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One Mans Paradise (Kevin Corvelli #1) ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☁ One Mans Paradise (Kevin Corvelli #1) Author Douglas Corleone – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk One Mans Paradise YouTube Meet Llewellyn James Henneberry commercial fisherman yodeller homespun philosopher husband and father And the creator of a very strange museum A story One Man's Paradise eBoo One Mans Paradise YouTube Meet Llewellyn James Henneberry commercial fisherman yodeller homespun philosopher husband and father And the creator of a very strange museum A story One Man's Paradise eBook by Douglas Corleone One Man's Paradise by Douglas Corleone Kevin Corvelli Mystery Series Book Thanks for Sharing You submitted the following rating and review We'll publish them on our site once we've reviewed them by on September OK close Write your review eBook Details St Martin's Publishing Group Release Date One Mans PDF/EPUB or April ; Imprint Minotaur books; ISBN ; Language One Man's Paradise Corleone Douglas One Man's Paradise won the Minotaur First Crime Novel Award I'm not the slightest bit surprised as the writing is top notch as is the wit Douglas Corleone so elouently portrays In fact the sarcastic humor throughout had me laughing out loud every few pages Being that I normally read graphic mysteries and thrillers I wasn't sure what to expect with this one but I can assure you One Man's Paradise | kent unceasingplay One Man's Paradise mixes sea going adventure humour and great humanity to tell the story of this extraordinary 'ordinary' man who has spent most of his life hunting the largest fish in the sea halibut tuna swordfish and shark The North Atlantic Ocean is harsh and unforgiving not most peoples' idea of paradise But seen through Lewie's eyes it becomes a magical place where we catch a One man's paradise Book WorldCatorg Get this from a library One man's paradise Douglas Corleone Corvelli blames himself for failing a client who was killed in prison after being wrongfully convicted In an effort to make a new start he relocates to Hawaii where his first client is a law CM Magazine One Man's Paradise One Man's Paradise John Brett Director John Brett and Kent Martin Producers Montreal P National Film Board of Canada min VHS Order Number C Subject Headings Henneberry Llewellyn James Fishers Nova Scotia Sambro Biography Grades and up Ages and up Review by Luella Sumner excerpt I'm a fisherman right? That's my living and if you One Man’s Paradise | Mystical Paths One Man's Paradise There is a folk saying; one man's paradise can be another man's hell After meeting with this visitor at the Kotel yesterday I really understand that saying I put tefillin on him and we spoke He is an elderly American who retired from running an old folk's home in New York State He bought a house in a jungle area of One Man’s Paradise | Bearly One Man's Paradise Emasculated January bearly Comments “When I consider that the cougar the panther lynx wolverine wolf bear moose dear the beaver the turkey and so forth and so forth have been exterminated here I cannot but feel as if I lived in a tamed and as it were emasculated country ” Henry David Thoreau Standard One Man's Paradise Note to Self New One man's outdoor paradise in Deerfield NH New S mall clay houses tiny castles mini lighthouses and dwarf cliff dwellings landscaped with mosses ferns bark and stones line the half mile long wooded driveway that leads to Bluefields Farm in Deerfield Near the center of this acre parcel of land potter Al Jaeger has created his own secluded paradise on earth When he bought this property in it was totally wooded He tented in Coolio Gangsta's Paradise One Man Band cover This video is unavailable Watch ueue ueue.


10 thoughts on “One Mans Paradise (Kevin Corvelli #1)

  1. Giovanni Gelati Giovanni Gelati says:

    Right off the bat I want to put out there that this novel is the winner of the Minotaur BooksMystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award I know you read the jacket or the summary of the story and it is another novel about another lawyer Ho hum The surprising part of the whole thing is that it lives up to its award and the central character Kevin Corvelli esuire is actually a very fun guyThe story for Corvelli picks up with him in Hawaii after he lost a high profile case in NYC and it turns out his client was innocent and was killed while in jail He leaves NYC in disgrace and goes to Hawaii to continue being a lawyer but on a simpler scale and with no murder cases and no media attention What he receives is something different The storyline and the tension Douglas Corleone creates throughout the novel are excellent If I didn’t mention that he had won the award you would not have known this is his debut novel He crafts a microcosm that is engaging fun and filled with a narrative for a lawyer that is very refreshing The redemptive aspect of the novel is very enticing as you watch a trained shark try to rehabilitate himself It made me think of the sharks in Finding Nemo once they smelled blood what was he going to do? I want to share a little bit of the novel with you so you have a small sampling of the techniue and style Douglas Corleone has “All things considered I’ve had relatively little to smile about in my career Financial success did not bring with it the happiness I thought it would Outside of Milt I did not sustain a single friendship that lasted past my move Not a single colleague adversary or client has bothered to keep in touch I stand here lonely in a courthouse corridor envying a client charged with possession and sale of ice I have no choice but to ask ‘Turi why are you always smiling?’ He points toward the glass door leading outside ‘The sunbeams are beating down trying to break in Brah the sun is shining The birds are singing The waves are hitting the shore The land it’s mine And it’s waiting for me just outside that door’ I nod my head looking past him to the outside world I wish just for a moment I could completely comprehend” One Man’s Paradise held all the elements for me that a great mystery could and should The excellent narrative by Douglas Corleone of what was going through the mind of Kevin Corvelli made the novel much than it could have been He totally took it to another level with this hook The surrounding cast he creates with Jake Flan helps to flesh things out and gives us reason to bond with the story and the circumstances I totally enjoyed the novel for its uick action excellent plot engaging characters and the many twists and turns that are coming at you fast and hard to the very end I don’t hesitate to say pick this novel up I don’t know if he wrote this on the beach in Hawaii but it certainly is an excellent read for the beach or poolside it has a little something for everyone in it Put it in your Goodreads –to read list and give it go Also please go back to our archives and check out his guest post; it is excellent New news from the man himself Douglas Corleone; he has a contract for two novels in the series great news and the next one titled Night Of Fire will be released Spring 2011; can’t wait What are you reading today? Check us out and become our friend on Facebook Go to Goodreads and become our friend there and suggest books for us to read and post on You can also follow us on Twitter Book Blogs and also look for our posts on Did you know you can shop directly on by clicking the Gelati’s Store Tab on our blog? Thanks for stopping by today; we will see you tomorrow Have a great day


  2. Stuart Stuart says:

    This is a great read start to finish A uniue and surprisingly likable protagonist great Hawaiian flavor and an edge of the seat thriller


  3. Lisa Lisa says:

    Douglas Corleone's debut novel follows the misadventures of Kevin Corvelli a hot shot criminal defense attorney who moves from New York City to Honolulu after losing a high profile murder case In Hawaii Kevin hopes to start fresh but he can't get away from criminal defendants who need his help including a young man charged with the murder of his ex girlfriend One Man's Paradise is a stereotypical legal thriller in that it features a murder case that's complicated than it first appears impossibly high stakes great risks a lot of drinking a young white and beautiful female murder victim and a middle class white guy venturing into a criminal underbelly populated almost entirely by people of color Another legal thriller stereotype every woman who is mentioned for than a sentence just so happens to be a bombshell with the exception of Kevin's receptionist Kevin's main love interest a Hawaiian native is racially exoticized at times and it really really really bothered me when as they're hooking up a few hours after they first meet Kevin thinks things like how glad he is that the love interest doesn't set sexual boundaries or express any uncertainty about how far she wants to go Here's the passage There is no pretense She refrains from offering me the usual drivel She doesn't say “I never do this on the first date” or push away my hands until I try a second time She allows it all to happen without hesitancy assuring us only pleasure with complete freedom from guilt and second guessingThe scene makes it clear that for a woman to do anything other than provide full and uneuivocal access to her body for a stranger she's having sex with for the first time even just to ask her partner to wait for a moment till she's ready for something during a sexual encounter is drivel Dude I think the author has a daughter Is that really the example he wants to put out there for her of what a desirable woman should be like? I know the author is a Goodreads author and he might read this and think that this critiue is totally uncalled for and too personal but I'm serious There is something really deeply problematic in that scene It's a bad example for females Hell it's a bad example for males in terms of suggesting to them what behaviors they're supposed to find desirableOkay but aside from all that I was entertained I was I admit it I was entertained and the next day I went to the library for another Kevin Corvelli book Beneath the machismo and the problematic stuff there was something charming about the writing I think it was the main character constantly reminding himself to look things up on the internet and then in one scene realizing that he actually knows nothing because he's become so dependent on the internet Or maybe it was his comically self centered preoccupation with paying off his law school loans which made me giggle because it was a clever caricature of the widespread law school loan pandemonium Or maybe it was that as exoticized as the love interest was she had some substance to her too I don't know There was something appealing about it So that was my experience of this book Basically a solid legal thriller if you are willing to read around the stereotypes I listed in the second paragraph


  4. Kathleen Smith Kathleen Smith says:

    First let me say that this book takes place in Hawaii and is the authors debut NovelSince he is living in Hawaii there is a sense of realism to the story Words both hawaiian and pidgin are bantered about in a Hawaiian way Not how we think it is but how it truly is Loved it like being homeCharacters were strong and easy to follow Open for Novels The protagonist was not a perfect man but with flaws making him believableI loaned the Arc to a friend who is an avid Mystery reader and picky I know that it was good enough to pass her critiue Great read


  5. Karen Karen says:

    Great story which kept me guessing until the end I am looking forward to attorney Kevin Corvelli's next adventure


  6. Kathy LeJeune Kathy LeJeune says:

    Excellent read my first book from Douglas Corleone He is now one of my favorite authors


  7. LJ LJ says:

    First Sentence They pawed at each other against the black backdrop of night the restless Pacific waters purring at their feetNew York Attorney Kevin Corvelli has given up life in the Big Apple A man he rather carelessly defended and was sentenced for murder died in prison He was also innocent Corvelli has come to Hawaii thinking he’ll no longer practice criminal law but only handle misdemeanors His new landlord has different ideas and Corvelli finds himself defending a young New Jersey man accused of murdering his girlfriend determined not to have another innocent man go to prison The killer has different ideas This was a bit of a mixed bag for me Corleone did create a lot of characters Some were interesting and developed them well while others were not The voice created for Kevin is one of metaphors sarcasm and self deprecating humor all of which I enjoy “I let go of the kayak’s leash and the kayak immediately starts to float back to shore It’s no doubt as frightened of me as I am of it” Kevin’s excessive drinking in spite of the “reasons” for it and breaking of his own ethical rules made the character unappealing someone about whom I came to care less the I read The emphasis given drinking for both Kevin and his landlord Jake became almost annoying For those secondary characters left undeveloped I was occasionally confused as to who they were What worked very well was Corleone’s attention to detail Corleone has an eye for detail and description presenting Hawaii from the eyes of someone newly arrived His experience as an attorney is evident The information on legal process and procedure was interesting without ever seeming analytical I do love a good courtroom scene and these were very good The story overall was exciting and at times very suspenseful with Unfortunately I did identify the killer early on in spite of a couple red herrings and very good plot twists Even so the ending was very effective The book did win Minotaur BooksMystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award for 2009 While credible I always take such accolades with a grain of salt At the end of the day it comes down to whether I liked it and would read another book by the author I did think the book was good but definitely not great and would probably a second book by Mr Corleone but he’s not yet going on my “must buy” list More law less alcohol pleaseONE MAN'S PARADISE Legal Thriller Kevin Corvelli Hawaii Cont – Good Corleone Douglas – 1st book Minotaur Books ©2010 US Hardcover – ISBN 9780312611583


  8. Jeffrey Baird Jeffrey Baird says:

    One Man’s Paradise by Douglas Corleone is the second book I received from Minotaur Books; the first was Paul Dorion’s The Poachers Son which I reviewed a few weeks ago They must be doing something right over there because this book was even better than Dorion’s and you know how much I loved that one Kevin Corvelli is a disgraced New York lawyer finding refuge on the island paradise of Oahu After blowing the last big case he had in New York Corvelli has sworn off felony cases convincing himself that misdemeanors will give him all the work he needs Unfortunately his landlord Jake has other ideas and sets Corvelli up with a murder case soon after he opens up shop Corleone’s writing is fast and his plot enthralling Legal thrillers are not my usual fare but this book reached across the aisle and pulled me in He doesn’t bog the reader down with legal jargon or technical bull shit One Man’s Paradise is mostly action with a good dose of wit Readers will love the believably flawed Kevin Corvelli who never fails with his constant cynicism Between the New York gangsters Hawaiian gangsters beautiful woman and a bumbling Texas lawyer there is never a shortage of entertaining characters This is a uick fun read that will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you begging for John Grisham better watch his back because Douglas Corleone has the potential to be a great name in the legal thriller genre


  9. Nick Stika Nick Stika says:

    Tremendous book Loved the story loved the setting and loved the style I look forward to reading Kevin Corvelli adventures


  10. Susan Roden Susan Roden says:

    Saw Knives Out at the movies the other night and told a friend it reminded me of an Agatha Christie mystery This novel falls in the same genre an easy read decent mystery discoveries at the very end some humor and definitely entertainingNothing earth shattering but good entertainmentThis story is told in the first person which I personally like because the author is relating the train of thought of his character You never get this in a movie unless the movie is narratedThoughts of the characters are so vital to how they act imho The only instance I can think of where the movie mirrors the book is Being There starring Peter Sellers His character had no thoughts to relate so no narration was necessaryAnyway for a decent mystery that is easy to read in an interesting setting Hawai'i I suggest this novel


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10 thoughts on “One Mans Paradise (Kevin Corvelli #1)

  1. Giovanni Gelati Giovanni Gelati says:

    Right off the bat I want to put out there that this novel is the winner of the Minotaur BooksMystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award I know you read the jacket or the summary of the story and it is another novel about another lawyer Ho hum The surprising part of the whole thing is that it lives up to its award and the central character Kevin Corvelli esuire is actually a very fun guyThe story for Corvelli picks up with him in Hawaii after he lost a high profile case in NYC and it turns out his client was innocent and was killed while in jail He leaves NYC in disgrace and goes to Hawaii to continue being a lawyer but on a simpler scale and with no murder cases and no media attention What he receives is something different The storyline and the tension Douglas Corleone creates throughout the novel are excellent If I didn’t mention that he had won the award you would not have known this is his debut novel He crafts a microcosm that is engaging fun and filled with a narrative for a lawyer that is very refreshing The redemptive aspect of the novel is very enticing as you watch a trained shark try to rehabilitate himself It made me think of the sharks in Finding Nemo once they smelled blood what was he going to do? I want to share a little bit of the novel with you so you have a small sampling of the techniue and style Douglas Corleone has “All things considered I’ve had relatively little to smile about in my career Financial success did not bring with it the happiness I thought it would Outside of Milt I did not sustain a single friendship that lasted past my move Not a single colleague adversary or client has bothered to keep in touch I stand here lonely in a courthouse corridor envying a client charged with possession and sale of ice I have no choice but to ask ‘Turi why are you always smiling?’ He points toward the glass door leading outside ‘The sunbeams are beating down trying to break in Brah the sun is shining The birds are singing The waves are hitting the shore The land it’s mine And it’s waiting for me just outside that door’ I nod my head looking past him to the outside world I wish just for a moment I could completely comprehend” One Man’s Paradise held all the elements for me that a great mystery could and should The excellent narrative by Douglas Corleone of what was going through the mind of Kevin Corvelli made the novel much than it could have been He totally took it to another level with this hook The surrounding cast he creates with Jake Flan helps to flesh things out and gives us reason to bond with the story and the circumstances I totally enjoyed the novel for its uick action excellent plot engaging characters and the many twists and turns that are coming at you fast and hard to the very end I don’t hesitate to say pick this novel up I don’t know if he wrote this on the beach in Hawaii but it certainly is an excellent read for the beach or poolside it has a little something for everyone in it Put it in your Goodreads –to read list and give it go Also please go back to our archives and check out his guest post; it is excellent New news from the man himself Douglas Corleone; he has a contract for two novels in the series great news and the next one titled Night Of Fire will be released Spring 2011; can’t wait What are you reading today? Check us out and become our friend on Facebook Go to Goodreads and become our friend there and suggest books for us to read and post on You can also follow us on Twitter Book Blogs and also look for our posts on Did you know you can shop directly on by clicking the Gelati’s Store Tab on our blog? Thanks for stopping by today; we will see you tomorrow Have a great day

  2. Stuart Stuart says:

    This is a great read start to finish A uniue and surprisingly likable protagonist great Hawaiian flavor and an edge of the seat thriller

  3. Lisa Lisa says:

    Douglas Corleone's debut novel follows the misadventures of Kevin Corvelli a hot shot criminal defense attorney who moves from New York City to Honolulu after losing a high profile murder case In Hawaii Kevin hopes to start fresh but he can't get away from criminal defendants who need his help including a young man charged with the murder of his ex girlfriend One Man's Paradise is a stereotypical legal thriller in that it features a murder case that's complicated than it first appears impossibly high stakes great risks a lot of drinking a young white and beautiful female murder victim and a middle class white guy venturing into a criminal underbelly populated almost entirely by people of color Another legal thriller stereotype every woman who is mentioned for than a sentence just so happens to be a bombshell with the exception of Kevin's receptionist Kevin's main love interest a Hawaiian native is racially exoticized at times and it really really really bothered me when as they're hooking up a few hours after they first meet Kevin thinks things like how glad he is that the love interest doesn't set sexual boundaries or express any uncertainty about how far she wants to go Here's the passage There is no pretense She refrains from offering me the usual drivel She doesn't say “I never do this on the first date” or push away my hands until I try a second time She allows it all to happen without hesitancy assuring us only pleasure with complete freedom from guilt and second guessingThe scene makes it clear that for a woman to do anything other than provide full and uneuivocal access to her body for a stranger she's having sex with for the first time even just to ask her partner to wait for a moment till she's ready for something during a sexual encounter is drivel Dude I think the author has a daughter Is that really the example he wants to put out there for her of what a desirable woman should be like? I know the author is a Goodreads author and he might read this and think that this critiue is totally uncalled for and too personal but I'm serious There is something really deeply problematic in that scene It's a bad example for females Hell it's a bad example for males in terms of suggesting to them what behaviors they're supposed to find desirableOkay but aside from all that I was entertained I was I admit it I was entertained and the next day I went to the library for another Kevin Corvelli book Beneath the machismo and the problematic stuff there was something charming about the writing I think it was the main character constantly reminding himself to look things up on the internet and then in one scene realizing that he actually knows nothing because he's become so dependent on the internet Or maybe it was his comically self centered preoccupation with paying off his law school loans which made me giggle because it was a clever caricature of the widespread law school loan pandemonium Or maybe it was that as exoticized as the love interest was she had some substance to her too I don't know There was something appealing about it So that was my experience of this book Basically a solid legal thriller if you are willing to read around the stereotypes I listed in the second paragraph

  4. Kathleen Smith Kathleen Smith says:

    First let me say that this book takes place in Hawaii and is the authors debut NovelSince he is living in Hawaii there is a sense of realism to the story Words both hawaiian and pidgin are bantered about in a Hawaiian way Not how we think it is but how it truly is Loved it like being homeCharacters were strong and easy to follow Open for Novels The protagonist was not a perfect man but with flaws making him believableI loaned the Arc to a friend who is an avid Mystery reader and picky I know that it was good enough to pass her critiue Great read

  5. Karen Karen says:

    Great story which kept me guessing until the end I am looking forward to attorney Kevin Corvelli's next adventure

  6. Kathy LeJeune Kathy LeJeune says:

    Excellent read my first book from Douglas Corleone He is now one of my favorite authors

  7. LJ LJ says:

    First Sentence They pawed at each other against the black backdrop of night the restless Pacific waters purring at their feetNew York Attorney Kevin Corvelli has given up life in the Big Apple A man he rather carelessly defended and was sentenced for murder died in prison He was also innocent Corvelli has come to Hawaii thinking he’ll no longer practice criminal law but only handle misdemeanors His new landlord has different ideas and Corvelli finds himself defending a young New Jersey man accused of murdering his girlfriend determined not to have another innocent man go to prison The killer has different ideas This was a bit of a mixed bag for me Corleone did create a lot of characters Some were interesting and developed them well while others were not The voice created for Kevin is one of metaphors sarcasm and self deprecating humor all of which I enjoy “I let go of the kayak’s leash and the kayak immediately starts to float back to shore It’s no doubt as frightened of me as I am of it” Kevin’s excessive drinking in spite of the “reasons” for it and breaking of his own ethical rules made the character unappealing someone about whom I came to care less the I read The emphasis given drinking for both Kevin and his landlord Jake became almost annoying For those secondary characters left undeveloped I was occasionally confused as to who they were What worked very well was Corleone’s attention to detail Corleone has an eye for detail and description presenting Hawaii from the eyes of someone newly arrived His experience as an attorney is evident The information on legal process and procedure was interesting without ever seeming analytical I do love a good courtroom scene and these were very good The story overall was exciting and at times very suspenseful with Unfortunately I did identify the killer early on in spite of a couple red herrings and very good plot twists Even so the ending was very effective The book did win Minotaur BooksMystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award for 2009 While credible I always take such accolades with a grain of salt At the end of the day it comes down to whether I liked it and would read another book by the author I did think the book was good but definitely not great and would probably a second book by Mr Corleone but he’s not yet going on my “must buy” list More law less alcohol pleaseONE MAN'S PARADISE Legal Thriller Kevin Corvelli Hawaii Cont – Good Corleone Douglas – 1st book Minotaur Books ©2010 US Hardcover – ISBN 9780312611583

  8. Jeffrey Baird Jeffrey Baird says:

    One Man’s Paradise by Douglas Corleone is the second book I received from Minotaur Books; the first was Paul Dorion’s The Poachers Son which I reviewed a few weeks ago They must be doing something right over there because this book was even better than Dorion’s and you know how much I loved that one Kevin Corvelli is a disgraced New York lawyer finding refuge on the island paradise of Oahu After blowing the last big case he had in New York Corvelli has sworn off felony cases convincing himself that misdemeanors will give him all the work he needs Unfortunately his landlord Jake has other ideas and sets Corvelli up with a murder case soon after he opens up shop Corleone’s writing is fast and his plot enthralling Legal thrillers are not my usual fare but this book reached across the aisle and pulled me in He doesn’t bog the reader down with legal jargon or technical bull shit One Man’s Paradise is mostly action with a good dose of wit Readers will love the believably flawed Kevin Corvelli who never fails with his constant cynicism Between the New York gangsters Hawaiian gangsters beautiful woman and a bumbling Texas lawyer there is never a shortage of entertaining characters This is a uick fun read that will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you begging for John Grisham better watch his back because Douglas Corleone has the potential to be a great name in the legal thriller genre

  9. Nick Stika Nick Stika says:

    Tremendous book Loved the story loved the setting and loved the style I look forward to reading Kevin Corvelli adventures

  10. Susan Roden Susan Roden says:

    Saw Knives Out at the movies the other night and told a friend it reminded me of an Agatha Christie mystery This novel falls in the same genre an easy read decent mystery discoveries at the very end some humor and definitely entertainingNothing earth shattering but good entertainmentThis story is told in the first person which I personally like because the author is relating the train of thought of his character You never get this in a movie unless the movie is narratedThoughts of the characters are so vital to how they act imho The only instance I can think of where the movie mirrors the book is Being There starring Peter Sellers His character had no thoughts to relate so no narration was necessaryAnyway for a decent mystery that is easy to read in an interesting setting Hawai'i I suggest this novel

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