Midnight Mass - The Crime
It's Christmas Eve in New York and some men in hooded monks' robes and plastic masks of the face of Jesus Christ have just pulled off a spectacular robbery of the historic church downtown where George Washington worshipped, getting away with tens of millions of dollars in jewelry and cash and also killing fifteen of the congregation. The first detective on the scene, quite by accident, is Lieutenant Amos Freeman, on his way home to Brooklyn after buying presents for the wife he no longer loves, and after stopping by his favorite haunt, Big Dot's Jungle Bar, for a few drinks (or as Big Dot often says, "a few too many"). With a half bottle of Jack Daniels under his belt, Freeman stumbles onto the scene at Broadway and Wall, but always a pro, she snaps into high gear, quickly assuming command of a chaotic situation, and in the process, making a big impression on a furious Mayor Frederick Lindstadt, who had been mocked and humiliated by the robbers for being not only short and bald, but helpless while among the well-heeled social elite in the Trinity congregation. When the TV crews bear down and police brass arrive to take charge, Amos Freeman, not a big fan of police department politics, melts into the background.
- Paperback | 188 pages
- 127 x 203.2 x 10.92mm | 267.62g
- 13 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
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About Andrew Delaplaine
Delaplaine lives on South Beach, Miami's Billion Dollar Sandbar. He writes in widely varied fields: screenplays, novels (adult and juvenile) and journalism. He also has a series of Long Weekend Guides covering some 70 cities around the world. Email: email@example.com He writes several series: The JACK HOUSTON ST. CLAIR political thriller novels. "THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES IV," a series of novels starring the great-great-grandson of the famous consulting detective. "THE ANNALS OF SANTOPIA" series, an epic that follows a Santa born in 1900 through to his death 82 years later. The AMOS FREEMAN police thrillers. Other novels: "The Trap Door" follows a boy who is taken back in time to 1594 and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. "The Meter Maid Murders," a comic look at a detective trying to nab a serial killer on South Beach who only murders meter maids. Has written and directed three features (one doc, two narrative features), and won several awards for his film work. (See imdb.com for details). His latest film, "Meeting Spencer," starring Jeffrey Tambor, won the prestigious Milan International Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay. Delaplaine also edits two series: DELAPLAINE'S ILLUSTRATED BIBLE STORIES FOR CHILDREN As well as: DELAPLAINE ESSENTIAL QUOTATIONS DELAPLAINE'S "LONG WEEKEND" GUIDES These no-nonsense guides contain Delaplaine's recommendations and advice for travelers visiting these places for 3 or 4 days. Annapolis Appalachicola Atlanta Austin Berlin Beverly Hills Birmingham Boston Brooklyn Buenos Aires Cancun (Mexico) Cannes Cape Cod Charleston Charlotte Chicago Clearwater - St. Petersburg Coral Gables El Paso Fort Lauderdale Fort Myers & Sanibel Gettysburg Hilton Head Hollywood - West Hollywood Hood River (Ore.) Jacksonville Key West & the Florida Keys London Los Angeles / Downtown Las Vegas Lima (Peru) Louisville Marseille Martha's Vineyard Memphis Merida (Mexico) Mexico City Miami & South Beach Milwaukee Myrtle Beach Nantucket Napa Valley Naples & Marco Island New Orleans New York / Brooklyn New York / The Bronx New York / Downtown New York / Midtown New York / Queens New York / Upper East Side New York / Upper West Side Orlando & the Theme Parks Palm Beach Paris Philadelphia Portland (Ore.) Provincetown Rio de Janeiro San Francisco San Juan Sarasota Savannah Sonoma County"