Winner 35th International 3-Day Novel Contest
Jack Minyard is a private eye down on his luck. He's badly overweight and on the wrong side of sixty. He's lost his marriage, and maybe a little of his mind, too. After narrowly escaping charges in a statewide fraud and money laundering scandal, Jack has been working private contracts and counting on the kindness of strangers (not to mention a pile of prescription drugs) to get by. In a last-ditch play to resurrect his career, Jack takes on a case that puts him on the wrong side of the tracks and in the midst of some of the roughest trade going.
Praise for Ruby Ruby (the first in the Jack Minyard series):
"Ruby Ruby exemplifies the genre ... it features a couple of ugly murders in the finest 3-day tradition, weird cop Jimmy Page, a half dozen or so y'allin Tenneseeans both black and white and a church-going Rotarian detective who tells the story in a wisecracking style..." —Vancouver Sun