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Summary

In this fourth and final installment of the Detective Ace Sloan series, Sloan must solve the murders of multiple members of a prominent Martian family and a distinguished poet all while cultivating a relationship with a new lover and dealing with a sudden serious health issue.

More than ever, he must lean on Detective Kate Hammer to assist him in solving the crimes. Like the other Sloan mysteries (The Red Planet Murders, The Red Planet President, and Mars at Midnight), this book brims with intrigue and suspense set against the Martian landscape in the 22nd century.

©2016 William Graham (P)2016 William Graham

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  • Midwestbonsai
  • 07-06-16

left me feeling like I wanted more

Detective Ace Sloan is back at it again in the final installation of the series.

Detective Ace Sloan is a detective on Mars.  He is a Martian detective, and he is darn good at it.  When there are numerous murders starting to grip the Martian colony -- he is on the case again.  He must find out who the killer is, and why they are taking out such a high profile Martian family.

The narration for Mars At Twilight was done by Adam Schulmerich.  This was the first book that I ever listened to by Schulmerich and I really don't think I had enough chance to actually make a decision on whether or not I really enjoyed his narration style or not.  There were a few times that I really felt like there needed to be more emotion, but not all narrators or authors want their books to be done that way.  Overall, his voice was clear and concise. The book was narrated nicely, and I was able to listen to it without any issues.

The final Ace Sloan book left me feeling like I wanted more.  Not necessarily more Sloan, but just more to the story.  There was a lot going on, maybe, even more, going on than any of the other Sloan books.  But, it just felt like something was missing.

I've really enjoyed all four books in the series, and this was no different.  Yes, I felt like it was missing something, but overall this was good for the short story that it is.  Graham knows how to write very tight and precise short stories that are full of detail and actually have a story arc.

Overall, a good story, not great.  But definitely, a good choice for a quick read/listen.  All four Detective Ace Sloan books are.

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 20-06-20

Good

Good plot, have reads others by author and have enjoyed all of them. Good narration added to this story.
Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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  • Margaret
  • 13-08-19

Part of a great extensive series

This is the sixth book I’ve read/listened to by this author (all in the same series) and I’m enjoying all the books in this world. Each one has had a story thread, common characters and a conclusion. They can be listened to out of order without many issues.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Adam Schulmerich ) and I would listen to another. He has good cadence and diction. His female voices are well done.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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  • Rayc
  • 29-05-19

Great Novella

Mars at Twilight: A Detective Ace Sloan Mystery.
Great novella, easy listening and great for lunch break listening.
I was given a free copy of this audio book at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

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  • Theresa Horton
  • 24-05-19

Very good

I really enjoyed this mystery good action great characters I got this audiobook through audiobook boom and the author sent me a free promo code and the narrator did a great job

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  • Daniel P.
  • 22-05-19

Best Novella in the Series

This book was given to me for free after I requested the first book in the series and I provided this voluntary review.
The final novella of this series was actually quite good considering the length. The author ditches the heavy politics and gives us a couple of short murder mysteries in the vein of an episode of Law and Order. This is more like two short stories than a single story. The first one is about a family being picked off and the second one is about a poet with a lot of lovers being killed. Although it’s really hard to have much character development in such a short story the ending was still a bit sad but good.
Overall a good set of short stories buta s I stated in a previous review I think this series would benefit from being in a compilation of all the novellas in one book.
Once again the narrator was switched, which I usually don’t like but I think Adam Schulmerich was the best of the three that read these books.

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  • Courtney Odor
  • 21-05-19

William Graham does it again!

First, I have to start off by stating that I got this book free of charge in exchange for a review, but as I always state, this does not in any way impact my review. My reviews are always honest and my own.

I’ve really enjoyed all four books in the series, and this was no different. Yes, I felt like it was missing something, but overall this was good for the short story that it is. Graham knows how to write very tight and precise short stories that are full of detail and actually have a story arc.

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  • LaPazBC
  • 17-08-17

Hmm...Very Interesting....

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I don't recommend movies or books who use offensive and vulgar language

What does Adam Schulmerich bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Adam's narration is top notch - great job!

Any additional comments?

I haven’t given the thought about establishing colonies and living in Mars before, but this book made it appear as if its already happening! Great imagination! No dull moments - but I cringed here and there because of some vulgar language, which I don’t appreciate.

I received this audio-book free for an honest review by the author, narrator, or publisher. Thank you!!!

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  • Robert Rhodes
  • 16-08-17

Another Good Ace Sloan Mystery

Do not let the Mars title and setting dissuade from a good straight forward mystery.
Detective Ace Sloan is taking a well-needed vacation at the Pleasure Dome Resort when he becomes involved in a murder investigation of a prominent Martian family. Sloan and his partner Kate Hammer conclude that the Billings family has been targeted. Join the as the work to unravel the mysteries
I found this to be a enjoyable read/listen. I have found all the Mars short stories to be a worthwhile read/listen
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
Note: When selecting books to read or listen to for reviews I try and select authors and stories that interest me. Sometimes I am fortunate and other times not so fortunate. Either way, I try to review the books with integrity

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  • Bikram Agarwal
  • 11-08-17

Send off.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

This book was alright but short. And there wasn't anything mind blowing. Thus this won't be in my "I recommend" list. I like that the story has a finality to it in this book, conveying that this is the final book in the series. But at the same time, the epilogue seemed rushed and somewhat out of character.

Would you recommend Mars at Twilight to your friends? Why or why not?

This book was alright but short. And there wasn't anything mind blowing. Thus this won't be in my "I recommend" list. I like that the story has a finality to it in this book, conveying that this is the final book in the series. But at the same time, the epilogue seemed rushed and somewhat out of character.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Among the four books in the series, narration was best in this one. That's not saying much though, because narration in the other three were pretty bad. In this fourth one, each character is distinguishable and their voices had a touch of emotion, which is better than the previous ones. Still, there's room for a lot of improvement there.

Do you think Mars at Twilight needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No follow-up book needed. The epilogue tied all loose ends and gave the series a proper send off.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.