- Paperback: 220 pages
- Publisher: The Story Plant (7 November 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1611882532
- ISBN-13: 978-1611882537
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.5 x 21.4 cm
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Down to No Good (Charlie Miner) Paperback – Import, 7 Nov 2017
Earl Javorsky's DOWN TO NO GOOD is wildly original, wildly energetic, wildly funny - it's just straight up wild, and I mean that in the best possible way.--Lou Berney, Edgar Award-winning author of THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE
"DOWN TO NO GOOD is a deep dive into the weird and wild that had me staying up far later than normal. A whacked-out thrill ride filled with psychics and cops and a drug-loving PI who just can't stay dead. What's not to love?"--Brett Battles, USA Today bestselling author
"Original and seductive reading. Earl Javorsky doesn't do re-treads. This is a unique voice with traction."--James Ziskin, winner of the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original and the Macavity Award for Best Historical Novel
About the Author
Daniel Earl Javorsky was born in Berlin and immigrated to the US. He has been, among other things, a delivery boy, musician, product rep in the chemical entertainment industry, university music teacher, software salesman, copy editor, proofreader, and author of two previous novels, Down Solo and Trust Me.
He is the black sheep of a family of high artistic achievers.
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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
Charlie Miner is a Private Detective, a single dad to his teenage daughter. He is also dead ...well, sort of. Seems like he underwent some experimental therapy to end his addiction to drugs and the fact that he cannot be killed is a result of that.
Very few people know this, but Homicide Detective Dave Putnam is one who does, And when Putnam gets information about three murders by a woman who bills herself as a psychic, his first thought is of Charlie.
Charlie is still rocking from his last death experience; hopefully he won't get anyone else killed.
This is billed as an edgy and intense thriller with a touch of paranormal. Edgy - yes. Intense .. depends on the reader's definition. Touch of paranormal .. way more than just a touch.
I like a little paranormal, although it's not my preferred genre. However, this one was just too much. When Charlie leaves his body and then re-enters same body through a bullet hole in his head and mends himself from the inside out.. well, that's where I draw a line.
That aside, the story premise is a good one. There is suspense and mystery, and there are unique characters.
Many thanks to the author / The Story Plant / Netgalley for the advanced digital copy of this book. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
I received this book free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. ~Amy's Bookshelf Reviews
Javorsky deftly interweaves these elements together—successfully suspending disbelief—in a riveting, page-turning thriller dosed with classic noir touches: the ‘femme fatale’ who has ‘5150’ tattooed on her neck; pithy (and witty) characterizations (‘his lime green Hush Puppies made me want to like him’); dark, mordant sleight-of-pens (a ‘21st century’ dealer who supplies Naloxone ‘to keep his clients alive’ so as not to interrupt the cash flow); and honed descriptions of the narcotic state (‘there’s a place on the moon called The Sea of Tranquility, and I was floating on it, a minute speck of awareness in the void.) I highly recommend!