An Adventurous Night—Second Addition

“James’ new book ‘An Adventurous Night’ is A Taut Mystery —Publisher’s Weekly

Synopsis:

When Sammy Shovel sinks his teeth into a case—he gets to the bottom of it— no matter how many bullets are flying at him.

Private Investigator, Sammy Shovel, is short, slightly overweight, balding, and he dresses like San Francisco’s most squalid street people. One evening at an Oakland restaurant, that he and his late partner spent their idly time by guzzling down Wild Turkey, he overhears a supposed heist falling right into his lap. Sammy foregoes dinner and jumps at the chance to make a few bucks, rather than to accept dreaded repo work again. He thought by preventing what appears to be a simple robbery from an unknown victim that he will be generously paid. However, the case turns out to be different than anything he’s taken on since the death of his partner.

Rather than stopping a robbery, Sammy becomes a witness two murders in the downtown offices of John Crowder.

The events that follow are beyond his comprehension, and will change his perception of crime forever. When a single shot from inside Crowder’s offices cuts down a thug with such procession, Sammy knows he's in a fight for his life.

Sammy and one of the killers, Crowder, who said it was an accident, are escorted to the Hall of Justice in handcuffs for murder. After several hours of interrogation they are released, Sammy races to prevent another senseless murder, but he’s too late. He confronts John Crowder, and remembers his real name is—Knuckles Malloy—an old time gangster who trained a young innocent girl, Ruth, the illegal way to acquire wealth.

Malloy and his Asian wife, Ruth, had been importing cocaine from Hong Kong for over forty years. The brain behind the scheme became his wife.

Ruth decides to swat Sammy into the realms of the unknown. But the bullets from a swat team brings her down.

The evening’s lies and maleficence excitement returns to normalcy; Sammy’s stomach growls—feed the pig.

The victim may not be as evil as she seems, but rather—a casualty of circumstances.

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Too Beautiful For Words

“James rewards his fans and mystery readers with Too Beautiful For Words” —Publisher’s Weekly

 

Book Synopsis:

Private Investigator, Sammy Shovel, finally gets the client of a lifetime and rushes to claim his jackpot, but he soon discovers—wealth and pearl coincide.

Beloved Golden Opportunities, founder and CEO, Joel Ceja, is found murdered one foggy morning.

Three months after Joel’s death the police are stumped, they still have no clues in the case. Golden Opportunities’ employees feel they’re being stonewalled and decide to hire detective Sammy Shovel to assist the police. Meeting the Golden executive congregate, Sammy learns real wealth has money trees to burn, but they want results. His shabby clothes are no concern for they think it's part of a disguise for another case, not knowing he's bordering on destitution. 

Sammy accepts the case, figuring it was nothing more than a local homicide.

However, in no time at all, he’s mired in international quicksand filled with a worldwide assassination ring, and wants out of the contract.

Sammy learns that gold teeth, with the inscription R & M, are major facts in the case.

But greed overcomes his common sense, and is embroiled in a well-organized gang of hit men. He runs from firefight to firefight to get to the truth, but his adversaries dupe him time and again with lies and trickery.

In Mazatlan Sammy discovers the truth about the initials R&M, they're tied to a band of Seventeenth Century assigns, who would murder each other with any hint of betrayal. 

You may deceive Sammy—some of time. But when he put's it altogether—run bother, run for we all know Sammy’s a shoot first and ask questions later kind of guy. 

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WAIF

WAIF

 “James is surmount with his third book in the Sammy Shovel series Waif” —Publisher’s Weekly 

Book Synopsis:

Peggy is shot full of holes. Sammy takes one near the neck and one in the thigh when two of his cases collide. 

A waif, Zoë Hummerstein, hires Detective Sammy Shovel to solve a twenty-two year old murder that her father was accused of. Zoë made certain her makeup and clothes were chosen with care before she stepped into the private investigator’s office. Sobbing, Zoë tells her story of a hit-and-run took that took place in San Francisco; not only was her father accused of murdering his wholesale liquor business competitor, but also having an affair with a woman from Oakland. Her father's young business partner, Tony Lucchesi had taken over the business and married a woman named Linda from the east coast; a New Jersey Mafioso’s daughter. 

Zoë knew the only way to solve the mystery was for Sammy to find the mistress and Linda. 

Sammy feels the case seems straightforward and it will be simple enough to prove her father innocent. But Sammy soon learns there are things Zoë didn't tell him; her mother died six months after Linda took over the company, L&T Liquors, and the man, Tony is somehow different. 

Sammy learns an astonishing truth; Linda had been paying Zoë's mother a secret monthly stipends. When her mother died, Zoë lost her cash cow. 

But when the waif's case slams into another, they explode into a fantastic struggle of such magnitude that it leaves Sammy in totally dismay.

The leads will take him on a perilous journey from seemingly unrelated warehouse robberies in San Francisco to a ghastly murder in Oregon. 

Like some of Sammy's other cases, Waif is filled with lies and murderous greed, but when he finds the police corruption aspect, he knows Herman Ziece, Zoë’s father, was railroaded for murder. But Sammy needs proof. It came in sealed vials of DNA samples taken years before by a funeral operator. The DNA proves the extraordinary circumstances of the case. However, It almost gets him killed when he falls into a well-laid trap. Regardless of the risks, Sammy Shovel delves into every case with equal gusto—to find out why pure innocent people turns into public enemy number one. 

Growing more suspicious with each—now provocative— visit from Zoë, Sammy finds her high school yearbook, and it all becomes clear and the answer was right in front of him from start. 

Bullets, threats, and seduction won't stop Sammy Shovel from unraveling the truth.

Flame Man

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