In this thrilling new series by International Mystery Crime author Oliver Dean Spencer, former Detroit detective turned P.I., James Cartwright faces his most puzzling, personal and deadly case to date.
A series of recurring nightmares have been haunting Cartwright. He’s being chased through the backstreets of an unfamiliar city, where he’s inevitably cornered and shot—point-blank by an unknown assailant. So, when he gets a call to help solve a case in Toronto, involving an ex-cop buddy of his, charged with murder, he’s hesitant—fearing that this nightmare of his, may very soon become a reality.
In his latest case, Cartwright uncovers a sordid tale of betrayal, murder and deceit. And the clues don’t come easy.
He has to match wits with the mysterious Veronica Stone who shows up unexpectedly one night at his office. Then there’s a stripper by the name of Sophie, who works at the Polka Dot Club and has a fascination for the colour pink. And a teenage stowaway he discovers on a yacht, who may hold the critical key to cracking the case wide open.
About the Author
OLIVER DEAN SPENCER is a Montreal based writer and artist. He derives his stylistic inspiration from film noir and the hard-boiled, serial pulp fictions from the 30’s and 50’s. Some of his favourite authors include Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald, Edgar Allan Poe and Phillip K. Dick.
He received his (MFA) Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Ottawa (2010) and a (BFA) Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University (2008).
He is presently working on a collection of short stories featuring James Cartwright, a hardboiled private eye, with a knack for always being in the wrong place at the wrong time.