About the Author...
David Thompson is a graduate of Arizona State University and worked in both the United States and Canada managing manufacturing companies. He now resides in Southern California with his wife and their cat and enjoys sailing, skeet shooting and archery.
About the Books...
The Matthew Thornton Mysteries
Shanghi Ruby's (2021)
News and Reviews...
"This novel is a gem. If you have a yearning for a private eye in the truly classic tradition of the thirties and forties, superbly crafted, snappily worded, with characters who come alive on the page, and a plot to match, you've found it. Throw in allusions to George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, and that set, and you might as well plan a late dinner."
- John F. Dobbyn
“Like your Java sweetened with a shot of bourbon, baby? Have I got the brew for you, served scorching hot at Shanghai Ruby’s the title of David R. Thompson’s new novel. Set in 1948 Los Angeles, this cup is filled to the steaming brim with bombshell broads, blazing bullets, blackmail, and betrayals—not to mention Communist counterfeiters, exotic night clubs, and international intrigue. Cream and sugar? Maybe some sugar, at least a steamy honey trap or two from his femme fatales.”
— James Lincoln Warren, Award-winning author of The 1% Solution, Treviscoe of Lloyd’s mystery series, Mother Brimstone, and When the Wind Blows
“Thompson has the ability to describe Shanghai Ruby’s characters, set during the 1940s Hollywood’s Golden Age, from amorous to menacing, with equal entertainment for the reader. You can almost smell the Lucky Strike cigarette smoke wafting across the room, taste a cold brew at Shanghai Ruby’s bar and admire the beautiful femme fatale’s sprinkled throughout. It’s filled with action, suspense and mystery. Great read.”
— Larry Morphew, Author of Country Folk
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