Jarvis Mann is a private detective, whose business thrived on the mundane
Paying the bills by shadowing cheating spouses
Getting in the middle of messy divorces
And working for the fat-cat insurance companies running down false claims
On a Winter’s Sunday afternoon, a young man graces his office steps
His words coaxing with the simple declaration of “Please”
Convincing Jarvis to help find a valuable missing Ernie Banks rookie baseball card
With a dry sense of humor, Jarvis tours the Denver neighborhood with the lad
Door to door, friend to friend, until a clue leads to a surprising discovery
A young man’s personal pain revealed
Witnessing a friend’s act of self-sacrifice
Both teenagers teaching Jarvis a life lesson
That will shape him with new hope and resolve
An 8400 word Short Story by Author R Weir
Plus a preview of the next book in the Jarvis Mann PI series: Tracking A Shadow
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A wonderful introduction to the series!
When a young man offers Jarvis Mann, private detective, to help him track down his missing Ernie Banks rookie baseball card worth over a grand, Jarvis decides that he has nothing better to do and takes the case. Expecting to find it laying on the ground somewhere, or discover that one of the young man's friends picked it up, Jarvis helps the young man retrace his steps. What they discover at the end of their investigation tests a friendship and reveal what kind of person the young man is.
Filled with dry humor and wit, this wonderful short story is a great introduction to the Jarvis Mann Detective Series. Given the length of the book, the character creation and setting were good; readers get a feel for who Jarvis Mann is and the type of cases he is used to working. The moral of the story was a bit unexpected but still rang true without being preachy.
Based on what I have read, I am definitely looking forward to reading the full-length novels in the series!