VARIAN PIKE MYSTERIES

Delicious Little Traitor begins quietly in December 1953 when private investigator Varian Pike looks into the disappearance of a war buddy’s niece and finds himself in the middle of a secret war between federal agencies.

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How a bright young college student became the target of a leading anti-communist politician is only one of the challenging and dangerous questions that takes Varian up and down the Eastern Seaboard and deep into the past in search of answers. Along the way, almost everyone he meets has some kind of score to settle and secret to hide. It’s a journey that will leave deep scars and many bodies behind—including his own, if he can’t figure it out before it’s too late.

REVIEWS

This book is great, punchy, quick-moving, sassy and sensitive simultaneously

-Merilyn Jackson, Philadelphia dance critic

When Varian Pike is offered a sketchy job for too much money, the results are predictable and catastrophic. As a result of his bad decision, his new friend faces down the worst danger he's ever known, and Pike's old enemies join in the hunt, always keeping just one step behind them both.

 

Beat Bop is a wild and bumpy ride from Wall Street to Pacific Street for Pike and his unlikely partner, a doo-wop singing, Walt Whitman-quoting member of the notorious Vagabond Jesters; Pike has to outrun gangsters, dirty cops, and a gang of teenage Cobras. The result: The Greenwich Massacre and dead bodies scattered all over a posh New England town. Pike will never be able to shake the consequences.

REVIEWS

Beat Bop is a confidently-written, erudite novel

-Publisher's Daily Reviews

Shunned because of  his role in the infamous Greenwich Massacre, Private Investigator Varian Pike finds himself on the outs with just about everybody. All that changes when buildings all over Stamford start exploding, and Pike has to find a way to join the hunt for the bomber.

 

After he partners with a mysterious British insurance investigator and a beautiful American psychologist, the team discovers that the bombs are not being planted by a mad bomber as everybody thinks but by a man on a mission who calls himself Hoochie Coochie Man. The discovery of his true identity reveals far more than just his real name.

REVIEWS

DeWitt's novel balances these two worlds—the one we remember as boys and the one our parents protected us from—on a razor

-Peter Stambler, author of Encounters with Cold Mountain

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