"Just the facts Ma am." We all know Jack Webb as Joe Friday in 1960's series Dragnet. But, what I discovered was that he was also a crime fiction writer as well. I found this out when I was browsing the Prologue Books catalogue on www.amazon.com . Naturally, I scooped up three titles and polished off the rest of my gift card.
Right now I am reading The Bad Blonde about a blond bombshell who is a criminal. She is involved in a nasty crime which entails disfiguring and old security guard and Father Shanley, the two fisted padre and Sammy Golden, the hard as nails LAPD detective are hot on hers and her associates' trail.
So far so good. I would say this isn't really a noir. Nor is it a police procedural. It is a crime thriller where the lines between good and evil are crystal clear. To me it is quite refreshing to read a piece that not only is gritty, but is also spiritually uplifting.
I am also quite surprised at his prose style. It is what I would call "Clunky Kerouac". I dig it.
So, if you have some extra money, pick up a few Jack Webb titles from www.amazon.com . Then after that, visit www.prologuebooks.com for more reading ideas.