It’s Friday – Time for another author feature in the exclusive All Things That Matter Press blog tour. It’s Harris Tobias’ turn. I haven’t read The Greer Agency yet but I’ve read a bit of Harris’ short sci-fi and that was thoroughly enjoyable. Harris has a great imagination and a quick wit. Can’t see how we could go wrong with this novel.
Oh, by the way, my own novel, Song of George/Portrait of an Unlikely Holy Man is getting very close to release now, God willing. Hope you’ll find that it was worth the wait.
As always, thanks for visiting my blog and checking out our tour of great reading alternatives. jesse s. hanson
THE GREER AGENCY
An exciting new approach to detective novels, 15 interconnected short stories involving a different kind of private eye.
The Greer Agency is 75k words of gritty detective fiction presented in 15 separate but connected stories. The reader follows the development of private detective Mike Greer, the only PI in the Altoona, PA phone book. It’s tough to make a living in a decaying old railroad town, but with the help of an anonymous benefactor, Greer lands some interesting cases—cases that he solves with guts and determination. Throughout the stories, his budding romance with Susan grows. Eventually they realize they are right for each other.
Readers will find Mike Greer an accessible everyman with luck, pluck, smarts and a host of interesting friends. He finds his way into and out of problems large and small. Greer narrates the stories in a refreshing and original voice. Each story has its own plot and can stand on its own but, as the book progresses, the mysteries pile up and the plots get more complex until the explosive last story.
Mike Greer is a protagonist with a low tolerance for bullshit and an easy touch for the emotional pleas of the downtrodden. He works alone and struggles against an uncaring world. But throw no pity party for the man, he will have none of it. His melancholy is tightly wrapped inside his tough guy exterior, and pity just bounces off as he walks away, down the dark sidewalks of Altoona into the next story.
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