BRICKS AND BONES

When a mobster’s buried treasure inspires a series of violent crimes, private investigator Jim Bean will risk his life to solve his deadliest case yet.

What do Jeffrey Dahmer's murderous glove, a brick from Lizzy Borden's fireplace, a girl missing for over a decade, and an old mob boss have in common? That’s what PI Jim Bean must find out to solve his next case.

When Irving Silverland hires him to find some missing murderabilia objects from his museum, Jim Bean struggles to find a motive behind the strange theft. But when one of the exhibit’s employees is bludgeoned to death with the stolen brick that came from Lizzie Borden’s fireplace, the bigger picture behind the crimes begins to take shape.

As legend has it, infamous mobster Phillip DeAngelo buried his fortune somewhere in the Vegas desert—and Jim suspects that Silverland’s museum holds the key to the treasure’s location. Now, more than one person is ready to kill Silverland’s daughter to get their hands on it.

As a trail of violent crimes blazes through Vegas, Jim Bean finds himself scrambling to untangle the Silverland family’s dark history. But when he gets too close to the truth, the fortune hunters will do anything to keep him quiet…even if that means putting him six feet under.

Praise for J.D. Allen and the Sin City Investigations series:


"...extremely vivid noir characters..." —Chris Bauer, author of Hiding Among the Dead and Zero Island


"Secrets abound, and Allen doesn’t shy away from twists..." —LynDee Walker, Amazon Charts bestselling author of Fear No Truth


"Settle in, take a deep breath, and keep those pages turning..." —Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times Best Selling Author


"...characters who will bring you along with them on a great thrill ride!" —Heather Graham, New York Times Best Selling Author

"Overall, a must read for thriller fans and perhaps the best PI story we have read this year so far." ―Mystery Tribune

"That wonderful and rare combination of high-speed suspense and complex, richly drawn characters will keep you on the edge of your seat." —Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author

"...one foot in the classic PI tradition and the other in the new age...a smart, fast-paced book that will keep the reader on edge from start to finish." ―Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of What You Break

"...a labyrinthine path that immerses readers in the dark history of this glitzy town. It’s a good thing for readers that what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay there, so we can follow this gritty mystery to its rewarding finale." —Katherine Ramsland, professor of forensic psychology and author of How to Catch a Killer

What readers are saying:

★★★★★ "...riveting..."

★★★★★ "...I’m hooked!"

★★★★★ "...mind-blowing..."

★★★★★ "...action-packed page turner..."

★★★★★ "The twist at the end is unbelievable..."