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Product Details

  • Paperback: 174 pages
  • Publisher: All Things That Matter Press (March 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098425949X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984259496
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,431,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Harris Tobias lives and writes in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is the author of several unpublished novels and hundreds of short stories. His fiction has appeared in Ray Gun Revival, The Calliope Nerve, Literal Translations and other obscure publications. You can find links to his fiction at: http://harristobias.blogspot.com/

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Harris Tobias lives and writes in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is the author of several novels and hundreds of short stories. His fiction has appeared in Ray Gun Revival, The Calliope Nerve, Literal Translations, FriedFiction and other obscure publications. You can find links to his fiction at: http://harristobias.blogspot.com/

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The Greer Agency is plot driven with colorful characters and clever dialogue.
Michael Collins
What Tobias has given us is a group of characters we can relate to (even if we sometimes dislike them).
Clayton Bye
It is perfect for readers who want to relax, sit back, and enjoy what they're reading.
Steven R. Lindahl

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Su Co on August 30, 2010
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This book is such a relaxing pleasure to read; each chapter is a case as a short story strung together with no graphic sex or violence, likable human characters, AND enough info to figure out 'who done it'. It is so nice to be right once in a while yet just when you think it is written to formula, Tobias puts in an unexpected twist.

I do wish that when a case is solved he would at a little more detail to the why and how. Also not start the next chapter with the results of the last case but that is of no consequence if you are reading straight through.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clayton Bye on September 20, 2010
Format: Paperback
Title: The Greer Agency
Author: Harris Tobias
Publisher: [...]
Date Published: March 15th 2010
ISBN: 9780984259496
Format: Paperback
Length: 174 pages
Genre: Crime/Detective fiction

Reviewer: Clayton Bye
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The Greer Agency is one man: private detective Mike Greer. He refers to himself as an ordinary guy, just one of the thousands of small businesses who struggle to make a living every day. But maybe he's not so ordinary. When given a chance to elevate the class of clientele he serves, Greer shows a remarkable ability to intuit solutions to all kinds of problems, just by talking to people he knows (Altoona, PA is his home town, after all) or people who have some relation to the case at hand. This terrific opportunity ends with the pudgy, 40 something detective not only elevating his earning power and status, he also gets the girl and gets in shape. Now, if he could just figure out who's trying to kill him...

Harris Tobias has written 15 detective stories about The Greer Agency. These stories are tight, smooth, inventive and a joy to read. No pretension here. No angst. What Tobias has given us is a group of characters we can relate to (even if we sometimes dislike them). And as his aging hero forays into the underbelly of a slowly dying railroad town, if we pay attention--you and I, we might just notice that the line between criminal and the everyday man or woman is awfully slim and often blurred. What I also noticed is how comfortable Mike Greer is in his own skin: he has little difficulty deciding which actions he can live with and what he just can't stomach.

I think The Greer Agency is a damn fine book. Tobias doesn't try to be Spenser or Spade.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martha A. Cheves on August 16, 2010
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"Millionaire found bludgeoned, lover held," the headlines screamed, or something to that effect. I read some of the articles and it all came back. Sikes, heir to an old Philly family fortune was found murdered by his homosexual lover, Oscar Boss. Boss was found unconscious at the scene, covered in blood. He was arrested, tried, and convicted after a sensational trial that made the newspaper publishers happy for months. Boss had no defense. He admitted to breaking in to the house, he was high on a variety of drugs and, worst of all, his fingerprints were all over the murder weapon, a heavy candelabra. Boss maintained his innocence throughout. He claimed he had a witness, a woman fleeing the scene. The mysterious woman was never found, although the DNA of several women were found in and around the mansion.

Michael Greer is a private eye in the town of Altoona, PA. He keeps an office in back of a strip mall church called, Church of the Rising Son. The pastor Alphonse Brown, or just Pastor Al to his friends, isn't your ordinary run of the mill pastor. He runs AA meetings, weight watcher meetings, group therapy sessions and any other group that allows him to make money on the side. By being involved in these groups, there isn't much that goes on in Altoona that gets past Pastor Al and this usually works to Mike's advantage when it comes to his cases, as in the case of the Sikes murder. Without a nudge from Pastor Al and him telling Mike who he should talk to, an innocent man would have been put to death. Of course the bonus that went along with his finding the truth gave him a push too.

One of the first things I found while reading The Greer Agency was that it was different. Very different.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven R. Lindahl on April 26, 2010
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Mike Greer starts each morning with coffee and peach pie at the Regal Cafe. When I was reading "The Greer Agency" I could almost taste that pie because Harris Tobias's writing is just as fun and sweet. "The Greer Agency" is a light detective novel about an underpaid, but honest PI who knows how to throw a sucker punch when he needs to.

The novel is structured as a series of short stories with each chapter having its own beginning, middle, and end. But the characters also grow and change throughout the book, especially in the last few chapters where Greer's conflict with Altoona PA's drug running crime syndicates is detailed.

Tobias's characters are as light and fun as the plot is, but that doesn't mean they are not full and real. Each voice is unique. I loved getting to know Brother Al and Susan, the waitress, but the minor characters were just as much fun. Tracy, Susan's tattoo covered sister was a particular favorite of mine.

"The Greer Agency" reminded me of a well written TV series, only smarter. It is perfect for readers who want to relax, sit back, and enjoy what they're reading. (Steve Lindahl - Author of Motherless Soul)
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