Phyllis Entis, former FoodBugLady, is pleased to announce the birth of her debut novel, THE GREEN PEARL CAPER. Weighing in at thirty-five chapters, and available on Amazon.com as a Kindle ebook, the detective story is the first in a series to feature the adventures of Damien Dickens, Private Investigator.
The story is set in Atlantic City in the summer of 1979 and begins with this Prologue:
I killed Celine. A couple of teenagers found her body last Sunday morning, half-hidden under the Boardwalk, a single bullet hole through her chest. The bullet came from my Smith & Wesson 29, the gun found on the beach not far from where Celine lay.
It wasn’t my finger that pulled the trigger. I wasn’t there when she died. Even so, I killed her. She came to me for help; I had bailed her out of a tight spot in the past, and she trusted me. But, this time, I let her down. I didn’t believe she was really in danger. I screwed up, and Celine paid the price. She was murdered, and it’s my fault.
Celine walked into my office on July 16, 1979. Less than one week later, she was dead.