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The FOURTH lively adventure in the Jake Samson mystery series. “Jake Samson is sensitive and funny, a little wise, a little wary and pretty wonderful.” -Publishers Weekly “A well-plotted and lively story.” -Mystery Scene IT WAS A JOB THE BARROW GANG MIGHT HAVE ENVIED… The vault emptied out, not a shot fired. In fact, it resembled a burglary more than a bank job, but wh The FOURTH lively adventure in the Jake Samson mystery series. “Jake Samson is sensitive and funny, a little wise, a little wary and pretty wonderful.” -Publishers Weekly “A well-plotted and lively story.” -Mystery Scene IT WAS A JOB THE BARROW GANG MIGHT HAVE ENVIED… The vault emptied out, not a shot fired. In fact, it resembled a burglary more than a bank job, but when you rob a sperm bank, that’s sometimes all it takes. Here’s the set-up: The North Coast Sperm Bank in tiny Wheeler, California has been knocked over, and the perp’s tossed its assets in the ocean, leaving a religious-nut note of explanation. Just a prank, says Wheeler law enforcement. But the bank says: Not so fast, that stuff was valuable! Enter P.I. Jake Samson and his ever-sharp Watson, Rosie Vicente, hired by the bank to find out who made the unauthorized withdrawal. No sooner have they dragged their bedraggled Bay Area selves into the storm even now brutalizing Wheeler than a bank employee slips in the mud and falls to her death. And Singer’s got more up her sleeve. Every time you turn around you learn more about Wheeler and its fascinating Northern California crazies…ummm.. we mean inhabitants! Did we say crazies? We meant very fun, fascinating people. They're a kick! As is this complex puzzle mystery. Who will like it: Fans of laid-back detectives, more in the Columbo than Jack Reacher mode, like Parnell Hall’s Stanley Hastings, Julie Smith’s Paul Mcdonald, or Tony Dunbar’s Tubby Dubonnet. “...one of the nicer guys in the private eye business, who operates in a relaxed, casual style without need for macho posturing.” -Washington Post


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The FOURTH lively adventure in the Jake Samson mystery series. “Jake Samson is sensitive and funny, a little wise, a little wary and pretty wonderful.” -Publishers Weekly “A well-plotted and lively story.” -Mystery Scene IT WAS A JOB THE BARROW GANG MIGHT HAVE ENVIED… The vault emptied out, not a shot fired. In fact, it resembled a burglary more than a bank job, but wh The FOURTH lively adventure in the Jake Samson mystery series. “Jake Samson is sensitive and funny, a little wise, a little wary and pretty wonderful.” -Publishers Weekly “A well-plotted and lively story.” -Mystery Scene IT WAS A JOB THE BARROW GANG MIGHT HAVE ENVIED… The vault emptied out, not a shot fired. In fact, it resembled a burglary more than a bank job, but when you rob a sperm bank, that’s sometimes all it takes. Here’s the set-up: The North Coast Sperm Bank in tiny Wheeler, California has been knocked over, and the perp’s tossed its assets in the ocean, leaving a religious-nut note of explanation. Just a prank, says Wheeler law enforcement. But the bank says: Not so fast, that stuff was valuable! Enter P.I. Jake Samson and his ever-sharp Watson, Rosie Vicente, hired by the bank to find out who made the unauthorized withdrawal. No sooner have they dragged their bedraggled Bay Area selves into the storm even now brutalizing Wheeler than a bank employee slips in the mud and falls to her death. And Singer’s got more up her sleeve. Every time you turn around you learn more about Wheeler and its fascinating Northern California crazies…ummm.. we mean inhabitants! Did we say crazies? We meant very fun, fascinating people. They're a kick! As is this complex puzzle mystery. Who will like it: Fans of laid-back detectives, more in the Columbo than Jack Reacher mode, like Parnell Hall’s Stanley Hastings, Julie Smith’s Paul Mcdonald, or Tony Dunbar’s Tubby Dubonnet. “...one of the nicer guys in the private eye business, who operates in a relaxed, casual style without need for macho posturing.” -Washington Post

30 review for Spit In The Ocean

  1. 4 out of 5

    moxieBK

    Book 4: Spit in the Ocean — 30 chapters Shelley Singer (Aug 14-16, 2018) Jake’s friend Chloe asks him (and Rosie) to look into a sperm bank heist. Once there, a terrible storm breaks out and a woman who worked at the sperm bank dies. Was it an accident or something more sinister? I don’t know if it was the sporadic ability to read this story or if it was the writing style, but plot had a hurry up and wait with a ill foreboding feeling to it. There were two seemingly unrelated stories here: the sp Book 4: Spit in the Ocean — 30 chapters Shelley Singer (Aug 14-16, 2018) Jake’s friend Chloe asks him (and Rosie) to look into a sperm bank heist. Once there, a terrible storm breaks out and a woman who worked at the sperm bank dies. Was it an accident or something more sinister? I don’t know if it was the sporadic ability to read this story or if it was the writing style, but plot had a hurry up and wait with a ill foreboding feeling to it. There were two seemingly unrelated stories here: the sperm bank and the death in the ocean. Ms. Singer did admirable in putting them both together. The plot was very interested me, with the title working well into the end. The author continues to develop these characters; they may have the same MO, but they continue to grow. Still, the author spent a lot more time than needed on filler parts that didn’t contribute to the story at all. And some elements were annoyingly repeated more than twice. Tightening and refining via editing and structure of those points would have made a more enjoyable reading experience. (Although I need to remember that this was written ~30 years ago.) Still, a pleasant read. Three stars.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Will Decker

    The characters are good, the mystery is good, and the wrap ups are always top notch when the author brings all the clues together. The romance part of it is forced and skimmed over to the degree it could just as well be left out and not really missed. Simple sexual tension between characters would do more for me as a reader than 'oh, they got lucky, let's move on'. Give it your all or not at all. Still, a good little mystery with some fun characters. The characters are good, the mystery is good, and the wrap ups are always top notch when the author brings all the clues together. The romance part of it is forced and skimmed over to the degree it could just as well be left out and not really missed. Simple sexual tension between characters would do more for me as a reader than 'oh, they got lucky, let's move on'. Give it your all or not at all. Still, a good little mystery with some fun characters.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Scot

    Fourth in the series. Jake and Rosie go up to the small coastal town of Wheeler, California, in the beautiful region bear Mendocino, to investigate a sperm bank robbery that reveals many small town secrets. Wonderful use of the series' connecting motif of poker references (Jake usually plays at least one of his weekly poker nights in each book) to also make a geographical reference to an area of land with nice homes that becomes important during a bad storm in the novel. Fourth in the series. Jake and Rosie go up to the small coastal town of Wheeler, California, in the beautiful region bear Mendocino, to investigate a sperm bank robbery that reveals many small town secrets. Wonderful use of the series' connecting motif of poker references (Jake usually plays at least one of his weekly poker nights in each book) to also make a geographical reference to an area of land with nice homes that becomes important during a bad storm in the novel.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Clifford

    Characters So many possibilities and when put together at the end your like yes I see it now. Fun as always.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Murray

    Enjoyed Another reason I really enjoyed your books is from beginning to end the mystery is worth the wait and I enjoyed the mystery.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Laurie Hanan

    A grisly murder during a stormy night. Everyone is suspect. But how does that tie into the theft from the bank vault – sperm bank, that is? I picked up this book because my curiosity was piqued by its unusual premise, and I’m glad I did! It was an entertaining read, and I learned more about sperm banks than I ever thought there was to know!

  7. 5 out of 5

    karen kincaid

    Kudos again An easy read that runs along smoothly, and again the characters are fleshed out nicely. I found hard to put down for long without picking it up again. I'm afraid I wouldn't want to live there though. Kudos again An easy read that runs along smoothly, and again the characters are fleshed out nicely. I found hard to put down for long without picking it up again. I'm afraid I wouldn't want to live there though.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Donna Scheiner

    Spit in the ocean I do enjoy this series. It has issues, but they seem less as the series progresses. I will continue to follow this series.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    If you're in the mood for a light, fun mystery with no sex, you'll enjoy this. It was a nice break from what I usually read. If you're in the mood for a light, fun mystery with no sex, you'll enjoy this. It was a nice break from what I usually read.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Cyber

  11. 4 out of 5

    Robert Popichak

  12. 5 out of 5

    Dan Mcmanus

  13. 5 out of 5

    debbi Ostendorf

  14. 5 out of 5

    Nancy J Mohler

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

  16. 4 out of 5

    Paul Penney

  17. 5 out of 5

    Linda

  18. 5 out of 5

    Tina

  19. 5 out of 5

    Billie Bailey

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rena

  21. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

  22. 4 out of 5

    Garry Wall

  23. 4 out of 5

    D. Strickland

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly

  25. 4 out of 5

    maryl

  26. 5 out of 5

    Joan McKenzie

  27. 5 out of 5

    John

  28. 4 out of 5

    Enygma Soul

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jill Gardner

  30. 5 out of 5

    Dale Feagins

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