The Hearse Case Scenario

Cockey s new mystery finds Hitch up to his ears in murders, and the latest clues point to a Balti nightclub Following his nose, Hitch uncovers a host of nefarious goings on as well as some downright strange characters, including a felonious artist, a Miles Davis wanna be, an Ida Lupino look alike, and one very irritated dance instructor Put them all together, throw iCockey s new mystery finds Hitch up to his ears in murders, and the latest clues point to a Balti nightclub Following his nose, Hitch uncovers a host of nefarious goings on as well as some downright strange characters, including a felonious artist, a Miles Davis wanna be, an Ida Lupino look alike, and one very irritated dance instructor Put them all together, throw in a bag full of cash and an incriminating Polaroid, and you have another surefire, humor laced hit from one of the freshest voices writing in the mystery world today.
The Hearse Case Scenario Cockey s new mystery finds Hitch up to his ears in murders and the latest clues point to a Balti nightclub Following his nose Hitch uncovers a host of nefarious goings on as well as some downright s

  • Title: The Hearse Case Scenario
  • Author: Tim Cockey
  • ISBN: 9780786889952
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Hearse Case Scenario”

    1. Tim Cockey’s third book in his ‘Hearse’ series, the 2002-published THE HEARSE CASE SCENARIO, is a very funny tale of undertaker Hitchcock ‘Hitch’ Sewell’s investigation of a local murder.I thought I knew who the murderer was, changed my mind, changed it back, and not once was I right. A part of what makes a great mystery is this: a story where you can’t guess the ending.The story starts with Hitch’s friend Lucy appearing at his funeral home and telling him she just killed her boy [...]

    2. Man, this dude can write. He’s got a snappy noir humor thing I don’t think I’ve seen anywhere else. Good mystery too.

    3. Plenty well-enough written to be five stars within its genre, but I knocked it down a peg because its lack of pretension to be other than a pleasant time passer. Not that there's anything wrong with that, mind you; I've read many worse.This a fun, breezy, fast-moving modern mystery set in Baltimore (the detective went to Frostburg University, a small school in the frozen tundra of western Maryland which is also my wife's alma mater!) involving the mythical NBA team the Baltimore Blues. Now, this [...]

    4. This is the third (and our third) in the five-book “Hearse” series by Tim Cockey. The first two were rather light-hearted mysteries, featuring Hitchcock Sewell, an undertaker who apparently has most of his days free to play amateur sleuth while his aunt mostly runs the funeral parlor. In “Scenario”, while there is still plenty of humor and zippy one-liners, the plot per se, with at least three murders to solve, is way too convoluted, with virtually each chapter highlighting a different [...]

    5. Tim Cockey- The Hearse Case Scenario (2002) 1.75 StarsHitchcock Sewell is doing his job as an undertaker, making arrangements for a funeral, when he receives the strangest phone call. Shrimp Martin, a local bar owner, calls to tell Sewell that he has been shot by his girlfriend, a close friend of Sewell’s. Shrimp is brought to the hospital and ends up getting murdered while staying there. Now his friend is wanted for murder and he must try to find evidence that she did not do it. He doesn’t [...]

    6. #3 in the Hitchcock Sewell series. "2003 Lefty Award; Finalist 2003 Barry Award for Best Novel"Baltimore mortician Hitchcock Sewell series - Hitchcock Sewell, Baltimore's wisecracking mortician/sleuth, sets out to exonerate his hapless childhood friend, Lucy, accused of murdering her low-life boyfriend, Shrimp Martin. Sure, Lucy shot him, but she wasn't the one who killed him. Hitch's search begins with Shrimp's nightclub and the cast of characters who worked there the captivating, no-nonsense s [...]

    7. Not as good as the last two novels featuring Hitchcock Sewell, amateur detective in his spare time and funeral parlor director the rest of the time. We find in this novel a friend of Hitch being accused of murder but Lucy is one unlucky girl and a bit of a simple girl too. There is plenty of people who wanted her boyfriend dead but she's the most convenient suspect since she shot him. An intricate plot that takes way to long to gel, too much of zany Julia, bad guys that are more cartoon than bad [...]

    8. This is the 3rd in Tim Cockey's series about Hitchcock Sewell, co-owner of a funeral home in Baltimore with his aunt Billie. Reminiscent of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series in that quirky, comical things happen the Hitch. I also liked that I knew the places he talked about - the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, Canton, Hunt Valley. I've thoroughly enjoyed all of this series, wish he'd write more.

    9. This is the third one that I've read. I like the unusual occupation of the main character — undertaker — and his personality in general. This was an interesting story and kept my attention. I think that the characters are well drawn and the book flows. I'm certain this will not be the last one in this series that I'll read.

    10. Another great mystery in the Sewell case. So many twists and turns and side plots that I really had no clue whodunit until the last few pages. Really enjoyed the introduction of the Pete Munger character and the relationship/mentorship/teamwork with him and Hitch. Hope to see the character again in the next mystery in the series.

    11. "Apparently I was the first person Shrimp Martin called after Lucy Taylor shot him." I love a good first line and this one had me giggling. But then you have to know that Hitchcock Sewell, the narrator, is an undertaker.Read the rest of my review here: mostlyfiction/sleuths/cock

    12. When Hitch's longtime friend is charged with the murder of a local nightclub's owner, She goes into hiding and takes Julia with her. With the help of a local PI in the midst of a midlife crisis, Hitch searches for the real killers in jazz clubs and at Blues games. Another good Hitchcock Sewell tale; this mystery better than the last, I think.

    13. so i really like these books! the narrator/main character is such a smart aleck that it keeps you laughing. of course i love crime dramas so the plot keeps up your interest throughout. bonus is that it's set in baltimore and i am relating with each location/bit of information in his descriptions. perfect fast beach/airplane read!

    14. If you can get past the pun and a main character (an undertaker, ergo the silly puns in this series) with the sexual morals of a house fly, this is a fast, funny mystery set in a Baltimore funeral establishment. Cockey pulls in local television news reporting, pro basketball, and the tricky world of financing restaurants.

    15. Enjoyable mystery series. Protaganist is an undertaker. Not an intellectual read by any means, but if you're looking for something soft that will keep the pages turning, good books (anything by Tim Cockey).

    16. If your like me, and need a read once in awhile to put a smile on your face, this "punny" series will do the trick. Hitch, his ex-wife and the colorful characters/the hot spots/low spots of his hometown Baltimore, then pull up a stool at the Screaming Oyster Saloon.

    17. His books seems to be just a bit too long. They are funny and we did meet a new character called Pete Munger. One of Hitch's friends is accused of murder and he is out to prove they are innocent. Just a bit too long.

    18. This book is so much fun! The best part is the zesty, snappy, smart dialogue. The main character is Hitchcock Sewell, a mystery-solving undertaker. The story never lags, and was both humorous and suspenseful. I am hooked now, and plan to enjoy the full series.

    19. This is another one loaned to me by my co-worker. Finished this in a few short bursts over a few days. Laugh out loud funny! Well written; I never even guessed whodunnit. I'll have to go back and read the rest of these.

    20. Hitchcock Sewell is up to his ears in murder, and has to deal with a group of very colorful characters to solve this one. Delightful, light mystery series.

    21. like the totally grumpy P.I. and the sexy singer, although I know I shouldn't be rooting for the breakup of the P.I.'s marriage.

    22. This book was really dull. It picked up slightly through some parts but for the most of it I had a lot of trouble paying attention.

    23. I enjoyed the first two mysteries in Cockey's "Hearse" series, but this one is really dragging for me. I'm in "grave" danger of quitting at about the 1/3 mark!

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