The Last Good Friday by Jacob Simpson / Conspiracy Thriller

Tell Me About Your Book

Feb 20 2024 • 25 mins

Welcome to Thriller Week!

Author Jacob Simpson's passion for writing and storytelling comes through brilliantly as we discuss his writing process and journey about a pastor who moonlights as a private eye in his recent project titled The Last Good Friday, currently looking to be published traditionally. No stranger in publishing stories, however, Jacob explores the clash between the past and present New York in his writing. I think I said "fascinating" so many times but it is definitely so fitting with his work.

We also discuss a little bit about Raymond Chandler and my love for Houston!

About his series:

Introducing Joshua Gates

Joshua Gates had everything in life going for him. Beautiful wife. A great pastorate in suburban Philadelphia. An inside track on rising in the ranks of his denomination. And then his wife left him, his call fell apart, and he slunk off to a church in Los Angeles to rebuild. After getting drawn into a mystery that nearly cost him his life, he took a part-time call to Luther Memorial Church in Manhattan's East Village, and supplemented his income by opening up a private investigator practice. His clients exist on the fringes of New York City: desperate parents, working class and working poor, folks who don't trust the church but trust the police even less. Josh operates in the Manhattan of both imposing glass towers and foreboding back alleys, its secrets and sins whispering behind his back. He's a dogged investigator who promises his clients nothing more than what he can give them. But after previous failures, he lives without fear. Josh is capably aided by his second wife Julia, a registered nurse at Manhattan General's ER, who has seen more of the city's underbelly than she'd care to remember. Together, they make a wonderful team.

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