Book Review – Support an Indie

Duckett & Dyer – Dicks for Hire by G.M. Nair is a fast-paced, action adventure, humorous novel. I literally laughed out loud at the antics of Michael Duckett and Stephanie Dyer. The lifelong friends are likeable average joes. The anxiety-ridden Michael works at a “soul-crushing” job and has forever been dragged into the schemes of the carefree and careless Stephanie who can’t hold a job and makes a permanent indention on their sofa.

From the Garbagemobile that he drives to the makeshift air vent of his dilapidated apartment, Michael is ready for a life changing event, and he gets more than he bargained for in this book. Stephanie is a lazy, flighty dingbat—or so you would believe. She is full of surprises as Michael finds out after twenty years. The scene with her breadstick guy at the Italian restaurant was hilarious.

Without spilling too much, the pair get roped into becoming private investigators not only to get money that they desperately need but to find a missing person—or two. Although Michael believes it’s a bad idea because “you know what happens to PIs, you don’t see them around anymore.” Stephanie convinces him otherwise. “Even better. So there’s literally no competition.”

Matteo Carrera and Detective Rex Calhoun are more interesting characters whose paths weave around Michael and Stephanie’s in this universe and several other creative and hysterical universes. The end of the book will give you some “ah-ha” moments. It reminds me of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban where Hermione could time travel. You get the full picture at the end.

Loved the book and will get book 2!

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About twkirchner

I am an author of children's books. I love animals, especially wolves, painting, tennis and keeping busy. If it involves pirates or zombies...I'm interested.

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