Harvey Mapes Isn’t Forgotten

I was stunned today to stumble on Ed Gorman's unexpected tribute to my novel THE MAN WITH THE IRON ON BADGE. He says, in part:

Iron-On is a book that will keep you laughing and smiling all the way through. If you have any affection for the private eye novel, this book should be required reading because in addition to gently spoofing the form it is a story so rich in character and story twists it's truly masterful.[…]But more than the comedy, the beautifully designed plot and the snapshots of La La Land–more than any other element in the book, it's Harvey's voice you'll remember. There's a workaday universality to it that gives the novel its wit and insight and truth.

Thank you, Ed. I'm truly flattered. It is my favorite book of all the ones that I've written. I hope that it's published in trade paperback someday…and does well enough to justify a sequel.

6 thoughts on “Harvey Mapes Isn’t Forgotten”

  1. I got the book as part of a promotion on amazon. I read it in two.sittings and started googling to see if there were sequels. I didn’t realize you also wrote the monk books, which are awesome. And Gischler is my favorite author, so even better ti see his comments. Typed on kindle fire. Sorry for errors. Thanks for the great read!


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