Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Man in 3B

Meet Darryl Graham, or as his new neighbors call him, The Man in 3B. Darryl’s new to the Jamaica, Queens building, but from day one he’s made quite an impression on his neighbors. 

Best-selling author Carl Weber returns with The Man in 3B, an explosive drama that has almost as many twists and turns as The Stelvio Pass, in Italy.

The Man in 3BDrawing from his years of experience Weber utilizes his typical flair to create lifelike characters with extreme care & accuracy. And The Man in 3B is no exception. The main character(s) featured in this mysterious tale include: Daryl, he has a down-to-earth personality and is irresistibly attractive with swag to match. He is new to the Jamaica Queens apartment building and a bit of a mystery to the neighbors who are in awe of him and seek to be in his presence on a daily basis. Connie, is an unsatisfied, unhappy overweight wife struggling to fix her crumbling marriage to Avery – after a few one-on-one sessions with Daryl, she begins to question if her marriage is even worth saving.  Benny, a teenager on the vague to adulthood gets caught up in his fascination with Daryl, and looks to him as a role model. But this new found relationship has him faced with challenging uncertainties. Krystal is a blast from Daryl’s past. Their reunion has her debating her choices – and as her past and present worlds collides – her loyalty to her current man is also uncertain. And then there’s Avery, Connie’s husband – the king of selfishness and emotional cruelty. His greed is his sole focus. He has literally tossed his wife aside and no longer desires to be with her, that is, until he notices the amount of time she’s spending with the new neighbor.

In this suspenseful drama, the first-person POV narrative duties are shared by four of the aforementioned main characters, along with Nancy the unofficial 109th Street anchorwoman of gossip and long standing member of the Jamaica Queens Stoop Crew – aka the official gossips of the apartment building. Assisting Nancy are two of her trusty sidekicks – her investigative reporter, Lily and her weather girl, Bertha. The women of this New York block manage to keep loads of drama stirred-up and spread more gossip than the National Enquirer could ever hope to do.  This captivating mystery is quite intriguing, yet light-hearted enough to provide the reader with sheer entertainment.

Daryl Graham is an adorned charismatic man, who is irresistible to women and is envied by most of the men – he has something everyone wants – and in an effort to get it – they willingly gravitate to him like moths to a flame.  Everything seems to be going well, until someone is murdered, and everyone becomes a suspect.

In this page turner of a whodunit, betrayals and plot twists run rapid with some rather shocking results…The Man in 3B, with all of it’s fascinating conspiracies and character-driven suspense, is quite engaging. Weber’s talented writing skills and gifted storytelling expertly nudges readers through an unfolding mystery, until he ultimately steers them to an utterly shocking finale that will satisfy an avid reader’s palette.


The Man In 3B by Carl Weber
Genre: Fiction | Hardcover: 336 pages
Publication Date: January 29, 2013
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-1455505265

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