Eli Quinn Mysteries

“Quinn’s personality gives him an everyman feel that makes him easy to connect with. Unlike more intellectual literary detectives, Quinn is relatable and fun to root for.”
Foreword Clarion Reviews (on Drone)

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Eli Quinn is a bit of a wise-ass, a former reporter plenty tough enough for his new job as a private eye. He doesn’t pack a gun, but he knows how to handle bad guys when he needs to. It isn’t always pretty. For the bad guys, that is. Follow Quinn as he tries, always, to do the right thing, even when it’s not the easy or smart thing.

The Eli Quinn detective mystery series:

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FIRST KILL (Book 3)

First Kill coverFIRST KILL published Oct. 17 and is available in ebook or paperback.  Here’s what reviewers are saying:

“Jam-packed with thrilling fight scenes, witty banter, and well-worn characters, FIRST KILL is an excellent addition to the private detective genre with a likeable hero and a lovable sidekick.” ★★★★★
IndieReader

“Methodical, yet fast-paced thriller… FIRST KILL solidifies Quinn as a deeply developed hero with great potential for future installations.”  ★★★★★
— Self-Publishing Review

“Britt offers a sharp, hearty narrative… Another worthy outing for the quick-witted, ever evolving private eye.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“An exciting thriller … full of intrigue, sex, and even some humor.”
— Bestsellersworld.com

“A well-plotted story full of twists and turns with a cast of attention-grabbing characters and dialogue that throws sparks all over the place.”
— Silvia Villalobos, author of Stranger or Friend

First Kill Book Jacket: First one real estate agent disappears in the small town of Pleasant, Arizona. Then another. When a third goes missing, private investigator Eli Quinn finds himself in the middle of a scandal involving sex, money, and murder.

Quinn, a wise-ass former reporter with relentless investigative smarts and deadly martial arts skills, gets help from his trusty sidekick, Solo, the world’s greatest K-9 private eye, to sort out the sordid relationships of his suspects and hunt down the cold-blooded killer at the heart of the crime.

Can Quinn stop the homicidal maniac before he strikes again? To reach the terrifying conclusion of this deadly chase, he’ll need help from his budding love interest, reporter Samantha Marcos, and his best friend Jack Beachum, the sharpest lawman in town.

Get First Kill in paperback or ebook at Amazon or get the paperback at Barnes & Noble.


DRONE (Book 2)

drone-quinn-cover-700“A brisk detective novel sequel that packs a punch.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“Quinn’s second case reads as if it were written by a master reaching the height of his craft. With its witty banter, cast of colorful secondary characters, and promising detective agency, Drone sidles into the genre with aplomb.” ★★★★★
Foreword Clarion Reviews

“Fast-paced with a few thought-provoking twists, DRONE is reminiscent of a noir detective story with a 21st century flair.” ★★★★★
IndieReader

“Immediately absorbing and thoroughly entertaining.”
— Bestsellerworld.com

“Author Robert Roy Britt’s writing is engaging and captivating—written both with a mature slant and just a little camp. Britt takes on a well-trod genre and introduces a distinct yet fitting addition to its hall of fame. Both brilliant and humble, hard-nosed and gentle, Eli Quinn’s mettle is thoroughly tested in curious and entertaining ways. It’s hard to make an original detective, but Britt is more than up to the challenge. He does a wonderful job of telling this twisting tale with excellent pace.”
— Self-Publishing Review

“A delightful read, a page turner.”
“You will not be able to put it down.”
“Britt has a keen feel for dialogue.”
— Amazon Readers

Drone Book Jacket: Kicking bad guy butt comes with the job as wise-ass detective Eli Quinn investigates a brazen assassination attempt on an Arizona politician.

Quinn takes the case when his friend, lawman Jack Beachum, suspects the sheriff isn’t investigating rigorously. Quinn gets help from reporter Samantha Marcos, a good friend who is quickly becoming more than that, and his dog Solo, the world’s greatest K-9 private eye.  

Together, they uncover a threat far more sinister than the frightening and clever use of drone technology.

Get Drone in paperback or ebook on Amazon, or get the paperback at Barnes & Noble.


CLOSURE (Book 1)

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“Fascinating characters, hard-edged action … Catapults the series off to a great start.”
— Bestsellersworld.com

“A gritty, hard-boiled detective thriller, with a twist of self-awareness that keeps the read fresh and engaging. The story keeps you on your toes through a murder case that proves to be less than typical. Eli Quinn begins his saga as a private investigator with a bang … Quinn is truly a classic protagonist in the making.”
Self-Publishing Review

“Quinn’s narrative often sports the hardened cynicism of a seasoned veteran … Solo nearly steals the story; he can intimidate with a single bark and a follow-up growl.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“Fascinating plot.”
“Great characters.”
“A great read.”
— Amazon Readers

Closure Book Jacket: A shocking murder in the normally quiet town of Pleasant, Arizona has the sheriff stumped. Investigative reporter Eli Quinn takes the case, his first as a fledgling private detective, as a way to work through the grief of his wife’s murder.

The senseless killing offers few clues beyond a pool of blood. Quinn leans on his friends, the brilliant reporter Samantha Marcos and sly lawman Jack Beachum, to crack the cold case.  

Facing a ruthless thug and a crafty mastermind, Quinn breaks a few rules, and a few bones, to uncover a grisly truth that surprises them all. Solo, his 110-pound German shepherd, emerges as the world’s greatest K-9 private eye, keeping Quinn safe while scaring the bejesus out of the bad guys.

Get Closure in paperback or ebook on Amazon, or get the paperback at Barnes & Noble.


MURDER MOUNTAIN (Short Prequel)

Murder-Mountain-Quinn-Cover-700“An excellent quick mystery.”
“An engaging tale of pursuit.”
“Britt writes tight prose.”
— Amazon Readers

Murder Mountain Book Jacket: Kicking bad guy butt comes with the job as wise-ass detective Eli Quinn investigates a brazen assassination attempt on an Arizona politician.

Quinn takes the case when his friend, lawman Jack Beachum, suspects the sheriff isn’t investigating rigorously. Quinn gets help from reporter Samantha Marcos, a good friend who is quickly becoming more than that, and his dog Solo, the world’s greatest K-9 private eye.

Together, they uncover a threat far more sinister than the frightening and clever use of drone technology.

Get Murder Mountain in paperback or ebook at Amazon.


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