CHASING CHARLIE CHAN by J.L. Abramo. A Jimmy Pigeon Mystery featuring P.I. Jake Diamond. “Abramo's smart prose and dialogue with a dose of Raymond Chandler and a helping of James Ellroy.” —The Denver Review
BROOKLYN JUSTICE by J.L. Abramo. "[Nick Ventura] drove me to write five short stories involving him," Abramo says. "They appear sequentially — covering a period of ten months — and feature many recurring supporting characters. Call it what you will — a collection of shorter fiction or a novel in stories."
A worthy successor to "Catching Water in a Net", Abramo's second in the San Francisco based Jake Diamond series is a clever and well-crafted detective novel, gritty enough to satisfy hard-boiled readers but not so dark that it will put off more traditional mystery fans.
In this award-winning debut, San Francisco PI Jake Diamond is a hero who plays both sides of the Private Eye street. Jake's first adventure has all the components of a great new private eye series-scares, suspense, lots of laughs, a few tears and a big surprise at the end.