The seventh installment of Gar’s Shamus Award-winning mystery series featuring Central Los Angeles private investigator Aaron Gunner, GOOD MAN GONE BAD, has just been published by Prospect Park Books!
Hard times are nothing new for private investigator Aaron Gunner. Working on the mean streets of South Central Los Angeles, he’s seen more than his fair share of trouble. But when his cousin and confidante Del Curry commits suicide after allegedly killing his wife and critically injuring their daughter Zina, Gunner knows he’s about to face the hardest times of all.
He doesn’t buy the LAPD’s version of the shooting and isn’t going to wait for Zina to regain consciousness to disprove it. Whatever drove Del to take his own life—and possibly assault his wife and daughter—Gunner’s going to find it, even if it means learning things about his late cousin he’ll wish he never knew.
But first, he has a paying case to work, proving the innocence of an Afghan War veteran accused of murder. Plagued by seering migraines and occasional fits of rage, Harper Stowe III is counting on Gunner to fill the holes in his ruined memory that make him the perfect suspect in the killing of his former employer.
With a new era of American racism and divided politics on the rise all around him, Gunner must seek the truth behind two fatal shootings now, and grieve for his beloved cousin later.
The first six Gunner mysteries
are currently out of print, but will be re-released in brand new editions by year’s end.
|FEAR OF THE DARK|
African-American private investigator AARON GUNNER is coaxed out of retirement at the point of a beautiful woman’s gun to find a popular black militant’s assassin—and avert a possible race riot in the process.
|NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD|
The return of private investigator AARON GUNNER. This time out, Gunner is up to his neck in the world of South-Central Los Angeles ‘bangers after he’s hired to find a gang member accused of participating in the drive-by murder of a local anti-gang activist.
|YOU CAN DIE TRYING|
The third AARON GUNNER mystery. Gunner’s latest case has him trying to clear the name of a dead ex-cop everyone agrees was a racist monster. But was Jack McGovern really guilty of the unjustifiable homicide that got him fired from the LAPD, or was he simply the victim of an elaborate frame-up?
|IT’S NOT A PRETTY SIGHT|
AARON GUNNER’s fourth adventure finds him searching for the murderer of an old flame, after the private investigator has discovered, much to his dismay, that the man he hunted down and killed—the old flame’s abusive ex-husband—may have been innocent of the crime.
|WHEN LAST SEEN ALIVE|
The fifth AARON GUNNER mystery follows the investigator as he tries to discover what happened to a man who attended the Million Man March in Washington, D.C.—and never returned home afterward.
|ALL THE LUCKY ONES ARE DEAD|
In this, his sixth adventure, AARON GUNNER enters the sordid and often violent world of gangsta rap as he tries to uncover the truth behind the alleged “suicide” of C.E. Digga Jones, the most charismatic—and enigmatic—gangsta rapper of them all.