Darren Fletcher, once the rising star of Detroit’s criminal justice system, has fallen far….


Motor City Shakedown

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by Jonathan Watkins

  • Published Monday, October 5 2015 by Carina Press
  • Series: Book #1 of the Bright & Fletcher Mysteries
  • Genre:  Adult Mystery
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  • Available as ebook  and Audiobook on Amazon  

Darren Fletcher, once the rising star of Detroit’s criminal justice system, has fallen far. All the way to an office in a smoky dive bar on the wrong side of the city. But a single phone call could be the key to climbing out of his downward spiral: a police brutality victim needs his help, and the family’s willing to pay. Big-time.

Issabella Bright’s daily panic attacks aren’t entirely due to her decision to forgo a flashy firm and go out on her own, but that’s a large part of it. She never thought she’d resort to ambulance chasing, until the story about a SWAT raid gone wrong proves too intriguing to ignore—it’s the perfect chance to prove she made the right decision.

But Issabella’s not the only one after the job.

Darren’s connections are enough to get past the cops stonewalling them both at the hospital, but only a judge’s order makes Issabella even consider teaming up with the disheveled attorney and his weird—and weirdly effective—methods. But as the case deepens and it becomes clear the Detroit PD is concealing a much bigger conspiracy, Darren and his methods may be all that keep her alive.


Note: Book optioned for TV. Details to come!

About Jonathan Watkins

Jonathan Watkins

Jonathan Watkins lives and works in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Children’s Literature from Eastern Michigan University and his Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. A life-long fan of detective fiction, Jonathan is the author of the Bright and Fletcher mystery series. He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife, who is too good for him. They are blessed with two kind-hearted sons.


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Tour Schedule

Jonathan will will be on an amazing three weeks Blog Tour – with exciting content and Interviews!

Monday, September 28th – Supernatural Snark
Wednesday,September 30th – Book Swarm
Friday, October 2nd – Bewitched Bookworms

Monday, October 5th – Good In The Stacks
Wednesday, October 7th – Hapoy Ever After Book Reviews
Friday, October 9th – Parajunkee

Monday, October 12th – Books and Things
Wednesday, October 14th – Nick’s Book Blog
Friday, October 16th – Curling Up With A Good Book