DEADLY ATTRACTION the latest release in the Alan Stewart and Vera Deward Mystery Series.
The idyllic calm of Green Lake is shattered when a young carpenter stumbles upon a partially-clothed starlet’s body. The victim, Audrey Lockhart, a beautiful young woman with visions of Hollywood in her eyes, a reputation of making male friends too easily and a fiery nature, also happens to be the niece of King County Commissioner Dan Lockhart.
Once more detectives Alan Stewart and Vera Deward are called upon to use their unique combination of old-fashioned sleuthing, hard knocks and bruised knuckles to solve the heinous crime. Descending into the depths of depravity, they fight their way through gambling dens, the Chinese underground and the Seattle Waterfront uncovering the fact that sometimes, blood is thicker than water.
“A new high for Low! With Deadly Attraction, Neil Low offers up another fine mystery with master sleuths Vera Deward and Alan Stewart scoping out corrupt, World War Two-Era Seattle. Each successive chapter draws a bead on the reader, fires round after round of adrenaline-packed action and mystique, and delivers a final kill shot with unbearable, cliffhanging suspense. Low’s mastery of prose and detective-like attention to detail makes this deadly yarn a unique edition to the hard-boiled genre. No other author could ever write this book quite like Low does.”—Don Roff, author Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection
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The first title in the Alan Stewart Mystery Series: Thick as Thieves
Seattle in the 1940s: from its sprawling ports
to its exotic bordellos in Chinatown, it is a rain-drenched harbor of greed,
sex, and corruption-and now a mysterious murder. Alan Stewart loses his private
investigator father at the hands of corrupt police officials. As he sets out to
seek answers and to avenge his father's death, Alan uncovers clues that lead
all the way to the "Crime of the Century"-The Lindbergh Kidnapping!
the # 3 best-selling trade mystery paperback in
2008 (Independent Mystery Booksellers Association)
justice. Sex and love. Greed and honor. This is a morality play in the
tradition of Shakespeare's 'Richard III' in which the line between right
and wrong is as blurred as when one looks through gray rain at twilight over
Seattle's somber hills. Neil Low, a veteran Seattle cop, has seen it all."~Lowen Clausen
The second title in the Alan Stewart Series: Sign of the Dragon
1940 - The eve of
WWII. Imperial Japan threatens to conquer Asia and the entire Pacific Theater.
Supplies and support are flowing into the region. Vital to this effort is the
city of Seattle. But now, itís crucial role in the supply chain is beginning to
attract the interest of some shadowy and exotic international forces...
Following a tip from his mentor Vic Morrison, young Alan Stewart uses his
detective skills to track down Tiger Lee, a sexy American operative on a
mission to disrupt the Japanese spy network. Working together, the two set out
to eliminate the head of their Japanese rivals: a dangerous samurai whose
movements are shrouded in mystery. What begins as a hunt for justice quickly
turns into a maelstrom of revengeóand a race against the clock as politics
becomes personal and loyalties are tested from every side. Returning to the
scene of his first novel, Thick as Thieves, author Neil Low, proves once
again that in the shadowy underbelly of a city nothing is as it first appears,
and what you donít know just might hurt you after allÖ.
the # 2 best-selling trade mystery paperback in
2009 (Independent Mystery Bookseller Association)
The third title in the Alan Stewart Series: Unreasonable Persuasion
the dark misty streets of Seattle, there are no vacations from crime. Just one
week after young PI Alan Steward tangles with the White Dragon, he finds
himself once again paired with the beautiful and dangerous Vera Deward and
embroiled in a mystery thatís shaking the entire city. This time, a well known
and aging heiress has disappeared. Has she simply departed early for a
glamorous honeymoon, as her much younger and newly acquired husband insists or
has there been foul play?
and Vera race against the clock, through the murky Seattle cityscape looking
for clues to the heiressís whereabouts. Clues that lead to shady hotels,
underground catacombs in Chinatown, and to heart-pounding confrontations on
fast-moving locomotives. Can Alan unwind the mystery and recover the heiress or
will this mystery elude him?
the #3 best-selling trade mystery paperback in 2010 (Independent Mystery
The fourth title in the Alan Stewart Series: Unholy Alliance
SEATTLE 1948: Despite dubious wounds, including two .38 slugs to the face, Police Officer Charles “Hacksaw” Sawyer’s death is ruled a suicide. Suspecting something far more sinister, Chief of Detectives Mike Ketchum attempts to dig a little deeper until he is ordered by his superiors to leave the crime alone. Unable to let matters lie, Ketchum once again turns to private detectives Alan Stewart and Vera Deward.
Unaided by the police, and thwarted by the underworld, Alan and Vera race to unravel clues that lead them through opium dens, tattoo parlors and the region’s most infamous pleasure palace. Along the way, they uncover a long list of suspects that include forty or more police officers, convicted bootleggers put out of business by Sawyer during his recent tenure on the Dry Squad, and the godfather of Chinatown’s largest pleasure emporium, Goon Dip Wong. Can Alan and Vera outwit both sides of the law to solve the mystery that no one wants solved or will they fall prey to the same forces that brought down Hacksaw Sawyer?
the #1 best-selling trade mystery paperback September 2011 (Independent Mystery Booksellers Association)
Unholy Alliance Epub File COMING SOON
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