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About the author:
CHRIS ORCUTT has written professionally for over 20 years as a fiction writer, journalist, scriptwriter, playwright, technical writer and speechwriter. He has also taught high school U.S. history and college writing. At Baruch College, City University of New York, Chris received the Distinguished Teaching Award, and as a newspaper reporter he received a New York Press Association award.
Chris is the author of the critically acclaimed Dakota Stevens Mystery Series. The first novel in the series, A REAL PIECE OF WORK, achieved a #1 top-rated ranking in Literary Fiction for Kindle, and #4 in Mystery. IndieReader writes of the novel, "Action, lust, danger, style and witty repartee, Orcutt's A Real Piece of Work is a work of art." The novel received similarly strong critical acclaim from other reviewers, as did the sequel, THE RICH ARE DIFFERENT. The third installment in the series, A TRUTH STRANGER THAN FICTION, debuts on January 1, 2015.
Chris's short story collection, THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND, was selected by IndieReader as one of the Best Books of 2013.
And his modern pastoral novel, ONE HUNDRED MILES FROM MANHATTAN, was selected by IndieReader as a Best Book for 2014. In a review of the novel Kirkus Reviews favorably compared Chris to Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Cheever.
For more about Chris, visit his website: www.orcutt.net.
For more about the Dakota Stevens Mysteries Series, visit www.orcutt.net OR www.dakotapi.com.
The Rich Are Different
Dakota Stevens, the tough and charming New York private eye, returns with his sexy and brilliant associate Svetlana Krüsh in a case that takes them both into the Old West...
The Rich Are Different, the 2nd novel in the Dakota Stevens Mystery Series, delves into the rarefied world of a Long Island heiress and her murdered brother who owned an Old West resort in Montana.
To hunt down the man's killer, Dakota and his associate Svetlana Krüsh must go undercover as actors in a make-believe mining town straight out of 1885.
This highly anticipated sequel to A Real Piece of Work picks up a few months after that difficult case. Dakota Stevens is depressed. He's darker, battle-scarred and less cavalier. He's lost his detecting mojo and hasn't taken a case since A Real Piece of Work. Can he get his mojo back and find the killer?
Like bullets from a Gatling gun, the suspects come fast and furious: eccentric heiresses, greedy CEOs, catty thespians, sexy henchwomen, angry Native Americans, mysterious mobsters, menacing mercenaries, kinky housewives and contract killers.
It's a classic case of East meets West as Dakota and Svetlana follow a trail of clues that takes the reader from the sophisticated setting of The Great Gatsby to the forbidding land of Pale Rider.
National Bestselling Author Dave King calls The Rich Are Different, "Brainy, stylish, imaginative and a great deal of fun."
Praise from Amazon Customers:
"Had I paced myself, I could have milked at least a week out of the book. But, no. My will power waned and I was done in 2 nights."
"Dakota Stevens is thoroughly likeable and appealing with his rich mix of chivalry and clever mischief."
"The Rich Are Different is an excellent sequel and has been well worth the wait."
"This series is quick-paced with its twists and turns that you won't be able to put down the book until you and Dakota solve the crime."
"I'll read anything Orcutt puts out."
"Anyone who reads this should make sure to have a defibrillator nearby."
"The characters are so real, the storyline so compelling, that real life took a backseat during the 2 days I was reading each of these books."
"The writing is excellent. The story moves at a good pace. What I like most is the characters are just spot on. Great book. Great writer."
"There are no wasted words, no extraneous chapters, no unnecessary passages, just good old fashioned mystery and suspense, without being melodramatic or over the top."
"Grab some coffee, a Snuggy and a fresh pair of Depends because you won't be able to stop reading once you start!"
"A fantastic journey through beautifully described landscapes with an exceptionally well-written cast of characters. The attention to detail Orcutt achieves while still keeping the story moving at a quick pace is genius."
- Publication Date:
- 0692208518 / 9780692208519
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators