“In this line of work you need a sense of humor or the life gets sucked right out of you.” ~Detective Maxie Michaels, ‘Texas Dead’
Review: from Grady Harp, Amazon Top 100 Reviewer
Coupling a murder mystery tale with a fine dollop of humor makes Gensburger’s book ring! From the very beginning, as we meet the titular character of the series, detective Mackenzie Michaels, the light aspect of his writing is shared: ‘The pretty detective was late, not that it mattered – the corpse, which had been face down in the alley for quite some time, wasn’t going any where. Although she had known since seven in the morning, despite the break in the rain and an abundance of cabs, she arrived after the last reporter on the scene. This annoyed her more than anything else; her car was in the shop – new brakes – leaving her no way to get here. Maxie preferred to be at crime scenes before the reporters arrived. It gave the image of professionalism; she was a firm believer in professionalism. It also allowed her a chance to examine the scene free of distractions, even before the medical examiner. Clues were to be found everywhere. From the position of the body, items around, skin mottling, as well as the attire of the victim, all were clues that could be useful in her first look…’
The story is fast paced and well condensed by the author.
“A series of murders in Corpus Christi leaves residents uneasy. All the victims were shot in the back of the head. But when a prominent financial genius is also found murdered, and not in the same way, celebrity detective Mackenzie ‘Maxie’ Michaels and her partner Kobe Jameson, must race to find the person responsible before more murders occur. As they uncover clues, the mystery deepens, dragging in powerful people, and threatening to erupt in a full-on war.”
In addition to the fine character portrayal of Mackenzie, her partner, Kobe Jameson, a Jamaican man, is equally well painted, and the interaction of the two detectives makes for an excellent combination in exploring murder – and making the story humorous. This is a fine initial volume for a series that holds great promise.”
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Book 2 of the Mackenzie (Maxie) Michaels mystery/thriller
Book 2 will be released September 2021. Follow Maxie, Kobe, Devin and new characters as they face their biggest threat yet, a terrorist bent on revenge. In addition, you will learn about Maxie’s past, and meet new characters in new locations. This book is a non-stop action page-turner you do not want to miss. To stay updated and get early-bird pricing, be sure to get on my private mailing list. You will get a discounted price not available to the general public. Click HERE to get on the list, TODAY!
Things go from bad to worse as Maxie tries to solve a celebrity kidnapping in Los Angeles that turns deadly, bringing her face to face with a figure from her past, as well as a terrorist plot to destroy Los Angeles, murder a Royal Couple now living in the area, as well as seeking revenge on Maxie, Devin and Kobe. This nail-biting thriller will keep you on edge until the bitter end.
ALSO AVAILABLE FROM WILLIAM GENSBURGER:
Distant Rumors: 16 Stories of Life and Death
These 16 stories address the many facets of life and death. They will hold your attention and compel you to read on. Each covers a different facet of life or death, often metaphorical, whimsical, tragic, ironic, symbolic, and more. Through different genres, the reader will be drawn to the characters, the locales, scenarios and await the conclusions.
Praise from Readers:
“With his ability to transform the commonplace into the extraordinary, Gensburger delivers a sophisticated collection that will stay with the reader for long.” ~The Prairies Book Review
“William’s short stories are spectacular. The writing is excellent and the stories move at just the right pace. The characters are weird and wonderful. It was a pleasure to read and I enjoyed this book very much.” ~ Allison Rose
“I felt this author is creative and very extraordinary and, in my view, as more people read his work his fans will grow. Very well done and I give this book five stars plus and highly recommend it!” ~ Bruce Miller
“His characters have the offbeat charm like those of Neil Gaiman … I highly recommend this book!” ~ Christopher Huckabay
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