Lowlifes by Simon Wood

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San Francisco Detective Larry Hayes thinks he's hit bottom when he wakes up in an alley after a bad trip with no memory of the last four hours. This is only the beginning of his problems. Two blocks away, Hayes' informant, a homeless man named Noble Jon, lies dead, beaten and stabbed. The eerie pangs of guilt seep into Hayes. Is he Jon's killer? The mounting evidence says so. Hayes mounts his own investigation to stay one step ahead of murder charge and disappears amongst the city's homeless community.

"Simon Wood, juggling all the media balls here, has created a terrific pulp-fiction piece that reminds us just how easy it is to fall off life's tightrope."
 -- SJ Rozan, Edgar Award-winning author

"Inspector Hayes, a complex, likable cop, finds himself in a world of trouble. LOWLIFES grabs you on the first page and is nonstop action to the end"
-- L.J. Sellers, author of the bestselling Detective Jackson mysteries
"What Simon Wood has done with LOWLIFES is a whole new take on the reading experience. The thriller is riveting in and of itself, but partnering it with videos that provide another lens on the story was nothing short of brilliant."
-- Michelle Gagnon, author of KIDNAP AND RANSOM

"Lowlifes provides a gripping , Rashomon-like look at the murder of homeless police informant Noble Jon. Innovative use of multiple media and alternative technology amps the verisimilitude while providing a deeper insight the characters' desperate motives. An intriguing twenty-first century murder mystery. "
-- Mark Coggins, award-winning author of The Big Wake-Up

 "Simon Wood's inventive and original LOWLIFES takes you on a tour of San Francisco no tourist gets to see. The ride's as thrilling as a high-speed chase down Lombard Street, and just as twisty. Don't miss it!"
 -- Kelli Stanley, author of CITY OF DRAGONS

About Simon Wood

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Simon Wood is an ex-racecar driver, a licensed pilot and an occasional private investigator. His crime fiction has garnered him an Anthony Award and a Crime Writers Association Dagger nomination. He's had over 150 stories and articles published. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines anthologies, such as Seattle Noir and Thriller 2. He's a frequent contributor to Writer's Digest. He's the author of Working Stiffs, Accidents Waiting to Happen, Paying the Piper, We All Fall Down and Terminated. As Simon Janus, he's the author of The Scrubs and Road Rash. Curious people can learn more at www.simonwood.net.Robert Pratten is an award-winning feature filmmaker and transmedia consultant. He first met Simon in 2004 at the World Horror Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. His movies include London Voodoo and Mindflesh.Robert spends far too much time playing computer games can often be discovered wondering the post-apocalyptic wilderness of New Vegas around the year 2218.He is founder of TransmediaStoryteller.com an online service for audience engagement.
Published November 30, 2010 by Zen Films. 138 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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