A simple robbery
Back in the saddle, Private Investigator Zachary Goldman is hired by Kenzie's father to investigate the heist of valuable memorabilia from his favorite sports bar.
Kenzie did say that it was a bad idea.
Maybe Zachary should have listened.
Because nothing is as it appears. As Zachary digs deeper, it becomes apparent that there is far more at stake here than just some sports memorabilia.
Just what has Walter put him in the middle of?
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Well-written and enjoyable. The author has delved into the detective mystery genre with a home run!
Zachary Goldman, Private Investigator, is flawed with a capital F. Shattered by the tragedies of his own life, he will somehow still manage to pick himself up and dig just a little bit deeper than anyone else to find the vital clues.
Maybe being broken makes it easier for others who have faced tragedy to trust him. Walk with Zachary as he solves cases that will stretch his abilities to the limit.
Even with his own life in shambles, Zachary Goldman is still the one you want on the case.
Investigate this P.I. mystery now!
Release date: October 21, 2022
Publisher: pd workman
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Behind the book
Author Notes may contain spoilers!
After deciding that the next Zachary Goldman mystery would be about a heist or robbery, the next order of business was to decide what had been stolen, so I started reviewing famous or unsolved heists and how they were accomplished. But I needed a setting that was not a museum or vault, and a theft that would not be of much interest to the local cops. That eliminated jewels or gold or some priceless national treasure. So what could have high intrinsic and sentimental value that the police would investigate as a matter of routine, but that Zachary could dig into and figure out without having to know how to get past laser beams and computerizes safes?
What sport and what team would be likely to be involved in Vermont? Apparently, hockey and baseball are the big sports in Vermont, and one of the favoured teams is the Montreal Canadiens. Living with a big Canadian hockey fan, I figured this would be a fun direction to go!
I found a couple of interesting cases (see links under Book Club Resources). There were definitely people out there who would steal pricey hockey memorabilia.
I wanted Kenzie’s father to be more involved in her life, so I wondered whether this could be a case that Walter brought to Zachary. But Walter is not the kind of guy who hangs out in sports bars or watches the games. Or collects memorabilia. This added another tantalizing layer to the mystery. Why would Walter bring a case like that to Zachary?
The twists and turns that followed also brought back a favourite character from a previous book. I’ll be good and not spoil it here, but I’m eager to hear if you enjoyed his reappearance as much as I did!