The Coconut Swindle (Black Cape Case Files #2) Matt Abraham
Genre: Crime Fiction / Superhero
Description: In this exciting prequel to the critically acclaimed Dane Curse, a pair of black capes are found dead on the floor of Wentorf Hall, mere inches away from the world’s largest diamond. Of course the cops think the pair killed each other over the heist. After all, everyone knows that the Vandenberg Coconut is a one size fits all motivation for murder. Everyone, that is, except for Dane Curse.
But when the former villain turned PI takes the case he’ll discover that the truth has more sides than a diamond has facets. And in order to get to it Dane will follow a trail that leads through an old enemy with a bagful of grudges, a killer who specializes in assassinating super villains, and a wealthy socialite with a murky motive. A thorny maze indeed, and sitting at its heart, mysteriously returned from years in hiding, is Dane’s very own daughter.
Will Dane Curse discover the thieves’ secret in time to solve the case, save his agency, and protect his only child from a vicious death? Or will he lose it all, just another victim of The Coconut Swindle?
In this follow up to the critically acclaimed Dane Curse, Matt Abraham, winner of Pulp Detective’s 2015 Newcomer of the Year Award, takes us on our second trip through Gold Coast City. It’s Dane’s very first case, the one that made the agency, but almost broke the man. If you like white knuckled action, devious dames, and heroic villains then get your copy today, and saddle up with the most exciting detective since Harry Dresden!
My Review I do not normally read Crime Fiction / Mystery because its not really a genre I enjoy. However, when Matt contacted me about a review, I found his emails so entertaining, I just had to read his book. I wasn't at all disappointed. The Coconut Swindle is a fast-paced, highly entertaining tale about heroes and villains, and all the grey in between.
Dane Curse is a questionable PI hired by a woman wanting to clear the names of two dead criminals who were her brothers. The characters are all masterfully crafted, and the plot full of twists and excitement. Matt's prose is excellent in itself, and keeps the reader turning the pages to find out what will happen next. It is full of edgy humor and action, but what I loved the most were the characters. Matt Abraham is a truly talented writer.
I would highly recommend this story to any lovers of mystery or crime fiction. If you're looking for a book to become introduced to the genre, this is a perfect choice!