Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Elvis Has Not Left The Building

If you are one of the thousands who think you've seen Elvis at the Laundromat and the Dairy Queen or at the local Dollar General you might be right. As it turns out, as so many devoted fans have said all along, Elvis did NOT die. He just left the business and is alive and well, making a living as California's oldest (probably, he'd be something like 75 years old now) private detective. Having walked away from his singing career and all his millions (seems as if he'd have put at least a coffee can of hundreds under the bed) Elvis has been forced to make money in unorthodox ways. Luckily, he has found that he's good at it. As good as life is though, he is as melancholy as you'd expect anyone to be that sees his daughter regularly on the pages of newspapers and magazines but knows he can't ever reach out and touch her.

This was the first book I'd read by J. R. Rains, but it won't be the last! I already have a couple of others waiting in my queue. Can't wait! To take such an unusual premise and make it not only work but be exceptionally entertaining takes talent. I could hear the words I read spoken in Elvis's voice and even though I was never a huge Elvis fan (forgive me, mama) I found the book absolutely delightful. The plot was well-written and well-thought-out. When it comes to this book, I really "can't help falling in love..."

Amazon's synopsis:

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It's tough being the King.

Which is why in 1977 Elvis faked his own death and endured massive facial reconstruction surgery, and disappeared from the limelight to live a normal life as the unassuming Aaron King. Unfortunately, leaving fame behind also meant leaving his fortune behind, too, and now Elvis finds himself broke and living in near poverty in a small apartment in Los Angeles. Luckily for him, it turns out he's a pretty good private investigator.

Now in his seventies and contemplating a return to music (discreetly, of course), Elvis is hired to solve a baffling missing person case. The King digs deeper, and soon finds himself surrounded by the seedier elements of Los Angeles, from nefarious Hollywood producers who prey upon the young, to twin brothers with a very dark secret.

And as Elvis pieces the bizarre puzzle together, he slowly makes his singing comeback—and will be reunited on stage with someone even the King himself never dreamed possible.

There was no dog featured in the book. Except a couple of mentions about someone being "nothing but a hound-dog."

Thank you. Thank you verry much.

1 comment:

  1. if you are a DEVOTED Elvis fan, you'll probably like it...