A Funny Crime Mystery
by Bonnie Geller
Trade Paper: 6" x 9", 232 pp.
ISBN: 1-59663-634-3, 978-1-59663-634-7 $12.95
Special Introductory Price $10.95
Brash, bold, funny, and almost fearless,
transplanted Jersey girl Stacey Lokowitz, a.k.a. Loco,
exposes a deadly insurance fraud ring in the big-haired and sometimes shallow Los Angeles of 1983. Armed only with her determination and imagination, Loco ignores her insurance company boss’ orders to leave well enough alone. As this amateur sleuth puts the pieces of the puzzle together, she survives a burglary, freeway attack, near drowning in the Pacific Ocean, and constant threats from the ring’s ominous enforcer, Ricky Torres.
Having moved to L.A. with the dream of one day landing a staff writing job on a sitcom, Loco, perhaps foolishly, gets caught up in the excitement and danger of her job. She is blinded by her senses of justice and integrity.
Luckily, Loco is not alone in L.A. She is supported and comforted by her friends, who find themselves in unpredictable situations: Arthur, the handsome gay, black KCBS-TV News traffic reporter whom she has known since childhood; Max, the aspiring actor destined to a life of obscurity because of his celebrity sighting anxiety attacks; Bob Bloomberg, the rotund neighbor who keeps a look-out for Loco’s enemies; and Brandy, the wimpy pit bull who musters up courage when it is most needed.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Like the heroine of this novel, Bonnie Geller moved to colorful, big-haired, and sometimes shallow Los Angeles in August 1983 because she wanted to write for TV. She was ultimately hired to write for the TBS syndicated sitcom, Down to Earth and, like Loco, had to support herself—so she worked in the insurance industry, where she sometimes uncovered insurance fraud schemes. Also, like Loco, Ms. Geller adopted a wonderful, wimpy Staffordshire Bull Terrier from the Amanda Foundation. She misses her sweet little Brandy, who lived to be 15. Ms. Geller resides in New Jersey with her husband, son, and two wimpy dogs. She practices Criminal Law.