It was supposed to be a vacation. That's what Denver police detective Sarah Spillman thinks when she and her boyfriend, Harris Sousen, stumble across a body by the lake near their mountain cabin. But this is no ordinary body, and Sarah can't help but investigate. What she finds is more weird than murder...
Renée Pawlish is the author of the award-winning Reed Ferguson mystery series. Look for Detective Sarah Spillman in Farewell, My Deuce, Out of the Past, Torch Scene, and The Lady Who Sang High.
THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN IN THE MOVIES
Readers' Favorite Finalist in Mystery
A wannabe private eye with a love of film noir and detective fiction.
A rich, attractive femme fatale.
A missing husband.
A rollicking ride to a dark and daring ending.
Reed Ferguson’s first case is a daring adventure, complete with a dose of film noir, and a lot of humor. With a great supporting cast of the Goofball Brothers, Reed’s not too bright neighbors, and Cal, Reed’s computer geek friend, This Doesn’t Happen In The Movies is detective noir at its best. Follow Reed as he solves crime akin to his cinematic hero, Humphrey Bogart.
What Reviewers Are Saying:
The promising kickoff to Pawlish's comic mystery series, starring far-from-perfect PI Reed Ferguson. Pawlish earns high marks for plot construction, with twists and turns naturally unfolding as Ferguson, inexperienced but not incapable, feels his way through the case. A good-humored mystery series worth following.
This is one witty, hilarious detective story that will keep the reader glued to the pages until the very end.
5 Star Review
There is little doubt that Renée Pawlish is a promising new voice to the comic murder/mystery genre. Quite noticeable...is Pawlish's adept development of the plot coupled with her ability to contrive clear, concise and playful prose with almost perfect pacing.
Norman Goldman, Bookpleasures Publisher and Editor
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Renée Pawlish is the award-winning author of the bestselling Nephilim Genesis of Evil, the first in the Nephilim trilogy, the Reed Ferguson mystery series (This Doesn't Happen In The Movies, Reel Estate Rip-off, The Maltese Felon, Farewell My Deuce, Out of the Past, Torch Scene, The Lady Who Sang High, Sweet Smell of Sucrets and the short story Elvis And The Sports Card Cheat), The Noah Winters YA Adventure series (The Emerald Quest), This War We're In, a middle-grade World War II novel, Take Five, a short story collection, Codename Richard, a ghost story, and The Sallie House: Exposing the Beast Within, a nonfiction account of a haunted house investigation.
Renée has been called "a promising new voice to the comic murder/mystery genre" and "a powerful storyteller". Nephilim Genesis of Evil has been compared to Stephen King and Frank Peretti.
Renée was born in California, but has lived most of her life in Colorado. When she's not hiking, cycling, or chasing ballplayers for autographs, she is writing mysteries, thrillers and horror. She loves to travel and has visited numerous countries. She has also spent many summer days at her parents' cabin in the hills outside of Boulder, which was the inspiration for the setting of Taylor Crossing in her novel Nephilim: Genesis of Evil.