive was true to life. I once had a hot chocolate soak my jacket. Keep up the great work.

–John F.

By far one of the best sets of books

Mr. Parr,
I have never written to an author but your Mancuso series is by far one of the best sets of books I have ever read. The only one I had a minor issue with was the one where you telegraphed the killer (that suave FBI agent) but if that is my only complaint over 10 books then you must be doing something right. Keep up the amazing work and do hope a book 11 is coming. Thanks for listening


Had me guessing the whole way through

I just finished your 7th book in the Joey Mancuso Father O’Brien set. Loved all of them and will be checking for more. Your books are so easy to read, so interesting and the 7th book had me guessing the whole way through. I was sad to come to the end of the story. I enjoy that the narrative is by different characters, not just Joey. So entertaining. Keep on writing, and I will keep on reading! During our Canadian very cold winters there is a lot of time to read! Thanks for the entertainment!

–Marlene H.


By Tom S.


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This review is from: Due Diligence (Kindle Edition)

It helps to be from Miami. The University of Miami once housed the CIA as thousands of Cubans fought Castro from the University’s South Campus. Suspense oozes up from the sidewalks in Miami. Odors of delicious garlic-laced food and pungent flowers hang in the air. Things happen here. They are called “Miami Moments”. And they happen much like it does to the characters in Due Diligence experience. Alex, the main character, gets recruited at UM by CIA. Lots of students actually did. Owen Parr is a skillful observer of political world events and the wretched psyche of the Castro Bros. He understands how people with unfettered power, unchallenged by law, can visit tragedy and pain on those who disagree. Few people know that Castro, a world class criminal, personally ran the Dirección de Inteligencia, He ran it viciously. Owen Parr must know this, because Alex, the main character weaves in and out of the web the Castros have created for their various venal and devastating strategies. Due Diligence is a suspense-filled movie in your mind. Parr rolls the film, controls the color and sound exquisitely; he teases you, he jolts you with action and takes you up and down the roller coaster. Cuban men LOVE their women and — well– it is pretty obvious that Parr is a Cuban man. And, of course Julia and Paris and Chicago and Miami Beach and Havana swirl around the stage set, painted and lighted by Parr. Does Alex’s beloved Julia survive the action? How could she? Who or what is “Chico and Gang”? To find out— do your own “Due Diligence”.

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