Discover why Doing Max Vinyl (An Annie Ogden Mystery) currently ranks #1 on Goodreads Best Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense Novels of 2011!
by Frederick Lee Brooke
Doing Max Vinyl follows the downward spiral of computer recycling con-artist Max Vinyl. When his environmentalist girlfriend, Tris, finds out his dirty secret, all Hell breaks loose. Iraq war veteran Annie Ogden gets into the picture when her sister is threatened by two of Max Vinyl’s thugs. Meanwhile, Max Vinyl’s ex-wife, Ginger, has discovered she’s being shortchanged on her alimony payments, in more ways than one. How will Max counter the devastating attacks of three violent and vengeful women? By the end of the week, having extricated himself from one situation after another that would be hilarious if only they were happening to someone else, Max finds himself in a desperate struggle, fighting for his survival. Will Tris get the last word in their exchange of explosions? Will Annie Ogden find the answers she’s looking for? Nonstop comic action leads to a killer finale in this genre-bending tale of corporate chacanery and good old-fashioned betrayal.
My books are mysteries, for lack of a better word. Doing Max Vinyl is about a computer recycling con man, while Zombie Candy is about a serial adulterer who happens to love zombie movies. In both books, Annie Ogden, a recently returned Iraq War vet who is having trouble adjusting to civilian life, gets personally involved in taking down these world-class jerks. I like a book with a good dose of humor, and the humor can come from the absurd situations people find themselves in. The world we live in is an absurd place, and you can either laugh or cry about it.
When I’m not writing I’m usually reading. I like to write book reviews. Of course I love it when people review my books, too. I like to cook and sometimes post recipes on my blog. Zombie Candy contains most of the recipes in the book in an annex at the end. I also like to hike and travel and learn about other cultures.
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