In the mid-Ninties I wrote two
novels about a laid-off middle-manager named John
Tracer who decides to persue his childhood dream of
becomig a private eye. His wife is sure that dream
is a mid-life crisis. His new career and their
homelife merge in what one reviewer characterized
as “family cuteness combined with sociopathic
slaughter.” The books were published by Scribner in
hardover and were well received by critics and
readers with twisted senses of humor. They came out
in an era before anyone knew what an eBook was.
Well, technology has finally caught up with the Tracer Family. They still live in the last century, but you wouldn’t know it. Their depressed financial circumstances are more relevant today, and crime is just as bad. But they have morphed from the printed page to bits and bites, having been re-released in eBook form. In the next few months Tracer Inc. and Neighborhood Watch will both be available at Amazon.com, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Sony Reader Store and Kobo (formerly Shortcovers).
Click on a book cover above to get the eBook version of your choice. I recommend you start with the first one and move on to the second, which starts one day after the first one ends.
Blogs start on the home page with brief previews so that you don’t have to slog through something that doesn’t interest you although why anyone would want to do that is incomprehensible. The home page, to use a term from when I was spinning vinyl on the radio, also links to “Double A blasts from the past”—What’s So Bad about Wrath?, The Hun Revisited and I Explain God, Part 1. Just for me there’s a Love-Me-Because-I’m-Great bio page. A contact page follows. (Keep the hate mail coming, folks.) Finally, there are excerpts from my body of work, my corpus, my oeuvre...my stuff, if you will...whose presumption should amuse you. To Read More...