In Goofy Foot, private investigator Alex Rasmussen, embarking on a rather routine search for a missing teenager, finds himself in cold water that couldn't be hotter, as the simple task balloons into murderous surfers and a heart-stopping search for a killer.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Series:||Alex Rasmussen Mysteries Series , #4|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.76(w) x 8.72(h) x 1.08(d)|
About the Author
David Daniel was born in Boston and grew up on the South Shore, where he learned to surf. His novel The Heaven Stone won the St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel contest and was a Shamus award nominee. In addition to seven novels, including White Rabbit and The Skelly Man, he has written for Surfer magazine and has published more than 70 short stories. He is currently the Jack Kerouac Visiting Writer in Residence at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In Lowell, Massachusetts, Paula Jensen hires private sleuth Alex Rasmussen because she has not heard from her daughter Michelle in two days. Paula explains that Michelle was visiting her father Ben Nickerson in California, but should have been home by now even with Ben breaking their agreement and driving her home cross country, but they should have arrived already. Alex makes inquiries and quickly learns that the seemingly perfect family paragon of the Jensen household is a fake. Michelle's sister Katie insists that her sibling has a strained relationship with her mom and especially her stepfather Ross. The local Police Chief Delcastro feels there is nothing to investigate as two bickering parents are involved and the teen will show up. Besides Michelle missing, Ben also seems to have vanished. When the last known person to admit to seeing Ben alive suddenly dies in a dubious car crash, Alex knows that his client¿s teenage daughter in danger, but anyone who might be able to help seems lethargically reluctant to get involved. In some ways this delightful private investigate tale reads more like a cozy as the cast led by the hero is passive to the extreme of wondering if anyone is breathing in Massachusetts. Thus anyone seeking brawls inside a suburban noir should look elsewhere. However, readers who appreciate a solid leg work sleuth tale starring an amiable protagonist will enjoy David Daniel's cold footed detective story that is no warm day at the beach....................... Harriet Klausner