Sarah M. Chen has worked a variety of odd jobs, ranging from script reader to private investigator assistant. Her crime fiction short stories have been accepted for publication online and in various anthologies, including All Due Respect, Akashic Thursdaze series, Plan B, Shotgun Honey, Out of the Gutter, Betty Fedora, Vol. 2, and the Sisters in Crime/LA anthology, Ladies Night. Her noir novella, Cleaning Up Finn, proves she can write something over 6,000 words. www.sarahmchen.com
- Release Date: May 14, 2016
- Pages: 168
- ISBN: 978-1532902291
- ASIN: B01FOSIDX8
- Print: $10.95
- eBook: $4.99
Cleaning Up Finn by Sarah M. Chen
Sarah M. Chen’s Anthony Award-nominated and IPPY Award-winning debut.
Life is a constant party for restaurant manager, Finn Roose. When he seduces an underage woman on one of his booze cruises and loses her—literally, it sets off a massive search involving the police, her parents, and a private investigator. Finn is an expert manipulator but his endless lies only tighten the screws on himself and his unsuspecting best friend. Finn scrambles to make things right which may be too much to ask from a guy who can’t resist a hot babe and a stiff drink.
“A speedboat ride along the Southern California coastline where the sun shines a light on the lecherous locals. Finn Roose is an opportunistic restaurant manager who finally gets in over his head when he meets an underage femme fatale. Lives are shattered and bullets fly through the salty ocean air in this fast-paced debut from Sarah M. Chen.” — S.W. Lauden, Bad Citizen Corporation and Crosswise
“Majorly screwed up. But in a good way.” — Brett Battles, USA Today bestselling author of the Jonathan Quinn thrillers
“Roll over Dorothy B Hughes, and tell Patricia Highsmith the news. There’s a new babe in noir and Sarah M. Chen is taking no prisoners in this wild, brakeless toboggan ride of a hardboiled romp.” — Craig Faustus Buck, Macavity Award-winning author of Go Down Hard
“If you like your crime fiction the way Finn Roose likes his women, hard and fast, you’ll love Sarah M. Chen’s debut novella,CLEANING UP FINN. A challenging, unsentimental look at a man who may be beyond redemption. Sarah M. Chen is a writer to watch.” — Matt Coyle, author of the Anthony Award-winning Rick Cahill crime series
“Cleaning Up Finn is a complex morality tale of debauchery, selfishness, sacrifice, and guilt. This romp of a noir through Southern California’s South Bay will stay with you, challenging your ideas of poetic justice and leaving you wanting more from Sarah M. Chen.” — James W. Ziskin,Anthony-, Barry-, and Lefty-nominated author of the Ellie Stone Mysteries Styx & Stone, No Stone Unturned, Stone Cold Dead, and Heart of Stone