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“Gripping, smart, and funny, LAST LOOKS features a wholly new and compelling hero in former detective-turned-PI Charlie Waldo. With razor sharp dialogue, hardboiled intrigue, and a plot that hums along at high speed, Howard Michael Gould’s remarkable debut thriller is not to be missed.”

–Harlan Coben, New York Times #1 best-selling author


“What a joy, amid all the bland, usual suspects flooding the crime genre, to discover a true standout.  Charlie Waldo, the scruffy, eco-maniacal protagonist of LAST LOOKS, is one of the most eccentric and compelling heroes to appear on the literary scene in—well, forever.  Howard Michael Gould has penned a joy of a story, with a remarkable supporting cast and a wonderfully convoluted plot that zips effortlessly among the Hollywood hills.  I loved this book and recommend it with all my heart.”

–William Kent Krueger, New York Times best-selling author


“Fresh, thought-provoking, and funny, LAST LOOKS is a wild ride through twenty-first century Hollywood–and a thriller with heart.  Charlie Waldo is the best reluctant PI to hit the streets of L.A. in years.”

–Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author of INTO THE BLACK NOWHERE


“LAST LOOKS is a fun, fast, and quirky take on the essential depravity of modern society in general, and Hollywood in particular.  Howard Michael Gould is both thoughtful and hilarious, and I can’t wait to see what he does next.”

–Nick Petrie, author of LIGHT IT UP and other books in the award-winning, best-selling Peter Ash series


“LAST LOOKS is more than just a fun ride — it’s a new spin on a Hollywood P.I. mystery.  With a blend of humor and suspense that calls to mind Harlan Coben and Robert Crais, Howard Michael Gould brings to life the quirky Charlie Waldo, a former cop confined to 100 worldly possessions and the claustrophobia of his own guilt over a former case gone bad.  His journey back to the world is a ride well worth taking.”

–Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times best-selling author


“A sharply funny debut thriller.”

–Library Journal