Gunnar Nilson

Created by T.W. Emory

In his debut, the nostalgia-dipped Trouble in Rooster Paradise (2015), eighty-something retired Seattle private eye GUNNAR NILSON, recounts for Kirsti (a pretty young nurse at the assisted living facility where he lives) a case he worked "donkey years back" in the fifties when men were men, women were women, everyone knew their place, and Seattle was still a decent, working class burg.

Well, except for the human trafficking, serial killing, classism, sexism, racism, corruption and, oh yes, murder, of course...

It's a classic hard-boiled romp with generous gobs of local colour, told with wit and grit and a fan's eye for the genre's nuances. Shame the author, T.W. Emory, never followed it up.

The author was born into a blue collar family of Seattle of Swedish-Norwegian heritage, and still lives in the area. He is an avid reader, and in addition to writing mystery fiction in his off-hours, he also cartoons as a hobby.

UNDER OATH

  • "...an affectionate nod to noir fiction and its tough guys and dolls"

-- The Seattle Times

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Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.


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