Reed Ferguson, noir's funniest hero, returns in another page-turning mystery!
When Reed Ferguson, Denver private investigator, receives a call from a mysterious woman seeking his help to escape her abusive husband, Reed can’t refuse, even though he’s supposed to meet his future in-laws in twenty-four hours. After all, like his hero, Humphrey Bogart, Reed is a sucker for a damsel in distress. But the woman disappears before Reed can whisk her to safety, and he feels compelled to find her. As Reed digs deeper into the woman’s identity, he discovers that her husband, a high-profile, politically ambitious attorney, has secrets of his own. Soon Reed is urgently piecing together clues that may lead to not only his missing client, but to dangerous situations he never expected. It’s a harrowing race against the hours to find the kidnappers before they harm Reed’s client or him.
Renée Pawlish's humorous crime noir novels have been downloaded over 500,000 times.
Once you start reading them, you won't be able to stop.
Great for fans who love a fast-paced, humorous read, without a lot of swearing or sex.
More Great Reviews of this private investigator series:
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.
5 star review:
Oh how I’ve missed the Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe characters that saw me with a flashlight in the dead of night flipping pages to see what happened next. Thank you Ms. Pawlish for bringing back to life this long-lost art of the detective battling against all odds and getting to the bottom of things.
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The Reed Ferguson mystery series:
• Book 1: This Doesn't Happen In The Movies (free ebook)
• Book 2: Reel Estate Rip-off
• Book 3: The Maltese Felon
• Book 4: Farewell, My Deuce
• Book 5: Out Of The Past
• Book 6: Torch Scene
• Book 7: The Lady Who Sang High
• Book 8: Sweet Smell Of Sucrets
• Book 9: The Third Fan
• Book 10: Back Story
• Book 11: Night of the Hunted
• Book 12: (coming soon)
• short story: Elvis And The Sports Card Cheat
Private Investigator Mystery Series Categories:
- Mystery Series
- Private Investigator Series
- Crime Thrillers
- Crime Series
- Private Detective Novels
About the author
Renée Pawlish is the award-winning author of the bestselling Reed Ferguson mystery series, horror bestseller Nephilim Genesis of Evil, The Noah Winters YA Adventure series, middle-grade historical novel This War We're In, Take Five, a short story collection, 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.