Thursday, March 13, 2014
Big Money by Jack Getze
Publisher: Down & Out Books (January 12, 2014)
E-Book File Size: 884 KB
Paperback: 218 pages
In this jaunty follow-up to Big Numbers, a scruffy stockbroker returns to tangle with mobsters, women and his own big mouth. The good news, as the story opens, is that the hero is in the company of a gorgeous naked lady. The bad news is that she’s pointing a shotgun at him. It’s a typical predicament for Austin Carr, a semi-shady New Jersey financial professional temporarily in charge of Shore Securities…He’s being extorted into opening a money-laundering account for local crime boss Bluefish; an auditor who was investigating his company has turned up murdered; a fetching state police captain figures he’s the key to her organized-crime probe; and his boss’s mother has been picked up for fixing her church bingo game.
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 Money by Jack Getze
Big money is the second Austin Carr mystery. It is full of humor, mob, interesting characters. There is a lot of violence, swearing.
Austin Carr is a human character with lots of faults , loves his kids, gambling and woman. He works for a stockbroker. He thinks it is more like sales.
Austin Carr's boss is leaving him in control of his company while he takes a long vacation out of the country. Austin has more things going right since he was homeless in Big Numbers. Now he owns a small part of the company.
Right after his boss leaves the country things go down hill fast. Austin is also supposed to help his boss's mother and daughter if they need anything.
His company Shore Securities is being audited. The news is not good but before he can find out why the auditor is murdered.
Now someone wants him to money-laundering and threatens his daughter.
There are a lot of characters that are shady. You are not sure who to like and root for. No real clue about who to trust.
It keeps you guessing about what is going to happen next.
I really liked the ending of this story it brought a big smile on my face.
Big Money is a fun bumbling read that you can enjoy and smile at all the messes Austin gets into.
I was given this book and asked in return to give honest review of it.
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