In this series-starter, down-on-his-luck PI Igg Downs, stuck in a grim section of Los Angeles, is trying to dig his way out of a pile of trouble: his landlady has died, leaving everything to her vicious dog, making Downs his caretaker. But the landlady’s great-nephew is trying to evict him anyway, and he’s up against brutal cop Jake, who has never forgiven Downs for sleeping with his wife. In the middle of all this, teenage Frankie, on parole from gang activities, tries to engage Downs to find her missing uncle. Her plight pierces his cynical attitude, and they form an uneasy partnership. Downs pulls himself together to help Frankie—and perhaps to achieve redemption. -Reader Review
Murder Can Be Fatal:
An Igg Downs Mystery
He trusts no one—for good reason. When a down-on-his-luck detective is accused of murder, can he dodge a death sentence?
Los Angeles. Igg Downs’ life is in the toilet. After a vengeful cop ruined his career, the friendless and irreverent former P.I. slogs through each day wishing folks would just leave him alone. But he’s in for a rocky ride when his landlady drops dead from a heart attack… and he’s back on the police’s radar.
Stuck caring for her now-orphaned mutt who hates him, he regretfully succumbs to a rusty sense of duty and agrees to help a troubled neighborhood kid find her missing uncle. But after Igg’s investigation leads him to a body, he’s pissed when he’s the one arrested for homicide.
Can the hard-bitten gumshoe unmask the real killer before he gets a lethal bum rap?
Murder Can Be Fatal is the unflinching first book in the Igg Downs Mystery series. If you like scrappy underdogs, gritty crime noir, and plenty of twists, then you’ll love Kevin Scott Allen’s fast-paced novel.
Buy Murder Can Be Fatal to come out swinging today!
About the Author
Kevin Scott Allen has been a professional film and television actor for over thirty years. His extensive credits include feature films as well as television shows ranging from Episodic Dramas to Sit-Coms.
In addition to acting, he is a well known and sought out on-camera acting teacher and audition coach in Los Angeles, California. His students’ successful auditions have won them starring roles in films as well as co-star, guest star and series regular roles in television. When interviewed recently, Kevin was asked about the inspiration for this book.
“One of my first coaching sessions was with an actor with a ton of film and TV credits. This actor was up for a major role and wanted to work with me before the audition. As the session progressed, though extremely talented, I realized this actor had no idea how to audition. As I coached more and more actors, from beginners to pros, the same situation held true: most had no clue how to audition. So, I spent two years coaching and writing, creating the most comprehensive film and TV audition guide I could.”
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