Saturday, October 26, 2013
BIG NUMBERS by Jack Getze blog tour, review and giveaway
The author calls the Genre: A SCREWBALL MYSTERY
First in Series
Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: Down & Out Books (June 2, 2013)
E-Book File Size: 457 KB
Root for divorced dad Austin Carr, a funny, oversexed scamp who’ll use anything and everything to get his kids back.
Divorced father Austin Carr wakes up every day in a beat-up camper, parked on someone else’s private property. Why? Because his alimony and child support payments were established by New Jersey’s family court system when his income was double, and for the last two years he has failed to earn the legally mandated monthly nut. He’s had his savings drained, his Maxima repossessed, his salary attached, and his visiting rights suspended. He bought the twelve-year-old Chevy pick-up with the rusty camper for $800 last month because another landlord tossed his butt in the street. Will stretching the rules, his own morals, and the boundaries of common sense raise the cash needed to get his kids back? Or will his big mouth and bad behavior set him up for a nasty double-cross? Find out if Austin can redeem himself and win back his children.
“Darkly comic, with an engaging protagonist.”
– T.J. MacGregor, Edgar Winner, Author of The Tango Key Mysteries
“Big Numbers is a gritty, sexy, violent, and funny book.”
– Liz Clifford at Reviewed by Liz
“Wonderful characters…well-written, entertaining…a good read.”
–Connie Anderson for Armchair Interviews
“Jack Getze started his career as a newspaper reporter. As a result, BIG NUMBERS is lean and mean, with not a word wasted. A truly fun, genuinely funny read.”
–Lisa Guidarini for Bluestalking Reader
Former Los Angeles Times reporter Jack Getze is Fiction Editor for Anthony nominated Spinetingler Magazine, one of the internet’s oldest websites for noir, crime, and horror short stories. Through the Los Angeles Times/Washington Post News Syndicate, his news and feature stories were published in over five-hundred newspapers and periodicals worldwide. His two screwball mysteries, BIG NUMBERS and BIG MONEY, are being reissued by DOWN & OUT BOOKS, with the new BIG MOJO to follow. His short stories have appeared in A Twist of Noir and Beat to a Pulp. Getze is an Active Member of Mystery Writers of America’s New York Chapter.
My Review: Big Numbers
This book is different from what I usually like to read. The characters are ones you can admire or mostly like. Lots of swearing, violence. So why rate it 4 stars. Because I could not put it down. I felt bad about Austin. The only luck he seemed to have was bad luck. I could not stop reading because I did not know what was coming but figured it was not good for Austin.
Austin is a Stockbroker who has lost everything. He is living in his truck with camper shell. He parks in different parking lots. Mainly his favorite Mexican Bar. His boss likes him but his supervisor hates him. He owes child support because his amount was for when he was doing well.
The one thing I really admire about Austin is his love for his kids. He worries about how he will pay so he can see his kids again. He gets creative to be supportive of them.
Austin reminds me of Charlie Brown. You keep hoping things will workout for him. But you know that Lucy will jerk the ball out from under again. So with Austin I want something to go right for him. I want him to make right choices.
In a car chase he has 4 or 5 different folks chasing him. Lots of action. The pace is fast. He gets into trouble rescued then more trouble. Lots of drama, crimes and twists and turns that keep you turning the page to see what comes next.
I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review and be part of its blog tour.
GIVEAWAY: Two ecopies of Big Numbers by Jack Getze.
Two enter leave a comment with name and email. Extra entry if you follow my blog let me know in comments that you do. Contest starts on Oct. 26, 2013 to Nov.1, 2013. midnight mountain time. Hope you enter so you can fall into watching what happens to Austin next.
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