Welcome to my stop on The Gumshoe Diaries Blog Tour. The Gumshoe Diaries is written by Nicholas Sheridan Stanton and published by California Times Publishing. Here’s a bit more about the book!
This brilliant new detective series introduces Los Angeles’ latest gumshoe.
For those who have been waiting for the next Phillip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Mike Hammer, or Jim Rockford, the wait is over! Author Nicholas Sheridan Stanton unveils the latest result of his chronically leaky cranium in a clever new detective series he’s calling the Gumshoe Diaries.
In The Gumshoe Diaries: Fortune Cookies Always Lie, he introduces us to Whitey Roode, a shaggy but likeable former LAPD gold shield who turned private investigator after (as he tells it) being invited to retire by the brass. Stanton then takes us on a wheels-within-wheels scavenger hunt for the killer – or killers – of pretty Mei Li Teng (a.k.a Sally November), the not-so-innocent niece of Whitey’s close friends and occasionally accurate snitches, Jai Lai and Lu Rong. The quirky Asian couple owns a trendy and ridiculously popular New York – style delicatessen downtown in the heart of Los Angeles called Show-M-U-Lyke-M. They hire Whitey to find out whodunit to little Miss Sally. As it turns out, the college education her uncles thought they were sponsoring is far more dangerous than the standard three Rs.
This being my first book by this author I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I love a good whodunit that keeps me on the edge of my seat and I soon found out that The Gumshoe Diaries was just the ticket. I was immediately pulled in not only by our main character but all the quirky side characters along the way. I read this book in two sittings, and it would have been one had I not had to stop for trivial things like household responsibilities and dinner. Cannot recommend enough! From what I understand this is a first in a series and if so I cannot wait to read the rest. Packed full of mystery, suspense, nostalgia with twists along the way The Gumshoe Diaries is sure to please the pickiest of mystery lovers!