Sunday, January 24, 2016

Dead Money Run Book Review

  • Series: Lou Malloy Crime Series
  • Paperback: 278 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (August 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 149109379X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1491093795
    Lou Malloy learns of his sister's death right before he is released from prison, having served 15 years for the theft of $15 million from an Indian casino. He wants two things: to keep the $15 million, which no one has been able to find, and to track down and punish whoever killed his sister.

    Lou Malloy teams up with Hilary Kelly, a private investigator. In no time, Lou has found the hidden $15 million, recovered guns and ammunition hidden with the money, and murdered two low-level mobsters and fed them to the crocodiles. 

    As the body count rises, the story grows more complex and his sister's death becomes more mysterious.  
    My Thoughts:
    If you enjoy reading mysteries and/or drama's, then you will really love reading this story. I don't know how anyone can survive in prison for 15 years but I guess the $15 million he stole is a good start!
    He doesn't know how his sister's death is involved but he is determined to figure that one out too while he is trying to recover the $15 million he stashed somewhere before getting caught.
    I don't know about you guys, but I don't think I would want some mob person following me the rest of my life waiting to kill me for stealing their money but to some people, like Lou, I guess they accept the risks.
    Here's hoping he stays alive long enough to enjoy it and his new P.I. girlfriend, Hilary. She decides to stick with him along with a guy named Crusher. Not a very big gang going up against the mob, but I guess if you are good enough, then you should be okay????
    Also, there is a prequel novella that I was sent to give you some context as to some history about Lou called Lou Malloy, The Run Begins. I also gleamed from the end of the story that there will be a third book coming out called Only Two Cats, so be on the lookout for that one!
    Happy Reading!
    About the Author:
    J. Frank James is a synonym for James F. Johnson. Jim has been many things in his life, but the one thing that he enjoys the most is to communicate with people and introduce new readers to the cast of characters that appear in his books. Born in Tennessee, Jim began his career in writing by first securing a BS degree in Journalism and a BS degree in Advertising from the University Of Florida College Of Journalism. While in school, he worked for the Gainesville Sun as a reporter, photographer and plate maker and several of his news stories were picked up by the Associated Press.
    From there Jim attended law school, obtained a Doctorate of Law. While in Law School he was a member of the law review and published an article as a member there. It wasn’t until later in his life that Jim’s journalism skills came back around and he started writing books. There Jim will introduce you to his cast of characters that make up the Crime Bandit team.
    You will learn about Lou Malloy as he leads the team of Hilary Kelly, Crusher Barnes and the mysterious “Blue” as the fight their way through one intrigue after another. You can purchase Jim’s books on Amazon and view Jim on and on his website at
    As a self-taught artist and rug designer concentrating on endangered species, Jim has displayed his art in several galleries, such as in Booth Bay Gallery, Booth Bay, Maine; The Goodyear Cottage On Jekyll Island, GA (where he had a one man show); Blue Frog Gallery, Atlanta, GA; Glynn Art Ass'n, St. Simon's Island, GA and now McIntosh Art Ass'n, Darien, GA.
    Working in acrylics, his work is bold, fun and inspiring. His prints are limited editions on both paper and stretched canvas. To date, Jim has written ten novels under the pen name J. Frank James in honor of his Father who was killed in World War Two. Jim lives in Atlanta with his lovely wife, Lorraine, and their ninety-five pound boxer named Jake.
    Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


    Misty said...

    This is on my TBR list for the winter. I also love his boxer dog in the picture. I had a boxer named Coco.

    Misty said...

    Forgot my email.

    Meghan said...

    I do like a good mystery every now & then. Typically I read chic lit. Not gonna lie...I love it!

    Linda Herold said...

    I like reading mysteries! Thanks for the chance to win what looks like a good book!

    Arf2-D2 said...

    I love mysteries - especially ones where the author takes the time to make sure the science is accurate and the procedures make sense.

    Anita Yancey said...

    Mysteries and thrillers are my favorite books to read. This one sounds like a good one. Thanks for having the giveaway.


    Meredith said...

    I read mostly romances, but do love a mystery thrown in now and then.
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    Kaye Killgore said...

    I read lots of mysteries, some fantasy and some romance thrown in. I think my favorites are mysteries,