Harry Starke by Blair Howard @bcwhoward


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“I highly recommend this book and will certainly be buying number 2 in the series.” – Ken

It’s almost midnight, bitterly cold, snowing, when a beautiful young girl, Tabitha Willard, throws herself off the Walnut Street Bridge into the icy waters of the Tennessee. Harry Starke is there, on the bridge. Wrong time, wrong place? Maybe. He tries, but is unable to stop her.

Thus begins a series of events and an investigation that involves a local United States congressman, a senior lady senator from Boston, a local crime boss, several very nasty individuals, sex, extortion, high finance, corruption, and three murders. Harry has to work his way through a web of deceit and corruption until finally…. Well, as always, there’s a twist in the tale, several in fact.

Who is Harry Starke?

Harry Starke is a private detective, a big fish in a small pond. He’s a tough individual with a past, a conscience, and friends in high places. He’s single, successful, wealthy, a womanizer, well educated, and he will hurt you if he needs to. This book is the first in the series of Harry Starke novels.

Biography of Blair Howard

Blair Howard was born and raised in Evesham, England, on the edge of the English Cotswolds. He is the author of five historical novels. A sixth novel, Harry Starke, a hard-boiled detective story set in the U.S., was released in mid-September. The second book in the Harry Starke series, Two for the Money, was released on October 19 this year. Book 3 in the series, Hill House, will be released early in December.

Blair is also a travel writer and professional photographer specializing in golf travel, vacation travel, and golf course photography. His travels take him throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean playing golf, writing about his experiences, and photographing the golf courses he visits.

Blair is the author of more than 40 books and more than 4,500 magazine, newspaper, and web articles. His work has appeared in many national and international publications, including Delta’s Sky Magazine, PHOTOgraphic magazine, The Mail on Sunday, The Walking Magazine, Petersen’s Hunting Magazine, The Boston Herald, The Detroit Free-Press, The Anchorage Times and many more.

“If you like books by Mickey Spillane you’ll like Harry Starke – a modern day Mike Hammer, with the same no holds barred solutions to solving crimes. He loves his gun and a good woman – or sometimes bad! What makes this different is the setting – in downtown Chattagnooga, which is a refreshing change to the Big Apple.” – Sassy Lou

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