Sunday, March 9, 2014

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: Big Money

Big Money (Austin Carr Mystery)
Publisher: Down & Out Books (January 12, 2014)
E-Book File Size: 884 KB
Paperback: 218 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1937495671
In this jaunty follow-up to Big Numbers, a scruffy stockbroker returns to tangle with mobsters, women and his own big mouth. The good news, as the story opens, is that the hero is in the company of a gorgeous naked lady. The bad news is that she’s pointing a shotgun at him. It’s a typical predicament for Austin Carr, a semi-shady New Jersey financial professional temporarily in charge of Shore Securities…He’s being extorted into opening a money-laundering account for local crime boss Bluefish; an auditor who was investigating his company has turned up murdered; a fetching state police captain figures he’s the key to her organized-crime probe; and his boss’s mother has been picked up for fixing her church bingo game.
Carr is continually getting into trouble over his weakness for breasts, his penchant for self-incriminating statements and his vestigial moral sensibility, which, like an appendix, makes itself felt at inconvenient times. — Kirkus Indie

Review:  I have to admit, I have only read a few mysteries with a male lead character. I spend a lot of time in cozy land, I guess. I'm really glad I ventured out of my comfort zone for Big Money. It was a hoot and a half!

Austin Carr is the kind of guy that you want to see on the screen, big or little. (Because detective/cop shows take themselves way too seriously, and that can't be said about Austin Carr)

This is book two in the Austin Carr series, and it will have you clamoring to get Big Numbers, the first book.

A few reasons why you should love this book

1. Characters named "Mama Bones" and "Creeper" oh and wait..."Bluefish!"

2. It is set in Jersey! LOL! Crime is always better in New Jersey!

3. You will will laugh a lot.

If you are in need of a good time, and some laughs...pick up this book.

I have to admit, I should have guessed who killed the auditor. It was so obvious, and yet somehow it went right over my head. 

Austin is the kind of guy that has a lot of bad luck...I do mean a lot of it. I mean, he has the mafia after him, but trust me, things end up good for him in the end...really good.

Now I'm going to ponder who could play Austin on the big or little screen.

Rating: 5 flowers

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.
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Unknown said...

Thank you for the review! I really want to read this book!

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