Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Michael Charles Messineo, iBilly Allmon, iKathy L Wheeler / Kae Elle Wheeler, iKarin Fleischhaker-Griffin, iDiane Hundertmark, iLinda LeBlanc, iAudrey Coatesworth, i

  Home > Historical Fiction > Books Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Dan McNeil

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· 2 Titles
· Add to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: May, 2009

Dan McNeil, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Can't Buy Me Love
by Dan McNeil   

Share this with your friends on FaceBook
Books by Dan McNeil
· The Judas Apocalypse
                >> View all


Historical Fiction

Publisher:  Pulse Type: 


Copyright:  Sept. 12, 2012

See larger image

Download to your Kindle (eBook)
Dan McNeil Author

Four aging bank robbers attempt to rob a New York bank during the hour the Beatles performance on the Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964.

The Beatles' first performance in the U.S. was a milestone in American pop culture and the beginning of the British Invasion. For many of the 73 million people tuned in to watch, it was a life-changing experience. In fact, there is an urban legend that says that in the hour they performed on that February night in 1964, not a major crime was committed in New York City.

Or was there?

Meet Sonny Carter, an aging bank robber just recently released from prison after a 25-year stretch for bank robbery. Unrepentant, Sonny is determined to finish what he started back in '39: knocking over New York City's prestigious Hudson National Bank and Trust Company. It's not gonna be easy, though. Banks are a whole lot tougher than they used to be, and the members of his old gang are just about ready for the retirement home. And if that wasn't enough, adding insult to injury is the fact that the stool pigeon responsible for Sonny's lengthy incarceration is now the president of the very bank he wants so desperately to hit. This time, however, Sonny has a plan that just might prove to be foolproof, thanks to two unlikely sources: a sexy bank employee with secrets and a shady past, and the four unsuspecting mop tops from Liverpool about to make their historic American debut on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Can't Buy Me Love is a lighthearted suspense novel featuring four ex-cons who plan and execute a five-million-dollar heist. In one night, these partners in crime face conflict with New Jersey mobsters, unexpected love, loss, and bittersweet triumph during one of the most important eras in American Rock & Roll history.

Professional Reviews

A highly recommended read
Can't Buy Me Love is a witty, mysterious, suspenseful story with characters (even the bad guys) that are funny as hell. There's something for everyone in this book---especially if you're a Beatles Fan, and even if you're not, you will absolutely enjoy the way Dan McNeil has taken real life events in that time period and weaved them into the story, with a behind the scenes look at what took place before the Beatles' historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. This book has intrigue for the thriller reader, a mystery for the sleuth-type reader and a love story to satisfy all readers who want some love in their books, shaping this book into a well-rounded read.

Dan McNeil draws you into Sonny Carter's up-for-another-bank-job world from the beginning and will leave you riveted to the book until you're finished. It's one of those books that you can't put down.

I like all the characters, not just the main characters because even the secondary characters were three-dimensional and likeable (I have a soft spot for Morrie and I know you will too, once you read his journey in the book).

This book would make a great movie. I could picture Jason Statham playing Sonny.

Great Read
I read this in 2 days, couldn't put it down. Absolutely a great story with the a moment in history as a backdrop. I think it would make a great movie. Great job, hope Dan has more stories to tell.

Can't Buy me Love
A thrilling read from beginning to end. I was totally hooked. I've also read Judas Apocalypse by Dan McNeil and I can't wait for the next book. Keep 'em coming!!!

Want to review or comment on this book?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Popular Historical Fiction Books
  1. The Adventures of Bubba Jones
  2. The Ohana
  3. Tom Ugly
  4. Aram
  5. Tutankhamen Speaks
  6. Forever Faithful
  7. The Unlikely Heroine - book ii
  8. Silent Destiny
  9. The King and the Widow: One Thousand and O
  10. I, Walter

Of Such Is The Kingdom Part III, A Novel of the early Church & Roman E by James Becher

This is the sequel to the previous edition and to "Parts I & II, A Novel of the Christ and the Roman Empire." It employs those characters who were still alive at the end of Part II..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.