Drinks. Drugs. Cover ups. Chaos. Toss in 35,000 college students and a small dive bar, and you get the perfect atmosphere for five gripping tales of detective noir. This collection of short stories puts Bence Little, wayward son, smack in the middle of Athens, Georgia, home of one of the most unique and distinctive college cities in America. Bence learns the hard way that being a private detective means taking cases both small AND strange: a misplaced car, a pub crawl gone wrong, a burglary ring, a woman scorned, and a murdered sorority girl keep him – and the reader – searching for answers in more ways than one.
“Brooks weaves his tale about a bustling college town in Georgia with the ease and effortlessness of a well-seasoned writer. The reader is invited early on to get comfortable, sit a spell and revel in the spinning of a story as only a Southerner can do it. Brooks is one to watch.”
- Carole Townsend, Author: Southern Fried White Trash and Red Lipstick and Clean Underwear
This is a book about family, grief, faith and a million other things. It charts the course that my life took during the last few months of my grandfather’s life, and what things went through my mind during that period. I originally wrote these words on my blog as a way of making sense of what was going on around me; when my grandfather died, I turned those words into a book for my family. But this isn’t just a book for my family. It is for anyone who has ever lost a loved one. It is for anyone who wants to remember. It is for anyone who wants to know what love looks like in its truest and best form. It is a honest peek into what it means to grieve a loss more powerful than you can imagine – and how to find the strength to continue on.