Photographer Sveta Pshkov has a problem. She took a series of boudoir photos of a young Russian woman, believing the woman wanted them for her husband. When her workroom is burglarized and the negatives stolen, she comes to the detective agency down the hall from her studio. Unable to resist a damsel in distress, Biff Andromeda, a centuries-old genie, takes the case.
He discovers, however, that the woman is dead, and her husband, a Russian mobster, is missing. Biff's investigation uncovers pedophilia and the spreading tentacles of the Russian mafia in South Florida. Aided by a squirrel named Raki, a sylph who manifests as a white butterfly, and the alluring and dangerous female genie of his dreams, Biff struggles against ancient demons and modern monsters.
Neil S. Plakcy is the author of the acclaimed golden retriever mystery series, as well as many other novels and short stories. His website is www.mahubooks.com.
What reviewers have said about Plakcy's novels:
"Engrossing... a sharp whodunit." - Publishers Weekly
"An emotionally charge sizzler of a mystery." - Library Journal
"Plakcy did a terrific job in this cozy mystery. He had a smooth writing style that kept the story flowing evenly. The dialogue and descriptions were right on target." - Red Adept