Don't Ever Get Old
Book 1, Buck Schatz Series - A Mystery
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
When Buck Schatz, senior citizen and retired Memphis cop, learns that an old adversary may have escaped Germany with a fortune in stolen gold, Buck decides to hunt down the fugitive and claim the loot. But a lot of people want a piece of the stolen treasure, and Buck's investigation quickly attracts unfriendly attention from a very motley (and murderous) crew in Daniel Friedman's Don't Ever Get Old, nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel.
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
Excellent first book. The main character keeps your interest throughout the book. Each page you look forward to what he will say and what logic he will use to move the plot ahead.
His grandson is crude but intelligent and curious. Together they combine the wisdom of an old police officer and the grandsons ability to decipher information in a modern world.
Looking ahead to the next novel with the same hero, a near 90 year old cranky person with nothing to lose.
A strange book
A strange book but very entertaining and funny ... Also a little sad.
Should have won the Edgar
Don't Ever Get Old was one of the best mysteries I've read this year. It's protagonist, octogenarian Buck Schatz is like something out of an Elmore Leonard novel -- if Elmore were Jewish, that is. Smartly written, with dialogue that crackles and and a well-paced story, Daniel Friedman's debut deserved that Edgar nomination. In my opinion, it should have won. Rumor has it we may be treated to a second Buck Schatz mystery. Here's hoping.
Other Books in This Series
- Category: Police Procedural
- Published: May 22, 2012
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press
- Seller: Macmillan
- Print Length: 304 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Buck Schatz Series