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Requiem for Ashes

Requiem for Ashes

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by David A. Crossman
     
 

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Formerly Murder in a Minor Key.

"Albert is one of my all-time favorite sleuths!" Tess Gerritsen, NYT Bestselling Author

"...shines with comic brilliance. Crossman has a gift for creating characters...who should show up in further adventures of Albert. And there should be more." Chicago Sun-Times

"The novel is an exercise in the comic style, defying disbelief.

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Formerly Murder in a Minor Key.

"Albert is one of my all-time favorite sleuths!" Tess Gerritsen, NYT Bestselling Author

"...shines with comic brilliance. Crossman has a gift for creating characters...who should show up in further adventures of Albert. And there should be more." Chicago Sun-Times

"The novel is an exercise in the comic style, defying disbelief. To his credit, Crossman brings it off nicely. Albert is clearly a survivor, likely to be heard from again." Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Crossman...creates an offbeat, sympathetic sleuth who meanders innocently through this tale like a lamb through a pack of wolves. Bravo. Encore!
Publishers Weekly

"If you have ever aspired to be a private detective, here is some hilarious inspiration. Crossman's delightfully offbeat tale of wacky academic politics contains a host of bizarre characters and an inexplicable homicide. Albert is indeed a unique, likeable operative. I certainly look forward to an encore.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Nothing made sense to Albert.

Why would anyone want to kill Professor Glenly because of Etruscans? Why did everyone think Tewksbury had done it? And why did the cassette recorder stop working when you spilled beer on it?

Albert didn't think like most people. He never understood how they could spout their age, or weight, or Social Security Number off the top of their head without looking it up somewhere.

All Albert knew was music.

The orbit of his tiny, coffee-stained universe was elliptical and only rarely collided with the conventional world, generally in the vicinity of a Dunkin' Donuts. Still, he couldn't understand why the police failed to grasp the logic of his argument: Tweksbury had just quit smoking. You don't quit smoking if you're planning to kill someone - even a history professor.

Like a musical pinball, Albert is buffeted through the sinister underbelly of academe, a world ruled by lust, greed, and twisted envy, whose existence he'd never imagined, and in which he is an unwanted stranger.

If only he could put a face on the figure in the shadows. If only he could cover up the burn mark on his cheek and thigh. If only Detective Naples would stop asking him questions. If only someone would stop trying to kill him. If only someone would explain ... everything.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615512549
Publisher:
Alibi-Folio
Publication date:
02/15/2012
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

David A. Crossman is a modern-day polymath who - in common with polymaths throughout time - has yet to be sufficiently beguiled by any one sphere of endeavor to apply himself to it exclusively. As a result, he's a best-selling novelist, an award-winning lyricist and composer, a writer of short stories, screenplays, teleplays, poems, and children's books, a television producer/director (also award-winning), a video producer, radio/television talent, award-winning graphic, computer graphic artist, advertising copywriter, videographer, publisher, music producer, musician, singer, performer and ... well, you get the picture. He's shiftless - in all things but his devotion to Barbara his wife of...well, let's say over 35 years and leave it at that.

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By the time you get to the reviews, you already know that the story is a mystery and that the investigator is not made of standard material. The story is good the investigator more interesting. Read it for yourself.