A high profile Hollywood producer lies bludgeoned to death.
In the quiet upscale neighborhood of Beverly Hills, a prominent movie producer lies dead, bludgeoned to death by his own Oscar. Was it a botched robbery or something far more sinister?
Tinsel Town’s facade is rotten underneath.
What lies beneath the luxurious facade of Hollywood is a rotting immorality. Sex for hire, drug abuse, and disintegrating family values combine to ignite explosive consequences.
A half billion dollar estate is up for grabs.
A $500 million estate and everyone wants a piece. Could there be clues in the will to help private detective Anthony Carrick on his quest to uncover the murderer and stop the tabloids from unearthing the dirt?
Drug addled neophytes, nymphomaniacs and mafia all could gain.
First Feature is the first Anthony Carrick mystery. Meet this hard boiled detective as he fights against time to uncover a murder, while juggling mafia lords, drug addled neophytes, nyphomaniacs, gay counterculture, vegan hippies and tinsel town’s dark side in the midst of his own personal turmoil.
I really enjoyed this book. As I’m a lover of mysteries, this book was entertaining and fun read for me. Anthony Carrick is a private investigator, hired by a major studio to uncover a prominent producer’s death before the media gets involved and starts revealing all the sordid details of the producer’s life. With minimal clues to go on, Carrick begins questioning the obvious suspects. With each suspect, Carrick finds himself falling deeper and deeper into the crazy life of the recently deceased producer. From hookers to lawyers to the mob, Carrick finds himself immersed in a world he’d sooner forget.
Anthony Carrick is a smart-ass, and I love it. His sarcasm actually suits him through and through. He’s rough around the edges, snarky, and clever. When it comes to investigating he seems real old school and enjoys not having to play by the same rules as the police. But despite Carrick’s smart-alecky ways, he has a heart of gold and has a soft spot for true love, his dog Pirate and his daughter Aibhilin. He’s also a starving artist, and investigative work is how he pays the bills. In the book Carrick speaks of a showing at an art gallery that he has set up at the end of the month. I would like to know how the showing would have gone.
But the mystery itself is pretty intriguing. The mystery unfolds slowly and the obvious suspect isn’t always so obvious. As Carrick follows up on each lead, you are drawn more and more into this Hollywood world of drugs, sex, and degradation. You honestly don’t know what is going to happen next or where the tale is going to go. The story is gritty, and engaging, and keeps you guessing up until the very end. With a colorful cast of eccentric characters, Blacker delivers a beautifully crafted and classic whudunnit. So if you love a good mystery, go pick it up! Great book!
And stay tuned because Jason was gracious enough to grant me an interview and agreed to a giveaway of First Feature! So check back within the next week or so for the interview/giveaway!
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