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Jack Getze

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Born
in New Orleans, The United States
September 20

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Former newsman 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 mysteries -- BIG NUMBERS, BIG MONEY, BIG MOJO, the short story BIG MOUTH and BIG SHOES -- were published by Down and Out Books. His short stories have appeared online at A Twist of Noir, Beat to a Pulp, The Big Adios, and in two anthologies, Down, Out and Dead and last year's LAST WORDS.
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* Austin Carr Mystery

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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)
Jack Getze It's 1963. The young woman who will become Mama Bones Bonacelli is nineteen when her father dies, leaving her his bookmaking operation and a clue to…moreIt's 1963. The young woman who will become Mama Bones Bonacelli is nineteen when her father dies, leaving her his bookmaking operation and a clue to the grisliest murder in Asbury Park history. Angelina will shoot her crazy mother, fall in love with a mobster, and outsmart the city's best detective before solving the crime.(less)
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Big Numbers

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In what they hope is a shrewd marketing move, The Famous Author and his publisher Down & Out Books are offering the first novel in my series absolutely free. Truth. You can download an eBook of BIG NUMBERS from multiple sources and pay zero.

TFA and his publisher are hoping you'll like me of course, want to pick up my later adventures and actually pay for them.

I wish them luck, and I kind o... Read more of this blog post »
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My favorite Elmore Leonard book used to be CITY PRIMEVAL, HIGH NOON IN DETROIT, but after rereading CITY PRIMEVAL and OUT OF SIGHT again this past week, I'm changing my mind. OUT OF SIGHT's Jack the bank robber and Karen Scisco -- the U.S. Marshall - ...more
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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.”
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