New Private Investigator Hits the Mean Streets of Boston
What do you do when your neighbor turns up strangled beneath your bedroom window? In The Chosen Few, private investigator Max Lovely straps on his Ruger .357 Magnum, climbs into his battered Chrysler convertible, and hits the streets of Boston looking for clues.
The author, a Massachusetts native and graduate of Williams College, lived and worked in many of Boston’s neighborhoods including the South End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and Chelsea. Simon spent a decade of his life bedridden with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. During the first year of his illness, at a time when he was unable to leave his bed, read, or even listen to music, Simon began to write a novel in his head to entertain himself. As his condition gradually improved, he began to type the story a little at a time. Simon continued to write throughout the years of his illness, devoting as much time to it as his strength would allow. “The Max Lovely series,” he explains, “is a product of those years of silence and living an internal life.” He has since recovered his health.
The Chosen Few has plenty of action and suspense. It also has a strong sense of place. “I love Boston, and I’m fascinated by the city’s history. I think that comes through clearly in the book. I weave in passages about Boston history throughout the story.” What does Simon like best about The Chosen Few? “I like the humor in the book. I wrote it to be fun and entertaining, as well as suspenseful. Readers always seem to enjoy the varied and quirky cast of characters, too. They’re great company.”
The Chosen Few is available from Amazon.com and Target.com, or directly from the author at www.the-chosen-few.com. Simon has already written a second book in the Max Lovely series, also set in Boston. That’s What Little Boys Are Made Of will be published early in 2009.
For more information about The Chosen Few, or to schedule an interview, please contact Matthew Simon by email at email@example.com.