Ex-cop Fred Carver investigates a death at a Florida funeral home whose residents don’t always die of natural causes
Retirement is a word that has always frightened Fred Carver. One of Orlando’s finest, he retired early—when a criminal’s bullet shattered his kneecap and made him unfit for beat work. Since then he hasn’t been able to relax, and fills his days and nights investigating cases the local police aren’t willing to touch. Now one of those cops has come to him with a problem that only a private detective can solve.
It takes Fred into the heart of Florida’s retirement community: a spacious estate called Sunhaven where the elderly can finish their lives in luxury. But it seems that some of them are dying before their time. When the residents speak of murder, are they telling the truth, or are they simply confused? Unraveling the mystery will take Fred Carver into a place where death is seldom the result of natural causes.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Lutz including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Open Road Media; June 2011
- ISBN 9781453219003
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: Kiss
- Author: John Lutz
Imprint: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
In The Press
“Unleashes a barrage of spine-chilling tension, blunt, dark humor and the odd moments of unexpected tenderness that have made the Carver series the finest work yet by this prolific author.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“One of the best private eye series. The proof is in Kiss.” —Orlando Sentinel
About The Author
For over forty years, John Lutz (b. 1939) has been one of the premier voices in contemporary hard-boiled fiction, producing dozens of novels and over 250 short stories. His earliest success came with the Alo Nudger series, set in his hometown of St. Louis. Tropical Heat introduced Fred Carver, a Florida detective whom Lutz followed in ten novels. More recently, he has produced five books in the Frank Quinn serial killer series. Lutz is a former president of the Mystery Writers of America, and his many honors include lifetime achievement awards from the Short Mystery Fiction Society and the Private Eye Writers of America. He lives in St. Louis.