Moonlight City Drive: A Supernatural Crime-Noir Trilogy

Moonlight City Drive: A Supernatural Crime-Noir Trilogy

by Brian Paone


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Family. The Job. The Thrill of Discovery. No one gets out alive.

George Covington loved three things: his family, his job, and the dames he killed every night. Detective Smith hated three things: his family, his job, and the scumbags who killed dames. The only thing they had in common was the witch who pulled the puppet strings from the shadows.

11:18 p.m. Subject is checking into the Desert Palms Motel, accompanied by an unknown female. Snapshot in the parking lot. Man and woman embrace. Betrayal ... I see it every day, like my own reflection. Another case, another bottle of booze, and another client who won't be satisfied until I uncover every speck of dirt they think is there. I'm a private eye, hot on the trail; the top gun for hire. I lurk in the shadows, searching for the clues you think you erased. I'm the bulletproof detective, and I have you in my sights.

What's a little sin between the sheets, and a little blood between lovers? What's a little death to be discovered, waiting for you under that white sheet? I'm digging a desert grave just for you, underneath the burning sun. You won't be found ... not even by the vultures circling in the sky. You, my dear, are the reason why I was always easily influenced.

Part 2 coming in 2019; Part 3 coming in 2021

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997948585
Publisher: Scout Media
Publication date: 11/06/2017
Series: Moonlight City Drive Trilogy , #1
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Brian Paone was born and raised in the Salem, Massachusetts area. Brian has, thus far, published four novels: Dreams Are Unfinished Thoughts-a memoir about being friends with a drug-addicted rock star; Welcome to Parkview-a macabre cerebral-horror novel; Yours Truly, 2095-a time-travel romance novel (which was suggested for a Hugo Award, though it did not make the finalists); and Moonlight City Drive-a supernatural crime-noir detective novel (which is a trilogy, with Part 2 coming in 2019 and Part 3 coming in 2021).

Along with his four novels, Brian has published four short stories: "Outside of Heaven," which is featured in the anthology A Matter of Words; "The Whaler's Dues," which is featured in the anthology A Journey of Words; "Anesthetize (or A Dream Played in Reverse on Piano Keys)," which is featured in the anthology A Haunting of Words; and "Two Gunslingers," which is featured in the anthology A Contract of Words.

Brian is also a vocalist and has released seven albums with his four bands: Yellow #1, Drop Kick Jesus, The Grave Machine, and Transpose.

Brian is married to a US Naval Officer, and they have four children. He is a retired police officer and worked in law enforcement for sixteen years from 2002 - 2018. He is a self-proclaimed roller coaster junkie, a New England Patriots fanatic, and his favorite color is burnt orange.

For more information on all his books and music, visit

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