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Fans of Dashiell Hammett, who long for days of Bogart and Becall, will appreciate Henry Wood's sleuthing. 1955, Manhattan, and Henry has just gotten the call. Mickey is dead. His long time mentor and friend, run down outside their favorite bar, The Dublin Rogue. It looks like a simple hit and run, but keen eyes notice there is only one empty parking spot on the street, and Fans of Dashiell Hammett, who long for days of Bogart and Becall, will appreciate Henry Wood's sleuthing. 1955, Manhattan, and Henry has just gotten the call. Mickey is dead. His long time mentor and friend, run down outside their favorite bar, The Dublin Rogue. It looks like a simple hit and run, but keen eyes notice there is only one empty parking spot on the street, and the pile of cigarette butts in the gutter tells a different tale. Somebody was waiting, but who? A novel in black and white, it hearkens back to the days before Google, cell phones, and computer data bases. Henry must use cunning to uncover the truth, because everyone connected to the case has an agenda. There is much sleuthing and just the slightest hint of science fiction hiding in the closet of Henry's basement. All of it, though, is there to give him a chance to uncover the answers. Take a journey back in time and see Manhattan as it was when the Yankees always seemed to win, and Brooklyn had Ebbets Field and the Dodger. There is history, intrigue and hints at romance that will keep you turning page after page until it is time to flip off the light. If you like a mystery, then Time & Again is for you.


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Fans of Dashiell Hammett, who long for days of Bogart and Becall, will appreciate Henry Wood's sleuthing. 1955, Manhattan, and Henry has just gotten the call. Mickey is dead. His long time mentor and friend, run down outside their favorite bar, The Dublin Rogue. It looks like a simple hit and run, but keen eyes notice there is only one empty parking spot on the street, and Fans of Dashiell Hammett, who long for days of Bogart and Becall, will appreciate Henry Wood's sleuthing. 1955, Manhattan, and Henry has just gotten the call. Mickey is dead. His long time mentor and friend, run down outside their favorite bar, The Dublin Rogue. It looks like a simple hit and run, but keen eyes notice there is only one empty parking spot on the street, and the pile of cigarette butts in the gutter tells a different tale. Somebody was waiting, but who? A novel in black and white, it hearkens back to the days before Google, cell phones, and computer data bases. Henry must use cunning to uncover the truth, because everyone connected to the case has an agenda. There is much sleuthing and just the slightest hint of science fiction hiding in the closet of Henry's basement. All of it, though, is there to give him a chance to uncover the answers. Take a journey back in time and see Manhattan as it was when the Yankees always seemed to win, and Brooklyn had Ebbets Field and the Dodger. There is history, intrigue and hints at romance that will keep you turning page after page until it is time to flip off the light. If you like a mystery, then Time & Again is for you.

30 review for Henry Wood Time And Again

  1. 4 out of 5

    Timothy

    Boiler plate detective novel While I enjoy the setting and the characters, the time travel closet takes a little getting used to, especially since he always needs it to solve his case. My big issue with this story is that the last few chapters, the proof reader didn’t earn their pay. There are several grammatical and spelling errors, and it detracts from the story. Hopefully book three is better or I won’t be reading book 4.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Erth

    now i am hooked. This was such a great, easy and creative book. i was hooked after the first page. The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story. the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so real. i would highly recommend this author and this book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Meg

    3.5 stars. Not as good as the first book because some of the characters I enjoyed had much smaller roles in this novel, if any at all. And too many new characters were introduced. But I still enjoyed Henry and his magic closet and I think I’ll like Celine’s addition to his detective team.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Good book You people should just read this book yourselves and write your own review on this novel yourself and I really enjoyed reading this book very much so. Shelley MA

  5. 5 out of 5

    Denise Kearney

    kindle-Free. Good old fashioned mystery 31/2 stars

  6. 5 out of 5

    Mike

    Unfortunately, when I read this book the punctuation was kind of a train wreck, which I found extremely distracting. However, I've talked to the author about it, and I'm sure he'll have it updated soon. Punctuation is easy to fix. Something that's much harder than punctuation is writing a genre book in which the characters grow beyond their tropes and types, and that is something Brian Meeks has definitely achieved here. Even minor characters change and develop, something I don't often see. They Unfortunately, when I read this book the punctuation was kind of a train wreck, which I found extremely distracting. However, I've talked to the author about it, and I'm sure he'll have it updated soon. Punctuation is easy to fix. Something that's much harder than punctuation is writing a genre book in which the characters grow beyond their tropes and types, and that is something Brian Meeks has definitely achieved here. Even minor characters change and develop, something I don't often see. They have a richness and a depth that's unusual, as well, giving a sense that they have backstories, interests, relationships and motivations outside the story itself. It's a relatively large cast, but it's easy to keep track of who everyone is, because they all have their individuality. Dialogue, as in the first book, is not a strong point. The precise Professor says "whacha" instead of "what are you", the grumpy German refers to "guys". It's a testament to the strength of the characterization that this doesn't completely break the book. Again, the author may fix this in future, but dialogue that sounds natural and fits each character is definitely an area where his writing needs work. I found the plot well structured and well paced. The detective gets a couple of lucky breaks, but he still has to apply his intelligence to capitalize on them. The sting at the end is beautifully set up. I still didn't get a strong 50s vibe, somehow. Maybe more description of clothing and hairstyles would have helped. Despite my complaints, it's rare enough to find a book with such good characters that I'll definitely be buying the third volume (coming soon). And I think the author needs to raise his prices, though fixing up the editing issues and improving the covers probably comes first. This is definitely worth more than 99c.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Bgsgigi

    Brian Meeks novel, "Henry Wood : Time And Again" (Henry Wood Detective Series) is a very good read. From the moment I began the novel I couldn't put it down until the last word. Brian Meeks' character development brings the reader into a personal relationship with Henry, and each character Henry comes in contact with. Transporting the reader back to 1950's New York, describing the scenes with simplicity, actually puts the pictures in one's mind clearly in focus. The twists and turns Mr. Meeks tak Brian Meeks novel, "Henry Wood : Time And Again" (Henry Wood Detective Series) is a very good read. From the moment I began the novel I couldn't put it down until the last word. Brian Meeks' character development brings the reader into a personal relationship with Henry, and each character Henry comes in contact with. Transporting the reader back to 1950's New York, describing the scenes with simplicity, actually puts the pictures in one's mind clearly in focus. The twists and turns Mr. Meeks takes you through leave you nearly breathless with anticipation. I have not read the first in his series, "Henry Wood Detective Agency" but am certainly going to now. And I look forward to the journey than Henry continues in future novels. Well done Mr. Meeks, and thank you for creating Henry. Merged review: Brian Meeks novel, "Henry Wood : Time And Again" (Henry Wood Detective Series) is a very good read. From the moment I began the book I couldn't put it down until the last word. Brian Meeks' character development brings the reader into a personal relationship with Henry, and each character Henry comes in contact with. Transporting the reader back to 1950's New York City, describing the scenes with simplicity, actually puts the pictures in one's mind clearly in focus. The twists and turns Mr. Meeks takes you through leave you nearly breathless with anticipation. I have not read the first in his series, "Henry Wood Detective Agency" but am certainly going to now. And I look forward to the journey that Henry continues in future novels. Well done Mr. Meeks, and thank you for creating Henry

  8. 5 out of 5

    M.D. Meyer

    I decided to read this novel because somewhere I read that it was a time travel story. Well, they were wrong. Ok, it has maybe five sentences involving a time travel closet what delivers newspapers from the future to help the main character solve the mystery, but that's it. So as a time travel story it's a dud. I'm not sure why it was even in the story as the author could easily have chosen some other way to provide the clues. As a murder mystery it was pretty good even if it had a slow start. A I decided to read this novel because somewhere I read that it was a time travel story. Well, they were wrong. Ok, it has maybe five sentences involving a time travel closet what delivers newspapers from the future to help the main character solve the mystery, but that's it. So as a time travel story it's a dud. I'm not sure why it was even in the story as the author could easily have chosen some other way to provide the clues. As a murder mystery it was pretty good even if it had a slow start. Although the murder to be solved takes place at the very beginning of the story, the first third of the book introduces the characters, the romantic interest, and has lots of description to set the noir detective story atmosphere. It's not until half way into the book that things get interesting and the pace picks up with the introduction of an ancient artifact, the antikytherea mechanism. This is a real historical treasure discovered around 1900. The book adds some fictional information about it and an exciting back story. The plot then continues unfolding at a quick pace until the murder is solved at the very end of the book. I had difficulty following a few of the details of the final scene which transpired extremely quickly. The ending was good and had some suspense. I liked the middle part of the story the most. The characters were well developed, believable, and entertaining.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Pamela Foreman

    Might I begin by saying I do like a good mystery. I enjoy watching shows like Matlock, NCIS, Perry Mason and more. Give me all day to watch Law and Order: SVU reruns and I’m happy. I love the mysteries which keep you guessing, those which don’t give away who did it during the very first chapter. Those are never fun! If you are like me, liking good mysteries, and want a great mystery to read, then I highly suggest Henry Wood: Time & Again by Brian D. Meeks. Mr. Meeks does a fantastic job of setti Might I begin by saying I do like a good mystery. I enjoy watching shows like Matlock, NCIS, Perry Mason and more. Give me all day to watch Law and Order: SVU reruns and I’m happy. I love the mysteries which keep you guessing, those which don’t give away who did it during the very first chapter. Those are never fun! If you are like me, liking good mysteries, and want a great mystery to read, then I highly suggest Henry Wood: Time & Again by Brian D. Meeks. Mr. Meeks does a fantastic job of setting up everything, from who was murdered, the possible suspects, his friends and acquaintances and more without giving away who did it! I found the writing exciting, intense, some laughable moments, serious at times and couldn’t put the book down! This is a book I would highly recommend and you can bet I will be purchasing other mysteries written by Brian D. Meeks! This is one for the book shelf! This book receives 5 out of 5 stars!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Darryl Brooks

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. **Spoilers** I was ready to give this book a 4. Good story and well written. Now for the spoilers... In the middle, for no apparent reason, he drops in this time travel closet thingy. It's only mentioned three times for a paragraph or two each. Doesn't add anything to the story and the story could easily progress without it. It was so abrupt, you're just thinking WTF? and going back to see where you missed some indication. I think if he left this out, or made it more central to the story, it would **Spoilers** I was ready to give this book a 4. Good story and well written. Now for the spoilers... In the middle, for no apparent reason, he drops in this time travel closet thingy. It's only mentioned three times for a paragraph or two each. Doesn't add anything to the story and the story could easily progress without it. It was so abrupt, you're just thinking WTF? and going back to see where you missed some indication. I think if he left this out, or made it more central to the story, it would read much better. Also, editing needs to be tighter. There is one scene where three characters are riding in a car and the next thing you know, one is dead and the other 2 kidnapped. I went back and forth over 3 chapters several times trying to find out what happened. Assume that chapter was cut accidentally.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ronda Reed

    Love how Brian Meeks brings Henry to life with more emotion in this book two of The Henry Wood Detective Agency: Time And Again. Still he tweaks it with just a hint of magical realism. He nails the time era (1955) with his descriptions and characters. A great mystery read! I am looking forward to book three, "Perception"", which is in my to-read queue already. Well done, Brian! Merged review: If a good mystery is what you're looking for, you'll find it in Henry Wood Detective Agency: Time and Agai Love how Brian Meeks brings Henry to life with more emotion in this book two of The Henry Wood Detective Agency: Time And Again. Still he tweaks it with just a hint of magical realism. He nails the time era (1955) with his descriptions and characters. A great mystery read! I am looking forward to book three, "Perception"", which is in my to-read queue already. Well done, Brian! Merged review: If a good mystery is what you're looking for, you'll find it in Henry Wood Detective Agency: Time and Again (Book 2 in the trilogy). It's an adventurous page turner with solid believable characters. Looking forward to Perception.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia Maddox

    I really enjoyed this book. I loved the characters. I loved the story. I think it was well written and it kept me interested. But... I really felt annoyed about that magical closet. I know at the end of the book he gives an explanation of why he has it in there, but for a true detective novel, that's just cheating. The author is a good writer and he could have come up with a solution that didn't rely on a magic school bus... sorry, magic closet to deliver the solution to the problem. It was a good I really enjoyed this book. I loved the characters. I loved the story. I think it was well written and it kept me interested. But... I really felt annoyed about that magical closet. I know at the end of the book he gives an explanation of why he has it in there, but for a true detective novel, that's just cheating. The author is a good writer and he could have come up with a solution that didn't rely on a magic school bus... sorry, magic closet to deliver the solution to the problem. It was a good story, well told, but spoiled for me by a contrived solution. I might read another book by this author but honestly, it sort of put me off.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Randy

    This is the second book in the Henry Wood series. It involves illegal art collectors and sellers, and once again Henry gets something from the future in his magical closet that helps with the case. His mentor, Mickey, is killed by a hit-and-run, and Henry's primary goal is to find who killed his friend. A woman from Henry's past reappears and becomes part of the investigation. There is an interesting plot in this book, and his friends are involved again. Taking place in the 1950s, Mr. Meeks inclu This is the second book in the Henry Wood series. It involves illegal art collectors and sellers, and once again Henry gets something from the future in his magical closet that helps with the case. His mentor, Mickey, is killed by a hit-and-run, and Henry's primary goal is to find who killed his friend. A woman from Henry's past reappears and becomes part of the investigation. There is an interesting plot in this book, and his friends are involved again. Taking place in the 1950s, Mr. Meeks includes expressions and situations from the era that are especially remembered by those of us who lived during that time. I enjoyed the book.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Glynn

    I vaguely remember downloading this book because I had heard there was time travel in it but it turns out that there wasn't really any time travel to speak of. Although this mystery story seemed kind of interesting at first I got very bored with it by 60 percent in. The sentences were very convoluted, sometimes to the point of being nonsensical and this reflected on the story itself to the point where I was too confused and bored to care. I had committed some time to the book and it was a quick I vaguely remember downloading this book because I had heard there was time travel in it but it turns out that there wasn't really any time travel to speak of. Although this mystery story seemed kind of interesting at first I got very bored with it by 60 percent in. The sentences were very convoluted, sometimes to the point of being nonsensical and this reflected on the story itself to the point where I was too confused and bored to care. I had committed some time to the book and it was a quick read so I finished it. At least it got me closer to my goal for the year.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jbaes

    Another Totally Tantalizing Tale Henry Wood Book 2 is as much fun as book one. Delving into the market for stolen art is entertaining if only make believe. Does the trick of having important clues mysteriously appear in a magic closet in the basement provide the author with an important crutch which simplifies closing the plot make it worthless as a mystery or turn it into science fiction? Who cares, it is a fun read. Go for it.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Anne Thorpe

    I keep forgetting that the author has a gadget in his story that has no reason or relation to anything, it is just there. When I finally figured it out, I got mad and was not going to get any more of the books...but when I look for something else to read, I see that I have some of his books and I get another. Except for that mystery closet, the stories are not bad. That "from the future" device is a distraction. It just insults me every time. I keep forgetting that the author has a gadget in his story that has no reason or relation to anything, it is just there. When I finally figured it out, I got mad and was not going to get any more of the books...but when I look for something else to read, I see that I have some of his books and I get another. Except for that mystery closet, the stories are not bad. That "from the future" device is a distraction. It just insults me every time.

  17. 5 out of 5

    kenneth h. robinson

    Old-Fashioned Detective Work Permeates This Mystery Old-Fashioned Detective Work Permeates This Mystery Forget about your wistfully panting female detectives - this is the real deal. It was a pleasure to read about crimes, murders, and conniving going on without the folderol of talking about passions more suited to junior high school girl secret-sharers.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Xenia Hopiak

    I enjoyed Henry Wood: Time and Again by Brian D Meeks (Book 2). This book was kind of a cross between Columbo and Jesse Stone. This murder mystery had a few surprising twists and turns with a surprising result. Look forward to going back to reading Book 1 and then catching up on Books 3-5. Really enjoyed the futuristic twist that reminded me about the TV Series "Early Edition" I enjoyed Henry Wood: Time and Again by Brian D Meeks (Book 2). This book was kind of a cross between Columbo and Jesse Stone. This murder mystery had a few surprising twists and turns with a surprising result. Look forward to going back to reading Book 1 and then catching up on Books 3-5. Really enjoyed the futuristic twist that reminded me about the TV Series "Early Edition"

  19. 4 out of 5

    Nancy R Miller

    Another great story from the 1950s. As always Henry and crew satisfy. If you personally remember'55 as one of the great years you will be one of Henry's devoted followers. This book won't disappoint. If you don't remember when the Dodgers were the Brooklyn bums you're in for a treat. Another great story from the 1950s. As always Henry and crew satisfy. If you personally remember'55 as one of the great years you will be one of Henry's devoted followers. This book won't disappoint. If you don't remember when the Dodgers were the Brooklyn bums you're in for a treat.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Mary L.

    It was interesting--especially the newspapers that appeared in his closet and let him know about things that happened in the future that helped him solve the case. Some of the characters were better written than others but he kept the story moving along and I think I will try to find the other 4 books (if he hasn't written more since the last one came out!) It was interesting--especially the newspapers that appeared in his closet and let him know about things that happened in the future that helped him solve the case. Some of the characters were better written than others but he kept the story moving along and I think I will try to find the other 4 books (if he hasn't written more since the last one came out!)

  21. 4 out of 5

    Robbie

    This is the third book I've read in this series and I'm still enjoying every one. Henry is extremely intelligent and there's always "the closet"..... I rated this one 4.6 stars and will soon be reading the next one. This is the third book I've read in this series and I'm still enjoying every one. Henry is extremely intelligent and there's always "the closet"..... I rated this one 4.6 stars and will soon be reading the next one.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kristi | Hidden Staircase |

    Fun noir-style mystery set in the mid-1950's Manhattan. Enjoyable characters with some fun twists. The time closet is an unexpected element, but I liked it. Will keep reading more from this series. This is book two, but I was able to jump right in. Fun noir-style mystery set in the mid-1950's Manhattan. Enjoyable characters with some fun twists. The time closet is an unexpected element, but I liked it. Will keep reading more from this series. This is book two, but I was able to jump right in.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Cindy

    Perfectly good mystery. like other reviewers I didn't get the time travel thing. But author shows promise. This is well written and well thought out. TTS-enabled eBook ©2014 Recommended for mystery readers who are sci-fi fans. Perfectly good mystery. like other reviewers I didn't get the time travel thing. But author shows promise. This is well written and well thought out. TTS-enabled eBook ©2014 Recommended for mystery readers who are sci-fi fans.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Alfredia Haynes

    Enjoyed as much as book #1 This second book in the series was just as intriguing and enjoyable as the 1st one. I think the closet was just the right touch to make the series memorable. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Catherine

    This book was fine. It revolved around famous art being sold illegally which was interesting enough. However I couldn't bring myself to care about the characters or what happened to them. I wouldn't rule out reading another Henry Wood book, but it wouldn't be my first choice. This book was fine. It revolved around famous art being sold illegally which was interesting enough. However I couldn't bring myself to care about the characters or what happened to them. I wouldn't rule out reading another Henry Wood book, but it wouldn't be my first choice.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Linda J. Corder

    "Eye" of Lyn loved it This intrigued me. It took me longer than it did Henry to know Kat was the Falcon. I usually guess what is coming and when I don't, it is usually a good book/story. I wanted to know if there's really anything like the Eye of God and what it might be. "Eye" of Lyn loved it This intrigued me. It took me longer than it did Henry to know Kat was the Falcon. I usually guess what is coming and when I don't, it is usually a good book/story. I wanted to know if there's really anything like the Eye of God and what it might be.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lili

    The 2nd in this series. Once again I found Henry a very likeable and believable character. Enjoyed the addition of the new receptionist who added something to the mix however I found the "closet" an addition not needed. The 2nd in this series. Once again I found Henry a very likeable and believable character. Enjoyed the addition of the new receptionist who added something to the mix however I found the "closet" an addition not needed.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Tim Shepperson Shepperson

    Another great read I am really getting to like these Henry Wood novels. I have read three and am looking forward to the fourth. These books keep you interested from start to finish.

  29. 4 out of 5

    H.M. Chambers

    Better than I thought! I don't usually dive into a noir mystery, but for some reason I did one night... and it kept me, an exhausted working mom, up much later than I should have been. Which is what defines an intriguing read for me at the moment. Better than I thought! I don't usually dive into a noir mystery, but for some reason I did one night... and it kept me, an exhausted working mom, up much later than I should have been. Which is what defines an intriguing read for me at the moment.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Holly

    Loved this mystery! Written in the older PI style (think Sam Spade or Matlock), great plot. You really don't know who did it until the end. Loved the characters. Loved this mystery! Written in the older PI style (think Sam Spade or Matlock), great plot. You really don't know who did it until the end. Loved the characters.

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