The Glass Alibi

Rated 5.00/5 based on 7 reviews
The aftermath of business deal left her swindled, raped, and dumped in a parking lot for dead.
No force on earth would prevent her wrath. Not even the Private Eye she'd hire would know her plans.
She needed someone to take the fall. Her beauty and flawless figure would provide the lures into her hard-boiled web, laced with lust, revenge and murder! More
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About John Burns

Suffice it to say, I'm old enough to know better than to spend all my days writing fiction and editing the same... but, that is what I do. Amassing an enormous body of work like what I have requires lots of time. It also requires an extremely fertile imagination. Guilty on both parts.

• A younger me was immersed in the study of guitar at, The School of Contemporary Music, Boston, MA.
• I studied Broadcast Communications at San Francisco State University: creative writing and Television Production.
• I'm a graduate of The Hollywood Film Institute at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.
• As an indie producer I've written, and directed for radio, stage, television and the silver screen.
• I am natural born storyteller who has written 16 feature length screenplays, 9 novels and over fifteen short stories,
• The other day I came to the conclusion, I'm still just a pretty good hack. But to get to pretty good 'hack status', I had great teachers, studying with the likes of Professor Richard Walters (UCLA), screenwriter Shane Black: ‘Predator’ and ‘Iron Man Three'. I worked with the executive producers of both ‘Catch Me If You Can’ and ‘I-Robot'.

• In 2019 I became the only author, in the 52-year history of the Houston International Film Festival, to be awarded four coveted REMI Awards in a single awards night.
• My goal over the last 25 years is to learn and polish the craft of writing my tall tales into compelling stories, populated with unique characters and mix the cocktail with a spin on life in the big city of San Francisco.

About My Debut Crime Story, 'The Glass Alibi'.
Welcome to 1980, the sultry lies,and the treacherously macabre side of San Francisco’s high society. In a seductive world of greed, revenge and murder; what you are about to read is an absorbing character study of the beautiful but black hearted criminals that populate this story.

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Reviews of The Glass Alibi by John Burns

Patrice4u reviewed on May 30, 2021

This book unfolds like you’re watching an old fashion private eye movie. Start with one hard boiled private eye, add several dangerous dames in stilettos plus the wealthy and glamourous behaving badly in the pre cell phone days of 1980s San Francisco. Yes, this story has everything you want in a good read…quirky characters and startling plot twists. You’ll enjoy this fast paced, gritty and savagely funny story.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
Keith Foote reviewed on April 14, 2021

The Glass Alibi is a dark and riveting tale of sex and murder. Based in San Francisco, it’s a detective story so tightly written that you’ll never be able to predict what happens next, and there’s always a surprise in every chapter. Disturbing? Yes. Entertaining? Yes. The author’s words are so descriptive it was easy to visualize every scene. It was a very good read that I could not put down. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip!
(reviewed 52 days after purchase)
Steve Calde reviewed on April 10, 2021

A great page turner and I couldn’t put it down towards the end. Fun to read a noir-style detective yarn set in 1980’s San Francisco and Santa Cruz. When do we get the Netflix TV adaptation?
(reviewed 51 days after purchase)
None None reviewed on April 3, 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed reading “The Glass Alibi”. The characters, storyline and suspenseful action kept me engaged and turning pages. It was wonderful getting lost in the story and engaged in the outcome.
John Burns has a wonderful sense for this genre, with his colorful characters and gritty scenarios.
I look forward to reading whatever comes next.
(reviewed 45 days after purchase)
Keith Foote reviewed on March 15, 2021
(no rating)
I was mesmerized as the story unfolded – at first unsure of the antagonists and later unsure 0f who any party was. There was no way to side with any character for more than a chapter – kept me on my toes. An excellent, suspenseful read, especially if you live in San Francisco and can see these locations in your mind! Well written and always suspenseful.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
sharon rosenbaum reviewed on March 8, 2021

The journey begins with a high-stakes but seemingly common financial swindle but quickly becomes a roller-coaster ride through the seven deadly sins that stretches the imagination. Nick Sloan, the hard-boiled, streetwise and kind-hearted private eye with a sense of humor (and my new hero) provides a counter-balance and welcome respite from the menacing characters and scenarios. A gripping tale unfolds through nicely paced chapters giving the reader a terrifying chill in one and then a chance to catch one's breath and absorb what you've just "witnessed" before moving on.
(reviewed 18 days after purchase)
Clay Foster reviewed on March 7, 2021

A great read! A unique combination of corrupt real estate deals and hedonism, resulting in murder. Full of quirky characters. Has real feel for San Francisco and Santa Cruz in the 1980's. You'll never order a hamburger from a restaurant in Santa Cruz again!
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)
jemdot reviewed on March 5, 2021

Forget your worries! Escape to the erotic, exotic, outrageous world of The Glass Alibi by John Burns. A totally wild ride through San Francisco's weirder corners. Check your PC at the door and watch gorgeous babes in stiletto heels sashay into the mansion where a foreign princess is held captive. Nothing is sacred in this extravagant romp where Burns skewers the privileged wealthy and their insatiable needs, along with the oh-so-hip hipsters, all the while laughing up his sleeve at the detective genre. Follow Nick Sloan (the greatest private eye since Sam Spade) as he uncovers the hedonism and narcissism that triggered murders, cover-ups, and betrayals. Oh my!
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)
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