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Random Act

A Jack McMorrow Mystery #12

Softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 380 pages, Fiction/Mystery

ISBN: 978-1-944762-68-1



Available as an ebook in these formats:

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About this Book:

Love is hell . . . or maybe it's just who we choose to love. After all, how do we really know who anyone is? When Maine's favorite reporter, Jack McMorrow, heads out to the hardware store on a routine errand, little does he know that he's about to witness a senseless murder that will have vicious repercussions. With his instinct and nose for news, McMorrow chases leads that take him into the dark side of Downeast Maine—the side tourist brochures don't show. At the same time, his friend Louis falls for a mysterious blonde with Russian ties and a hankering for money and intrigue that could put everything Jack loves in peril. In RANDOM ACT, author Gerry Boyle's twelfth McMorrow mystery, everything seems like a coincidence—until it doesn't.


“This too-little-known Maine noir series boasts cracking dialogue, wonderful plotting, and a lot of heart."

"Well-developed characters and convincing dialogue propel Boyle’s solidly plotted 12th mystery featuring Maine freelance journalist Jack McMorrow . . . Readers will enjoy spending time in Jack’s head as he thinks through the murder case."
—Publishers Weekly

 "I’ll go out on a limb and say that this may be the best installment in the series I’ve read thus far, and that’s saying a lot. Mr. Boyle continues to let his characters, such as Jack, Roxanne and their neighbour Clair grow freely; their development has not been hurried along from book to book. Outstandingly, Mr. Boyle’s storytelling and particularly the dialogues are as crisp and sharp as ever . . .  If you haven’t read any of the eleven previous Jack McMorrow Mystery Series, don’t worry. Random Act would be a good place to get initiated into Jack’s world. It’s a very different Maine from what summer visitors see. Five stars for a first-rate, fast-paced yet intelligent murder-suspense-mystery. Add it to your summer reading list."
—The Miramichi Reader

"It is exceptionally well done, as are the points he raises about the price of friendship and loyalty. Random Act is a book of two threads, each of which holds its own. This may be the most insightful book Boyle has written.  It may also be his best."
––LJ's Mystery Reviews

August 19: Meet Gerry Boyle at the Kennebunk Free Library

August 19: Meet Gerry Boyle at the Kennebunk Free Library

Maine author Gerry Boyle will be discussing and reading from his most recent book in the Jack McMorrow mystery series, "Random Act" on Monday, August 19 at 6:00 pm at the Kennebunk Free Library. The library is located at 112 Main Street in Kennebunk, ME 04043. For information, call the library at (207) 985-2173. All of the Jack McMorrow series books are available at Mainely Murders Bookstore, 1 Bourne Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043. 

August 22: Meet Gerry Boyle at the Isaac F. Umberhine Public Library

August 22: Meet Gerry Boyle at the Isaac F. Umberhine Public Library

Come meet Maine mystery writer Gerry Boyle ("Random Act") and take part in a discussion about his newest books on on Thursday, August 22 at 6 pm at the Isaac F. Umberhine Public Library in Richmond. Take the opportunity to ask questions and learn about Boyle's work. The library is located at 164 Maine Street in Richmond. For more information, call the library at (207) 737-2770

Gerry Boyle

About this Author

Like many crime novelists, Gerry Boyle began his writing career in newspapers, an industry he calls the “best training ground ever.” After graduating from Colby College, Gerry k



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