Winner, Crime Fiction, 2020 Maine Literary Award
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.
Written by Gerry Boyle
Genre: Fiction | Mystery | Crime
Publication Date: 2019
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 1
Shipping Weight: 0.88 lbs
"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 knocked around, taking stints as a roofer, a postman, and a manuscript reader in New York. However, his time in the city was cut short when Boyle realized that he preferred his adopted northern state to the bustle of Manhattan. His first reporting job was in the paper mill town of Rumford, Maine. After a few months, he moved on to the (Waterville) Morning Sentinel, where editors learned quickly that he worked best when left to his own devices, and Boyle learned that the line between upstanding citizen and outlaw is a fine one, indeed. His experiences as a reporter inspired his first novel, Deadline, published in 1993. Boyle has now written eleven gritty, authentic mysteries featuring his signature character Jack McMorrow.