John Darvelle

Created by Michael Craven

Quirky (he's into cheap beer and Ping-Pong) but shrewd private eye JOHN DARVELLE knows the mean streets of Los Angeles well, and embues his debut, The Detective and the Pipe Girl (2014) with a tattered cynicism and a brooding, philosophical -- but far from humourless -- vibe. The only problem, as I see it, is that the snappy repartee seems a little self-conscious at time, but that might just be me.

More, please.

Michael Craven has served as a copywriter and creative director in the advertising industry, and is the author of a previous mystery, Body Copy (2009), featuring another SoCal private detective Donald Tremaine. The author grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, lived for many years in Los Angeles, and now lives and works in New York City.



Ron reviews The Detective & the Chinese High-Fin by Michael Craven and What You Break by Reed Farrel Coleman.

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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