The Sequel to the 2021 Shamus Award-winning novel Brittle Karma!
Shamus Award winning author James D.F. Hannah (Behind the Wall of Sleep and She Talks To Angels) says: "Helms melds his ripped-from-the headlines premise with a classic P.I., crackling dialogue, and a vivid eye for character to create a compulsive page-turner. Doctor Hate is one you won't be able to put down!"
Firebrand college professor Brandon Hunt has been dubbed 'Doctor Hate' in the press for his racist, sexist, and xenophobic public comments. After winning a lawsuit against the university, he has nearly termination-proof tenure. He can quit any time he wants, though, and someone is trying to encourage him to do just that--by kicking the tar out of him. After being attacked and injured by a gang on campus, Hunt hires San Francisco PI Eamon Gold and Gold's detective in training Sonny Malehala (introduced in the Shamus Award winning Brittle Karma) to protect him. It seems like a typical bodyguard gig until Hunt reveals that he is being blackmailed, and the case takes a much more sinister turn.
Doctor Hate, the fourth novel in the Derringer Award-winning ("The Gospel According to Gordon Black") and Shamus Award-winning (Brittle Karma) Eamon Gold Series will be available on all online bookseller sites on Monday, November 15, 2021!
PRAISE FOR THE EAMON GOLD MYSTERY SERIES by RICHARD HELMS!
“Eamon Gold is the real deal, a City-By-The-Bay ex-cop turned private dick, with a taste for Glenlivet, Spenseresque wisecracks, and tossing darts around his office...He's your basic meat-and-potatoes eye, and his creator, Richard Helms, is simply one helluva storyteller, a master chef who knows when to stir the pot and when to let the ingredients just speak for themselves.”
– Kevin Burton Smith, Thrilling Detective Website
"Richard Helms writes the classic private eye novel with panache, class, and a self-assured breeziness. Helms and his hero, Eamon Gold, are welcome additions to the genre."
-S.J. Rozan, Edgar Award-winning author of Paper Son.
"More twists and turns than Lombard Street. Richard Helms serves up some of the smartest dialogue in the genre!"
- William Kent Krueger, Anthony and Edgar Award-winning author of This Tender Land.
"“…(Grass Sandal) offers a return to classic “dick lit” (i.e. private eye fiction) in a classic location…Helms’ two Shamus Award nominations, in 2003 and 2004, testify to his understanding of and skill with this genre in his Pat Gallegher series, and we are very excited about the prospect for even more success with Grass Sandal…”
- Publishers Weekly
"If the first chapter doesn't hook you on Grass Sandal, give up reading mysteries! Highly recommended"
- Jeremiah Healy, Shamus Award-winning author of The Only Good Lawyer
"Cordite Wine is tough, funny, exciting, and very good!"
- Robert B. Parker, MWA Grand Master