Winner, 35th International 3-Day Novel Contest
Jack Minyard is a private eye down on his luck. He's badly overweight and on the wrong side of sixty. He's lost his marriage, and maybe a little of his mind, too. After narrowly escaping charges in a statewide fraud and money laundering scandal, Jack has been working private contracts and counting on the kindness of strangers (not to mention a pile of prescription drugs) to get by. In a last-ditch play to resurrect his career, Jack takes on a case that puts him on the wrong side of the tracks and in the midst of some of the roughest trade going.
Praise for Thorazine Beach:
"This book is recommended as a solid example of 'marathon' novel-writing and as a biting commentary on the cracks beneath social facades." (Foreword Reviews)
Praise for Ruby, Ruby(the first in the Jack Minyard series):
"Ruby, Ruby exemplifies the genre it features a couple of ugly murders in the finest 3-day tradition, weird cop Jimmy Page, a half dozen or so y'allin Tenneseeans both black and white and a church-going Rotarian detective who tells the story in a wisecracking style" (Vancouver Sun)