Gumshoe on the Loose (Hardcover)
Oceanview Publishing, 9781608092741, 384pp.
Publication Date: April 3, 2018
"Rob Leininger captures the voice and heart of the classic PI mystery and manages to make it completely original at the same time--Mortimer Angel is my new favorite Private Eye."--John Lescroart, New York Times best-selling author
IRS agent-turned-PI Mortimer Angel is relaxing in a hole-in-the-wall bar in a Reno casino when an attractive young girl hires him to find out who left her a cryptic message demanding a million dollars. At the girl's house, Mort finds the body of missing rapper Jonnie Xenon--Jo-X to his legions of fans--hanging from the rafters with two bullet holes in him. Mort is shocked when he learns the identity of the girl's father--and even more shocked when the father hires him to investigate the murder.
Mort, being Mort, accumulates a few felonies as he follows the clues to Las Vegas. And along the way, he picks up an alluring young assistant who changes his life--in every conceivable way.