One Good Deed by David Baldacci

One Good Deed

The #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduces an unforgettable new character: Archer, a straight-talking former World War II soldier fresh out of prison for a crime he didn't commit.It's 1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole with a short list of do's and a much longer list of don'ts: do report regularly to his parole officer, don't go to bars, certainly don...

Details One Good Deed

TitleOne Good Deed
Release DateJul 23rd, 2019
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Historical, Historical Fiction, Crime, Mystery Thriller, Suspense, Audiobook, Adult Fiction

Reviews One Good Deed

  • Paromjit
    David Baldacci ventures into historical crime fiction with style with his new protagonist, Aloysius Archer, set in 1949 in the drought stricken small Southern Poca City. It begins with Archer being released on parole from Carderock prison for a crime he didn't commit and arriving in Poca with a distinct giveaway prison shuffle. He is armed with a list of things he must not do, such as don't go to bars, drink alcohol, associate with loose women, a...
  • Phrynne
    In One Good Deed Baldacci takes us back to 1949 and the town of Poca City, USA. Historical mystery no less! Is this a new direction for this author? And is this going to be a new series? I hope so because the main character, Aloysius Archer, is excellent and definitely worth following up. As the book commences he has just left prison having served a few years for a crime he did not commit. He is young, smart and good looking and probably a bit to...
  • David Putnam
    When I heard the premise of this novel I really wanted to read it. I looked forward to it. When it finally arrived in the mail I put all other books aside. The book was everything I hoped for. The historical setting, the characters, the story line, it was great. The book was headed for five solid stars.Then it started to deteriorate just a tad.First, I didn’t go for the dialogue tag all the characters used with the main character. They said his...
  • Matt
    In his latest standalone thriller, David Baldacci captivates readers while taking them on a voyage back in time. It’s 1949 and the War is over, as is the short time Aloysius Archer has spent in prison. Heading west, Archer settles in Poca City to serve out his parole. Seeking employment, Archer is approached by Hank Pittleman to help him retrieve a debt. Archer seems happy to help, as long as his parole officer considers this above board. Howev...
  • Tim
    This story is a complete and thorough literary waste. 0 of 10 stars
  • Jean
    I have read David Baldacci’s books off and on over the years. I discovered this book’s writing style is a bit different than his usual writing style.The story is a historical fiction set in 1949 in a small Southern town. The protagonist is Aloysius Archer a WWII veteran and a recent parolee. The book is interesting and well written. The plot twists and turns. The characters are interesting. I think this book would make a good series. I was le...
  • Faith
    This was my first experience with this author but, since this book is either a standalone or the start of a new series, I thought it was safe to begin here. Based on this book I am not interested in reading anything else of his. This is ersatz 1940s noir featuring Archer, a WWII veteran and ex-con. The dialogue is really horrible. No one has ever talked like these people. The police procedures are completely irrational including sharing facts wit...
  • Gary
    I really enjoyed this stand alone by author David Baldacci an d it made me realise I really must read more of his work soon. Nicely written and the 640 pages flew by as I enjoyed the twists and turns in this entertaining read. Great characters, especially the lead one Aloysius Archer who I would love to read in other books if the author decided.It's 1949 and war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on...
  • Louise Wilson
    Aloysius Archer has been released from prison, for a crime he did not commit, and sent out of the of the way to a southern town to await his parole. He's only been there for twenty four hours and he's already been in lots of trouble. He had been instructed to meet his parole officer, Ernestine Crabtree, but he gets caught up in a feud between two local businessmen when he had went into the local bar. Hank Pittleman had paid him to collect a debt ...