Mike Befeler’s latest humorous mystery novel, The V V Agency, was released by Oak Tree Press in April, 2013.
This paranormal urban fantasy follows Befeler’s other mysteries including Retirement Homes Are Murder, Living With Your Kids Is Murder, a finalist for the 2009 Lefty Award for best humorous mystery, Senior Moments Are Murder and Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder, a finalist for The Lefty Award for best humorous mystery of 2012.
Imagine a dash of Philip Marlowe wrapped in an urban fantasy. The V V Agency is a paranormal mystery that spoofs the PI subgenre and introduces the transvictus—a unique shape shifter. Van and Vanna run a detective agency, but clients never see them together for a simple reason. A sexual encounter transforms one into the other, and nudity renders them invisible. This presents some interesting dilemmas for his and her love lives, but gives them a distinct advantage when doing detective work. Van and Vanna take the case of a woman suspected of killing her husband.
What others say about The V V Agency:
“A cheeky PI story with a fresh urban-fantasy twist. It’s a snub nose revolver loaded with intrigue and chuckles.”—Mario Acevedo, author of Werewolf Smackdown
“Befeler branches out into one of the most interesting paranormal mysteries I’ve ever read. Definitely not some of the same old, same old. Fun and compelling.”—Donnell Ann Bell, Author of The Past Came Hunting and Deadly Recall.
“Zany and clever, The V V Agency is written in a style reminiscent of detective novels of the ‘40s, but oh so much more original. The sleuth, when naked is invisible—but that’s not his only power, the second one is problematic to his sex life.”—F. M. Meredith, author of Dangerous Impulses
Mike Befeler retired from a career in high-tech marketing to write full time. He holds a Master’s degree from UCLA, a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford and resides in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife Wendy. He is president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America.
LD Masterson says
This sounds like a fun read. Thanks, Pat.
Dean K Miller says
What a twisted and great concept! Thanks Pat, for sharing.
Julie Luek says
I love the concept of these books. So fun!
Simon Hay Soul Healer says
Wow, what an interesting concept.
Hi Pat 🙂 I haven’t visited in a while. As my career grew, time became scarce. Social media is a time drain. You remain on my I’d love to meet you one day list. I hope everything is wonderful with you and family.
Margot Kinberg says
Pat – Oh, thanks for sharing this! I like Befeler’s Paul Jacobson series quite a lot, and this sounds as though he’s trying something new. Interesting!