by JB Von Preysing
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: JB Von Preysing
Pub Date: June 15 2014
Genre: Mystery,Young Adult
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During the winter of 1950, private detective Jim Lloyd finds himself deep in the hole in Capitol City. Money is tight, he's behind on his bills, and his last job won't be paying out. He thinks he finally caught a break when a seemingly simple job falls into his lap. All he has to do is find an old friend of his, a gimpy musician named Freddy Adams, and he'll be rewarded handsomely. Unfortunately for Jim, he's not the only one looking for his old pal Freddy.
Lloyd tracks Freddy down and tails him to a train station. That's where things go sideways. A shootout erupts at the station, and a few days later, Freddy turns up dead in the river, riddled with bullets. Jim finds himself neck deep in high society politics, but against his better judgement, he starts poking around about Freddy's murder.
Lloyd knows he's out of his depth, and yet, even as he attempts to track down a violent killer during one of the worst snow storms in Capitol City history, he can't stop himself from trying to figure out the answer to one very simple question: Who killed Freddy Adams, and why?
My Review: Jim is a good guy and has a career as a detective. So why such the tough luck with money and bills? Well good news for Jim.....he may have a way out! A case comes along and it may just give him enough to keep life going, and all he has to do is find an old friend. Now doesn't that seem like an easy peasy job? It would be if there wasn't someone else looking for Freddy....
So give it some days and Jim finds that Freddy is dead. Could Lloyd be behind it? Or was it someone else that killed him? Technically, Jim doesn't need to be poking around, but curiosity can get the better of us and started to poke around.
Its those little details and curiosity that makes you grip the book and just continue on. It's such a cool mystery and something different than what I normally read. Though I always love a good mystery, its a mystery book that got me addicted to reading in the first place. Though this book has more of an old school style that I really loved! You could picture this going on in black and white style and its just amazing.
JB created a wonderful mystery and can't wait to read more!