Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I am excited to announce that my very first eBook mystery, DEAD IN THE ROSE CITY, is now up on Kindle and Nook.
A cross between Body Heat and Mike Hammer, DEAD IN THE ROSE CITY is a taut, hardboiled detective novel where nothing is quite what it seems. Dean Jeremy Drake, nicknamed D.J., is a Jamaican-Italian private investigator and ex-homicide detective for the Portland Police Bureau. He is six-five, hip, tough, armed with a .40 caliber Glock, and courts danger and romance with equal abandon. These qualities are put to the test when Drake is framed for murder in the midst of two seemingly unrelated cases. The more he investigates, the more he realizes they are intricately and dangerously connected. It literally becomes a life and death issue as Drake has to use all his detective skills and then some to fit all the pieces together in a deadly, high stakes whodunit and why.
Here's what one reviewer has to say about DEAD IN THE ROSE CITY:
"Rose City is an interesting blend of classic film noir and rough, modern black cinema.... Quick action and tight dialogue make it a jolting thriller, but it's also got the psychological tightness of a good mystery puzzle.... The clues are there and Flowers played fair, giving you a shot at your own observations.... Good book to put on some slow jazz with and relax, letting your brain work on some problems that are nothing like your own." -- Robert A. Sloan, author of Raven Dance
DEAD IN THE ROSE CITY is also in print in Amazon and elsewhere.
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R. Barri Flowers