Simon Wood



San Francisco Detective Larry Hayes thinks he’s hit bottom when he wakes up in an alley after a bad trip with no memory of the last four hours.  This is only the beginning of his problems.  Two blocks away, Hayes’ informant, a homeless man named Noble Jon, lies dead, beaten and stabbed.  The eerie pangs of guilt seep into Hayes.  Is he Jon’s killer?  The mounting evidence says so.  Hayes mounts his own investigation to stay one step ahead of murder charge and disappears amongst the city’s homeless community.

For the story behind the story, see When the Chips are Down.

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Book Reviews

Lowlifes 5.0

"Simon Wood, juggling all the media balls here, has created a terrific pulp-fiction piece that reminds us just how easy it is to fall off life's tightrope.”

— SJ Rozan, Edgar Award winning author

Lowlifes 5.0

"Inspector Hayes, a complex, likable cop, finds himself in a world of trouble. Lowlifes grabs you on the first page and is nonstop action to the end.”

— LJ Sellers, author of The Detective Jackson series

Lowlifes 5.0

"Simon Wood has done with Lowlifes is a whole new take on the reading experience. The thriller is riveting in and of itself, but partnering it with videos that provide another lens on the story was nothing short of brilliant."

— Michelle Gagnon, author of Kidnap and Ransom

Lowlifes 5.0

"Lowlifes provides a gripping , Rashomon-like look at the murder of homeless police informant Noble Jon. Innovative use of multiple media and alternative technology amps the verisimilitude while providing a deeper insight the characters' desperate motives. An intriguing twenty-first century murder mystery."

— Mark Coggins, author of The Big Wake Up

Lowlifes 5.0

"Simon Wood's inventive and original LOWLIFES takes you on a tour of San Francisco no tourist gets to see. The ride's as thrilling as a high-speed chase down Lombard Street, and just as twisty. Don't miss it!”

— Kelli Stanley, author of City of Dragons