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Evolved Publishing presents a quirky, hardboiled detective, noir mystery in "Hot Sinatra," by Axel Howerton.
ANNOUNCEMENT: April 24, 2014 - The Crime Writers of Canada has announced that "Hot Sinatra" is one of five finalists for the prestigious Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel.
Moss Cole is a private detective, the kind you thought only existed in old movies and afternoon reruns. He's smart, talented, sometimes even charming. You'd think he could find a better gig than carrying on his grandfather's legacy as a 'Private Dick.'
Cole is out of money, out of ideas, and out of his league. That's why he's stuck looking for a stolen Sinatra record... a record that may be just a figment of an old man's imagination.
Of course, if that were true, Moss wouldn't have so many people busting down his door.
A vivacious redhead, a foul-mouthed Irish rock star, and a whip-smart little girl only complicate the job, when all Cole wants is a good cup of coffee and some Hot Sinatra.
If only he can stay alive--and in one piece--long enough to find it.
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR "HOT SINATRA":
"Axel Howerton is one of the best new crime fiction writers out there—hell, one of the best writers, period. Do yourself a favor and settle into Axel's groove." – Scott S. Phillips, Author of "Squirrel Eyes" and "Tales of Misery & Imagination," and Writer/Director of "Stink of Flesh" and "Gimme Skelter"
"Moss Cole sizzles hotter than bacon." – Red Tash, Author of "Troll Or Derby" and "This Brilliant Darkness"