With the help of his Famous Detectives School students and Hilary Kendrake, his temporary secretary, Finn uncovers a deadly scheme of drug-dealing and murder—but will one of them be another victim?
Sheriff Lafe Whitecotton has a problem: sleepwalking Whisperwell Jenkins has stolen and burned some important evidence -- as well as $500 in cold cash! -- from his office and now everyone blames him for just about everything. Throw in a mysterious letter that claims that a book called THE CHINESE CHARACTER holds the clue to a murder and a doddering old detective named Tuddleton Trotter and you have the makings of one of the goldangdest Keeler novels that never made it to print! How Lafe and Tuddleton band together to solve this case is a tale only webworking Harry Stephen Keeler could have devised.
Ray Kerze hasnt been having the best time of it. His closest friends are the guys in line with him at the liquor store before breakfast. He lives in his office in the decaying heart of Detroit, and thats only because the building is so far gone, no one shows up to collect rent. An ex-cop turned private investigator, hes not so much investigating as drowning himself in whiskey and helping out other struggling denizens of downtown in his sober moments.
His life becomes a bit more interestingand, some might say, worth livingwhen a young woman shows up at his office and asks him to kill her. . . .
Shes a paying customer with nearly twelve dollars in cash, so first breakfast, and then he can figure out why the young woman wants him to do her in.
Its a novel of murder, con jobs, and just a little bit of romance, full of twists and surprises that will have you wondering about a lot more than whodunit?
It's "highly original narrative structure, consistently subordinating events to voices, allows Bailey and his readers to inhabit a series of characters that morph from cartoon tough guys and gals to people worth caring about once you get to see them from outside and inside."Kirkus Reviews
A fast-paced psychological suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding suspense, THE PERFECT HOUSE is book #3 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.
Book #4 in the Jessie Hunt series will be available soon.