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Death Is Overrated Professor Thomas Payne didn t intend to wind up dead on his caving vacation to Wales, and in truth he wasn t the victim But proving his identity to the police becomes tricky after they pull his passport off the body and conclude the deceased is Dr Payne, no doubtThings go from bogus to baffling when a mysterious phone call at the crime scene leads to the arrest of the young scientist His fate seems sealed when the victim s fingerprints match the professor s work visa and his employment records disappear altogether A tart tongued American with no identity looks like a pretty good patsy to the detectives eager to close the case Being accused of killing himself presents the brooding inventor with an interesting puzzle, but taking time to solve it from jail will threaten his deadline to file a patent worth millionsIntervention by the smitten police captain s sculptress daughter frees Thomas to search for clues to prove his innocence before his invention goes up for grabs So, it s off around the UK with Terri, one jump ahead of the authorities and his estranged sociopathic father, a lapsed Quaker who may be the real killer One slip and claustrophobia will be the least of his problemsThomas journey soon becomes as much about healing his troubled past as recovering his present self Along the way, he ll battle betrayals by his envious staff, romance the rebellious artist, and suffer harrowing misadventures at historic sites in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales Travel even to find yourself was never so perilous



10 thoughts on “Death Is Overrated

  1. Olga Miret Olga Miret says:

    Death Is Overrated by Jeffrey PerrenPhysicists, Caves, Murders and Mynah BirdsMost of us have watched a large number of crime mystery thriller stories Fewer of us but quite a number have also read many books on this genre, from Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie to the new craze for Scandinavian authors We all like to think we can spot who the killer is a


  2. Viviane Crystal Viviane Crystal says:

    Professor Thomas Payne looks down at a body that other people are claiming is him a very dead man with brutal marks that indicate foul play ThePayne insists the body is not him, thehe seems to be getting himself into deeper trouble He is taken to the local jail and the inquiring police officer believes he is the murderer, albeit the fact that missing evidence i


  3. Teresa Teresa says:

    If you like mysteries you should give DEATH IS OVERRATED a try It is set in the UK and includes everything a good mystery should have When you think you understand who the killer is or why the person was killed, something happens and you re lost again The reader is kept guessing until the end, just like an Agatha Christie mystery The author has managed to create wel


  4. Sheri Sheri says:

    Death Is Overrated Jeffrey Perren Professor Thomas Payne American is off on vacation to Wales and finds himself in a strange predicament The police believe he is dead, they even find his passport, work visa and identification With the help of the police captain s daughter Terri, she helps spring him from jail, risking her life to try to help him solve this crime As they


  5. Literary Chanteuse Literary Chanteuse says:

    Thomas Payne is the kind of sleuth that is born out of necessity and lucky for his keen intellect he has the makings of a successful one Cleverness and a sharp wit get him into and out of several situations on a regular basis throughout the story keeping the pace brisk Showing sides of a tormented past bring him down to earth and make him that muchappealing Terri, the attract


  6. Babus Ahmed Babus Ahmed says:

    A marvellous and witty mystery written with humour and very engaging When a body is found by a bunch of cave explorers the local constabulary have a puzzle on their hands as their prime suspect claims to be an American citizen by the name of Dr Thomas Payne but the passport found on the body bears the same identification So who is the actual murder victim and why was he killed Fat


  7. Jenna Jenna says:

    A mistaken identity The protagonist Thomas Payne the Physicist was misunderstood by the police for being dead Apparently, his passport was found on the dead body who happened to fell down from the cliff Planted by someone who s objective was to cause havoc in Thomas Payne s life.In order for Payne to get out of the police radar, he has to solve the puzzling mystery And why his passport


  8. Shirley Shirley says:

    Refreshing mystery This novel wasabout the accused murder , his past, his life and his future, than it was about solving the mystery of who done it I would especially recommend it to readers who don t think they like murder mysteries because the plot doesn t follow a typical mystery template


  9. Janice Janice says:

    Jeffrey Perren has weaved a breathtaking, suspense filled tale equal to that of literary classics, whose authors could write engaging tales and didn t have to rely on tiresome expletives and nauseating grunge Perren s novel should be the new benchmark If you are a discriminating person of dignity and integrity and enjoy a well crafted tale, don t let this one escape you.


  10. Y. Correa Y. Correa says:

    Hmmm The best way to describe Death is Overrated, what could that be insert thinking face here I m going to have to say that it s reminiscent of vintage murder mysteries It s the game of Clue, meets Sherlock Holmes, meets Agatha Christie However, not nearly as good sorry to say.Following is a bit of the premise Professor Thomas Payne, an archeologist slash scientist goes caving in Wales, when all of


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