The Last Private Eye
Nasty horseplay at the Derby lands Rhineheart in a race against time to stop a murderous scheme …
Michael Rhineheart is a Louisville private eye with a taste for bourbon and a nose for trouble. He's as tough and savvy as they come. His sleuthing secretary, Sally McGraw, is desperate to learn the ropes. Their pal Farnsworth is a crusty old pro who hasn't lost his touch.
Together this hardboiled trio sets out to solve a mysterious disappearance at the racetrack. Soon they are galloping onto a trail of lust, greed, and murder … and enough dirty deeds to turn Kentucky's bluegrass red with shame.
John Birkett is the author of The Queen's Mare and The Last Private Eye, both to be re-released by HarperCollins Publishers. He is a winner of the Shamus Award, given by the Private Eye Writers of America.