Book Review & #Giveaway: Big Numbers by Jack Getze

 

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BIG NUMBERS
by Jack Getze

It’s a good, funny story filled with suspense and adventure.
~Socrates Book Reviews

…quite a bit of action, drama and intrigue to balance out all the hilarious trouble Austin seems to bring with him wherever he goes.
~Turning The Pages

If you like your mysteries with plenty of thrills with a side of crazy these pages will be flying.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

I was definitely surprised at some of the twists that occurred.
~Storeybook Reviews

  I was hooked. I like an early hook in books. It grabs me and sucks me in quickly.
~fundimental

I love the character that is Austin Carr…
~Shelley’s Book Case

Big Numbers was a great read.
~Kaisy Daisy’s Corner

The twists and turns that happen are not predictable, and the writing is superb. I’m definitely a fan of this series!!!

~Reviews by Karen

The story is dramatic and funny.
~Brooke Blogs

A well developed main character, good dialogue and colorful secondary characters kept me turning the pages to discover what could possibly happen next.
~Queen of All She Reads

…very entertaining, quick to read, and though it is a mystery – it also has a light hearted feel to it.
~Books and Needlepoint

Getze has combined humor, action, and quirky characters to keep the story going!
~Author Rosalee Richland

I think a lot of people will love the situations that Austin gets himself into and watching him wiggle his way out of!
~Community Bookstop

Austin reminds me of Charlie Brown. You keep hoping things will workout for him. But you know that Lucy will jerk the ball out from under again.
~readalot

I recommend Big Numbers to mystery fans, especially those who like their mystery splashed with a dash of noir, a pinch of zany, some thrilling, and a lot of funny.
~Jane Reads

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Series: An Austin Carr Mystery
The author calls the Genre: A SCREWBALL MYSTERY
First in Series
Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: Down & Out Books (June 2, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 193749554X
ISBN-13: 978-1937495541
E-Book File Size: 457 KB
ASIN: B00D3DJMJQ

Synopsis
Root for divorced dad Austin Carr, a funny, oversexed scamp who’ll use anything and everything to get his kids back.

Divorced father Austin Carr wakes up every day in a beat-up camper, parked on someone else’s private property. Why? Because his alimony and child support payments were established by New Jersey’s family court system when his income was double, and for the last two years he has failed to earn the legally mandated monthly nut. He’s had his savings drained, his Maxima repossessed, his salary attached, and his visiting rights suspended. He bought the twelve-year-old Chevy pick-up with the rusty camper for $800 last month because another landlord tossed his butt in the street. Will stretching the rules, his own morals, and the boundaries of common sense raise the cash needed to get his kids back? Or will his big mouth and bad behavior set him up for a nasty double-cross? Find out if Austin can redeem himself and win back his children.

Praise:
“Darkly comic, with an engaging protagonist.”
– T.J. MacGregor, Edgar Winner, Author of The Tango Key Mysteries

“Big Numbers is a gritty, sexy, violent, and funny book.”
– Liz Clifford at Reviewed by Liz

“Wonderful characters…well-written, entertaining…a good read.”
–Connie Anderson for Armchair Interviews

“Jack Getze started his career as a newspaper reporter. As a result, BIG NUMBERS is lean and mean, with not a word wasted. A truly fun, genuinely funny read.”
–Lisa Guidarini for Bluestalking Reader

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About The Author
Former Los Angeles Times reporter Jack Getze is Fiction Editor for Anthony nominated Spinetingler Magazine, one of the internet’s oldest websites for noir, crime, and horror short stories. Through the Los Angeles Times/Washington Post News Syndicate, his news and feature stories were published in over five-hundred newspapers and periodicals worldwide. His two screwball mysteries, BIG NUMBERS and BIG MONEY, are being reissued by DOWN & OUT BOOKS, with the new BIG MOJO to follow. His short stories have appeared in A Twist of Noir and Beat to a Pulp. Getze is an Active Member of Mystery Writers of America’s New York Chapter.

Author Links:

http://austincarrscrimediary.blogspot.com

http://jack-getze.blogspot.com

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18050373-big-numbers

Purchase Links:
AMAZON              B&N

 

TOUR PARTICIPANTS

September 30 – Socrates’ Book Review Blog  – Review, Giveaway
October 1 – Turning the Pages – Review
October 4 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Review, Giveaway
October 9 – 
StoreyBook Reviews  – Review, Giveaway
October 9 – fundinmental Review, Giveaway
October 10 – 
fuonlyknew  – Guest Post
October 11 – 
Reviews By Karen  – Review, Giveaway
October 12 – 
Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Giveaway
October 13 – Kaisy Daisy’s Corner – Review, Giveaway
October 14 – >rantin’ ravin’ and reading  – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
October 15 – 
Celticlady’s Reviews   – Review
October 16 – 
Brooke Blogs  – Review
October 18 – 
Rose & Beps Blog  – Guest Post
October 18 – Queen of all She Reads – Review, Giveaway
October 19 - 
Books and Needlepoint - Review, Giveaway
October 21 – Omnimystery - Interview
October 22 – Darla King Series – Review, Giveaway
October 24 – Community Bookstop – Review
October 26 - readalot – Review, Giveaway
October 27 – Jane Reads – Review, Giveaway
October 28 – THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK – Review, Giveaway

 

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Reader review . . . 

Austin’s life has taken a drastic turn for the worse.  His marriage has ended, he’s lost visitation rights with his children, and he’s living in a camper.  When offered the opportunity to make $58,000, he can’t afford to turn it down, no matter what the job may entail.

The story starts off with Austin about to be killed and then the story of how he arrived at this point is told as a flashback.  Gritty and humorous, this mystery/thriller is filled with edgy humor and sharp dialogue.

3 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Great Escapes Book Tours  book review bloggers program. I  was  not  required  to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this
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