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Déjà Noir

Déjà Noir

A Detroit Mystery

From the award-winning author of Private Heat, Robert E. Bailey comes a new novel that evokes the works of Elmore Leonard, bringing a wide cast of characters to the mean streets of Detroit, and allowing the reader "to inhabit a series of characters"* with different viewpoints, all trying to figure out the big picture.

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Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Ignition Books®
Publication Year: 2019
ASIN: B07RGNXN6Y
ISBN: 9781937868765
List Price: $13.99
eBook Price: $9.99
About the Book

Ray Kerze hasn’t been having the best time of it. His closest friends are the guys in line with him at the liquor store before breakfast. He lives in his office in the decaying heart of Detroit, and that’s only because the building is so far gone, no one shows up to collect rent. An ex-cop turned private investigator, he’s not so much investigating as drowning himself in whiskey and helping out other struggling denizens of downtown in his sober moments.

His life becomes a bit more interesting—and, some might say, worth living—when a young woman shows up at his office and asks him to kill her. . . .

She’s a paying customer with nearly twelve dollars in cash, so first “breakfast,” and then he can figure out why the young woman wants him to do her in.

It’s a novel of murder, con jobs, and just a little bit of romance, full of twists and surprises that will have you wondering about a lot more than whodunit?

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The novel's "highly original narrative structure, consistently subordinating events to voices, allows Bailey ("The Small Matter of Ten Large," 2012, etc.) and his readers to inhabit a series of characters that morph from cartoon tough guys and gals to people worth caring about once you get to see them from outside and inside."
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About the Author
Robert E. Bailey

Robert E. Bailey spent half a decade as a corporate security director in the city of Detroit and twenty years as a licensed private investigator. An award-winning combat pistol shot, Bailey returned to his first love, writing, when he was injured on the job and no longer able to work the street. His first novel, Private Heat, an action-packed thriller featuring private investigator Art Hardin, won the Josiah W. Bancroft Award at the Florida First Coast Writer’s Festival in 1998 and was a finalist for the 2003 Shamus Award, given by the Private Eye Writers of America. His second novel, Dying Embers, also featuring Hardin, was a 2004 finalist for the Great Lakes Book Award, Also in January 2007, Mystery Scene magazine named Art Hardin one of its top 100 private eyes.

Sadly, Robert Bailey passed away in 2013. His wife, Linda, and a good writing friend of Bob’s have worked together to complete the edits on his final work, Déjà Noir, from Ignition Books®.

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