Shoreline author releases hilarious tale of Seattle’s Ace Private Eye: Brewster McCabe

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Set in 1985 Seattle, Brewster McCabe:Ace Private Eye is detective noir at its finest, filled with adventure, witty wordplay and quirky characters, set against a backdrop of city sights and sounds of a bygone era.

In the book, Brewster McCabe, along with his protégé Lionel Finchley, sets out to solve a series of crimes that are as perplexing as they are diabolical. Along the way, he finds himself in some hilarious situations as he weaves disparate clues together while trying to steer clear of pesky Detective Grist, who wants McCabe to turn in his fedora.

“People who have read the book love this character,” said Robb Zerr, about his first work of fiction. “He’s not a leading man type of private eye. A bit of a loner, he is as quick with a pun as a gun; Sam Spade as played by Groucho Marx with just a few “shades of gray” mixed in for good measure. 
"As the story moves along, readers get to visit a Seattle that is just a distant memory now, from the ramming of the West Seattle bridge by a drunk sea captain to the dark void that was the Dog House piano bar.”

Zerr’s previous books include his autobiography covering his three decades as a pirate entertainer, appropriately titled Memoirs of a Buccaneer: 30 Years Before the Mast, and a collection of favorites from his weekly humor blog, RobZerrvations: Volume 1.

Zerr is a native of Washington State, one of the few people who will actually admit to being born in Renton. He has been a lifelong writer and storyteller, who moonlights as the Marketing Director for the Washington State Department of Commerce. He currently resides in Shoreline.

Brewster McCabe: Ace Private Eye is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.


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