Sometimes the Innocent Pay: But Sometimes is Too Often

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Be Prepared to enjoy another well-crafted and entertaining novel, Sometimes the Innocent Pay, the third in The Hyde Out Inn Mystery series. Sometimes the Innocent Pay moves the investigation to Lansing, Michigan and introduces a whole new team. Like its predecessors, Sometimes the Innocent Pay will keep you guessing as to where the hell is all of this going? Just as you begin to think that the mystery is solved, it starts all over again until it reaches its surprising conclusion.
Discover how Eddie G., a smart-ass, overly-educated barkeeper of The Hyde Out Inn and never-to-be courtroom lawyer, who hates the system and who refuses to practice in it, and his new investigative team discover how and why his short-term lover’s brother got railroaded into prison for someone else’s crimes. This twist-after-twist story gives us the insight into how an appellate team tries to squeeze justice out of injustice and an establishment that doesn’t want to disturb their stature with a simple thing as truth. Eddie G. and his new team reinvestigate four armed robberies that were never investigated in the first place as they derail a crazy prosecution.
Enjoy Eddie G.’s meeting Mr. Shinberg, an apparent reincarnation of his mentor, Charles. Mr. Shinberg is a man who is worth knowing and it seems that everybody in Lansing and the surrounding area does. Eddie G. and a newly minted Public Defender, Bonnie Barragan, are joined by Zolton Ferency, the go-to defense attorney for those with nowhere else to go. Zolton is also known to one and all as he previously had been a Gubernatorial candidate in Michigan. Their foot soldiers are Mac, an East Lansing police officer, and Jerzy Ma, a Statie, both recommended by Stosh. A newly found friend, Jimmy Ro, completes the team.
There are two unique endings, the first proving the innocence of Danny and the second why the frame was made in the first place.
Don’t forget the women! Eddie G. is only too happy to get involved with Alicia-as-in-policía, and her brother, Danny, as it provides the opportunity to be reunited with Maggie who he met at the 1968 Festival of Love. Meeting Alicia-as-in-policia’s six-foot-five-inch teenage sister, Tamera-as-in-camera, is another matter. However, he does get to meet the vivacious Miss Lindy who becomes his guide in this new town.
The Hyde Out Inn Mystery novels uncover a series of situations that seem to need the attention of Eddie G. Hating the system, however, doesn’t stop him from getting involved in it at almost every turn. You will meet a cast of characters whom you will love and want to meet again and again as Eddie and his cohorts move to make right right, whatever that may be. Follow the now dead, Charles, the 1930’s entrepreneur who started The Businesses and who was responsible for much of Eddie's education and current business status; Stosh the cop, , a decorated Chicago Homicide Detective of thirty years, a noir throwback to when homicide dicks looked as if they belonged in a B-movie, a good friend and a Hyde Out regular; Geri, the sexy-university-librarian, who seduced Eddie when she was almost twice his age, and continues her ways with him in the stacks; Officer Gilly, a beat cop, who knows the neighborhood and its characters even where and what they drink and the time they do it; and, Tribune John, who uses the local newspaper morgue to uncover the vital information necessary to bring the past into the present; Secondary characters are also forces to be reckoned with as they contribute to the ins-and-outs of the mysteries and The Hyde Out Inn. These characters and many more in the subsequent novels all help to make Ed Weiss’ The Hyde Out Inn Mystery series evolve into new and more exciting adventures than the ones which preceded it.
Books in the series: Hammering Nails Can Be Murder, Felony Murder, Sometimes the Innocent Pay and the soon-to-be published, The Droopy-Eyed Bank Robber. Also, soon-to-be published, a stand-alone novel, What Happened to Jappy?

Crime & Thrillers
12 December
Ed Weiss
Draft2Digital, LLC

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