by Gary Lovisi
A 'Griff and Fats' casebook
Cover by Martin Baines
(Also available in eBook format)
“First-rate hard-boiled fiction. Mike Hammer probably crossed paths with Griff and Fats, who live in the back alleys of Jim Thompson country.” — Booklist
BAY CITY, USA — The end of the line for law and order … last stop before Purgatory. Lieutenant Bill “Griff” Griffin and Sergeant Herman “Fats” Stubbs prowl the streets, stabbing Bay City in its collective underbelly, while maintaining their own code of honor. It ain’t easy …
The brass ring of retirement seemed tantalizingly close to Lt. Griffin when he was introduced to Sgt. Stubbs. “Bill, nobody wants to work with this guy. Agree to be his partner, or he’s out.” Who got the raw deal? Griff, the long-suffering partner? Or the police department dealing with the fall-out from their cases?
In seven knuckle-busting stories, Griff and Fats pursue a serial killer; a madman with a predilection for mazes; a Santa Claus kidnapper; and a whore with a heart of lead. From Edgar Award-nominee Gary Lovisi come the toughest cops to emerge from the 1960s, the Golden Era of Law Enforcement, when the right to remain silent came at the end of a nightstick …
Read more about Griff and Fats in the Bold Venture Bulletins blog entry, "Griff and Fats: Pounding the Beat, and the Bad Guys."