Torch Scene

Renee Pawlish
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From the author of This Doesn't Happen In The Movies, a Readers' Favorite Finalist in Mystery, comes another great crime caper with a dose of humor and an homage to classic film noir!

Torch Scene

Denver private investigator Reed Ferguson is between cases when a​ house​ fire threatens to consume ​the home of his girlfriend​,​​ Willie​​. The police think it's arson, and they look to​ Willie - the owner of the building - as​ the logical suspect. ​Worse yet,​ when a body is found in the charred third​-​floor apartment, the police think Willie is the killer. Reed hops into action to clear her name, but as his own list of suspects grows, so does the danger. Can Reed find the culprit who committed murder, or will his investigation go up in flames?

The latest installment in the Reed Ferguson mystery series is sure to keep readers riveted until the final page.

Praise for the acclaimed first novel in the Reed Ferguson mystery series, THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN IN THE MOVIES:

Kirkus Reviews on 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.

Readers' Favorite:
This is one witty, hilarious private 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 

 

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
• short story: Elvis And The Sports Card Cheat

 

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About the author

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, 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.

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Publisher
Renee Pawlish
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Published on
Jul 17, 2014
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Pages
211
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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