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by Betty Hampel

241 pages
Private Eye. Private Investigator. Sleuth. Or Gumshoe? Leo Wolfson (nee Leslie Lancelot Lamb) is a New York gumshoe with a soft spot for sultry broads, heroic deeds, and bad watches.

In this three-part trilogy of Crime Noir, Leo Wolfson (nee Leslie Lancelot Lamb) goes head-to-head with mobsters, Nazis, and ruthless politicians when he succumbs to the seductive charms of several dishy Dames with questionable needs. Blasted with Roscoes, slugged with saps, copped and squeezed-Wolfson battles his way through one deadly encounter after another to defend the virtue of his latest Chickie-in-Distress.

But his biggest adversary may be his own superstitious nature, because for Leo Wolfson (nee Leslie Lancelot Lamb) it is always Friday 13th.

Or is it?

About the Author

Elizabeth Doolittle Hampel, Middlebury, VT,  humorist, novelist, and artist, grew up in the Mid-Hudson Valley in New York. Betty, as she prefers to be known, draws, paints, and writes for the pure pleasure of it.

The widow of prominent Vermont artist Harrison Hampel, Betty’s short stories have appeared in national magazines and among her commissioned portraits and landscapes, some have toured the country and appeared on magazine covers.

Prolific in both the visual and literary arts, Betty Hampel, writes in many voices and styles and of many eras. Among Betty’s published works are Mirror Image, Odd Road Out, and Once a Gypsy. 


What Others Are Saying . . .  

  "A romping great yarn reminiscent of a Mike Hammer novel from the 1940s, Gumshoe is a great read from beginning to end. Highly recommended for community library mystery action/adventure collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that Gumshoe is also available in a Kindle edition (9781938729324, $11.99)."

-- Mary Cowper Reviewer, MBR Bookwatch: June 2015, Midwest Book Review, Cowper's Bookshelf, http://www.midwestbookreview.com


Soft Cover $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-938729-31-7