Hamilton Stone, a modern-day Bogart type with a sense of humor and a private
investigator in the city of Memphis, Tennessee. His reputation is based upon honesty, integrity, and a twenty-five year warranty
on your new roof.
Harmon is the superbly beautiful devoted secretary. She constantly gives off the aura that she has
had a physical relationship with Stone in the past and that some of it still hangs around even though nothing has ever come
of their “friendly” relationship.
a call from Detective Felton Isaac Bradshaw summoning him to 225 Dexter Avenue. Both men have known each other since grade
school. Upon arriving at the requested location, Stone finds Bradshaw standing next to a barely discernible corpse.
oddity of this encounter is that Bradshaw allows Stone to move the body around, as well as handle evidence without the crime
scene techs present. This doesn't register with Stone until it is too late. He’s struck from behind.
Stone comes to, he discovers Bradshaw is dead!
The same day: Penny is summoned away by her
mother– supposedly her forgotten stepbrother is back in town.
Nicholas Sevier, a homicide lieutenant and his partner show up at his
office. Stone is arrested for the suspected murder of his friend then released.
the next day the plot thickens when the widow Bradshaw asks Stone to investigate
her husband’s murder, federal agents join the goes investigation, an intelligent-homeless
hacker gives aide, bodies are beginning to pile up, and an APB out, making
Stone again a wanted man!
I got such a kick out of this
detective novel, so much that I think I was grinning from ear to ear. The other characters in this story are extraordinary,
they completely hold your attention and are just as interesting, perhaps even more so, than the 1941 sleuth actors.
If you're a mystery connoisseur,
you will without doubt enjoy Snake Eyes!
Reviewed by Betsie