It’s the first three-day weekend of the American summer, and you’re looking for a nice free read for your Kindle or app-enable phone or computer… something with a little heat, a bit of intrigue, a lot of spirit, and a peek into the American story.
Private detective Chuck Oliver thinks he’s taking another safe and easy missing-person case, but he’s been hired to locate the angel of Despair, one of the original eight Deadly Sins who has gone missing. Her seven party-loving Sisters seem none too eager to help, the angel of Curiosity uses her wiles to distract him, Misfortune bounces him from world to world, and even his client has her own ulterior motives. But, the greatest threat to his investigation turns out to the be the most seductive femme fatale of all: the angel of Death.
As C. R. Oliver digs deeper into the mystery, he also descends into the shadowy depths of the spiritual world, and walks backward through the cultural, musical, and literary history of America’s 20th Century from the “Safe New World” of today’s pampered club-hoppers to the rough, hard-boiled streets of the Jazz Age.
“Can you despair of finding Despair? The moment you’re convinced you’ll never find Her, there She is! And then, hope renewed, you lose Her again…”
From midnight to midnight Pacific Time on Saturday, 26 May, you can get On the Head of a Pin for free at Amazon.com!
PRAISE FOR ON THE HEAD OF A PIN FROM AMAZON:
“Very engaging, slightly shocking and yes it is quite literary … but the sex scenes are actually really HOT!”
“This isn’t your common mystery … it’s one of THOSE books. There are plenty of sexy stories out there, but I haven’t read one that blended so many worlds, so effortlessly.”
“This story had all the trappings of Mickey Spillane, except more depth and subtlety than I’ve seen a long while. Leith carries the metaphor, seemingly without effort, and manages not to spill a drop. The story was rich with texture and ambiance and the author shamelessly addresses the camera and makes you laugh for having done so. A successful straddling of two worlds and at least two genres, a brilliant convergence of language and ideas.”
“Such rich, vivid detail; ample depth and seductive language.”
“A breath of fresh air from the mainstream books out there. Mr. Leith has managed to tie together mystery, fantasy and thriller into one great read!”