The Gumshoe Collection


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About The Gumshoe Collection

These five novels in the Gumshoe Collection bring back the style of Mickey Spillane and Raymond Chandler. Each one with a rock-solid core delivered with an explosive punch and snappy dialogue that sometimes may be risqué, but is always humorous.


When ex-IRS Agent Mortimer—call me “Mort”—Angel launches his new gumshoe career, he immediately becomes Reno’s infamous finder of bodies and/or body parts. In Gumshoe, it’s the mayor’s missing head; in Gumshoe for Two, it’s the hand of a U.S. Senator; in Gumshoe on the Loose, it’s the hanging body of a missing rapper; in Gumshoe Rock, it’s a skull, stripped clean and white; in Gumshoe in the Dark, it’s the dead body of his female companion’s mother. PI-in-training-Mort definitely has a special knack, as does Rob Leininger in delivering gritty crime novels sprinkled with spicy humor.


All five books in the Gumshoe Collection are perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich, Carl Hiaasen, and Tim Dorsey  


Praise for The Gumshoe Collection

“The Mort Angel books are instant PI classics—smart, slick, charming, and highly recommended.” —Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author

“Rob Leininger captures the voice and heart of the classic PI mystery and manages to make it completely original at the same time—Mortimer Angel is my new favorite Private Eye.” —John Lescroart, New York Times best-selling author

* “Sharp dialogue, outrageous events, and a delightful mix of characters help make this outing a winner. Move over Stephanie Plum, Leininger’s Gumshoe has joined the ranks of the diabolically entertaining.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

* “Gumshoe, the first in the series, was a Shamus nominee, and the author continues to develop Mort’s character and his snappy repartee. Readers who loved Robert B. Parker’s Spenser or Matt Goldman’s Nils Shapiro will appreciate the humor and investigative work in this outstanding example of the PI novel.” —Library Journal (Starred Review)

“Once this novel is picked up, the reader will be reluctant to put it down . . . bring on the next adventure, Mr. Leininger. We’ll be waiting!” —New York Journal of Books

“So delightful are [Mort and Lucy's] scenes together that we’re sorry the two have to get to work. A high-speed, easy-reading narrative.” —Booklist

“A high-spirited pipe dream of nonstop wisecracks, female pulchritude, and physical combat.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Outstanding! From its opening line to its satisfying denouement, Rob Leininger's Gumshoe in the Dark is a tightly plotted, deftly executed, wickedly funny, and wildly entertaining story. Mortimer Angel is a protagonist worth rooting for, and Gumshoe in the Dark will keep you up late. Highly recommended.” —Sheldon Siegel, New York Times best-selling author

“Leininger’s Gumshoe series is a magnificent PI mystery smorgasbord seasoned with elements of Carl Hiaasen, Tim Dorsey, and Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum.” —Bookreporter