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The Pleasure Principle. This book is a work of the imagination set in a real but fictionalized place. Some of the locations are actual; many are inventions, adaptations, or amalgamations

The Pleasure Principle. St. Martin’s Minotaur New York. Printed in the United States of America. Some of the locations are actual; many are inventions, adaptations, or amalgamations. All of the characters are fictitious: Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is entirely a matter of coincidence.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Provincetown police detective Frank Coffin had been a well-respected Baltimore homicide detective

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Provincetown police detective Frank Coffin had been a well-respected Baltimore homicide detective. But when he started having panic attacks at crime scenes and fainting at the sight of corpses.

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Jon Loomis is an American poet and writer. He is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Vanitas Motel, his first book of poetry, won the 1997 annual FIELD prize in poetry. He is also the author of the Frank Coffin mysteries set in Provincetown, MA. 11 posts. Jon Loomis isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but they do have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from their feed.

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Provincetown police detective Frank Coffin had been a well-respected Baltimore homicide detective

Loomiss crime debut showcases a fantastic mix of nail-biting suspense and sharp, dry wit in this insiders look at life-and death-on Cape Cod.

Jon Loomis (born 1959) is an American poet and writer. Vanitas Motel (1998), his first book of poetry, won the 1997 annual FIELD prize in poetry. He is also the author of the Frank Coffin mysteries set in Provincetown, MA, High Season (2007) and Mating Season (2009), both from St. Martin's Minotaur. The third book in the series, Fire Season, was released on July 17, 2012.

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Loomis (The Pleasure Principle, 2001, et. writes with warmth and wisdom, auguring well for further Coffin .

Loomis (The Pleasure Principle, 2001, et. writes with warmth and wisdom, auguring well for further Coffin adventures.

Provincetown police detective Frank Coffin had been a well-respected Baltimore homicide detective. But when he started having panic attacks at crime scenes and fainting at the sight of corpses, he was forced to pack it in and go home to Cape Cod, where the most gruesome crimes confronting P'towns five year-round cops were usually break-ins, bicycle thefts and domestic disputes.

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Cogelv
Having grown up on hard boiled detectives, I expect my heros to be 2 parts Sam Spade, 2 parts Harry Callahan and 1 part Sherlock Holmes. However, Frank Coffin isn't any part of those characters. Instead, he is a realistic depiction of someone who has lived a tough life doing a tough job. Coffin has a "history" that dates back to his days on Baltimore, PD. At crime scenes, he has flashbacks and panic atacks every time he investigates a new victim. Although this behavior might make you think he is weak, actually, it makes him perfectly human. In fact, I don't think I would want to know someone who could look at a murder victim and not be sickened.

But for me, the main character in the story, and the reason I read it in the first place, is not Frank Coffin. It is actually (in my mind) the town where the action takes place - Provincetown, MA. Having vacationed at the Cape for over 20 years, I think the author has captured the spirit and character of the locals very well. He makes it perfectly plausable that there would be tension between the real estate developers and the old time residents. Over the 20 years we have been going there, P'Town had evolved, and not necessarily for the better.

Like Donna Leon's books centered in Venice, Italy and Chris Grabenstein's books written with a New Jersey Shore flavor, Loomis has delivered an excellent novel that provides a well written story with a wonderful sense of place (my favorite type of mystery).

If you like crisp writing, a good plot, 3 dimentional characters and more than a few plot twists, you will enjoy High Season.
RED
From 1970 to 1980 I owned a house with four apartments in Provincetown. Before that and up to this day I still think of P'Town as my favorite town in the world and visit it as often as possible. I try to read books that feature the town. So it was that I read "High Season" by Jon Loomis. He has caught the flavor and the character of the town better than a number of other writers who have tried to encapsulate it. He uses some real places and some easily recognizable fictional places as well as recycling a lot of actual familiar town family names. There are a lot of laughs in the book.
In this mystery he creates interesting and eccentric characters, has a smooth, no-nonsense narrative style, and knows how to engage his readers and tell a good story. The police detective protagonist Frank Coffin seems real and believable because he has flaws and foibles as do his cast of characters. A series of murders keeps the reader and Coffin off balance.
Here's a character talking about Coffin: "He's a nonlinear thinker--jumps around from A to R to Z and back to F until he gets the whole picture. It works, but it's like watching a bear peeling a grape."
An influx of guppies and yuppies have tried to gentrify what is a unique bit of Americana. P"town has suffered from over development. This becomes a major element in the story. The backdrop of the story involves a group of pro-development vultures. But the plot calls for a level of suspension of disbelief that is beyond the pale; the ending, however, is very suspenseful and exciting with two separate villains and three people figuratively tied to the tracks. It's a fun ride with a great town faithfully portrayed in the foreground.
Whitemaster
The first installment in the Coffin series, this book was delightfully entertaining. Loomis fleshes out his characters not only with uniquely hilarious detail, but humanizes them through the comforting realities of their morose and often psychotic tendencies. With moral concepts pleasantly askew, it becomes difficult to truly dislike any members of p-town's estranged population - a perfect formula for mystery in this fast paced who done it style tale of tall ships, sex, money and... lobster racing?

A revitalizing first addition to an increasingly overly serious genre, this book is often more than just a fun read, subtly employing the aesthetic skill apparent in the author's previously published books of poetry. One can hardly wait to see what myriad of trouble coffin will be infiltrating next.

edit: I couldn't help but read this book a second time. Good replay value.
Cordaron
Get lost in PTown. This was such a great read. I feel like I have met these characters and they are part of my family.
Gavinranadar
There's nothing like a mystery with a strong sense of place. Jon Loomis' High Season, set in Provincetown, manages to feature both the town and Frank Coffin as its two main characters. Coffin, a cop and the main character, both belongs and doesn't belong in Provincetown. As protaganists in police procedurals go, he's as engaging as they come. And Provincetown, which I have never visited, comes across as a vibrant and complicated city on the verge of many changes.

While Loomis' mystery is set in the location of Provincetown, the motivation for the crime committed in this novel will resonate for readers throughout the United States. If I say more, I'll give it away. Like Carl Hiaasen, Loomis takes a unique location and digs up its dirt.

I stayed up late to finish this novel, which I don't do much anymore. But when I finished, I was sorry to see it end. I'd grown quite attached to Coffin, to his coworker, Lola, and to the nefarious Uncle Rudy who was always lying in the weeds.
Dianazius
I couldn't put this book down - great story line(s).
It kept me captivated. Well worth the read for a first
time writer of fiction.
Stonewing
He does protest... Another adult afraid to grow up...it gets old. Let's hope the next improves. An ok mystery. An ok picture of Provincetown. A good start.
High Season download epub
Mystery
Author: Jon Loomis
ISBN: 0312367694
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Minotaur Books; 1st edition (September 18, 2007)
Pages: 304 pages