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Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire
by Malcolm R. Campbell

Mainstream humor with a dash of mystery… A throwback to Hollywood’s film noir

While he goes out of his way to mock those in authority by pretending to kowtow to them, he admits he does his best work by “being an asshole.” A mix of Don Rickles and Don Quixote, Stewart is the man for the job when the skirts are up and the chips are down…

Hard-boiled reporter Jock Stewart wakes up on the morning after the Star-Gazer office party with a hangover and an old flame in his bed and he cuddles up with the mayor’s wife in the back seat of a 1953 Desoto. Between these defining moments, he investigates the theft of the mayor’s race horse Sea of Fire and the murder of his publisher’s girlfriend, Bambi Hill.

Stewart discovers the truth for his news stories via an interview style based on lies, pretense and audacious behavior…

Review

Old-Time Noir, Kicked Up a Notch

Meet Jock Stewart: irascible, sarcastic, somewhat reckless. He’s Guy Noir freed from the confines of public radio.

Armed with a sharp wit and a (secretly) soft heart, Jock sets out to investigate the theft of the mayor’s missing horse, Sea of Fire. For readers, arriving at the solution to the crime is secondary to simply enjoying as the colorful (and aptly named) characters become embroiled in a multitude of small-town hi-jinks. From the opening paragraph, Jock finds himself sucked into a world of deception, murder, and illicit trysts. Despite being set in modern times (as evidenced by the existence of Krispy Kremes), Sea of Fire has a delightfully old-time noir feel, kicked up a notch by fast-paced dialog and laugh out loud puns.

Malcolm Campbell clearly had fun writing this story, which takes the reader through as many twists and turns as a plate of the Purple Platter diner’s spaghetti. Though his characters are obvious caricatures (such as Chief Kruller and Sergeant Bismarck), that doesn’t mean they are in any way predictable. In fact, readers may find themselves surprised on several fronts, not the least of which being how much they’ve enjoyed the ride.
By N. D. Whitney

 

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