Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone
(Max Mingus Thriller)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



There was nothing waiting for ex-cop Max Mingus when he walked out of Attica Prison after serving hard time for murder—his adored wife died in a car crash while he was locked up. Now Miami's one-time top detective is haunted by an empty house, bad memories . . . and an impossible job offer for obscenely good money. Three years ago, Charlie Carver, the five-year-old son of a powerful Haitian billionaire, vanished. His father is offering Max $15 million to bring the boy back—or, at the very least, to find his body and deliver his abductors.

Max knows he should turn this case down. There's no way the kid is still alive, and pursuing his ghost means plunging headfirst into Haiti, a steaming island hotbed of crime, greed, voodoo, and corruption. And the three detectives who preceded Mingus are all dead . . . or worse. But Max has nothing left to lose—even if his investigation stirs up a murky evil that can swallow a man whole . . . and leads him to the soul-destroying truth about a terrifying local myth, a child-stealing nightmare called "Mr. Clarinet."


About Nick Stone

See more books from this Author
Nick Stone is the author of Mr. Clarinet, winner of the Crime Writers' Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger in 2006 and both the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel and the Macavity Award in 2007. He lives in London and Miami with his family.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 466 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Mr. Clarinet

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Set in Haiti, this debut thriller talks and talks the talk, but forgets the walk.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Mr. Clarinet (Max Mingus Thri...

Savannah Now

By the time Max comes to the end of his journey in Haiti Stone has managed to work in several major plot twists, including completely flipping one character's role halfway through the book, and you'll be glad you took the trip with Max to find out exactly who Mr. Clarinet is and what happened to ...

Oct 21 2009 | Read Full Review of Mr. Clarinet (Max Mingus Thri...

Reader Rating for Mr. Clarinet

An aggregated and normalized score based on 33 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review