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[Reading] ➬ Butler Did It! (Matthew Butler Adventures #1)  ➳ Keith Pomeroy – Dcrjservices.co.uk chapter 1 Butler Did It! (Matthew Butler Adventures #1) , meaning Butler Did It! (Matthew Butler Adventures #1) , genre Butler Did It! (Matthew Butler Adventures #1) , book cover Butler Did It! (Matthew Butler Adventures #1) , flies Butler Did It! (Matthew Butler Adventures #1) , Butler Did It! (Matthew Butler Adventures #1) 5f84fde52ee61 When Katherine Annenberg, A Beautiful South African Photographer Scuba Diving In The Seychelles, Saves A Drowning Man, She Discovers That Someone Is Trying To Kill Both Of Them A Chance Rescue By Matthew Butler And His Sidekick Tommy Cooper, Suddenly Thrusts Them, Along With The Zany Crew Of Their Converted LST, The Pelican, Into Conflict With A Murderous Band Of Gunrunners Attempting To Foment A Revolution By The Theft Of An Ancient Treasure Using Everything From Leonardo S Parachute To An Orange Juice Cannon, Unlikely Hero Matthew Butler And His Crew Battle The Mysterious Death Merchant, Alexander Levasseur, In The Hope Of Recovering The Treasure And Preventing A Civil War


10 thoughts on “Butler Did It! (Matthew Butler Adventures #1)

  1. says:

    Synopsis I thought I d start with the synopsis so those of you who skim don t have to go too far into this to get the idea Hopefully that encourages you to go farther hint.hint cough.This is a good read, fun, exciting, full of humor It has some typical Indie pub issues but overcomes them with spontaneity, humor and showing experiencing than telling narrating The characters are the strongest point These guys made me laugh out loud while I was reading and while I was listening in the car Trust me, if the Kindle automated read to me voice can pull the joke off, then this book is darned funny There are sexy characters, and some racy situations, but no real sex There is plenty of violence, but generally suitable for Television and there is Romance, or maybe puppy love, but we ll see how that sorts itself out in the next book Bottom line, it s recommendable, it s very readable, it s fun, there is violence but easily palatable, there are sexy characters and romance, but not so much sex, the characters are fun, the humor is worth the read, and it s exciting and fun For the particulars, look below.CharactersMatthew Butler at first I wasn t so sure about him, and I m still not Without his supporting cast to play off of, I think he may be if not too quirky too quirky in the wrong directions Overall he s likable enough to enjoy and have fun with He has a good sense of humor but he sometimes seemed like a cardboard cutout against the even colorful and fun cast and crew of the Pelican Book read, jury out, he s a good hero type the quirky over achieving paladin with a fairly liberal core I know the idea probably was for him to be quirky and maybe a bit eccentric but, I think making him a bit like the every man who struck it rich might have helped his believably He didn t have a ground I d have liked him to have been grounded in the ultra rich elite, or in the blue collar adventurer group a little solidly, or even in both yes, it s possible but he seemed to lack identity Identity comes from family and is shaped in our youth Katharine The Damsel in Distress she even joked about being the Damsel in distress at one point it does help to live the life you have doesn t it I liked Katharine a lot better than Matthew She seemed believable, better designed and, though I love strong heroines, and this may surprise some of you, I don t actually mind Damsels in Distress as long as they don t become fluff and fold bambi cringing at the harsh word and fainting at a cruel comment, the quintessential victim Katharine, fortunately, was none of those Sure the good ol DiD Damsel in you get the idea does tend to be a target and a victim, but Katharine was also intelligent most of the time on that later , capable, self sufficient and trainable I can see a book 4 or 5, maybe 8 or 9, where she s every bit the action hero as others Face it, not all women come out of the womb ready to decapitate zombies and stake vampires from birth Some have to learn and train their way into it just like most men have to She was not a shallow character, rather we had shallow information on her Background does not equal depth, but neither do details How she reacts to others, friends and foes alike adds depth and other things We could have learned about her if she had not been so artificially protected by the authors on that later I liked the joke about I m the Damsel in Distress It worked well among the tropish and stereotypical crew types it did anyway which I m really okay with for a story like this And we could have seen the bikini in a beach scene or two I mean, it was prominently mentioned in her introduction and, Hell , isn t she is the hot babe on the cover Not fair teasing us old very manly if grumpy curmudgeons like that At least some sex on the beach maybe but I digressTommy The Side Kick , Wesley Crusher from Star Trek NG meets Q from James Bond with a dash of Peter Sellers Inspector Clouseau SP Pink Panther Tom was the comic relief, the Al Diorgino to Matthew s Dirk Pitt and the Sundance Kid to Matthews Butch Cassidy He reminded me of the tall zany Welshman from Notting Hill the movie Tommy was a lot of fun self absorbed and able to make every mistake in the book with such style and grace it s remarkable Every book needs a Tommy I d have liked to get inside his soul a bit than we were By that I mean, than just what s in his head, thoughts, but what is he feeling as things go down E.B The Smokin Hot Ships Engineer I m not going to say much E.B other than, we really needed to see of her If we are going to have the beautiful and sweet Katharine as the DiD, then I would have liked to see a bit of E.B She was the strong female character that, if not cancels out because all things are never equal at least show of a range of roles for women within the framework of the story The book was not anti girl, it was just kind of pro testosterone A strong showing from E.B who had her moments and air time would have been nice since she was the SWOC of the bunch Strong Woman On Campus for the record, I don t mean physically strong I meant competent, capable and intelligent, with a real job and a leadership role who did not fold in the face of a crisis and HOT we did see of her in a one piece than we did Katharine in her itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini I m jus sayin Read the profile DOS Here Dirty Ole Sailor here, remember but I digress againChan the Tai Chi instructor Chan was a force of nature, used sparingly, but, perhaps my least favorite character I liked him in teacher role, and I liked the idea of the regular Tai Chi lessons but not so much in the super action spy support character role I think he d have been a better guru than the combat monster he turned out to be and, where I understood his ruthlessness as necessary, I didn t really like it It didn t seem very Zen to me Now if he had a daughter, then we d have E.B in the Star Trek Spok chair, Katharine in the DiD seat and Chan s Daughter in the Kick butt and take name s later role That might be better than Charlie s Angels General Given all of the emphasis on the Lecherousness of the bad guys which goes well if you re going to have a DiD in the story it might have worked to have one of the hero types that go toe to toe with the famed Ice Princesses without bringing in Chan for that role Maybe the next story, Chan could be Dahli Lama teacher of Tai Chi and less Zen Warrior Daughter Chan with a butt load of Daddy s teaching the Prodigal Daughter maybe Maybe even an Old Girlfiend of Matthew s coming to the Pelican to join Papa san and Momi san after a failed adventure or maybe even after a successful one might add some spice to Matthew he d have a complicated past now and Katharine who d need to learn to be confident and trust Matthew, because she d need help kicking Chan Daughter Chin s butt in a chick fight, there has to be ways to a man s heart than being able to drop kick a bowling ball through a truck window.jus sayin an idea that there are other ways to go, not so much a good idea Villains maybe the most Tropish of the lot, but also the most forgivable for being tropish This is Action Adventure, not Epic Dramatic Historical Fiction Action Adventure is full of Tropic predictable villains and there s nothing wrong with that These guys were incompetent than most, but other than that, they worked well as villains I didn t mind the general thugs being so incompetent when compared to the good guys Tommy, Matthew, Kobi and Katharine I thought they should have had success even as they failed to catch them than they did, and surely the Ice Princesses should have kicked somebody s ass so we know that they are actually competent instead of just looking that way Lots of description that lead us to believe the blond Scandinavian beauties could kick butt, but, I don t recall them succeeding at any time except as a decoy PlotNot much to say one way or the other about the plot It was a typical action adventure type plot, a lot like what we saw in the movie Fools Gold or like you might get in any other action adventure There were times when it seemed a little canned and Tropish to me but it worked I think it worked through timing and execution but it gets a passing grade from me, what ever the reason The story was fun how could the plot not work and the story still be so fun To me, a Trope is a nifty name for something that tends to appear in the same, or very similar form in multiple stories by different authors One might say it s clich though clich tends to be of a negative term than trope to me Just because something is kind of Stock issue doesn t make it wrong or bad, though it isn t really original either but then, what is these days I think it exceeded expectations in letting us experience action and chaos, it came very close but didn t quite meet the building tension needs for the story to go to the next level on that later World BuildingStandard world Building for action adventure in the modern era, there was no super science like in a James Rollins novel, No magic and paranormal activity like in a Larry Corriea book, only a little bit of historical mystery like in Rollins, McDermott and Cussler There was some science in the stretching machine enter Tommy that pushed limits a bit, but, no super leaps that needed me to press the okay, I believe button to get through That s far less common these days than one might think, without going to a military espionage genre and therefore a plus for this book I like a good, wild scientifically out there yarn, and, this managed to capture that while at the same time I liked the setting Kenya and the Seychelles and I Love, LOVE, LOVEed the Pelican and all the nifty toys I loved Captain Z and the crew, I even liked Movie night Though maybe not as much as other things Generally I think the book should have been longer so that there would be room for details about people, gizmos etc, to go with their history and back story Still, this is a plus for me overall Well that s basically it.It sounds bad than good but do not forget that I liked this book and I recommend this book to people who like reading Though I think it has a couple of Indie Pub blues issues I also think it can hang with books of this genre that go through the publishing mill and the super polishing edits and proof reads It s worth recommending and reading I look forward to the next book.


  2. says:

    A fun, action packed read.


  3. says:

    Would give it 2 1 2 if there was one, but I can t give it a 3 Too odd, not professionally written, and sometimes moved at good pace, sometimes slow, sometimes really jerky I got thru it because it was just interesting enough to keep me wondering how it would turn out, but I still can t figure out where it belongs Mystery Military 007 Funky romance Intrigue I wouldn t read it again, but I can t say I d tell no one to read it It just didn t work for me.


  4. says:

    On the one hand, there was not enough descriptive narrative to really get into this land and seascape so I cruised along on the surface and didn t really dig deep On the other hand, the dynamics between Butler and Tommy and the other characters were very visual, and I could easily see this book as a movie that would be both fun and entertaining I am of two minds about whether to read another, but am leaning toward a yes.


  5. says:

    This was a great read Sally begins her book with some good insights into her characters We are able to see what led up to their lives colliding There is plenty of action and suspense, but the violence is not described in graffic detail There is some swearing but not excessive I can t wait for the next installment


  6. says:

    This book gave a new meaning to the butler did it After saving a drowning man life Katherine, discover that someone is trying to kill them.Rescuing Matthew Butler and his side kick put her life on the line.This is an action packed, with murder, gunrunners and ancient treasure.A nice time had by all and a good read.


  7. says:

    While photographing deep sea creatures, Katherine becomes involved with pirates after rescuing a man escaping from the pirates Butler and his shipmates help thwart main sales to Kenya and help rescue historic valuables.


  8. says:

    1st off, the cover through me off, I expected of love story like book But once I started reading itI couldn t stop It kept my attention, made want to keep reading I LOVED IT It made me want to go out and by the next book right awayand I plan on doing it Kudos to the authors


  9. says:

    Desperately needs chapters and an understanding of basic capitalization rules Read if you need a book set in Seychelles Otherwise, expect a James Bond Dirk Pitt wannabe without the benefit of editorial help.


  10. says:

    FunThis was a fun read The romance side of it could have been developed a little or left out as it didn t add much to the story The action was fun and entertaining All in all a fun read.