Tom Gantry is a man trembling on the edge of collapse.
He has assumed the persona of John Manis AKA Johnny Manic, a wealthy IT coding guru. The resemblance is so striking that Manis would play tricks on people, and laugh like hell at the deceit.
Gantry gambles his way through Manis’ fortune before settling in Napa Valley with a few thousand in his pocket.
There, he meets the femme fatale Marilyn Dupree whose husband is a millionaire hustler and a big name in a small town.
Keeping an eye on everything is Detective Lou Eisenfall, who knows deep in his bones that the chemistry between Gantry and Dupree is nitro glycerin.
To Hell With Johnny Manic is written in classic noir style and as you read you feel all of Gantry’s near collapses. He is bordering a bit upon insanity and thinks Marilyn is his saviour. Yeah – no.
How in Hades does this all come about? You won’t know until you read it. And read this book by Andrew Diamond, you should.
~ June Lorraine
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9 responses to “Andrew Diamond: To Hell With Johnny Manic”
So sinister of some personalities today. A compelling and well-designed review!
Thank you, I appreciate your comment.
Well wishes for your new year!❤️
Thank you and all the same to you!
The Johnny Manic character intrigues me. The protagonist does as well since it sounds like he’s a little off. Haha. That always makes for good storytelling. Great post!
Thanks…for the feedback 🙂
Love the title!
Sounds like quite a romp!
It’s kind of a slow burn to disaster Laurie