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Dec. 15, 2021
J. Reuben Appelman
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
J. Reuben Appelman's debut novel introduces us to Pansexual private investigator Jimmy
Chinden, who investigates his sexuality and the murder of an Idaho mortgage lender at the
same time, awakening generational demons and setting off a chain of dark events leading to
Jimmy’s queer, social activist daughter to be disappeared from the streets of New York City. As
more bodies drop, Jimmy tracks his daughter into a dangerous world of Mexican cartel
associates, Detroit-to-Canada border crossing hustlers, and North Idaho white supremacists
collaborating on trafficking routes while viciously gunning for Jimmy after his murder
investigation threatens a bogus land deal worth millions.

With a cast of characters reminiscent of Elmore Leonard’s society of goons, and the brick and
mortar shrewdness of a literary treasure, J. Reuben Appelman’s Angel Burning, Angel Bright
provides a genre-pushing, socially relevant reinvigoration of the American crime novel
protagonist, with a challenge to pervasive masculinity tropes, a no-holds attack on the bigotries
at the social fulcrum of the American West, and an enduring echo of nostalgia for a sensitivity
to humankind that may never have existed to begin with.
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J. Reuben Appelman is author of the best-seller The Kill Jar: Obsession, Descent, and a Hunt for Detroit's Most Notorious Serial Killer
Anne-Lise Spitzer
Philip G. Spitzer Literary Agency, Inc.
phone: (631)329-3650
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