The plot took ... twists that surprised ... The writing is solid ... an interesting voice ... set in Chicago rather than LA or the West Coast ... great feel for that city and the corruption so rife there. ... a fun read. --J.R. Tomlin blog
I read the first segment of DARK QUARRY and liked it a lot. Good hard-boiled stuff here. Some lines I'm going to have to try hard not to steal...Whatever the status of your career, you're [Fears] a pro. I hope we meet somewhere along the mean streets. -- John Lutz, mystery novelist
From the Author
When Amazon or Kindle Direct came along, I put 4 novels up at the end of December, 2010. I also copied one of the reviews I'd rec'd from the Amazon Shorts program. In 2011 I added Dark Idol and Dark Moon. Each novel takes place in a subsequent year, beginning in 1960.
During the writing of these novels, the 3 main characters, Mike Angel (age 30), Molly Bennett (24), and Rick Anthony (60) have grown and come alive to me. I know what they might say and do in every situation. This affliction happens to writers. It is a plus, believe me. I have a 5th novel in the early planning stages. I incorporate a lot of historical fiction, using real names and events from the early 1960s. I also have seduction or erotic scenes in each novel--tastefully done I would hope. Beyond that, Mike either suffers from or is blessed by the "voice" of his late father coming at critical junctures of danger or resolution. So, this would be supernatural or paranormal elements, not usually found in detective novels. Recent input from Kindle boards led me to change & enlarge the cover fonts. Though some see the images as erotica, I see only what Mike sees--good looking females, mostly undraped. Seduction is his weakness, his trap, and also an underlying sub-plot in the last 3 novels, as he moves closer to a committment with Molly Bennett, his secretary & helpmate whom he met in the first novel. I appreciate any feedback on these books. They were very fun to write, and quite a change from the academic reference books on Mark Twain that I have (and am) publishing. Good reading!