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Shoot the Moon: A Crag Banyon Mystery (Volume 7) Paperback – July 6, 2015
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About the Author
Jim Mullaney is the author of over 30 books, as well as comics, short stories, novellas and opinion pieces. His work has been published by New American Library, Gold Eagle/Harlequin, Marvel Comics, Tor and Moonstone Books. The first paperback of his Red Menace ebook action-adventure series will be released to bookstores in spring 2013 by Moonstone. He is also author of the comic ebook Crag Banyon Mystery series. One of the Crag Banyon mysteries, Devil May Care, has been nominated for the 2013 SHAMUS award for best Indie P.I.
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James is an talented and prolific writer, and you should buy all his works of farts, I mean arts. I first enjoyed his writing in Warren Murphy's and Richard Sapie's Destroyer series. If I could write as well as he can, these stories tumbling around in my nrain would already be best sellers!
His Crag Banyon series is a tongue in cheek look at the hapless detectives of the 1950's, or so I assume since I wasn't yet created then. The books are incredibly well written, chock full of humor and puns, and some snide remarks about out country today and life in general.
This is classic Craig Bunion, I mean Crag Banyon, a smart-assed detective who gets through his cases by sheer luck alone in appears. It's funnier than hell, and I read Devil May Care (A Crag Banyon Mystery Book 2) so I should know! James has a very descriptive manner of writing which makes the humdrum hilarious. I look forward to reading more of James' work in the future.
You should buy all of his books, or if you're unsure, buy one, and read it. You'll enjoy it so much that you'll get them all.
When Banyon is hired to find the stolen Gypsies' Bible and one of his employers is brutally murdered just minutes before he's to question her, he knows it's going to be a tougher case than he thought. What follows is a non-stop race through a surreal landscape of gypsy prophecies, wild magic, exploding buses, werewolves (and worse) the occasional demon, and one narrow escape after another. And though it all, Crag Banyon, with only his wits, his guts, his .38, and the burning desire to live long enough to make it back to his local bar and tie one on, has to stop a conscienceless killer from slaughtering people like cattle.
Apart from being a good detective novel, this book, as all the Crag Banyon series, is filled with Jim Mullaney's trademark irreverent humor. Mullaney doesn't mind walloping a sacred cow or puncturing a gasbag for laughs, and he does it to good effect. Banyon's wit is as quick as his gun hand, and he knows how to use them both. Banyon is the only completely sane person in the madhouse world that he inhabits, and he's keenly aware of the absurdity of everything around him.
Bottom Line - Good stuff, again. Hell, I'd buy it in hardback. I hope Mullaney can write a hundred more of them, and l can be first in the queue to get 'em as they come out.