Down to No Good (Charlie Miner Book 2)
An edgy and intense thriller with a touch of the paranormal.
Private investigator Charlie Miner, freshly revived from his own murder, gets a call from Homicide Detective Dave Putnam. Self-styled “psychic to the stars” Tamara Gale has given crucial information about three murders, and the brass thinks it makes the Department look bad. Dave wants Charlie to help figure out the angle, since he has first-hand experience with the inexplicable. Trouble is, Charlie, just weeks after his full-death experience, once again has severe cognitive problems and may get them both killed.
At once a riveting mystery and a completely unique character study, DOWN TO NO GOOD will both captivate you and work its way into your heart.
“Earl Javorsky’s DOWN TO NO GOOD is wildly original, wildly energetic, wildly funny – it’s just straight up wild, and I mean that in the best possible way.
– Lou Berney, Edgar Award-winning author of THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE
“DOWN TO NO GOOD is a deep dive into the weird and wild that had me staying up far later than normal. A whacked-out thrill ride filled with psychics and cops and a drug-loving PI who just can’t stay dead. What’s not to love?”
– Brett Battles, USA Today bestselling author
“Will tear your head off and make you like it.” – Bookreporter
“DOWN TO NO GOOD begins with the central character dead and then brings him back to life to face a very bad day. That’s Earl Javorsky’s world: mind-boggling, dark, hilarious, and unforgettable. If you haven’t read him, well, it’s your own fault.” – Timothy Hallinan, bestselling author of the Poke Rafferty series and the Junior Bender series
“Earl Javorsky’s DOWN TO NO GOOD is a wild, surreal, fast-paced ride and an excellent new entry in this powerful series. The vivid, engaging prose hooked me on page one, and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. If you’re looking for an original, enlightening PI series for the 21st century, look no further than this one.”
– David Bell, author of BRING HER HOME
“Down to No Good is a darkly comic, gonzo noir PI tale that kept me turning the pages and laughing out loud. Drug-addicted, supernaturally blessed/cursed private detective Charlie Miner is an entertaining character, a kind of Hunter S. Thompson injected with a dose of Neil Gaiman-style mythology – readers just have to see what he’s going to do next.”
– Cate Holahan, USA Today bestselling author of The Widower’s Wife and Lies She Told
PRAISE FOR EARL JAVORSKY’S FIRST CHARLIE MINER NOVEL, DOWN SOLO:
“Earl Javorsky’s bold and unusual DOWN SOLO blends the mysterious and the supernatural boldly and successfully. The novel is strong and haunting, a wonderful debut.” – T. Jefferson Parker, New York Times bestselling author of Full Measure and The Famous and the Dead
“Awesome” – James Frey, New York Times bestselling author
“A prodigious writer: dark, intelligent. Often hilariously funny.” – Timothy Hallinan, bestselling author of the Poke Rafferty series and the Junior Bender series
“Down Solo. It’s kick-ass, man. Excellent writing. This guy is the real deal.” – Dan Fante, author of the memoir Fante and the novel Point Doom
“Javorsky’s dark and gritty prose is leavened with just enough humor to make Down Solo a compelling story that will take readers to the outer limits of noir.” – San Diego City Beat