Drum roll, please :)… I am delighted to announce the release of the third book in my Reed Ferguson mystery series:
The Maltese Felon
When an attractive female client begs Reed Ferguson to find her prize-winning Maltese show dog stolen from her back yard, Reed suspects he may be channeling Ace Ventura: Pet Detective rather than his hero, Humphrey Bogart. It sounds like a simple case, but things take a dangerous turn and Reed discovers that man’s-best-friend can attract some decidedly unfriendly characters!
The Maltese Felon is available at Amazon.
A Great Mystery Series
If you haven’t read the Reed Ferguson mystery series, you are missing out. People liken Reed to a male Kinsey Millhone (from Sue Grafton’s Alphabet series), Guy Noir (from Garrison Keillor’s radio show) and more.
And in honor of the release of The Maltese Felon, the first book in this mystery series, This Doesn’t Happen In The Movies, is FREE Tuesday and Wednesday (April 24th and 25th). If you’ve been hesitating to try this series, now is your chance to get started with the first one!
This Doesn’t Happen In The Movies
I enjoyed this one very much, likely because Renee has a deft touch with the genre. Her style is not to hammer the reader over the head, but rather to use subtly and light touches of humor appropriate to her story and wonderful references to old movies. But underneath all that there is a serious story with surprising plot twists. Her subtle touch and sound mechanics make for a nice flow and a smooth pleasurable read.
What a great story! Renee captures the feeling of the old film noir detective films and brings it in to the modern world. Reed is charming and witty and has a sense of decency, just like Bogie in The Big Sleep, Reed’s favorite movie.
If you enjoy the Alphabet Series with Kinsey Millhone by Sue Grafton, you will enjoy Reed, written brilliantly by Renée Pawlish. Reed reminds me of a younger, male Kinsey as he narrates throughout the book.
Reed Ferguson is a likeable fellow with a knack for getting himself in trouble. Both characteristics make this story a fun read complete with quirky characters and exciting plot twists. A modern day mystery complete with feds, damsel in distress and a cadre of dastardly villains, not to mention a delightful touch of noir. If you’re looking for a good detective series, this is the right place to start.
FREE – A Great Mystery With a Touch of Noir
I blog about film noir because I love the genre and it’s been delightful to use old noir movies in my books. If you like a good mystery and old movies, you’ll get a kick out of this series. Check out these books and tell your friends.
And More! The Reed Ferguson Omnibus!
If you read This Doesn’t Happen In The Movies and you’re hooked, or if you want to buy the whole series, you can get all three mysteries (This Doesn’t Happen In The Movies, Reel Estate Rip-off, and The Maltese Felon) plus a Reed Ferguson short story (Elvis And The Sports Card Cheat) in one ebook for a great deal: $7.99! If you buy these separately, it will cost more than $11.00, so this is a steal!
Get A Reed Ferguson Omnibus from Amazon.
So don’t miss out – get all the books in this great mystery series today!