Book: Dead Wood (John Rockne Mysteries Book 1) by Dan Amescategories: Book, Noir, Pulp, Hardboiled, Vigilante Justice, Private Investigator, Thriller, Suspense, Kidnapping, Murder Mystery
Dan Amesabout this book: John Rockne is a disgraced ex-cop working as a private investigator in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. When a woman who builds custom guitars is murdered, Rockne is hired to find her killer. He quickly becomes the target of a violent ex-con. And the case is soon linked to Rockne's own dark past.
DEAD WOOD is the first book in the bestselling and award-winning John Rockne Mystery series. Other books includes HARD ROCK, COLD JADE and LONG SHOT.
A #1 Hardboiled Crime Novel
• "Ames is a sensation among readers who love fast-paced thrillers." — Mystery Tribune
• "From its opening lines, Daniel S. Ames and his private eye novel DEAD WOOD recall early James Ellroy: a fresh attitude and voice and the heady rush of boundless yearning and ambition. Ames delivers a vivid evocation of time and place in a way that few debut authors achieve, nailing the essence of his chosen corner of high-tone Michigan. He also deftly dodges the pitfalls that make so much contemporary private detective fiction a mixed bag and nostalgia-freighted misfire. Ames' detective has family; he's steady. He's not another burned-out, booze-hound hanging on teeth and toenails to the world and smugly wallowing in his own ennui. This is the first new private eye novel in a long time that just swept me along for the ride. Ames is definitely one to watch." — Craig McDonald, Edgar-nominated author
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