The desert thunderstorms rumbling through Southern Nevada these past few days remind me of the first paragraph in the chapter where we meet Det. Heber Parkins in Joey’s Place…
Fanning himself with his straw Stetson Panama, he looked down at the body in the shallow flood ravine. The summer monsoons were late or it would have been in Lake Mead by now. At least this time it wasn’t a woman.
I am pleased to announce that Joey’s Place can be purchased on Amazon.com for the special ebook price of $1.99 on June 4, 5, and 6. I hope that those of you who read and enjoyed the book will recommend this special offer to your friends. If you have not read it, June 4-6 is your opportunity to buy this crime novel set in old Las Vegas at a discount. You can find it at this link.
I would also like to thank the many readers who have contacted me. I appreciate your kind words.
“… Joey’s Place reads like a labor of love – Vegas style – with the weight of the world spinning round and round on a roulette wheel stacked with bullets. I couldn’t put it down.” – Robert Ellis, L.A. Times best-selling author of City of Fire, The Lost Witness, The Dead Room, Murder Season, and Access to Power. [Don’t miss Robert’s upcoming novel, City of Echoes, available for pre-orders now.]
From its reviews: “Nelson has created a tightly documented yarn which, through the eyes of a broke down cop, wends the reader through a melancholy, dark noir atmosphere depicting crime, corruption and the unexpected at every turn.” … “Having lived in Las Vegas during the 70s, the author took me right back there by painting a picture with words. I felt like I was witness to the corrupt cops and crooked casino bosses.” … “Thoroughly researched, tautly constructed and well plotted.”
Pick up your ebook copy on June 4-6 at Amazon.com.
Marja McGraw is a respected mystery writer, blogger, and reviewer who I contacted several months ago about reading and commenting on JOEY’S PLACE. Her charming website‘s front page says, “A little humor, a little romance, A Little Murder,” so our styles and subject matter are quite dissimilar. I enjoyed our exchange of brief emails, but I didn’t expect to hear back from her. Then Marja unexpectedly contacted me last week to say that she’d read JOEY’S PLACE and…
“While this isn’t the type of book I’d normally choose (I enjoy lighter stories), it was very well-written and kept me reading. Great job, and I hope it does well! I can picture this on a movie screen.”
She was even kind enough to post a glowing review on Amazon. Thank you, Marja!