Detective Fiction by William  Wells audiobook

Detective Fiction

By William Wells
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Blackstone Publishing 9781579624316
7.10 Hours Unabridged
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A serial killer is on the loose in Naples, Florida, an enclave of wealth and privilege on the Southwest Gulf Coast. The murders have been disguised as accidents, but when Police Chief Wade Hansen becomes suspicious, Mayor Charles Beaumont orders him to apprehend the killer before the truth becomes public knowledge. Hansen reaches out to retired Chicago homicide detective Jack Starkey. Starkey, who has been shot three times—twice on the job and once in the army—is enjoying every cop’s retirement dream. But at the same time, he misses the thrill of the hunt, so he accepts the job. As the bodies stack up like cordwood, Starkey searches for anything that the victims might have in common. He decides to go undercover as a member of the Naples elite in an attempt to get himself noticed by the killer, drawing the attention of Count Vasily Petrovich, who operates a hedge fund named for the Atocha, a Spanish galleon that sank in a hurricane off the Florida Keys in 1622. When Starkey discovers that all of the victims so far had been investors in that fund, and that the count is actually a member of the Russian Mafia, he suspects that the Atocha Fund might have a substantial penalty for early withdrawal. Meanwhile, William Stevens, a Chicago Tribune police reporter, has been writing a series of bestselling crime novels based on his pal Starkey’s career. Starkey’s alter-ego is Chicago homicide detective Jack Stoney. Things are not what they seem, plot twists abound, and the bullets begin to fly. Starkey, in desperation, reaches out to the fictional Stoney to help him catch the killer.

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Summary

Summary

A serial killer is on the loose in Naples, Florida, an enclave of wealth and privilege on the Southwest Gulf Coast. The murders have been disguised as accidents, but when Police Chief Wade Hansen becomes suspicious, Mayor Charles Beaumont orders him to apprehend the killer before the truth becomes public knowledge.

Hansen reaches out to retired Chicago homicide detective Jack Starkey. Starkey, who has been shot three times—twice on the job and once in the army—is enjoying every cop’s retirement dream. But at the same time, he misses the thrill of the hunt, so he accepts the job.

As the bodies stack up like cordwood, Starkey searches for anything that the victims might have in common. He decides to go undercover as a member of the Naples elite in an attempt to get himself noticed by the killer, drawing the attention of Count Vasily Petrovich, who operates a hedge fund named for the Atocha, a Spanish galleon that sank in a hurricane off the Florida Keys in 1622.

When Starkey discovers that all of the victims so far had been investors in that fund, and that the count is actually a member of the Russian Mafia, he suspects that the Atocha Fund might have a substantial penalty for early withdrawal.

Meanwhile, William Stevens, a Chicago Tribune police reporter, has been writing a series of bestselling crime novels based on his pal Starkey’s career. Starkey’s alter-ego is Chicago homicide detective Jack Stoney.

Things are not what they seem, plot twists abound, and the bullets begin to fly. Starkey, in desperation, reaches out to the fictional Stoney to help him catch the killer.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Detective Fiction is far from the usual fare…It feels fresh and unexpected.” San Francisco Book Review
“[A] delightfully quirky crime novel…Crammed with fascinating asides on topics ranging from haute cuisine to high-tech weaponry.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Wells has a brisk, breezy style that’s just right for this tale, which blurs the line between fiction and (fictive) reality. Prime entertainment.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: William Wells

Author Bio: William  Wells

William Wells graduated from Hamilton College, served aboard a naval destroyer, and has worked as a radio disc jockey, newspaper staff writer, author of an internationally syndicated comic strip, speechwriter for the governor of Michigan, and marketing agency executive before founding a custom publishing company.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 7.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English