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Publisher's Summary

I was just waking up. I could hear 12 midnight being chimed in the distance. I was cold, wet, and coming down from the DTs. I looked up and could see the underneath of a wharf above me.
And that was just the beginning.
Jonas Watcher had no memory of how he got there. As he started climbing up the ladder to the wharf, he found he was tangled in some sort of net. Suddenly a large heavy object dropped onto him and he fell into the bay still snared by the net, which had also captured the object. Luckily, the weight of the object had tightened the net, so he was able to pull himself out of the water and climb up to the wharf.
After resting on the wharf, he examined the object and saw that it was a bag with latches. When he opened it, he found some things that propelled him into the middle of a mystery involving, well, you'll have to listen to the book to find out what.
It is San Francisco during the 1930s, and Jonas Watcher must solve The Case of the Running Bag if he wants to stay alive.
©2016 Gene Poschman (P)2016 Gene Poschman
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jan on 11-02-16

Great period mystery!

The publisher's blurb is interesting, but not in the same ballpark as this mystery. The woman is not Brigit from the Maltese Falcon, and she does not do the come on. The Lieutenant is a stand up guy, and the PI turns his life around right quick and shows more smarts than the opening pages might indicate. And yes, the three sisters/fates have an excellent sense of humor. Well written in the noir style, this is a book not to be missed. No spoilers.
I got the audio, and Pete Ferrand is good for this one. He has the kind of gravelly baritone that is well suited, and the odd pauses sometimes, but they do seem in character with the personages. Great read!
I requested and received this audiobook free from the publisher, author, or narrator courtesy of AudioBookBOOM.

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5 out of 5 stars
By fancie on 12-19-16

Oh, those fickle sisters, Fate.

While Mystery isn't my normal genre to read, I enjoyed The Case of the Running Bag. It was easy to imagine the scenes, and the narrator did a great job of giving each character a distinct voice. Mr. Poschman weaved the story seamlessly, and told it with tongue-in-cheek humor through the eyes of Jonas Watcher, a drunk that is thrown into a role that fits more with his past than anyone suspected. Oh, those fickle sisters, Fate. You never know what twist they'll throw at you next.

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