About the Author...
Jonathan Brown has written three books in the Lou Crasher mystery series. THE BIG CRESCENDO, 2019, DON’T SHOOT THE DRUMMER, 2020 and DRUMS, GUNS N MONEY pub date March 2023. He’s written two books of historical fiction, both with favorable Kirkus Reviews. A BOXING TRAINER’S JOURNEY a novel based on the life of Angelo Dundee and CHARACTER IS WHAT COUNTS a novel based on the life of Vince Lombardi.
CHLOE is his first book with a female protagonist and his first book with Level Best Books. Two more books with female ‘bad ass’ protagonists are underway and will be published with Level Best.
Brown is the first recipient of Mystery Writers of America’s Barbara Neely Scholarship 2021. He’s one of the founders of Sidecrow Productions, an audiobook production business. In addition to penning stories, Brown has added audiobook narration to his trick bag. For fun, he plays drums, practices martial arts, and messes around with simple carpentry projects. But most of all he enjoys love and laughter with his beautiful wife Sonia.
About the Book...
News and Reviews...:
“Chloe Savannah takes no prisoners. Armed with a five-and-a-half-inch Colombia River stainless steel knife and a 4.0 GPA, Chloe is out to get the bad guys threatening her sheriff in Bucksville, California in this fast-paced and deftly written novel from Jonathan Brown. A page turner that will keep you reading and applauding Chloe’s bad ass behavior right to the end.” — Cathi Stoler, author of The Murder On The Rocks Mysteries
“Brown's first stab at a female protagonist hits the bullseye in CHLOE, a complex crime-filled coming-of-age tale that pulls no punches. When your best friends are the knives strapped to your body, or slipped under your pillow, there's not much the world can throw your way that you can't handle. But don't feel sorry for this young killing machine from Bucksville, cheer her on—from a safe distance.” — Linda Sands, Georgia Author of the Year, 3 Women Walk Into A Bar, The Cargo Series
"Bronze, brainy, and beautiful, Chloe's also about the deadliest 17-year-old you'll ever come across. She's hard to stop and even harder to scare. Knives are her jam, and you want to think twice before you get on the wrong side of Chloe -- or her friends. Everyone could use a friend like Chloe.” — SJ Rozan, best-selling author of Family Business
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Chloe can’t wait to get out of Dodge, which in her case is Bucksville, California. She’s tired of high school, small town gossip, and most of all looking after her alcoholic mother.
She’s a tough, straight-A student with a deadly penchant for knife throwing. She’s all set to fly to worlds beyond when four bad actors come to town with bad intentions for the sheriff, Jim Boulder. Chloe’s fiercely protective of her sheriff. Her attempt to offer help soon puts her in the crosshairs of the bad guys who’ve come fully locked, loaded, and looking for blood. Chloe should leave law enforcement to the professionals and focus on caring for her mother. Or she should hop on a plane and start her new life. She knows this. But Chloe fights for what she believes is right, even if it might kill her.
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