It might sound like a joke, but there’s nothing funny about three beautiful women murdered in an Irish pub in Syracuse.
The cops think it’s an open and shut case, pointing the finger at the dead guy with the gun, bar owner James John Smith. But when a mother of one of the victims hires her lover, Bill “Free Willy” Tedesco, an ex-stripper and karaoke star turned PI to investigate, the secrets of the dead surface and the question of who pulled the trigger becomes more important than why.
Praise for 3 WOMEN WALK INTO A BAR …
“Clever, sexy, witty, and shot glasses full of fun, 3 Women Walk Into a Bar is no joke — and with one of the freshest and most exciting new voices in crime fiction, Linda Sands is an author to watch.” —Douglas Corleone, author of One Man’s Paradise, Good as Gone, Payoff and Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Equation
“Though its intelligent humor is obvious, 3 Women Walk into a Bar is no joke. It’s a wonderfully twisted tale with a sly take on our digital culture. Riveting and beautifully written, this is a novel that should be on everyone’s must-read list.” — William Kent Krueger, Edgar Award-winning author of Ordinary Grace, and the Cork O’Connor mystery series
“Those who aren’t real-life friends with Linda Sands—or at the very least on Facebook—have no way to prepare for the verbal onslaught that is her wit and writing. Three Women Walk into a Bar introduces itself like the opening of a bad joke then quickly unravels into a roller-coaster murder mystery with a pace not beholden to the style of either coast. Sands is an original in a field of copycats, as fresh and deliberate as a sucker punch in the face. — Matt McGee, editor, Falling Star Magazine
“A fresh new voice that’s a bit noir, a bit off-beat, and a heckuva good time.” —Maggie Toussaint, author of Bubba Done It, a Dreamwalker mystery