The second adventure for Nebraska P.I. proves that “William J. Reynolds’ Shamus Award nominated first effort was no fluke. Gripping.” The Times-Herald
Nebraska is an ex-PI who’d like to be a novelist, but the writing of his book is going slowly, his marriage is disintegrating, and the bills are piling up. So he agrees to find the missing daughter of a local banker, which appears to be a pretty ordinary case, until the banker is killed and it seems the murderer also has the girl. Nebraska’s relentless investigation plunges him into the cold depths of Omaha corruption and into the center of a raging snowstorm…and he’ll be lucky if he can make it out alive.
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.
"Reynolds is as fun to read as anybody around either inside our outside the mystery form. Read him and rejoice."