The Last Will and Testament of Ernie Politics (Vagrant Mystery Series, #1)

The Last Will and Testament of Ernie Politics (Vagrant Mystery Series, #1)

by Brad Grusnick

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Hands severed at the wrist. Eyes carved from his skull. Body shoved under a dumpster.

How do you find justice when you are one of society's forgotten?

Ernie Politics is a schizophrenic albino who loves conspiracy theories. When he's murdered and mutilated, the police have no interest in wasting time on the death of one homeless man, so Ray Cobb, Ernie's best friend, decides to solve the mystery for himself.

Ray finds a cryptic note Ernie scrawled days before his death and realizes that Ernie's ravings and irrational writings may contain hidden clues about the identity of his killer. 

Pulled deep into the dangerous underworld of the Los Angeles streets, Ray discovers a vagrant underground railroad, a poker game where the stakes are one's life, and a political conspiracy that entangles him with an LAPD cold case detective.

Ray uncovers more about Ernie than he expects and learns when you live on the streets, the only person you can trust is yourself.

The Last Will and Testament of Ernie Politics is the first volume of Brad Grusnick's Vagrant Mystery Series, a modern noir exploring the underbelly of Los Angeles.

Don't miss Book 2 in the series, The Last Dance of Low Seward.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152185386
Publisher: Strange Scribe
Publication date: 04/24/2012
Series: Vagrant Mystery Series , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 529 KB

About the Author

Brad Grusnick graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre. He also studied Comedy Writing at The Second City Chicago. He is originally from Wausau, WI and splits his time between Los Angeles and Chicago.

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The Last Will and Testament of Ernie Politics 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters have unique voices that lead you on a wonderful adventure through a lesser explore world of Los Angeles
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The was a completely new read for me, Really enjoyed it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow start and a little boring but ending was solid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Life on the streets can be cruel and crude. This story vividly paints a side of life I hope never to be a part. As Ernie noted in his ramblings, so many of us are not strong enough to do so. Ray, however, doesn't seem to want to leave the free air life. In alternating chapters, we learn about the lives, characters and relationships of both Ray and Nick and how unknown to either, their situations intersect. Eventually, they are brought together and despite the difficult situations they encounter, they are resilient survivors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a well written book, with an intriguing storyline and interesting characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too much profanity to be able to get into the story