Results of the Shamus Award in the year 1994.
An entertaining thriller starring Jewish ex-cop Shelley Lowenkopf. After leaving the force, Lowenkopf begins making a killing as a private eye. And when he and his partner Max Pfeiffer attend a memorial service at the synagogue, the service is cut short when the rabbi is arrested—on suspicion that he murdered the woman for whom they are praying.
From the author of Trouble Man and Ride Into Yesterday comes the story of a former celebrity who tries to overcome his past mistakes and stage a comeback. What he gets instead is a trip more terrifying than anything in the movies. Also included in this book is the novella The End of It All, soon to be a TV movie.
In book two of the P.I. Harry James Denton series, Harry finds his next case across the street, when a magnificent mansion in the funky part of town is torched. The blaze has all the earmarks of a local firebug, but this time someone is murdered. The bludgeoned and left-to-burn victim was a well-known psychotherapist…and the man that Harry’s ex-wife, Lanie, was about to marry. Thanks to the doctor’s will, which leaves a chunk of money to his fiancee, the cops think Lanie is the killer. It’s up to Harry to match wits with the match-flicking maniac before his ex goes up the river…and more lives go up in flame….