The Electra File [NOOK Book]

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"The Electra File (Book 5 of the Jay Leicester Mysteries Series)" by critically acclaimed southern author JC Simmons.

In this newly re-released and moving novel, Jay Leicester ("pronounced "Lester"), Simmons' celebrated Mississippi Aviation Consultant/Private Investigator, is hired by his friend, Guy Robbins, to help find his missing sailboat. It is found scuttled offshore with two bodies aboard. When identified, it is determined that the individuals were associated with the new gaming industry that has reshaped ...

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Overview

"The Electra File (Book 5 of the Jay Leicester Mysteries Series)" by critically acclaimed southern author JC Simmons.

In this newly re-released and moving novel, Jay Leicester ("pronounced "Lester"), Simmons' celebrated Mississippi Aviation Consultant/Private Investigator, is hired by his friend, Guy Robbins, to help find his missing sailboat. It is found scuttled offshore with two bodies aboard. When identified, it is determined that the individuals were associated with the new gaming industry that has reshaped the Mississippi coastline and boosted the economy. However, the benefits to the area do not come without consequence.

When a candatate in the local mayoral election who openly opposed the gambling industry is killed, many suspect involvement by casino officials. Angered by the negative publicity and the millions it could cost them, casino officials, at least on the surface, work with Leicester to help solve the murders.

There are 10 ebooks in the Jay Leicester Mysteries Series by JC Simmons:

Blood on the Vine
Some People Die Quick
Blind Overlook
Icy Blue Descent
The Electra File
Popping the Shine
Four Nines Fine
The Underground Lady
Akel Dama
The Candela of Cancri

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045549257
  • Publisher: JC Simmons
  • Publication date: 1/29/2012
  • Series: Jay Leicester Mysteries , #5
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 7,203
  • File size: 305 KB

Meet the Author

JC Simmons is the author of an Ernest Hemingway biography, several short stories and ten critically acclaimed serial mystery novels, known as the "Jay Leicester Mysteries Series". Included in the series are: Blood On The Vine, Some People Die Quick, Blind Overlook, Icy Blue Descent, The Electra File, Popping the Shine, Four Nines Fine, The Underground Lady, Akel Dama, and The Candela of Cancri, all of which have been recently re-released as ebooks by Nighttime Press LLC.

From the Author's mouth:
My flying career and writing in general was inspired by a single book titled, Fate is the Hunter, by Ernest K. Gann. Writing specifically as a style was manifest due to a single book titled, Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story, by Carlos Baker, Hemingway’s official biographer. A friend and Emergency Room doctor, Edgar Grissom, who would later publish the definitive bibliography on Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway: A Descriptive Bibliography, loaned me his copy of Baker’s bio one summer back in the early 70s. The rest, as they say, is history.

During the next few years, I read everything by and about Hemingway. Never has a writer influenced me more. My first foray into the world of letters was to be about Hemingway. John Evans, owner of Lemuria Books, and my mentor in all things literati, pointed out that there were literally hundreds of bios on Hemingway. However, a scholarly study on the man and his work had never been done in a Q&A format. So was born the “Workbook.”

Evans, Grissom, Evan’s store manager, Tom Gerald and his assistant Valerie Sims, all collaborated on the manuscript. It took two years to finish. I learned much on the journey.

It was from this endeavor with the Hemingway bio that emerged the Jay Leicester Murder/Mystery series. Even the name Leicester came from Hemingway’s brother, who also published a bio, My Brother Ernest Hemingway, in 1961.

Hemingway once said he “learned to write landscapes by looking at the paintings of Cezanne in the Louvre in Paris,” and “that it’s not how much one puts into a book, but what the writer leaves out that makes the story.” From him I learned how to write true dialogue, and how to add the sights, sounds, and smells so that the reader feels he is there. While I did not try and copy his style, thousands have tried and failed, I did take what he offered and used it well, I hope. You the reader will make that determination.

J.C. Simmons was born, raised, educated, and stayed in the great State of Mississippi. He is a retired Airline/Corporate pilot and lives with his wife on the family farm in Union, Mississippi where he is working on a autobiographical work detailing his life and times as a pilot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

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    Engaging story, laid out perfectly in plot, dialog, setting and

    Engaging story, laid out perfectly in plot, dialog, setting and likeable characters. Story moves quickly, and the end comes too soon. Recommended to all fellow mystery lovers.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    This is book five of a series of ten, about 230 pages

    This is book five of a ten book series. I have read several of the books and all were pretty good. These are stand alone books. My thanks to the author. I hate cliff hangers. This book has about 230 pages at the print size, I have my nook set on. It is a book which can be enjoyed by both genders. Mystery. Ages 18 and up.

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    Posted June 19, 2014

    Awesome is right jmm44

    You'll really like this one!!!

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    Posted June 7, 2014

    I liked it!

    An interesting murder mystery with a couple of convoluted twists.

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    Awseome!

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    Posted April 27, 2014

    Great

    This is a great reas. Author keeps you interested from the beginning

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