Looking for a Christmas gift idea for your man who likes to read about detectives and gangsters with very few gangster quotes? Try Detective Tom Stone Nitty Gritty Christmas – a detective who befriends a boy without a family and sets out in pursuit of a small-time gangster dealing cocaine -- available on the following outlets:
A neighborhood disturbance gets Stone’s and Jake’s attention and a small-time drug dealer who stocks candy in vending machines has a unique way of selling his products. Crime doesn’t pay and not only does Anthony Angelino have the LAPD on his tail, but a shadow organization as well.
Andrew falls sick from injesting cocaine-laced candy and Stone goes in hot pursuit.
This detective-gangster story features a quiet man on the run. It’s the first in a trilogy and is set in the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Van Nuys, Boyle Heights and Long Beach.
At 119 pages for ebooks and 144 pages print, it’s a relatively fast read and initial reviews have been positive.
Issues of family, adoption-foster care, work-and-life balance and community are integrated in to the storyline as well as a closer look at places around LA that often fall by the wayside.
Nitty Gritty Christmas could be a good gift for a family with teens to twenty-somethings to read as well.
Look for the sequel, Detective Tom Stone Sweltering Summer Nights to come out in 2017.
Sample chapters are available by emailing Don Simkovich, firstname.lastname@example.org.