Friday, October 3, 2014

GIRL OF GREAT PRICE by Milo James Fowler

A Charlie Madison Detective Story about kidnapping and a girl who is more than she seems. . .




Milo has written a companion story setting the stage for his novel, Immaterial Evidence.

Girl of Great Price begins in classic noir style with a missing person, in this case a child snatched on the street by mysterious men. Or so Charlie is told. He accepts the assignment, mainly because he needs the cash and rent is due. As his investigation begins, he sees connections running to a Russian kingpin, who has 'eyes' everywhere. In a town sunken to its knees by brutish thugs, anything is possible.

Charlie has a soft spot for certain dames and innocent kids caught in the web of adult intrigue. He's ordered to find the little girl known as Mao, and tries to bluff his way in the decadent town. The wily detective sees a setup. As the game unfolds to the kingpin's advantage, Charlie calls in an IOU from his past.

Tension is palpable when you're on the losing side. Girl of Great Price held me captive 'til the end. It's perfect for a quick read. This little girl is unique. So is Charlie.

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Have you read any of Milo's books before? Do you like suspense? This isn't straight suspense, it's slightly spiked. . .

Please leave a comment to let me know you were here, and I'll respond. Thanks for dropping by!

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Girl of Great Price is available as of October 3, 2014. For more information on Girl of Great Price and Immaterial Evidence,  check at Milo's blog.

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14 comments:

  1. Available today! Awesome - off to purchase.

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    1. Great, Alex, I think you'll like it.

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  2. I've read a couple short stories of Milo's. Good stuff. He's creating quite a nice niche for himself in sic-fi. :)

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    1. Yes, suspense, noir and scifi, all the things I like too.

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  3. I've never read Milo's stuff but this sounds interesting! Does it take place in the 40s like noir usually does or present time?

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    1. This takes place in the near future, in a city somewhat like our old auto cities, in true noir style. It's good reading, JoJo, with a flash of 40s innuendo. (which I'm fond of as well)

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  4. I just read Girl of Great Price. Lots packed into that little book! I really enjoyed it.

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    1. Me, too. A tough guy, with heart, must be the reason. Not many of those around anymore.

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  5. Milo is a great talent. Life has been so demanding that I have not had the time to visit his blog or read his books lately. But I am off to purchase now. :-)

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    1. His detective has heart, like your McCord, Roland. I like main characters like that. I'm sure Milo will appreciate that.

      Hope all is well with you.

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  6. Thank you for the review, DG. And thank you Alex & Roland for the downloads. The next installment in Charlie's world, Yakuza Territory, will be out next month.

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    1. My pleasure, Milo. Yakuza Territory sounds interesting and wondering which cover you will select. . .

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  7. I so admire how prolific Milo is. And I've been meaning to read some of his works forever - glad I came upon this review as now I'm off to download this story. Sounds excellent.

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    1. Yes, Milo is and he's got lots of stories, and so is Roland Yeomans. Don't know how they do it.

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