The Low End of Nowhere (Streeter Mystery)

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This gritty and witty noir mystery by a real-life Denver private eye is "tough, authentic, and right on the money" (Robert B. Parker). Hired by a blonde bombshell of an advertising executive, Streeter is soon in over his head in a job with plenty of dirty money at stake.

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Shamus Award Nominated Writer Michael Stone started his career as a newspaper reporter, working as a correspondent for The Dallas Morning News and winning awards for his investigative journalism, before becoming a private detective in Denver. He used that experience to powerful effect when he became a crime fiction novelist. Stone’s blockbuster series of thrillers began with The Low End of Nowhere, which introduced bounty hunter Streeter, the tough-guy-with-a-tender-heart tracking down terrifying criminals on the streets of Denver. The smashing debut earned Stone praise from Robert B. Parker and other crime fiction legends...and snagged him a coveted Shamus Award nomination for best novel from the Private Eye Writers of America. The book was quickly followed by A Long Reach, Token of Remorse, and Totally Dead, each a uniquely-authentic and explosive mystery packed with the author’s real-life experience. Stone’s series of crime noir fiction is both darkly-funny and deeply-gritty...and rates as some of the most original and cutting edge work in the mystery genre.

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Con artists pop up everywhere in this solid first adventure for a Denver bounty hunter named Streeter. Soon after he foils a gorgeous advertising woman's scheme to cheat her insurance company, Streeter finds the woman, Story Moffatt, at his door. She wants him to trace the big bucks hidden by her drug-dealing boyfriend before his demise in a fiery car crash. The boyfriend's lowlife lawyer smells the money, too, but his sexy, street-smart "paralegal" has her own agenda. So do two eerie enforcers named Soyko and Romp, who enjoy indulging their violent tendencies. Streeter must race all these tricksters and sociopaths to the money, while a possibly bent cop follows him. First novelist Stone, a Denver PI himself, keeps all this together with an unexpectedly sure hand. Streeter takes the the stereotypical Tough Loner act to the limit until Story punctures his self-conscious facade, calling it a loser's cover. With that out of the way, this new hero lightens up nicely, rounding out his muscular debut as a tough and sometimes funny protagonist.
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