Sunday, March 14, 2010

Duffy Dombrowski, a boxer with a heart !

A couple years ago a friend recommended a new writer by the name of Tom Schreck, who's debut novel, "On the Ropes" had just came out. It features a character named Duffy Dombrowski, a boxer and social worker. Duffy lives in a blue Air Stream trailer, drives a burnt orange Cadillac El Dorado, and only listens to Elvis music. He drinks in a bar called AJ's, which is mostly empty except for a group called the "Fearsome Foursome", who carry on all kinds of bizarre conversations. Every girl he dates is neurotic & the relationship usually doesn't last long. Oh and he inherits a basset hound named Al who has issues of his own. I just finished the second Duffy novel, "TKO", and it was every bit as good as the first. Tom's books are funny, but don't take them lightly as their also full of hard hitting crimes, mystery and intrigue. Be sure to stay tuned to "Signs & Wonders", as we've got a wonderful interview with Tom coming soon. He also has a terrific short story, "Planters Punch", co-written with J.A. Konrath of the "Jack Daniels" mystery series, posted on his blog site. The 3rd Duffy Dombrowski novel,"Out Cold" is now available.