Elvis Sightings by Ricardo Sanchez

Elvis Sightings by Ricardo Sanchez Elvis Sightings by Ricardo Sanchez
Published by Carina Press on September 29, 2014
Source: Purchased
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 242
Format: eBook
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four-half-stars

I'm Floyd—no last name needed, thanks—and I'm a P.I. The only other thing you need to know about me is that I'm not an Elvis impersonator. I live my life fast and hard and yes, in sequined jumpsuits, but more importantly I live my life the way Elvis would have wanted me to. Honestly. With integrity.

It was a tip that the King was still alive and living under an assumed name that brought me to Kresge, Wyoming. But there's something bigger than Elvis happening out here. I've been beaten bloody by an acrobatic bartender, roped into the search for a missing councilman, fallen for a bearded lady, and threatened by men in black who really don't want me poking my nose into the town's business. Half of my leads look like dead celebrities. The other half are either refugees from a broken-down circus or spear-holding Viking wannabes.

I'm in Crazytown, USA, but I can't leave. Not yet. If I don't find the missing councilman soon, Kresge will be turned into a Danish-themed amusement park. I've never been so close to finding Elvis. And I need to know if my new self-appointed sidekick James Morrison is really who he claims to be….

Sometimes I forget how fun books can be. If you read the blurb above, you know this mystery’s definitely quirky and pushing believability. But I loved it, pure and simple. The mystery itself is pretty good. The author plays fair enough with clues and motives. It’s the characters that are outrageous and the situations they find themselves in.

It’s not a book for everyone. It’s silly in some spots and laugh-out-loud funny in others. You have to be able to just relax and go with the ride. I don’t want to tell too much and spoil the fun. It’s like a ride at an amusement park that you just can’t stop smiling during.

Elvis Sightings is in no way serious, just really light, enjoyable summer read. It’s one of my faves so far this year.

 

About Ricardo Sanchez

Ricardo Sanchez is a writer, poet, Emmy winning creator, and executive producer. Elvis Sightings, the first book in his Elvis Sightings Mystery series, was released in September, 2014. Bigfoot Blues, the sequel, came out in May, 2015. His comic book credits include Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Resident Evil, RIFT: Telara Chronicles, and many others. His short story, Death and Life of the Hero, was a successfully kickstarted graphic novel. When he’s not writing , Ricardo maintains a vintage toy blog, drives 70’s muscle cars, and shops year round for Halloween decorations for his home in California.

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