Gumshoe: A Mortimer Angel mystery
A USA Today bestseller. Nominated by The Private Eye Writers of America for a Shamus Award in the category of "Best Private Eye Novel in 2015"
Off-beat, edgy, laugh-out-loud funny, bawdy, serious, ultimately terrifying.
For nine long days, the mayor and district attorney of Reno, Nevada, have been missing. Their vehicles were found parked side-by-side at Reno-Tahoe International airport. Did they fly somewhere together? They aren’t on any flight manifests. Did the two of them take off with a big pile of the city’s money? If so, city accountants can’t find it. Were they murdered? There’s no sign of foul play. Enter Mort Angel, 41, who quit a thankless job as an IRS agent. Mort is Reno’s newest gumshoe. four hours into his new career, Mort finds the missing mayor---dead, in the trunk of his ex-wife’s Mercedes. Did Mort kill the mayor? Did Mort’s ex? A news-hungry nation wants to know. As events begin to spin out of control, Mort realizes things have been out of control since the night before he started his new career, the night he found the unknown naked blonde in his bed . . .
"Mortimer Angel is my new favorite Private Eye"
-- John Lescroart, bestselling author of The 13th Juror and The Fall.
“The Mort Angel books are instant PI classics --- smart, slick, charming, and highly recommended.”