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Jack Getze

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Former Los Angeles Times reporter Jack Getze is Fiction Editor for Anthony-nominated Spinetingler Magazine, one of the internet's oldest websites for noir, crime, and horror short stories. His screwball Austin Carr mysteries, BIG NUMBERS and BIG MONEY, are being reissued in 2013 by Down and Out Books, with the new BIG MOJO set for 2014. His short stories have appeared online at A Twist of Noir, Beat to a Pulp, and The Big Adios.
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Jack Getze Number three is the Austin Carr Series, BIG MOJO, will be out in the next few months. I'm collecting blurbs from a couple of writers; an artist is…moreNumber three is the Austin Carr Series, BIG MOJO, will be out in the next few months. I'm collecting blurbs from a couple of writers; an artist is working on the cover; and Sandi Loper is still reading for typos.(less)
Jack Getze Long ago, Ms. Upcoming Star Crime Novelist (NINE DAYS from St. Martin's this fall). About 15 years ago, my wife and I were out for dinner. Her fund…moreLong ago, Ms. Upcoming Star Crime Novelist (NINE DAYS from St. Martin's this fall). About 15 years ago, my wife and I were out for dinner. Her fund raising business was booming while my stockbroker business had about run its course. I liked to fire clients who gave me too much crap. I had three left. So my wife says "I need a housewife" at that dinner I mentioned, and I jumped on it like a cat on a rat. "I'll be your housewife," I said. "It'll give me more time to write." Boy was I wrong, and it's a job I can't dump even past retirement age. Only five novels in the 15 years. I have to run now. The dishes are piling up.(less)
Average rating: 3.76 · 133 ratings · 70 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Big Numbers
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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Big Money
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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So The Famous Author is busy busy busy with the final touches on my new adventure, number three in The Austin Carr Mystery Series, BIG MOJO from Down and Out Books. Below you can see the preliminary cover and an early blurb from TFA's friend and mentor, Hank Phillippi Ryan. Actually, several of the ladies over at Jungle Red Writers have served as TFA's mentors over the past few years, offering... Read more of this blog post »
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Deadly Ink
Author appearance, August 01, 2014 09:00AM
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Murder at the Beach -- Bouchercon 2014
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"So The Famous Author is busy busy busy with the final touches on my new adventure, number three in The Austin Carr Mystery Series, BIG MOJO from Down and Out Books. Below you can see the preliminary cover and an early blurb from TFA's friend and m..." Read more of this blog post »
Big Money by Jack Getze
" I was fortunate enough to win an autographed copy in the Goodreads giveaways. This was a classic page turner that had lots of twists and turns. It read like an episode of the Rockford Files meeting the Sopranos. I would recommend this book to anyo... " Read more of this review »
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" We made it into Bryce Canyon National Park in time to be down the trail to watch the sunrise hit the painted cliffs, from below. The panorama was spectacular. (I really need to quit putting my fingers in my pictures!) We ..." Read more of this blog post »
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“About an attractive woman at the bar, my character, Austin Carr, says, "She might be too drunk. I mean, even stockbrokers have some pride.”
Jack Getze, Big Money

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“My most important piece of advice to all you would-be writers: When you write, try to leave out all the parts readers skip.”
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“Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing

1. Never open a book with weather.
2. Avoid prologues.
3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.
4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said”…he admonished gravely.
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7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
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My most important rule is one that sums up the 10.

If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”
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Jack Getze Could use some help picking new a new cover for Austin Carr #2. Travel over here to vote:

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message 5: by Jack

Jack Getze Erin wrote: "Thanks for the friend request. Big Money was a great book, I kept it on my keeper shelf all this time :)"

Thanks, Erin. You made my day!


Erin (Paperback Stash) Thanks for the friend request. Big Money was a great book, I kept it on my keeper shelf all this time :)


message 3: by Jack

Jack Getze Kris wrote: "Great to connect with you here, Jack.

Kris

Kris Neri
Magical Alienation: A Samantha Brennan and Annabelle Haggerty Magical Mystery"

Hey Kris-- wonder how long ago I sent you this request? Ha ha. Looks like a new series for you .. is it? Hope all is still going great guns.
Jack


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Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodereads friendship, Jack.


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