Book: Rigor Mortis (The Dex Morneau Series Book 1) by Jeni Deckercategories: Book, Crime, Thriller, Humor, Michigan, Noir, Suspense, Fiction, Pulp, Detective, Mystery
Jeni Deckerabout this book: This is book one in the Dex Morneau crime series, which takes place in Michigan. Excerpt:
...let me introduce myself before we go any further.
My name is Declan Morneau - Dex for short. If I look in the mirror, what stares back is a long-haired heap of sinew and gristle with too few clients and too much drinking time on his hands. He's comfortable in his own skin, uncomfortable around anyone else's - tired, apathetic, and generally resigned to both due to his propensity toward circumspection.
As a consequence of the aforementioned lack of clients, I supplement my private detective work as a process server. Thanks to the generosity of our slave-owning forbearers, all citizens of these fine United States have the right to be duly informed of being summoned. Sounds good on paper, but you can't sprinkle powdered sugar on that steaming pile and expect it to go down any easier.
From as far back as I can remember, I've had this weird quirk where I see people and emotions in color. I have no idea why and frankly I don't care. Sometimes it helps me figure people out, sometimes it just confuses things.
Carla Danning is yellow. Which is interesting, since yellow is a universally accepted signal for caution. Sometimes she takes on an amber resonance, a bit of brown filters in just below the yellow, which to me indicates an underlying darkness. She's short of stature with an incongruously large presence and a tendency toward crassness at inopportune moments. It's hard to ignore the woman, even if you want to.
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