A not-so-simple cheating boyfriend investigation turns into murder and robbery. Plus, there’s a $250,000 lottery payoff up for grabs — if somebody is willing to cover up a piece of evidence. 37 Kindle pages.
Rafe Velez is a fictional character, based on a real person alive today. One thing you can be sure of: you will never, ever guess who he actually is!
As a private investigator, Rafe dealt with decades of crime, divorce, death and depravity – and barely broke even. Pushing 50, he had a few extra pounds around the middle, a sprinkling of gray hair and a cynical view of life, relieved only by a deadpan sense of humor. All of that changed one day, thanks to a windfall he didn’t expect.
Enter the world of the Rafe Velez Mysteries: intrigue, suspense, mystery, crime and a cast of characters taken from real life (and changed just enough to protect their identities – at least, until the statute of limitations expires). Enter into the mind of a man whose life is an open book – that should be suppressed!
Meet his friends, frenemies and frequent locations for his adventures:
• Detectives Toole and Williams, Robbery/Homicide’s finest – said nobody, never.
• Harpo, a stray dog that wandered into his life and has a great sense of humor.
• Jean Smalls, the first woman in a long time who threatens to take his bachelor card.
• Keith Verdi, electrical contractor, who has other talents – and secrets.
• Momo Argento, the semi-retired Don of a crime family, who keeps a hand in the game.
• The Greasy Spoon restaurant, a real tribute to truth in advertising.
• The Shiny Penny, your soon-to-be-favorite dive bar.
…and a motley crew of clients and suspects. Expect surprises: not every client is on the right side of the law and not every suspect is guilty.
You won’t always know what’s going on in the minds of the supporting characters. You will always know exactly what Rafe is thinking – unless he’s not thinking at all!
Discover The Rafe Velez Mysteries. No, really, go ahead! PG Rated — no four letter words or explicit sex, but if you read between the lines…
Targeted Age Group:: 13 and up
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I avidly read Sherlock Holmes mysteries when I was a child. The Rafe Velez Mysteries are short novellas, written with that short format in mind.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Most characters are mashups of people I have known in my life. Some are actually cameos of friends, family, and those who asked for a cameo!
About the Author:
You may have already read work by the author AB Stonebridge. As a ghostwriter for many different clients, his work has been seen all over the world. Writing a mixture of fiction, non-fiction and ‘True Fiction’ (also known as invented history), his work adorns many reports, stories, Web pages and more.
Now, after repeated entreaties, pleas, threats and some mockery from fellow authors, AB Stonebridge is creating popular fiction for the Kindle Store. In it you’ll discover a breadth and depth of experience that only an exciting life (that did not end abruptly in premature death) can bring you!
AB Stonebridge has seen and done things in his life that most people shy away from. You are cordially invited to guess which plot elements are drawn from real life and which come from a rich imagination. In addition, he has met and befriended people from all over the world. Many of them appear in his works. The names have been changed to protect the guilty.
If you like suspense, mystery, noir touches, cynical humor and surprise, you’ll love his work. There will be characters you love, characters you love to hate and a wide-ranging view of life, in a world not unlike our own, that will draw you into its twists and turns.
Take all the time you need, in the next thirty seconds, and decide to delve into the works and world of AB Stonebridge. The more you read, the more you’ll find yourself entranced by the stories, personalities and just plain good fun packed into every work.
AB Stonebridge is not a legend, myth or giant – yet. It’s up to you, the reader, to discover the works of AB Stonebridge, share them with friends and family and decide for yourself. Without your support, he is nothing. With your support, more and more of his works will become available, for your delectation.
Links to Purchase eBooks
Link To Buy The Man with the Crooked Eye — Rafe Velez Mystery 1 On Amazon
Link to The Man with the Crooked Eye — Rafe Velez Mystery 1 on Barnes and Noble
Link to The Man with the Crooked Eye — Rafe Velez Mystery 1 for sale on iBooks
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