Jan 1, 1955
Henry Wood is suffering greatly from a festive night of saying goodbye to 1954. His world is one of black and white, right and wrong, but his life is about to change and there will forever be shades of grey. An average detective, with a passion for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Henry is about to be hired by a beautiful woman, to find her father and his journal. It seems simple enough, but when a second woman appears, wanting his services, to find the same journal, he suspects he might be in over his head. He’s right. They are the least of his problems. The local mafia boss, Tommy ‘The Knife’, wants the journal too. As long as it is missing, he is vulnerable, and the other bosses smell blood in the water.
Who can Henry trust? Henry has a mysterious benefactor that he has never met, but seems to have his best interest at heart. Will Henry take the help that is offered? Does he have a choice?
Targeted Age Group: Any
Book Price: 99 cents
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
In the age of C.S.I. it is nice to go back to a time when phones had cords, detectives found clues, and it was cunning and guile that saves the day. It is a bit of a throw back.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Don’t over describe details. Let the reader fill in the blanks. “The victim lay on the floor of the library among all the Victorian finery.” One doesn’t need to describe the library, the wood, the leather bound books, because the reader can do it themselves…and the best part…they’ll give you the credit.
Brian D. Meeks is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Economics. He is the author of the Henry Wood Detective Series and has also written a book about the 1986-87 Iowa Hawkeyes Men’s basketball team titled Two Decades and Counting: the Streak, the Wins, the Hawkeyes Thru the Eyes of Roy Marble.”
He lives and writes in Eastern Iowa.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wrote the first chapter on my blog, never intending to write any more. It seemed like a fun idea to write the opening for a noir mystery. My readers enjoyed it, and so I continued. Now, I’ve written four books in the series.