This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite
An unpaid piano player and the kidnapping of four women are key factors in the unearthing of a criminal element infiltrating a peaceful community in the suspenseful sleuth mystery, Trouble in Bay Town (A Sonny Knight Adventure) by Alan Blank. Sonny Knight is a private detective in the quiet and friendly metropolis of Bay Town. Lately, in this fair city, beautiful young women have been vanishing into thin air, without leaving a trace. Several witnesses saw and spoke with the victims a matter of moments before they disappeared, but nobody noticed anything out of the ordinary. The girls were there and then they were gone. When a senior woman comes in with an unusual complaint, Sonny recognizes a common thread between the would-be client's grievance and the missing girls. As Sonny continues to investigate, he unearths unlikely links between a community service, the victims, and a federal agency. Who is behind these crimes and what do they want to accomplish?
Trouble in Bay Town (A Sonny Knight Adventure) by Alan Blank is a superb tribute to the noir era. It is wonderfully reminiscent of the nineteen-forties private eyes, such as Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe. A significant difference between them and the main character, Sonny Knight, is that he is more relatable to this generation. With a tip of his Panama hat and a strong sense of right and wrong, he is charming and lovable. Sonny Knight isn't the only likable character within the plot; the story is filled with engaging and enchanting people who make the story line entertaining and enjoyable. This suspenseful novel is a fantastic murder mystery that will satisfy noir buffs from the ages of sixteen to a hundred.