Badge of Honor Series August 22, 2023 Written by Griffin, W. E. B. Reviewed by author Patty L. Fletcher #DetectiveMystery

Badge of Honor Series August 22, 2023 Written by Griffin, W. E. B. Reviewed by author Patty L. Fletcher #DetectiveMystery

Each week, Carla asks, “What are you reading?”

Well for me, since Thursday afternoon, just after the Free to Be Me call in the ACB community, August 17, 2023, I’ve been reading the Badge of Honor series.

It’s undoubtably one of the best things I’ve read in some time.

Keep reading for my review of the first 3 and thoughts on my current read, book 4.

Badge of Honor Series

August 22, 2023

Written by Griffin, W. E. B.

Reviewed by author Patty L. Fletcher

The Badge of Honor series is police detective fuckery at its best. Gritty, at times brutal and violent, while holding nuggets of sweetness, life, goodness, and romance untold.

I was immediately drawn into the characters’ lives, starting with a young lady reporter, meeting a powerful police captain of the Philadelphia police force, both with questionable intent, when suddenly, the captain is shot dead right before her eyes.

And coming to my current read book 4 The Witness with young officer Mathew Payne having just killed his second criminal.

When you open the pages of one of these books, the police scanner blares the siren rings through the dark of night and the war between gangsters, street thugs, and policemen and city politicians goes ever onward.

Don’t just take my word for it. Read them for yourself.

Here’s the synopsis for the first 4.

Enjoy!

As for me, I’m totally addicted.

From NLS – Bard – Library of Congress – Library of Congress (.gov)

Men in blue DB36239

Griffin, W. E. B. Reading time: 10 hours, 10 minutes.

Read by Ray Foushee. A production of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.

Mystery and Detective Stories

Philadelphia highway patrolman Dutch Moffitt is gunned down in a diner holdup during a “meeting” with newscaster Louise Dutton. Staff inspector Peter Wohl volunteers to handle the Dutton aspect of the case and promptly falls in love with her. Another murder, the inner workings of the police department, and a large cast of characters round out this first installment of a series. Strong language and some violence.

Special operations DB36241

Griffin, W. E. B. Reading time: 9 hours, 46 minutes.

Read by Ray Foushee. A production of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.

Mystery and Detective Stories

Ongoing investigations faced by the Philadelphia police force in this sequel to Men in Blue (DB 36239) are a serial rape-murder case and burglary. Matthew Payne, who has followed his late father and his uncle by joining the police force, does some soul-searching over his career choice while Inspector Peter Wohl attempts to change the highway patrol’s image. Strong language and some violence.

Victim DB36240

Griffin, W. E. B. Reading time: 11 hours, 12 minutes.

Read by Ray Foushee. A production of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.

Mystery and Detective Stories

In the sequel to Special Operations (DB 36241), policeman Matthew Payne is on his way to a wedding dinner when he inadvertently steps into a Mafia shoot-out. Caught in the crossfire is a bridesmaid. Was she just in the wrong place or did she know the other victim? Once again, Payne’s investigative methods lead him to doubt his career choice. Strong language and some violence.

The witness DB37576

Griffin, W. E. B. Reading time: 14 hours, 47 minutes.

Read by Ray Foushee. A production of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.

Mystery and Detective Stories

In the sequel to The Victim (DB 36240), Peter Wohl and his Special Operations policemen are joined by Jack Malone, who, after a run of personal bad luck, has made the mistake of suspecting a prominent car dealer of thievery. Meanwhile, a furniture store holdup by a group of terrorists ends in murder, with only one witness willing to identify them. Strong language, violence, and some descriptions of sex.

I’m currently reading the afore mentioned “The Witness” and enjoying it every bit as much as the rest. I don’t know why but right in the middle of this heatwave we’re having this type of reading is just the ticket for long lazy afternoons and evening when even the crickets dare not rub their legs together to chirp for fear of starting fires. Along with a nice mug of iced coffee, tea or possibly something stronger in the evening as the sun sets blazing in the sky, it’s the perfect end to a long arduous workday.

 

However, whenever and wherever you read these amazing books, I hope you write to let me know your thoughts.

In the meantime, I’m done with work for this day. Happy reading. May Harmony find You. Blessid Be.

*Hangout time in the afternoon*

 

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About Patty L. Fletcher

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2 Comments

  1. I love this series! I read them years ago on cassette and again from BARD. I didn’t care for some of the later books, after book 8 I think, because most of the original characters aren’t there and all focus is on matt Payne. But the books are gritty and involved and absolutely wonderful.

    1. Hi, Sherry. I was wondering if it would end up that way and if they’d change and do a spin off series called something to do with Mat Payne.
      I am loving it thus far and that might might or might not change later on.
      I changed my opinion of the Jack Ryan series after it went so deeply into Jack Jr. I found him to be cocky, amateurish and annoying. Some said he grew up in the books but I couldn’t get far enough to see it.
      I like that Amazon Prime series.
      I wonder if any of these have been made into series like that?
      Thanks for stopping by.

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