Fifty Feet of Trouble
City of Devils #2
Available from Candlemark & Gleam
Being a private investigator ain’t all it’s cracked up to be—especially when you spend most of your time looking for missing kids and trying not to get turned into something that goes bump in the night instead of making time with femme fatales. But hey, it’s a living. And there’s never a shortage of work for the last human detective in a city of monsters.
Right now, Nick Moss has three cases: tracking a missing girl, a young woman, and a toad, not necessarily in that order. The deeper he gets, the more troubling connections he finds—to his past, to some of the most dangerous monsters in the city, and to places he hoped he’d never have to go.
All Nick knows for certain is that he’s in trouble. Fifty feet of it.
"I wasn't expecting this to be Justin Robinson's best novel yet, but it's his best novel yet. The comedy and tragedy set each other off to perfection (a paragraph after a line that makes you howl with laughter and want to read pages aloud to some hapless stranger, there's a gut punch ready to knock you out cold), the new characters are beautifully realized, and the new over-the-top villains are used with admirable and judicious restraint, and no plot thread is left dangling." -- Kate Sherrod, author of Suppertime Sonnets
Game Vortex says: "Once again, Justin Robinson provides an engaging and entertaining romp through the world of noir Los Angeles post-monster war. He's hilarious, his characters are endearing and boy, can he weave a mystery. If you enjoy your stories laced with comedic relief, but wrapped in a slinky fur of noir seduction and mystique, you'll love Fifty Feet of Trouble."
"Justin Robinson’s latest noir-comedy-with-monsters tale is a winner, top to bottom. The book opens with a grand slam and soars through thrills and laughs at every turn of the page. If you like noir, classic monster movies, laughs-a-minute writing, and you have a soft spot for the underdog, you need this book in your hands." -- AJ Sikes, author of Gods of Chicago
Jodi Scaife from Fanbase Press gives it 5 Cats to Protect from Jaguar People out of 5: "Is it fun? Yes. Is it sometimes ridiculous? Of course. Did I laugh reading it? Absolutely. And a sequence that showed the beautiful bond between a mother and child brought some tears to my eyes."
Raging Biblioholism gives a 5 out of 5 rating: "Robinson has a blast, never drops the ball, and continues to demonstrate a brilliantly & relentlessly inventive imagination – because who else would pit a human PI against a Kong who lives on a Skull Island off the L.A. coast complete with floating step pyramids brought to him by the jaguar people who run his security?"
Bibliognome gives Fifty Feet of Trouble 5 out of 5 gnomes: "The twists are really well done and just when you think everything is solved and all hunky dory WAM one heck of a very very bad thing happens. Expect the unexpected and a whole lot more when you read this awesome story."
Guinea Pigs and Books says, "Robinson managed to broaden the world and give several City of Devils characters much more depth ... while also presenting a thoroughly sign-posted and well heeled pulpy as hell mystery."
Justin Robinson © 2018