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by Pushkin Vertigo, 28 July 2016. ISBN
978 1782 272 458
Joe is an ex Marine and former
FBI agent whose experiences working for those organisations almost destroyed
him.He has managed to pull himself back
from the brink and now lives with his eighty year old mother whilst working as
a private detective out of New York City.
gets his assignments from McCleary.A
former private investigator in his 60s, McCleary tries to forget his loneliness
by hard talking and drinking.Joe is
given the task of finding a 13-year-old daughter of State Senator Votto.The girl has been missing for six months but
now Votto thinks he has lead and has asked McCleary to help him because he
doesn't want the police involved.
follows is anything but cosy; as Joe investigates the case he puts himself and
many of those around him in peril.
fast moving 92 page crime mystery novella is action packed and highly
readable.It will appeal to those who,
like me, enjoy hard-boiled thrillers in the style of Chandler and delicious
frightened even the hardest men to have their fingers snapped, and in a fight,
like a dance, you often held hands.”
Ames has written several other novels as well as television shows and movies.
Reviewer: Dorothy Marshall-Gent
Jonathan Ameswas born 23 March 1964 in New York City. He attended Columbia
and Princeton University. He is a novelist, essayist, creator of the beloved TV series Bored to
Death and Blunt Talk, and is celebrated not only for his comic sensibilities
and devotion to the absurd but for his lurid attraction to inner demons. He
lives in New York.
Dot Marshall-Gentworked in the
emergency services for twenty years first as a police officer, then as a
paramedic and finally as a fire control officer before graduating from King’s
College, London as a teacher of English in her mid-forties. She completed
a M.A. in Special and Inclusive Education at the Institute of Education, London
and now teaches part-time and writes mainly about educational issues. Dot
sings jazz and country music and plays guitar, banjo and piano as well as being
addicted to reading mystery and crime fiction.