The start of the Truman Smith Mysteries: Dead on the Island plunges you headlong into the murky underworld of Galveston, Texas.
Our down at heel (but not without his charms and luck) PI – Truman Smith – is called out of retirement and a fairly meagre existence painting houses, and is roped in to a simple missing persons case by his oldest friend, Dino. Armed only with all the Big Red he can drink, a nose for a lie, and several useful contacts, Tru’s hunt for the girl parallels the fruitless search for his missing sister the previous year.
Obviously – a missing person is barely the start of things, and there the trouble begins; with murder, violence, shoot outs and plenty of mystery in evidence as Truman works his way through the disjointed clues to the heart of the plot.
Written with a light hearted and wry humour that evokes a more laid back feel to the classic Crime Noir – the author has created a compelling story and an equally compelling lead character.
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