The Stiff in the Five Hundred Dollar Suit

The Stiff in the Five Hundred Dollar Suit

by Steve Matthew Benner

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The Stiff in the Five Hundred Dollar Suit by Steve Matthew Benner

During the mid-1950’s, Chief Detective Harvey Halloway was assigned to a murder investigation involving the murder of a man dressed in an expensive suit and found stabbed to death on a city sidewalk. A case that initially seemed to be pretty routine slowly grew in complexity, expanding to include local gangsters and the FBI. Though the head of the local syndicate was the prime suspect, evidence indicated things weren’t as they seemed, and to further complicate matters, a dangerous and beautiful femme fatale working for the mob did her best to disrupt the investigation by using her wiles on the detective. Caught between rival gangs and dodging attempts upon their lives, Detective Halloway and his partner worked to solve the murders before they became victims themselves.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045858861
Publisher: Steve Matthew Benner
Publication date: 04/20/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 247,991
File size: 248 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dr. Steve M. Benner received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Ohio State University in 1979 and has worked in industry, academia, and the federal government. He currently works for NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland as part of the Advance Concepts Office. He has written numerous scientific articles as well as several articles on ancient history. Dr. Benner's extensive knowledge of science and history has led to his having an ego the size of New Jersey and may account for his being one of the most self-centered people in America today.

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The Stiff in the Five Hundred Dollar Suit 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a pleasant surprise. The story is interesting and I quickly began to care about the characters. I recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some dialog a bit stilted but who knows? Did "coppers" + "mugs" really talk this way? Good ending with banter that raises ?? between partners. Worth your time - D from C
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very readable detective novel with some nice plot twists. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I did like the storyline. 160 Nook pages. DW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very stilted writing. I hated how, instead of assuming you would figure out who was speaking, or work the speaker's name into the narrative, he wrote the speaker's name at the beginning of the quote like it was a script from a play. But, my biggest pet peeve were all the spelling errors. Please, please, how hard is it to re-read your story before submitting it?! And to not know the difference between peeking and peaking? The story was just peppered with instances like that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept my interest.