Jack Getze

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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, and BIG SHOES -- were published by Down and Out Books, as is his new thriller, THE BLACK KACHINA. His short stories have appeared online at A Twist of Noir, Beat to a Pulp, The Big Adios, and several anthologies.
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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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The Soul of an Indian

While researching The Black Kachina, I ran across the story of a special man named Charles Alexander Eastman and his book, The Soul of an Indian. Born in 1858 with the name Hakadah, later called Ohiyesa, finally renamed Charles, this awe-inspiring Native American spent the first fifteen years of his life living the nomadic, natural life of a Santee Sioux (or Dakota tribe) of southern Minnesota.... 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.”
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Jack Getze Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* wrote: "Merry Christmas!

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Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Merry Christmas!




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Tom Walsh Bless Me Father
I hope you will consider reading & reviewing my new mystery thriller "Bless Me Father." All the best, Tom
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Jack Getze HappyThanksgiving, Erin. Thanks for the cartoon!


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