Kurt Douglas has a way with words. Writing of his hometown, Los Angeles California, Douglas uses first hand knowledge and wildly vibrant characters to bring a vivid realness to his gritty tales of crime. Just when you thought trashy detective novels couldn’t get any better, Kurt Douglas created Frank Black; the newest and coolest rough and tough detective hero.
One Shade of Black 1: Hard Play by Kurt Douglas
Ex-cop and part-time strip club owner, Frank Black, is agreeing to investigate a missing local judge for a free month’s rent. It seems like an easy job. A good deal. That is until the bodies start to mount.
Set in the sprawling city of Los Angeles, Hard Play is sexy, fast, fun, and Frank black is tough as nails. But is that enough? With the help of Amy Van, the leggy medical examiner who’s slowly stealing Frank’s heart, can he put it all together before anyone else has to die?
Strip Clubs. Weed Shops. Bodies and bombshells. All in Los Angeles. What more could you need?