Moonlight Weeps by Vincent Zandri Nominated for 2015 Thriller Award

Moonlight Weeps by Vincent Zandri

Down & Out Books is thrilled that Vincent Zandri’s Dick Moonlight novel MOONLIGHT WEEPS has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original Novel by the International Thriller Writers. The ITW Thriller Award Winners will be announced at ThrillerFest X, July 11th, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt (New York City).


Dick Moonlight can’t help himself. Moonlight, the private detective known as the head case with a bullet lodged in his brain, should be grateful for his current job. But when it becomes clear the cash-starved brain surgeon he’s been hired to drive around is protecting his son from a rape conviction, Moonlight is disgusted.

Worse, when the charges turn into a case of “reckless murder,” Moonlight’s the only one trying to keep the kid from the electric chair though the girl — a state senator’s daughter — clearly committed suicide. Then Moonlight and his unwilling assistant, a fat Elvis impersonator owing him money, stumble into a much bigger plot and are soon dodging Hollywood obsessed drug-running Russian thugs, corrupt government officials, and the specter of Moonlight’s recently diseased girlfriend.

Praise for the Dick Moonlight series:

“Sensational…Masterful…Brilliant.” — New York Post

“The action never wanes.” — Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“Gritty, fast-paced, lyrical and haunting.” — Harlan Coben, bestselling author of Six Years

“Tough, stylish, heartbreaking.” — Don Winslow, bestselling author of Savages

“Non-stop action.” — I Love a Mystery

“Vincent Zandri nails reader’s attention.” — Boston Herald