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The Texas Detective


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The Texas Detective by Skoot Larson
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Why would a conservative Texas state senator pay a failing small town private eye to find his missing sense of humor? And then, a month later come back to ask the man to find out if his wife is being unfaithful. The senator claims either a cheating wife or no sense of humor could cost him re-election. A former Los Angeles Police detective, Dave Holman, who now runs a one man agency in a small Texas coastal community with little or no crime isn't sure what to think. Business is so slow that he shares his tiny office with an exotic Indian lady who runs the local elephant rescue. Holman reluctantly takes the senator's case seeing it as an easy way to raise some much needed cash, only to discover he's stepped into a labyrinth of crime, danger and deceit when he finds the senator's wife is the sister of one of the areas 'old-time-religion' mega church leaders. The church is the top contributor to the senator's political coffers in order to push its anti-gay, anti-women and white supremacy agenda. But is the church, the wife or the senator what they appear to be? The only way to find out is to sleuth down the trail to its conclusion. Following in the footsteps of his heroes Phillip Marlowe, Sam Spade and Lou Archer, Holman finds that he seems to be taking on both heaven and earth in his attempts to bring justice to the local scene.

Author Biography

Skoot Larson is a native Los Angelino, a musician, music critic and a Viet Nam veteran. He has also worked as a disc jockey, actor, speech therapist, stand-up comedian, behavioral counselor and streetcar conductor. His previous works include the Lars Lindstrom Zen-Jazz Mystery series, a black-humor novel about health care in America entitled "Apollo Issue," and a political humor novel, "The Palestine Solution." Skoot lives with his two cats in Rockport, Texas.
Release date Australia
August 22nd, 2015
Illustrations, black and white
Skoot's Jazz Books
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