Grape Leaves


Fiction - Mystery - Murder
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 04/07/2015
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Author Biography

Martin lives in Greenville, South Carolina with his beautiful wife, Michele, of over 30 years. He also has two adult daughters who he still thinks of as his ‘little girls’. They are all his inspiration in his writing.

He is an avid reader who is now realizing the joy of creating his own characters and their adventures.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

Grape Leaves by Martin Guilfoos is a murder mystery about a seasoned detective, a rookie, and the bond they form to solve a mind boggling case. Jack Martin is the seasoned detective whose partner Chip has just retired. Jimmy Williams is the young brash detective who will now become Jack’s new partner. The case they are assigned runs deep with ties to Homeland Security, senators and drug dealers. Jack and Jimmy follow leads that have them traveling around Florida, from Tampa down to the Keys and as far as Virginia. They discover several murder victims with ice picks as the weapon of choice, fishing boats being used to transport drugs, dive shops not what they appear to be, and so much more before the twists and turns lead to the conclusion.

I found it impossible to put Grape Leaves down and each time I was sure I had the answer, there was another turn in the case. Martin Guilfoos has written an intriguing book using current events, police work, mystery, suspense and fiction in a perfect combination. Grape Leaves took me through the case from the assignment to the finish, and placed me right alongside the detectives. Guilfoos is a gifted writer that brought the pages of his book to life. Grape Leaves had me sitting on the edge of my chair and holding my breath more than once as Jack and Jimmy faced dangerous situations, perilous conditions and near death. I highly recommend this book; it will be a winner.

Amazon Customer

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a great criminal murder mystery. Mr. Guilfoos is a great writer and he kept my attention through the whole book. I had a hard time putting it down. I look forward to many more adventures with Jack and Jimmy. I gave this book 5 stars because I like a book where it keeps you hooked to it all the way through.

Amazon Customer

Great read with very believable characters. A mystery with a good balance of action with a touch of humor.

Don Gyr - Charlotte, NC

What a ride! Chase down the bad guys, survive the gunfight, then take it all in at the end of the day with a fine cigar and single malt. My kind of guy. Can't wait to see where the next case takes Jack and Jimmie.

Joan Werdein - Rochester,

The story is well written keeping the reader interested and wondering what will happen next. Highly recommend it.

Frederic Dailey

This was a good read and I thoroughly enjoyed the characters. Looking forward to the next one. I read a lot and even think this would make a good movie or tv detective series.

Amazon Customer

Loved this book, kept me guessing the entire time on what would happen next. Couldn't put it down until I found out the ending. Looking forward to more books from this author

Amazon Customer

This is a fast paced thrill ride of high tech espionage and murder. It's a real page turner that is hard to put down right up until the shocking end.

Jean Corbett

Really good read. Can't wait for the next one