Fall has arrived in New England, and private investigator Drew Patrick is looking forward to football, pumpkin pie, and hot apple cider. If he survives his next case.
When Cynthia and Jeffrey Holland hire Drew to find their missing daughter, he doesn’t expect to be plunged into the middle of two murder investigations. Drew soon finds himself on the trail of a contract killer, and searching for who hired the assassin to carry out the murders.
Then the body of a third woman connected to the case washes up on a California beach. As Drew digs deeper into the connections between the three women, he uncovers a secret that lands him the crosshairs of a notorious Boston crime boss.
Drew is determined to stop the killer before he strikes a fourth time, but only if he can avoid being taken out himself.
If you like Robert B. Parker’s Spenser, Robert Crais’ Elvis Cole, and James Patterson’s Michael Bennett, you won’t be able to put down hard-boiled detective Drew Patrick in this gripping crime thriller series.
Read Shattered today and be part of the pulse-pounding thrills.
"He fits in the tradition of Parker and Crais, and does it very well."– ReaderPhil (for Chasing Shadows: A Drew Patrick Crime Thriller Novella)
Jason Richards is the author of the Drew Patrick detective crime thriller series. He has enjoyed reading detective stories since he was a child. As a young adult, he discovered his biggest inspirations in the tough and witty hard-boild Boston PI Spenser, by Robert B. Parker, and Elvis Cole by Robert Crais.
He loves writing the Drew Patrick novels and hopes his readers enjoy being part of the journey. Like his main character, Jason is a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox.
Jason is married with a teenage son and a Beagle-mix dog (the inspiration for Dash).
Author's Note: I love to hear from my readers. You can contact me via email or social media. My contact details can be found at: www.jasonrichardsauthor.com
Includes a preview of Shattered, the first Drew Patrick novel.
When Tina Ross and her friends witness a brutal murder they make a pact to keep what they saw to themselves. The teens think silence equals safety. But the killers have another idea.
Concerned mother Bonnie Ross hires private investigator Drew Patrick to find out where her daughter is sneaking off to at night. What appears to be a simple case of a rebellious teen leads to some of Boston's darkest corners. Drew quickly finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation and needing to protect Tina. But when she and her friends go missing, it is a race against the clock to save them from murderous thugs.
Chasing Shadows is a prequel novella to the Drew Patrick Private Investigator Series of suspenseful crime thriller novels. Includes a preview of Shattered, the first novel in the series.
Read Chasing Shadows today and begin the pulse-pounding adventure.
By examining the republic’s foundational literature--including works by Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Herman Melville, and Martin Delany--Richards argues that the national desire for cultural uniqueness and racial purity was in constant conflict with the national need to imitate the racial and cultural other for self-definition. The book offers a new model for understanding the ways in which the nation’s identity and literature took shape during the early phases of the American republic.
Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison—and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.
Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances...
Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper extraordinaire, is pissed. She’s been kicked off the earthly plane for eternity –which is exactly the amount of time it takes to make a person stark, raving mad. But someone’s looking out for her, and she’s allowed to return after a mere hundred years in exile. Is it too much to hope for that not much has changed? Apparently it is. Bummer.
She’s missed her daughter. She’s missed Reyes. She’s missed Cookie and Garrett and Uncle Bob. But now that she’s back on earth, it’s time to put to rest burning questions that need answers. What happened to her mother? How did she really die? Who killed her? And are cupcakes or coffee the best medicine for a broken heart? It all comes to a head in an epic showdown between good and evil in this final smart and hilarious novel.