Joey’s Place is now available…

JP_CoverPage_313x231I am pleased to say that my crime novel, Joey’s Place, is now available in e-book and paperback formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You can also ask your local bookstore to order it for you.

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They were very nice knees.

The woman in the conference room turned and he saw her in profile. She wore a brown blazer over a turtleneck sweater and her lighter brown skirt stopped just above her knees. They were very nice knees. He knew who those knees belonged to.

Granddaughter of a city pioneer. Daughter of a big-time, if shady, gambler. Miss Helldorado 1957. Champion horse jumper and barrel-racer. Major figure in the town’s social scene. Involved with all the local charities and causes. Two lucrative divorces behind her. Now married to the Casbah’s genius.

She hung up the phone and smiled at him. Heber smiled back. The pictures in the newspapers didn’t do her justice.

As the spring publishing date for “Joey’s Place” draws near…

It’s hard to think of a better New Year’s gift than this pre-publication comment by L.A Times best-selling author, Robert Ellis: “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.” Be sure and check out his author page at the link above.

Please add your name to my mailing list so that you’ll be the first to know when “Joey’s Place” is released. Happy New Year!

The more things change…

1978 Caddy

… the more they stay the same. Here’s an interesting almost contemporary story about limo drivers and their clients. It’s tied to a pitch for Robert Pattinson’s new film, “Maps to the Stars,” but the anecdotes bring back memories of the late 1970s for me. Sounds like things aren’t much different than the days when I drove a “Southern Rock” star all over Los Angeles as he searched for some “blow.” When he finally found it, it wasn’t very good but, as he said, “It’s better than what we had before, because before we had nothing.”