All the Dope About The Series
"It's bad business to plug your client...
Sometimes my line of work calls for it."
The Hard-Boiled Detective Statement Series celebrates the tradition of old-school detective fiction.
The series features the perilous cases of our P.I. hero as he seeks truth, justice, and sometimes a living. He tackles dishonest dames, manipulative mugs, cagey crooks, and plenty of victims. There's always plenty of victims. His period is timeless--call it 1929, 1939, 1949. Sure.
Each story is our detective's statement to the police. Seems the coppers like a full report after any kind of malfesance--ain't that rich? The statements are in his own words, of course, and he spins a good yarn.
Ben Solomon is promising to produce three stories monthly for fans of old-school detective fiction. Three stories monthly from a non-writer's perspective seems a tall order, but so far he’s been churning out stories for 10 months or so and the inspiration hasn't dried up.
I read the first three he released over the course of November and they were well-written and entertaining enough, filling a small gap in my reading schedule when I was between books. I’ll be reading more of the stories in the coming months, as the author has kindly granted me access to his case-files for a while. I’m hoping as the series continues that more intimate detail is revealed about Solomon's detective and we get to see some more of his personal life in addition to his work persona.
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Subscriptions are available over on his website – details below.
ABOUT YOUR SUBSCRIPTION
"I don't mean to be cute. Sometimes my line of work calls for it."
You get three stories every month for one year. Each adventure runs 3,000-9,000 words for a 30 to 90-minute read. Even longer if you move your lips. A one-year subscription is enough material to fill up about three books--we're talking three books without no pictures.
Stories are available for download in the electronic format of your choice: epub, mobi and PDF.
The regular, full price is $29.
But right now we're on a roll and offering one, full year for just $13. That boils down to just over one buck per month. Use code fix13 while this special price lasts.
As it says on the tin – Hard-boiled - Hard-nosed - Hard Luck - Hard Knocks