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. Soon he’s pitted against the Chicago mob, the Omaha police, a porno ring, and a senator with presidential aspirations…and then the killing begins. The challenge for Nebraska becomes more than just solving the mysteries. It becomes survival.
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.
William J. Reynolds dangerously but deftly skirts parody without betrayed the tough-guy tradition. Let's hope Nebraska doesn't get out of the business.
William J. Reynolds is an excitig talent in the classic style. What more can you ask for? THE NEBRASKA QUOTIENT is a fast-moving story with just the right blend of all the necessary tough-guy ingredients.
What's special about this novel is Reynold's wit. He takes the hard-boiled detective and turns him into a hard-boiled punster guaranteed to elicit a smile or a groan from even the most hard-core mystery lovers.
Shades of Travis McGee, Lew Archer, Philip Marlowe, Quick Draw McGraw and Nick Charles pop up as Nebraska gets in deeper and deeper...
The suspenseful plot is filled with tension. The clues are subtle, and the author has created an unforgettable character in Nebraska.