A Man of Stihl: Nick Stihl Private Investigator
By: Dr. Richard A. Olson
About the Book
Rediscover America's Sin City. 1930s Peoria, Illinois, home to organized crime, gambling, prostitution, and corruption. A town controlled by a ruthless gang and a mayor with deep pockets.
A city nicknamed the King of Burlesque. "If it plays in Peoria, it plays anywhere." Enter a world of depression, faith, and hope, where guns and fisticuffs rule. Our hero, Nick Stihl, is a boxer turned P.I., trying to make a difference with all odds stacked against him. A world of violence, with grim dark humor trying to even things out. A man with true friends, in a land of enemies. Learn from the past to learn about the future!
About the Author
Dr. Richard A. Olson is a Chiropractic Physician and Acupuncturist. The author, his wife Angela, and family live on twin Lakes outside Peoria, Illinois. Dr. Olson was a musician, martial artist and bodybuilder. He is passionate about Pulp magazines, books, movies and comics from the 1930s and 1940s.
(2022, paperback, 264 pages)
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Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2023
If you cannot get enough of the 1930s detective fiction, and thought you read it all, Richard Olson has provided us with a novel that is worth picking up to read. You will not be disappointed. Usual beatings, blood around the mouth, drawn into a courtroom case and a conspiracy that weaves in and out of sexy damsels, and references of Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney on top. I don't want to give away much of the plot but this private eye has all the classic trademarks you expect -- and want -- in a detective novel. Wish there were more like this. Enjoy the adventures of Nick Stihl with this novel.