Murderer, Bank Robber or Mayor? Crime with a sense of humor
While in a West Texas prison serving time for murder Harry Parnes had an opportunity to think. For 14 years. He hadn’t been that successful as a criminal. He resolved to live a better and more successful life. What better way than to rob a bank on impulse the day you get out?
The way most book jacket liner notes are written you were probably expecting to see something like “This book is for the serious Crime Fiction Aficionado.” Well, it's not. It’s for the Crime Fiction Aficionado with a sense of humor.
At the Request of James Dougle
Summary from “At the Request of James Dougle” a short work 19,470 words Copyright Randy Cade 5 16 2014
James Dougle is a black man accused of murdering Round Hill Arkansas’ most prominent citizen in 1884. After a rowdy show trial held in the local saloon with famous hanging Judge Isaac C. Parker presiding, Dougle quips “For all you know about holdin’ a fair trial Judge Parker, why in hell don’t you just crucify me?” Be careful what you wish for James Dougle. Will there be justice in Round Hill?
Crime, divorce, violence, gutterpunks, murder and multi-million dollar real estate. Sounds like a party doesn't it?
The First Paragraph from "Fire Sale":
Screaming violent gutter punks are shooting flaming arrows onto the deck of my nine million dollar home from a raft on the Russian River in Sonoma County California. How in the hell did it come to this?
I’ll tell you how it came to this…
Get inside the mind of a mob killer. Then get out. Four dead in San Francisco. It's been a busy morning.
Crandall took the glass elevator up to the top floor where the suites were located looking down at the lobby and its shrunken population of businessmen, service personnel, shoppers, diners and drinkers. It was like looking down on a small city in the middle of its busy day, all the townspeople going about their innocent business, not aware they were being watched.
Crandall’s business was not so innocent. When he got to the top floor he stepped out and walked quietly down the hall slipping his hand inside his jacket to finger the pistol strapped under his left arm. It was a Ruger .22 caliber semi-automatic with a Gemtech suppression barrel. The loudest thing you would hear after you squeezed the trigger was the cycling of the bolt, a puff of compressed air and whatever final noises were uttered by the victim as the low velocity .22 bullet entered and started to bounce around inside his skull shredding grey matter.
Call Me Harry
THUGSTORE is the story of a young executive search professional (Doug Moore) who is in deep trouble with the mob over his inept sports betting. He flees from California to Chicago where he inadvertently hits on the girlfriend of neighborhood crime boss and blues club owner Air Conditioning Williams. In exchange for his life, the head hunter has to work for Williams using his expertise to start a national search and employment firm for criminals.
Coming Soon THUGSTORE
Nasty Appetizers is a sampler of excerpts and chapters from various books both published and forthcoming. Some are funny, some violent, some very disturbing, some just downright nasty like that plate of soggy nachos or the past due oysters served to you as you attempted to enjoy your happy hour cold one. Nasty Appetizers includes:
One: Chapter "Home I"
The first chapter of the soon to be published “Thugstore”, a novel in which a young executive search professional Doug Moore, in trouble with the mob over his inept sports betting, flees from California to Chicago and inadvertently hits on the girlfriend of neighborhood crime boss and blues club owner Air Conditioning Williams. In exchange for his life, the head hunter has to work for Williams by opening a national search firm for criminals. The first chapter is a side story of two thugs, Kasim and Chester, who freelance robbery, drug dealing and home invasion. Home I. doesn’t always go as planned.
Town Idiot Throwpete
Appeals to U.S. Marshall Walter Sampas
James Dougle is a black man wrongly accused of murdering Round Hill Arkansas’ most prominent citizen in 1884. After a rowdy show trial held in the local saloon with famous hanging Judge Isaac C. Parker presiding, Dougle quips “For all you know about holdin’ a fair trial Judge Parker, why in hell don’t you just crucify me?” Be careful what you wish for James Dougle. Will there be justice in Round Hill?
Get inside the mind of a mob killer. Then get out. Four dead in San Francisco, it's been a busy morning.
This is the entire novella “Die Clean” which is also a chapter from “Fire Sale”, a novel about crime, divorce, violence, gutter punks and murder with a little multi-million dollar real estate thrown in.
This is the first chapter of “Stages of the Con”, the second book in the Harry Parnes Series. It involves Harry’s partner Carlos, a 20 year old drug dealer and his right hand man Pelon slipping out of a bad deal in the New Mexico desert.
The first book in the series “Call Me Harry” is available through Amazon books in eBook format. It is the story of a man released after a 14 year stretch in a West Texas prison who decides on the spur of the moment that it would be a good idea to rob a bank on the day he gets out. I have been told that the story gets pretty unusual from there. I tried to present it through some colorful and somewhat quirky characters. I’ve come to love Harry like a brother.
Kasim and Chester continue their long night after their brutal home invasion of the Frankel family. Things just don’t seem to get better…
Release Date: October 2, 2015
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