Missim Woods by Christopher Loft

Part pulp-fiction detective thriller, part existential mystery, Missim Woods is the story of Jack Sharp, a Los Angeles private detective. Down on his luck, with too many memories haunting his mind and not enough alcohol to block them out, Jack unexpectedly receives two missing persons cases. His efforts to solve them both will take him…

Part pulp-fiction detective thriller, part existential mystery, Missim Woods is the story of Jack Sharp, a Los Angeles private detective. Down on his luck, with too many memories haunting his mind and not enough alcohol to block them out, Jack unexpectedly receives two missing persons cases. His efforts to solve them both will take him from the gutters of Skid Row to Burbank airport, from Hollywood movie studios to the wide, open spaces of Montana. He’ll meet everyone from slick Boston lawyers to lecherous landlords, from would-be actresses to corrupt cops and security guards. And he’ll drink one hell of a lot of Old Colonel Taylor’s bourbon whiskey. But is Jack Sharp who he appears to be? And how can he know for sure? Set in the Fall of 1941, as America contemplates joining the war in Europe, this is a story of a man in search of himself, in search of the soul of his nation, in search of the very nature of reality. Jack Sharp is the fractured hero for a fractured world, a man venturing into the heart of darkness, treading the paths that have been trod since time immemorial, seeking to unravel the mysteries of Missim Woods. Many paths lead in, but getting in is not the problem.
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About the Author

Christopher Loft is a playwright and author producing works for young people and for adults. His first children’s novel, ‘The Pied Piper of Ham-a-lee-in’, is a humorous retelling of the well-known legend, complete with links to songs written in collaboration with composer Andy Merrifield. Christopher has written many plays for children, which have been performed in schools in London and the south-east of England. His first one-act play for adults, ‘The Interview Stage’, received a staged reading at the 2015 Stagewrite Festival in Bedford and was chosen by Sky Blue Theatre as one of their winning plays in the 2015 British Theatre Challenge in London. It is about the current state of the education system and is informed by the twenty years Christopher spent working in mainstream schools. Further information about Christopher’s work, opportunities to purchase some of his plays, and examples of his short stories are all available at his website: www.loftybooks.com.

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