Welcome to Monk Buttman Mysteries
Book 5, The Fist Inside the Glove, will be available 12/8/2022. It can be ordered at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Black Rose Writing, and wherever fine books are sold.
A featured new release at International Thriller Writers.
Reasonably comfortable with his possession of wealth, Monk moseys through his days taking care of his grandkids. After a car accident takes out his beloved Falcon and leaves him injured, he begins to see that many of the people around him are on edge. His wife, Agnes, no longer has a job and is working through parental issues with her father. Meanwhile, a book given to him in jest, may in fact be a primer for the disaffected rich to move the country away from democracy to autocracy by whatever means, including violence. Monk thinks this is silly until people connected to the book start dying. Foolishly drawn into this scheme, along with Agnes’ sudden interest in sleuthing, Monk finds that they are now targets themselves, and decide to play along to learn more, even if it leads them to their possible demise.
Book 4, In the Service of Others, is now available.
Adjusting to his newfound wealth, Monk meets his youngest brother, Jacob, a Marine. Withdrawn and anxious, Jacob joins Monk in LA only to run off after an accusation sexual assault from a dead comrade’s mother. Jacob is later found dead from an apparent suicide. Trying to understand what drove Jacob to kill himself, Monk learns that many of Jacob’s fellow Marines have died from suicide or murder. Joined by his father, Moses, Monk does what can to discover what happened to the Marines on their last tour in Afghanistan, and what led so many of them to take their own lives. In the process, Monk and Moses find themselves targets, with Monk coming to believe that he’s dealing with murder, not suicide.
It can be ordered here: Black Rose Writing, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.
Book 3 in the series, Too Many Women, Too Little Time, is here!
Monk finds life is nice and simple when you don’t think too hard about what you’re doing or the lies you tell yourself. Believing his relationship with Judith is over, and a happy content life with Agnes is his to enjoy, Monk is shocked to find, tragically, that’s not true. While dealing with a dying lover, Monk is dogged by family, business, gangsters, cranky widows, and a mystery woman who claims Monk has stolen her money.
Featured in December’s new releases at International Thriller Writers.
Order at Black Rose Writing, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.
A Twinkle in the Eyes of God
Sublime Line: “Highly recommended to any fans of humor mysteries with a complex cast.”
A Twinkle in the Eyes of God, which is available now, is being featured in the January edition of the International Thriller Writers newsletter.
The first Monk Buttman book, Where Fools Dare to Tread, is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Black Rose Writing.
New short stories about having to clean a room with an interdimentional portal and there being no towels.
Checkout the novella, The Tower, I’m posting in 7 parts. It’s a mashup of fantasy and westerns. Read it in posts and short stories.
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