Big Money by Jack Getze
I enjoyed “Big Money” immensely. It brought to mind film noir, Humphrey Bogart – and basically good guys that get caught up in the consequences of their bad choices.
I’m really glad I ventured out of my comfort zone for Big Money. It was a hoot and a half!
~A Chick Who Reads
A little humor, a lot of action, and a quick read. I’m looking forward to BIG MOJO!
~Christa Reads and Writes
Jack Getze tells a hell of a story.
~ Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
There is more mystery and thrills going on than first meets the eye. It seems like a simple little story, but keeps spreading out, drawing in characters you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley, or anywhere for that matter. So, don’t blink. You may not see it coming.
Big Money is a fun bumbling read that you can enjoy and smile at all the messes Austin gets into.
I liked this fast-paced mystery with its crazy antics, over-the-top characters and side-splitting humor.
This was a fantastic crime drama.
~Deal Sharing Aunt
I liked the writing style…
~Teena in Toronto
Getze is a master at writing twists and turns. He sure keeps his readers on their toes.
~Socrates Book Reviews
Big Money is entertaining, fast-paced, action-packed, thrilling, and suspenseful, with unexpected twists and turns, and highly recommended by Jane Reads.
Humor and lots of action make this a fun read.
~Darla King Series
This is not your run-of-the-mill mystery. Big Money is packed with thrills and humor.
Big Money (Austin Carr Mystery)
Publisher: Down & Out Books (January 12, 2014)
E-Book File Size: 884 KB
Paperback: 218 pages
In this jaunty follow-up to Big Numbers, a scruffy stockbroker returns to tangle with mobsters, women and his own big mouth. The good news, as the story opens, is that the hero is in the company of a gorgeous naked lady. The bad news is that she’s pointing a shotgun at him. It’s a typical predicament for Austin Carr, a semi-shady New Jersey financial professional temporarily in charge of Shore Securities…He’s being extorted into opening a money-laundering account for local crime boss Bluefish; an auditor who was investigating his company has turned up murdered; a fetching state police captain figures he’s the key to her organized-crime probe; and his boss’s mother has been picked up for fixing her church bingo game.
Carr is continually getting into trouble over his weakness for breasts, his penchant for self-incriminating statements and his vestigial moral sensibility, which, like an appendix, makes itself felt at inconvenient times. — Kirkus Indie
Former Los Angeles Times reporter Jack Getze is Fiction Editor for Anthony nominated Spinetingler Magazine, one of the internet’s oldest websites for noir, crime, and horror short stories. Through the Los Angeles Times/Washington Post News Syndicate, his news and feature stories were published in over five-hundred newspapers and periodicals worldwide. His two screwball mysteries, BIG NUMBERS and BIG MONEY, are being reissued by DOWN & OUT BOOKS, with the new BIG MOJO to follow. His short stories have appeared in A Twist of Noir and Beat to a Pulp. Getze is an Active Member of Mystery Writers of America’s New York Chapter.
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Praise For Big Numbers
It’s a good, funny story filled with suspense and adventure.
~Socrates Book Reviews
…quite a bit of action, drama and intrigue to balance out all the hilarious trouble Austin seems to bring with him wherever he goes.
~Turning The Pages
If you like your mysteries with plenty of thrills with a side of crazy these pages will be flying.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
I was definitely surprised at some of the twists that occurred.
I was hooked. I like an early hook in books. It grabs me and sucks me in quickly.
I love the character that is Austin Carr…
~Shelley’s Book Case
Big Numbers was a great read.
~Kaisy Daisy’s Corner
This book is so f*&%*&g funny, I read it right through in one sitting.
~Rantin’ Ravin’ and Reading
The book is full of nonstop humor, lots of violence, sex and enough bad guys and other quirky characters to keep the pages turning.
~Celtic Lady Reviews
The twists and turns that happen are not predictable, and the writing is superb. I’m definitely a fan of this series!!!
~Reviews by Karen
The story is dramatic and funny.
A well developed main character, good dialogue and colorful secondary characters kept me turning the pages to discover what could possibly happen next.
~Queen of All She Reads
…very entertaining, quick to read, and though it is a mystery – it also has a light hearted feel to it.
~Books and Needlepoint
Getze has combined humor, action, and quirky characters to keep the story going!
~Author Rosalee Richland
I think a lot of people will love the situations that Austin gets himself into and watching him wiggle his way out of!
Austin reminds me of Charlie Brown. You keep hoping things will workout for him. But you know that Lucy will jerk the ball out from under again.
I recommend Big Numbers to mystery fans, especially those who like their mystery splashed with a dash of noir, a pinch of zany, some thrilling, and a lot of funny.
… this mystery/thriller is filled with edgy humor and sharp dialogue.
~The Self Taught Cook