Friday, March 10, 2023

Book Review - New Relese: LETHAL BLUES (A Jarvis Mann Hard-Boiled Detective Novel #9) by R Weir

Happy to share my review of the Weir's new Jarvis Mann novel. Beware! It's not a "cozy" mystery.

About the Book (from Amazon)

Blue Pills flooding the streets of Denver 
Fentanyl ruining lives; friends and loved ones dying from the synthetic opioid 
A football star in search of answers to why one friend is dead and another missing
Dennis Gash reaching out to Jarvis Mann whose gumshoe days are in the past 
The case drawing him out of retirement and into the fray he thought he had left behind 
Jarvis rolling up his sleeves, flexing his muscles, and strapping on his 9mm 
Hunting for answers, digging deep into the depths of the Lethal Blues 
Going up against dangerous drug dealers and gangsters Who only care about their addictive merchandise and protecting their profit 
Where death sits around the corner waiting to claim all who dare to challenge them 
Jarvis ready to go mano a mano to protect his client from certain death!


After Jarvis Mann's near death experience, he put his gumshoe work to the side, happy to open his bar, The Private Eye Tavern. Only history comes back to haunt him as the young boy who hired him when a baseball card went missing, comes to visit him. Only Dennis is now an adult, a professional athlete, and wants Jarvis to help him find the killer of his friend, Alfonso. Complicating the matters, another high school friend of both Alfonso and Dennis, has gone missing.

Reluctant as Jarvis is, his adrenalin kicks in. He's missed that adrenalin rush and he remembers these three friends from years ago. In no time, as Jarvis asks questions the families of all three young men are threatened as is Jarvis. The inevitable path leads to the flood of synthetic opiods, Lethal Blue, that is killing people. Jarvis is compelled to get it off the street. A tall order and one that almost gets him killed.

Weir again spins a great story, with references to issues and events of the day. There are twists and turns, warnings from all sides, including from April who has moved on. Jarvis doesn't give up. The pace is fast, the characters well-developed. 

Glad to see Jarvis isn't giving up his gumshoes, after all. For sure, if you liked the previous books in the series, you'll be captured by this one. If not, this can easily be read as a standalone mystery. 

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in the hopes that I would post an honest review. This has not affected the content of my review in any way.

Check out the rest of the Jarvis Mann Detective series: 
The Case of the Missing Bubble Gum Card 
Tracking A Shadow 
Twice As Fatal 
Blood Brothers 
Dead Man Code 
The Case of the Invisible Souls 
The Front Range Butcher 
Mann in the Crossfire

About the Author

Award-winning Author R Weir lives in the Mile-High City with his family, where the Rocky Mountain High isn't always achieved with an herbal substance. When not glued to the computer, he relaxes by enjoying the outdoors and traveling in his motorhome. His writing delves into genres with gritty investigators exploring mystery, crime, suspense, and thrills, with involved plots and unexpected twists. Featuring former US Marshal Hunter Divine, a dire, determined man searching for salvation in his broken life. While private eye Jarvis Mann is tough and snarky, with as many faults as virtues. Characters exhibiting traces of his sense of humor, though he’s not nearly as tough and fearless. Though no evil stands a chance against his written word! 

Be sure visit R Weir’s author webpage ( for information about new releases, to sign-up for his newsletter and receive a free eBook. 

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