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Cue the Sax

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A mysterious blonde, a pair of thugs, and a local cop with boundary issues. So much for retirement.
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Author: Bill Dezell
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Genre: Mystery

Cover artist: Suzannah Safi

Words: 6892

Pages: 24

ISBN: 978-1-927361-60-3

Price: $2.50


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Soon-to-be private investigator Raymond Jaye has a couple of problems. One is a sopping wet blonde who just beat on his door then collapsed into his arms trying to pass him a message. The other is that he has no idea who she is or why she thought his carpet would be a good place to pass out.

Guided by the experience of fourteen years as a Detroit cop and the attitude of the Old Time Radio detectives, he follows the meager trail of clues she left behind. Along the way, he swaps wisecracks with a surly local cop and trades punches with a pair of thugs before ending up face to face with the man behind it all. A man willing to kill to keep his secrets.

If Ray can get through the next twenty-four hours, he just might be able to open for business. In the meantime, the show is about to begin. Cue the Sax.


 Excerpt:

He looked me over from head to toe, pausing just long enough on my hook to suggest to me that he knew I wasn’t looking for Martsen or his sons.

“I never heard of them. Frankly I don’t think you have either. Masu on the other hand, well, I think you know him, don’t you?”

“He should.” It was Ugly’s voice. “I don’t think I hit him that hard.”

I spun to my left to find Ugly right beside me and his little friend in the doorway behind me with a pistol. “Tiny” stood five ten and probably weighed a solid one-eighty. He also had a pair of slightly blackened eyes, not unlike my own. There didn’t seem to be much chance of fighting them, and with Tiny covering me, I’d never manage to get my own gun out.

The Boss was kind enough to take care of that for me. He set my gun on the desk, right in front of him, and a good five feet from me. I’d never reach it.

“Now then, Ray,” said the Boss. “Let’s have the real reason you came here.”


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Tuesday, 03 September 2013
Although this is my very first William Dezell mystery, hopefully it will not be my last.

CUE THE SAX is short...fast paced...high energy mystery that delivers as much of a wallop as many full length novels.

Had I not read this book, I'd never have believed it possible to create such detail in so limited a word count and still create a winning tale.

CUE THE SAX by William J. Dezell, Jr. has rightfully earned every one of the FIVE STARS I'm giving it...For a job EXCEPTIONALLY WELL DONE!
Lin Holmes

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