Trouble is what I Do

Trouble is what I Do

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qBen Perkins is back! It feels so good to say that. Twenty-three years ago, when Rob Kantner introduced his Detroit PI in the short story qC Is for Cookie, q he probably had no idea he was heralding in a new era of mystery fiction. Before Rob, the private eye genre was glutted with down-in-their-luck losers who wore trench coats and talked like Bogart. Stereotypes ruled the paperback racks, and a revamp was sorely needed. Rob's genius was to give his hero something more than cliched one-liners and a drinking problem. Namely, a life.q J. A. Konrath, from his introduction This collection includes 18 stories featuring Ben Perkins, from the earliest part of his career to the latest chapter. The final story, qSex and Violinsq has never before been published.q... investment, meaning no basements or crawlspaces, and furnaces placed up above, guaranteeing hernias for aging maintenance guys. ... Pilot light was out, but gas supply was okay. ... Could be simplest hundred bucks I ever made, as in the pilot light went out. ... A red Toyota Camry sat there, waiting for traffic to clear.


Title:Trouble is what I Do
Author: Rob Kantner
Publisher:Wildside Press LLC - 2005
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