When the city’s laziest Private Investigator Dev Haskell spots his old flame Karen Riley in The Spot bar, she’s changed–for one thing she’s no longer Karen Riley, now she’s Crickett, and then there’s the stroller with ten month old Oliver. Dev hangs on and does the math: ten months plus nine months equals when?
It seems Crickett’s sometime lover Daryl has been caught in possession of some drugs, and she thinks they may have been planted on him. But five million dollars worth? Tough to hide that much in your pocket. Dev starts looking under rocks and quickly uncovers local crime lord Tubby Gustafson and his psychopathic enforcer, Bulldog. Things seem to go downhill rather quickly from there as Dev finds himself literally running for his life.
Crickett is a hilariously entertaining hard-boiled mystery, with just enough chills to keep you on the edge of your seat. A delightful read with a heavy dose of corner cutting and misbehavior to go with the beverage of your choice.