Bragg V1 (Bragg #1-3) by Jack Lynch
Title: Bragg V1 (1-3)
Author: Jack Lynch
Published: Nov. 27, 2014
Publisher: Brash Books
Genre: P.I., Mystery
Review: ebook received from publisher
Private investigator Peter Bragg learns that "The Dead Never Forget" when he’s hired by a retired mobster to find out who is threatening his eleven-year-old daughter.
Bragg’s relentless search for "The Missing and the Dead" pits him against a brilliant serial killer obsessed with the expressions of death on his victim’s faces. This novel was an Edgar Award Finalist.
Bragg becomes the hunter and the hunted as killers descend on the city to find thirty-two "Pieces of Death" — gem-encrusted chess pieces smuggled out of China that are worth a staggering fortune.
I received this book to give an honest review.
We are giving three different stories and each one Bragg will find himself either in the eyes of a woman or trouble with a client's situation. Sometimes both!
Even though this book is a series with the same P.I. the women that are in each book are not seen or heard from again, which is a bit weird because normally at least one woman comes back in some way.
I really loved how with each story we have a great ending and I enjoy how Bragg closes his cases. There is no short of action or adventure with Bragg and that to me makes a darn good P.I. book. I didn't feel like it dragged in any way I felt that it was a steady plot!
I will be reading more in this series to find out what trouble Bragg will find himself into next.
EDGAR AWARD NOMINEE, TWO-TIME SHAMUS AWARD NOMINEE
Jack Lynch modeled many aspects of Peter Bragg on himself. He graduated with a BA in journalism from the University of Washington and reported for several Seattle-area newspapers, and later others in Iowa and Kansas. He ended up in San Francisco, where he briefly worked for a brokerage house and as a bartender in Sausalito, before joining the reporting staff of the San Francisco Chronicle. He left the newspaper after many years to write the eight Bragg novels, earning one Edgar and two Shamus nominations and a loyal following of future crime writers. He died in 2008 at age 78.