Gumshoe (The Mortimer Angel Series)

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For nine long days, the mayor and district attorney of Reno, Nevada, have been missing. Vanished without a trace. Their vehicles were found parked side-by-side at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Did they fly somewhere together? They aren t on any flight manifest. Did the two of them take off with a big pile of the city s money? If so, the city accountants can t find it. Were they murdered? There s no sign of foul play. Their disappearances have finally made national news.

Enter Mortimer Angel, who d just quit a thankless job as an IRS agent. Mort is Reno s newest gumshoe, a private-eye-in-training at his nephew s detective agency. Just four hours into his new career, Mort finds the mayor make that, the mayor s head in the trunk of Mort s ex-wife s Mercedes. The news-hungry media speculates: Did Mort kill the mayor? Did Mort s ex? As events begin to spin out of control, Mort realizes things have been out of control since the night before he started his new career, the night he found the unknown naked blonde in his bed.

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USA Today best-selling author Rob Leininger grew up in California before joining the Navy. He served aboard heavy cruisers during the Vietnam War and also at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. He received a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, and worked on Trident missiles for Hercules, and “black” defense projects for Northrop Corp. Gumshoe for Two is the second in Leininger’s Gumshoe novel series. Before deciding to write full-time, Leininger taught high school math in Reno, Nevada. He now lives in Montana.

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“For the first third of this novel, readers are likely to wonder, along with hero Mort Angel, just what they’re getting into. Mort is a former IRS agent seeking to reinvent himself as a PI. He and his author push all the buttons. He’s solitary, he drinks too much, he banters with hookers. Is this a parody? An homage? A clumsy attempt to have it both ways? Hard to tell, even when Leininger has Mort, just like Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep, come home to find a gorgeous naked woman in his bed. Then Mort is asked to solve a couple of grisly murders; he pairs with a female PI, who is also a judo champ, and the mood darkens beautifully. She teaches him how to be a real detective, not the storybook version, by making him sit in a library and read dull documents until his eyes burn. They’re drawn into a story of madness, incest, and revenge that ends in a stunning set piece that roars for nearly 40 pages. A fine, thrilling read.”-Booklist



VERDICT The tone of Angel and DiFrazzia’s repartee recalls Dashiell ­Hammett’s Nick and Nora Charles of the “Thin Man” series. Angel’s cavalier but determined attitude is offset by DiFrazzia’s all-business demeanor, making them a likable and effective team. The somewhat implausible ending does not diminish the reading enjoyment. Should Angel and DiFrazzia morph into a series, mystery readers will be well served."-Library Journal



"Gumshoe is by a large margin the best and most entertaining mystery I've read in at least the past couple of years. Rob Leininger captures the voice and heart of the classic PI mystery and manages to make it completely original at the same time. No small feat. And Mortimer Angel is my new favorite Private Eye."-John Lescroart



"At the start of this complex, seductive thriller from Leininger (Killing Suki Flood), Mort Angel has quit a dead-end job as an IRS agent and is about to embark on a new career as a PI trainee in Reno, Nev. Meanwhile, Mort’s ex-wife has been heating the sheets with Reno’s mayor, but the mayor has mysteriously disappeared along with the city’s DA, and Angel’s first assignment is to hunt down the two missing politicians. What looks like a straightforward hard-boiled tale takes one surprising turn after another, propelled by Mort’s snappy narrative voice and wry observations. While Mort’s astonishing success in the romance department is more than slightly far-fetched, Leininger keeps the action rolling fast enough to keep any willing reader turning the pages. Eventually, Mort unravels a family history that would make Ross Macdonald proud. There’s no violence and very little gore for most of the novel, but after a long and complicated buildup, the climax arrives with screaming intensity."-Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW

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