Cricket Dawes lies dead in a parking lot.
An explosive corporate dossier is in the wind.
The company will stop at nothing to get it back ...
The cops think it was a routine mugging gone bad; Winchester just wants the dossier to prove the local nuclear plant is dangerous; and Walter Hadley, Cricket’s boss and lover, you’d think would be upset, but if his company and wife were to learn the truth ...
All the pieces are there, but Rafferty can’t complete the puzzle. So ... continue with the case and the screwballs involved or tell Winchester to shove it?
Either way, she’ll still be dead, and Rafferty might not stop the looming environmental catastrophe, but at least he might be able to find out who really killed Cricket Dawes.
And make them pay.
In the tradition of the best pulp thrillers, POOR DEAD CRICKET is the third book in the Rafferty: P.I. mystery series.
Rafferty’s a Dallas P.I. and an ex-cop who spent enough time on the streets to understand how things work.
He may quote Latin occasionally, smoke too much, and be a cynical sonofabitch, but when the shit hits the fan and you need someone you can trust, you’ll be glad you called Rafferty.
If you take your mysteries hardboiled, drizzled with pulp, and an extra helping of wise-cracking tough talk, you’ll love Rafferty: P.I.
Buy POOR DEAD CRICKET today and continue the series readers are saying is “... on my list of great private eye writers along with Kinky Friedman, Elmore Leonard, and Lawrence Sanders.”
Praise for Rafferty: P.I.
“If you like Parker’s Spenser, or Robert Crais’ Elvis Cole you should love the Rafferty series.” - Mark A. Johnson.
“Sometimes it seemed W. Glenn Duncan's Texas P.I. Rafferty had a rule for everything, but the fact remains that most of them were a hoot. And, of course, a further irony is that "Rafferty's Rules" is, in fact, an Australian football term for "no rules at all.” - Thrilling Detective Website
“I have all of the Rafferty titles in my collection. I've gotten rid of a lot of stuff over the years, but the Rafferty books are a mainstay. I think they're terrific!” - Paul Bishop - Author of LIE CATCHERS
“Duncan truly captured the pure essence of the definitive smart-ass private eye in his character Rafferty. Take part Sam Spade with a little Mike Hammer, mix in some Spenser and you have an awesome character.” - Cliff Fausset
“At first sniff, it may smell like Spenser with a cowboy hat, but take a good whiff: W. Glenn Duncan's Dallas, Texas private eye RAFFERTY was actually a blast of fresh air in what was rapidly becoming a glut of sensitive, soul-searching, overly politically-correct cookie cutter P.I.s in the late eighties. Of course, it helps that Dallas ain't Boston.” - Kevin Burton Smith