“The Dollar-A-Year Detective” by William Wells is a detective story with the sensibility of a cozy, somewhat reminiscent of the fine Mario Balzic series by reclusive novelist K.C. Constantine.
This novel represents a major improvement over the first novel in this series, 2016′s “Detective Fiction,” which exhibited some rookie writing problems. It’s an entertaining, well-written read that’s well worth the time.
You can read the full text of my review for The Associated press here.
Wells’ novel can be ordered here.