The Last Review


Fiction - Mystery - Murder
394 Pages
Reviewed on 01/08/2021
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Author Biography

Lucas Pogrzebny (also published under Lucas Porzebny) began writing during his childhood, after discovering detective novels and getting a short story published in an interschool anthology. In his teens, however, he leaned towards acting, taking theater classes for more than a decade, and then pursuing studies in filmmaking and graduating as a director. He worked for several years as a sound and lighting designer, and as an assistant director and actor. He also ventured into advertising as an actor and model. In parallel to all this acting-audiovisual journey, he resumed his passion for literature, and studied dramaturgy, crime novel, horror scriptwriting, and literary structure. He is also about to earn a diploma in criminology and criminalistics.

Lucas is a great admirer of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, of the classic crime novels and murder mysteries, and a film buff who loves American film noir, Korean cinema, Japanese horror, and Italian giallo.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar (a black vintage Strat) and spending time with his family. His hobbies include swimming, going to the movies, and reading. Oh, and he loves to drink coffee.

He lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he was born.

He is a Crime Writers' Association Margery Allingham Short Mystery Competition longlisted author.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

The Last Review by Lucas Pogrzebny is a tense murder mystery. Polo Levington is a successful film critic and he knows that there is always more than meets the eye. A tortured soul, Levin sinks himself into his job but his latest one is about to go bad. When he witnesses a murder on a film set of The Last Farewell, everything he tried to package away in his mind comes roaring back. And as the bodies begin to pile up, Levin knows that he has to stand and fight again; he can’t let his past beat him back. Teaming up with a detective and a mysterious actress, he has to solve this murder before fear takes him back down to the depths. Past secrets mingle with current tragedies to produce this tense first look into the Coffee Levin Murder Mysteries.

The Last Review by Lucas Pogrzebny is a thrilling read. Deadly secrets abound in this tense tale of murder and Lucas Pogrzebny takes you straight to the heart of the matter with his intuitive, descriptive style of writing. With plenty of action to keep you hooked, this is an entertaining story, filled with murder, secrets and tragedies, and, of course, plenty of coffee. The characters are developed into real people that you can relate to, with real flaws and problems adding an extra dimension to the story. A modern tale it may be but if you are a fan of the old-style detective stories – think Agatha Christie, Columbo, Poirot, etc. – you will see some of this here. A thrilling story. Fans of murder mysteries will love this first story in what looks to be a promising series.