Friday, August 27, 2010

Mike Jastrzebski-- The Storm Killer

In September of 2003 my wife, Mary, and I moved aboard our 36-foot Sailboat, Rough Draft. It was our intention to take the boat south from Minnesota to warmer climates where I would write a novel.
We sailed the boat through the inland river system from Minnesota to Mobile, Alabama where we lived for two years. We also spent three months living in Key West. Currently, the boat is docked in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In 2011 we will take the boat to the Caribbean where we plan to drift until it is no longer fun.

In the time we've lived on the boat I have completed three mystery novels. It was my intention to find an agent and a publisher. After careful consideration I have decided to publish these books as e-books. The first book, The Storm Killer, is a historical thriller and is now available. Key Lime Blues, set in current day Key West, will be available shortly. 

The Storm Killer is a historical thriller set in 1935 New York City and Key West. When Newspaperman Jim Locke's sister is murdered he quickly becomes the focus of the investigation. Despite the help of an ex-bootlegger gone legit, an old girlfriend turned lawyer, and a young singer looking for a break, things go from bad to worse when the only cop who believes he’s innocent, is murdered.

Jim's own investigation leads him to Key West, a meeting with Ernest Hemingway, and a final confrontation with the killer.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
The Storm Killer is a fast paced thriller with a noir flavor.

Q: Why did you go Indie?
I’m planning to take my boat on a 2-3 year cruise next year and this route seemed to offer me the most freedom.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly, Randy Wayne White


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