Billy Povich
Created by Mark Arsenault

Newspaper hack and hard luck gambler BILLY POVICH never met a losing streak he didn't try to buy into, but so far, the novels featuring him have been pretty much a sure thing.

When we first meet him, in Gravewriter, Billy's just hanging on to his newspaper gig at a Providence, Rhode Island paper. Unfortunately, he's down to writing obituaries, he's in hock up to his ass to loan sharks and still recovering from his ex-wife's death in a car crash a year earlier. Jury duty in a murder trial seems like a suitable diversion -- until Billy starts to take a journalist's interest in the case.

It's an auspicious but downbeat debut, and in the 2009 sequel, Loot the Moon, Arsenault has moved on, nabbing a better reporting gig unearthing crime and corruption, but still living rough, still in hock to the sharks and still mournng his ex.

UNDER OATH

NOVELS

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.


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