The third hard-boiled Nebraska crime novel.
Struggling P.I and newly published crime-writer Nebraska, a wannabe “Raymond Chandler of the corn belt,” is strapped for money. He’s hired by his old high school girlfriend, recently widowed after her husband was gunned down, supposedly after perpetrating a string of bank robberies. The problem is, nobody knows what her dead hubby did with the loot… and the local cops are pressuring her for the money. She wants Nebraska to find the cash or, better yet, prove that her husband was framed. That’s no easy task, and one that could put Nebraska in the ground, too.
For Nebraska, the Omaha-based private detective and hopeful mystery writer, things are seldom as straightforward as they first appear. These three stories, featuring characters from the internationally published series of novels that began with The Nebraska Quotient (nominated for a Shamus Award by the Private Eye Writer of America), illustrate the determination, resourcefulness, and, sometimes, deliberate rejection of common sense that drive Nebraska toward the ultimate truth—whether he likes it or not.
All six novels in the acclaimed NEBRASKA series of private eye novels, “one of the most refreshing additions to the ranks of hardboiled detectives. An engrossing, well-crafted story with many bizarre twists. Top-notch entertainment." Publishers Weekly
The sixth novel in the acclaimed Nebraska series, "one of the most refreshing additions to the ranks of hard-boiled detectives," Publishers Weekly. The nephew of one of Nebraska's old friends is gunned down on an Omaha street in random shooting...or was it?
The first book in the acclaimed Nebraska P.I. series, a Shamus Award finalist for Best Novel from the Private Eye Writers of America. A struggling novelist and ex-private eye gets into big trouble when he answers his door at 4 a.m.
Take away the palm trees. Move Raymond Chandler to Nebraska. Stir in humor. And you have the recipe for William J. Reynolds' modern murder mystery.
An easy to read, sometimes hard to put down tale that takes fans through the seamy side of life in Omaha. Formula private eye fiction with a few midwestern twists.
A joyful mystery, made so by Reynolds' irrepressible sense of humor
Nebraska ranks right up there with Robert B. Parker's Spenser and Bill Pronzini's Nameless. Money Trouble provides plenty of excitement and a shocker of an ending.
Reynolds writes well in the medium-tough vein with nice allusions to other mystery writers. It's refreshing.