The Angel Wore Black

The Angel Wore Black

I am thrilled to announce the publication of my newest book!

Private Investigator Jack Fox is not sure how he went from being a freewheeling bachelor to the father of two daughters: a baby girl who is the product of his less-than-stellar life choice of hooking up with a convicted serial killer and 19-year-old Enid Iglowski who is going to her court-ordered anger management counseling sessions with the intelligent and sexy Dr. Melody Stuckley who, unbeknownst to Enid, Jack can’t seem to get out of his mind—or his bed. The past comes back to haunt Jack when his dreaded ex-wife, Stella, who is the Mistress of Phoenix’s hottest S&M dungeon, hires him to find her favorite missing cowboy. He knows the last thing he should do is take her case but, as always, his curiosity sends him chasing after the truth, which sets him and Enid on a collision course with a dangerous killer who is a fugitive from the law—and who just also happens be his current wife!

A fast, fun detective story served up with wit, grit, and shocking twists. C. Mack Lewis offers up a murder mystery with a father-daughter relationship that careens from bad to worse and some unexpected places in between. High-stakes thrills and drama!

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Black Market Angels

Black Market Angels

I am so happy to announce that Black Market Angels, Book 2 of the Fallen Angels Trilogy, is now available as an ebook! It took three years to write, re-write, edit and polish and I’m proud to finally send it into the world. Each book in the series is a stand-alone book with no cliffhangers.

Thank you for your support!

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HELP! Writer & Damsel in Distress looking for feedback on Book Blurb…

HELP! Writer & Damsel in Distress looking for feedback on Book Blurb…

Black Market Angels

by C. Mack Lewis 

Private Investigator Jack Fox will sweet-talk the Devil on a Sunday and kiss the Pope on a Monday — whatever it takes to get to the truth. Between his newest case involving the brutal murder of a Russian mail order bride, his 17-year-old daughter who is the poster child for anger non-management issues, and his ex-girlfriend-from-hell who is giving him an ultimatum that threatens to end in murder, Jack is pushed past him limits as he tries to keep his sanity — and catch a killer!

A fast, fun detective story served up with wit, grit and shocking twists. C. Mack Lewis offers up a murder mystery with a father-daughter relationship that careens from bad to worse and some unexpected places in between. High stakes thrills and drama!       

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I would greatly appreciate any thoughts, advice or help about the blurb for my upcoming book, which will be released on Oct. 20, 2017.

Thank you! 

Newest Review of Gunning For Angels on the blog ‘Promoting Crime Fiction by Lizzie Hayes.’

Newest Review of Gunning For Angels on the blog ‘Promoting Crime Fiction by Lizzie Hayes.’

Promoting Crime Fiction by Lizzie Hayes

Sending out a huge ‘Thank You’ to Lizzie Hayes and Dot Marshall-Gent for reviewing my novel!

 

‘Gunning for Angels’ by C Mack Lewis

Published by Cathleen A McCarthy,
29 July 2014.
ISBN: 978-
0990610809
Gunning for Angels opens with Enid Iglowski, a sixteen year old wild-child, making her escape from Florida, a  school, and her alcoholic mother.  Enid embarks on the journey having recently discovered that her biological father, Jack Fox, is a private detective who lives in Phoenix.  Two years shy of forty, Fox has a trail of broken relationships and one-night-stands behind him, plays the tough-guy, detests children and has no idea that he is a parent.  When Enid tracks him down they both, understandably, feel confused and vulnerable, a response that they quickly mask with aggressive-defensive behaviours.

Meanwhile, ageing Police Detective Bud Orlean and his son Chip also become locked in a domestic battle when Chip announces that he has quit medical school to become a writer. 

In the midst of these parent/child feuds, the discovery of human bones in the Arizona desert leads Bud to revisit a cold case that opens up a Pandora’s box of intrigue and deception.  The detectives and their wayward offspring are entangled in a deadly quest for the truth during which their professional and private lives become blurred.
This is a hard-hitting, sometimes explicitly graphic and highly entertaining detective novel.  Descriptions of murder, betrayal, complex familial relationships and child exploitation are tempered with humour as Enid’s unpredictable, often outrageous, teenage behaviour confounds those around her.  Melodramatic tantrums and reunions abound as the mystery unfolds and the detectives are thwarted as much by their personal proclivities as the scheming villains they are pursuing. 
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Reviewer: Dorothy Marshall Gent

 

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Dot Marshall-Gent – worked in the emergency services for twenty years first as a police officer, then as a paramedic and finally as a fire control officer before graduating from King’s College, London as a teacher of English in her mid-forties.  She completed a M.A. in Special and Inclusive Education at the Institute of Education, London and now teaches part-time and writes mainly about educational issues.  Dot sings jazz and country music and plays guitar, banjo and piano as well as being addicted to reading mystery and crime fiction.

 

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From an early age I have been a lover of crime fiction. Discovering like minded people at my first crime conference at St Hilda’s Oxford in 1997, I was delighted when asked to join a new group for the promotion of female crime writers. In 1998 I took over the running of the group, which I did for the next thirteen years. During that time I organised countless events promoting crime writers and in particular new writers. But apart from the sheer joy of reading, ‘I actually love books, not just the writing, the plot or the characters, but the sheer joy of holding a book has never abated for me. The greatest gift of my life has been the ability to read’.

 

Thank you again to Lizzie and Dot for promoting authors of crime fiction! 

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