This week's book is a light detective novel by Harris Tobias. It's a fun read. Each chapter reads like a short story but they are all interwoven to present a larger story. There is a link to my review later on in this blog entry. Check that out.
THE GREER AGENCY
An exciting new approach to detective novels, 15 interconnected short stories
involving a different kind of private eye.
The Greer Agency is 75k words of gritty detective fiction presented in 15
separate but connected stories. The reader follows the development of private
detective Mike Greer, the only PI in the Altoona, PA phone book. It’s tough to
make a living in a decaying old railroad town, but with the help of an
anonymous benefactor, Greer lands some interesting cases—cases that he
solves with guts and determination. Throughout the stories, his budding
romance with Susan grows. Eventually they realize they are right for each
Readers will find Mike Greer an accessible everyman with luck, pluck, smarts
and a host of interesting friends. He finds his way into and out of problems
large and small. Greer narrates the stories in a refreshing and original voice.
Each story has its own plot and can stand on its own but, as the book
progresses, the mysteries pile up and the plots get more complex until the
explosive last story.
Mike Greer is a protagonist with a low tolerance for bullshit and an easy
touch for the emotional pleas of the downtrodden. He works alone and
struggles against an uncaring world. But throw no pity party for the man, he
will have none of it. His melancholy is tightly wrapped inside his tough guy
exterior, and pity just bounces off as he walks away, down the dark sidewalks
of Altoona into the next story.
Now available in print and e-book format from All Things That matter Press:
or from from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Greer-Agency-Harris- Tobias/dp/098425949X
You can read what others are saying about The Greer Agency by clicking here.
To learn more about Harris Tobias, The Greer Agency and his other exciting novels, you can go here, here, or here.