The Case of the '61 Chevy Impala


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Camel Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.76 inches | 0.82 pounds

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About the Author

Tom Meschery is an ex-NBA player for the Golden State Warriors and Seattle Sonics and retired high school and college English teacher. A graduate of the University of Iowa's Writers Workshop, he has published five collections of poetry. Meschery had been inducted in the Nevada Writers' Hall of Fame. He has also traveled extensively in West Africa coaching basketball and lecturing. The Case of the "61 Chevy Impala is the first of his Brovelli Brothers Mystery series. The Case of the '66 Ford Mustang is the second novel in the Brovelli Brothers' series. Tom Meschery lives in Sacramento, CA with his wife, the painter, Melanie Marchant


Poet Meschery (Over the Rim) makes his fiction debut with an outstanding series launch. It's 1968, and business has been slow for Brovelli Brothers Used Cars in Oakland, Calif. Owners Vincent and Victor Brovelli, identical twins, cut their losses when they can by repossessing cars from deadbeats. One repeat offender is Sweets Monroe, a candy-munching scoundrel who saved the twins' father, Pop, from a street gang, so they keep cutting him slack-until they find the body of Sweets's ex-girlfriend in the trunk of his repo'ed Impala. Sweets swears he didn't kill her. The twins are skeptical, but Pop, for whom honor is everything, coerces them into proving Sweets's innocence. Vincent is married, so Victor, lover of women, fast cars, and classic literature, buys a book on how to be a detective and takes on the investigation. As Victor hunts for a killer and tangles with the Mafia, biker gangs, Black Panthers, and crooked cops, he learns the line between good and evil isn't as plain as he thought. The times are changing, and so is Victor. Meschery offers a breathless adventure full of tension, humor, pathos, and heart. Readers will early await the sequel. (Oct.)

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