The Kid Who Wasn’t There Murders is a Jonas McCleary mystery. Jonas is a private investigator and has recently opened his own business. Work has been slow until Bernard Zaretsky arrives with a plea to help solve the murder of his son David.
David was a quiet simple man, who left home a year ago and found a job as an artists assistant, but David died at one of the many parties the artist throws and the police have found nothing.
Jonas is reluctant to take on a charity case from shabbily dressed Zaretsky, and is surprised when the man offers a large upfront deposit for Jonas to begin his investigations. The case isn’t easy, the artist is a regular drunk, others at the party were also full of drink and drugs, people remember David for his ability to disappear into the shadows. Few are even sure they saw David on the night of the party.
In a slow methodical style Jonas digs deeper into abstract artist Dos Ases (two Aces) and his rise to fame, until he discovers just what went on at the night of David’s death.
A solid murder mystery case, set at a calm pace, with clues along the way for the reader to help solve the investigation.
This book will be released on Amazon in December.