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.
The fifth explosive Nebraska crime novel, a Mystery Book of the Month Club Selection
After finishing a case in Minneapolis, private eye Nebraska gets into a fist-fight with a rich kid who has more money than brains. But what seems like a passing, unpleasant experience turns into a nightmare that follows Nebraska back to Omaha
The first book in the acclaimed Nebraska P.I. series, a Shamus Award finalist for Best Novel from the Private Eye Writers of America.
An ex-private eye, known only as Nebraska, is writing his first crime novel at 4 a.m. when his ex-partner crashes through his screen door with a gunshot wound and dies on his floor, clutching an envelope full of X-rated photos of a Senator's daughter. Things only get worse for Nebraska from there.
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.