Laugh at divorced dad Austin Carr, a funny, oversexed scamp who'll do anything to get his kids back. Think Bugs Bunny with guns and a penis.
Divorced dad Austin Carr wakes up every day in a beat-up camper, parked on someone else’s private property. Why? Because his alimony and child support payments were established by New Jersey’s family court system when his income was double, and for the last two years he has failed to earn the legally mandated monthly nut. He’s had his savings drained, his Maxima repossessed, his salary attached, and his visiting rights suspended. He bought the twelve-year-old Chevy pick-up with the rusty camper for $800 last month because another landlord tossed his butt in the street. Will stretching the rules, his own morals, and the boundaries of common sense raise the cash needed to get his kids back? Or will his big mouth and bad behavior set him up for a nasty double-cross? See if Austin can redeem himself and win back his children.
PRAISE FOR BIG NUMBERS:
“Darkly comic, with an engaging protagonist.”
-- T.J. MacGregor, Edgar Winner, Author of The Tango Key Mysteries
“Big Numbers is a gritty, sexy, violent, and funny book.”
-- Liz Clifford at Reviewed by Liz
“Wonderful characters…well-written, entertaining…a good read.”
--Connie Anderson for Armchair Interviews
“Indiana Jones has his whip and Luke Skywalker has his light saber, but for Austin Carr, his full-boat grin is the weapon of choice.”
--Melissa for Lou Reads
“Jack Getze started his career as a newspaper reporter. As a result, BIG NUMBERS is lean and mean, with not a word wasted. A truly fun, genuinely funny read.”
--Lisa Guidarini for Bluestalking Reader
Top Ten Secret List - Learn about ten upcoming characters.
Angelina “Mama Bones” Bonacelli – Mother of Austin’s boss, Vic, Mama Bones will play an increasing role in the series. She organizes crooked bingo games.
The Turk – A new mobster readers won’t see for another book or two, The Turk and Mama Bones will have to battle it out for control of Branchtown.
Solana – Luis Guerrero’s girlfriend who has a past of her own. A former boyfriend will come to town looking to take out Luis.
Rosalinda Sanchez – Luis’s sister who also comes to town with a problem – her rascal of a husband.
Gianni Rossi – Mama Bones’ nephew who get his feet tickled in a meat smoker.
Tomas Rossi – Another nephew who like to saves the day – and his brother’s feet.
Anne Marie Talbot – An investigator for the American Associated of Securities Dealers. She thinks Austin might have been up to something bad. Can you imagine?
Tony Farascio – A Brooklyn mobster and another friend of Austin’s boss Vic.
Gina Farascio – Tony’s beautiful wife who has a strange past and shows interest in Austin
Max the Creeper – A muscleman for Branchtown’s current mobster, Max grew up in the circus, used to wrestle bears, and in the finale, takes Austin out in a rowboat to drown him.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Former Los Angeles Times reporter Jack Getze is Fiction Editor for Anthony-nominated Spinetingler Magazine, one of the internet's oldest websites for noir, crime, and horror short stories. His screwball Austin Carr mysteries, BIG NUMBERS and BIG MONEY, are being reissued in 2013 by Down and Out Books, with the new BIG MOJO set for 2014. His short stories have appeared online at A Twist of Noir, Beat to a Pulp, and next month The Big Adios. Getze is an Active Member of Mystery Writers of America.
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