Sunday, March 24, 2013

Review: "The Drifter Detective: A Jack Laramie Beat" by Garnett Elliot

The Drifter Detective: A Jack Laramie Beat by Garnett Elliott is the latest release from Beat To A Pulp and is a very good one. The striking and well done cover only hints at the powerful tale inside as the read takes readers to West Texas and the world of private investigator Jack Laramie. After a clash with a local ranch hand as he closes a case, Jack is happy to get back in his Desoto and head out of Cross Plains, Texas. He doesn’t make it very far down the road before mechanical issues cause him to have to find a garage. His quest for a place to drink and a bed for the night in Clyde, Texas will create new problems in unexpected ways.

Grandson of the legendary US Marshall, Cash Laramie, Jack is a tough WWII vet who has seen the worst the world has to offer. These days he lives out of an empty horse trailer attached to his old Desoto and does the best he can to survive. This novelette of approximately 9k words is a hard hitting read that is excellent and very much well worth your time.

The Drifter Detective: A Jack Laramie Beat
Garnett Elliot
Beat To A Pulp
March 2013
Kindle E-Book
Approximately 37 Pages (includes author bio and ads for other books)

Material supplied by David Cranmer in exchange for my objective review.

Kevin R Tipple ©2013


David Cranmer said...

Thanks for taking the time to enter Jack Laramie's hardboiled little world. And for leaving a thoughtful review, Kevin.

Garnett Elliott said...

Thanks for giving this one a shot.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Enjoyed it very much, David, and thank you for sending it my way.

Hope you keep writing these, Garnett. You have a major fan of this here.