A Cup Full Of Midnight (Jared McKean) by Jaden Terrell
There's a reason I invited Jaden into the Hardboiled Collective of course... From her debut novel I knew she was going to be a force to be reckoned with in the PI genre. With this second novel she proves it again.
Jared McKean, ex-cop and Nashville PI investigates the murder of an evil goth, Razor, to prove his nephew didn't do it. There's also a few subplots, one including Jared's housemate who takes a dying friend with AIDS in his home.
Jared's investigations takes us to dark places and happenings in a community of wannabe-vampires. This is really hardboiled stuff but enriched with a female's touch in the tender scenes with McKean's nephew and friends.
In a particularly nasty fight McKean shows us how tough he is and how strong his sense of justice is. A guy this tough is bound to turn up in a third novel and I will be eagerly awaiting it.