REEL LIFE CRIME by Cary Pepper
Smashwords Coupon Code: YX65X
Cary Pepper is an award-winning playwright, novelist, and screenwriter.
You can read more about him at http://www.carypepper.com.
San Francisco detective Ed Sampas is sitting in his office when Thelonius Noble enters
and says he wants to hire Sampas to recover a stolen item.
It’s a black statue of a bird, about a foot high, made of lead.
"Sounds like the Maltese falcon," Sampas jokes.
"It is," Noble responds.
Turns out, Noble owns the statue from the 1941 film, and it’s worth a million dollars.
Reel Life Crime mirrors the plot of Dashiell Hammett’s novel and John Huston’s film,
while being an original mystery in its own right, a tongue-in-cheek hard-boiled detective story,
an affectionate tribute to the noir genre, and a commentary on how much movies
impact our culture and our everyday lives.
Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
It’s well-written, it’s funny, it’s imaginative.
It’s especially fun for fans of hard-boiled detective fiction as well as people familiar with
The Maltese Falcon and/or San Francisco.
Q: Why did you go indie?
I kept getting positive responses to the book from agents and publishers, but even with the positive responses no one would take it on. Because I believe in the book, I finally decided to
take matters in to my own hands.
Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler.
Link to web site or blog or Amazon/Smashwords
Web site: www.carypepper.com