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Big Numbers by Jack Getze
Series: An Austin Carr Mystery
First in Series
The author calls the Genre: A Screwball Mystery
Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: Down & Out Books (June 2, 2013)
Root for divorced dad Austin Carr, a funny, oversexed scamp who’ll use anything and everything to get his kids back.
Divorced father Austin Carr wakes up every day in a beat-up camper, parked on someone else’s private property. Why? Because his alimony and child support payments were established by New Jersey’s family court system when his income was double, and for the last two years he has failed to earn the legally mandated monthly nut. He’s had his savings drained, his Maxima repossessed, his salary attached, and his visiting rights suspended. He bought the twelve-year-old Chevy pick-up with the rusty camper for $800 last month because another landlord tossed his butt in the street. Will stretching the rules, his own morals, and the boundaries of common sense raise the cash needed to get his kids back? Or will his big mouth and bad behavior set him up for a nasty double-cross? Find out if Austin can redeem himself and win back his children.
Oh, man. This was one crazy story! Austin Carr is a guy who is majorly down on his luck. It seems like everything bad that could happen in his life, does. He’s a stock broker, though that isn’t working out too well for him. He lives in a rusty camper; he’s not allowed to see his kids; stocks he’s sold end up worthless, leading to him getting beaten up by a client. He ends up entangled in a murder case. There’s much more, but I don’t want to spoil it for you. 🙂 The story is dramatic and funny. Austin, no matter what happens to him, still keeps flashing his “Carr grin” and keeps plowing through each obstacle. You can’t help but like him! Jack Getze has written an entertaining mystery, and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series!
About the Author
Former Los Angeles Times reporter Jack Getze is Fiction Editor for Anthony nominated Spinetingler Magazine, one of the internet’s oldest websites for noir, crime, and horror short stories. Through the Los Angeles Times/Washington Post News Syndicate, his news and feature stories were published in over five-hundred newspapers and periodicals worldwide. His two screwball mysteries, BIG NUMBERS and BIG MONEY, are being reissued by DOWN & OUT BOOKS, with the new BIG MOJO to follow. His short stories have appeared in A Twist of Noir and Beat to a Pulp. Getze is an Active Member of Mystery Writers of America’s New York Chapter.