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Praise for "In the Morning, Angels Look Like Hell".

"A Great Tale and a Terrific Read!

“A suspended San Francisco PD detective winds up freelancing in Ireland, investigating the suspicious death of a notoriously difficult Hollywood actress. This taut and emotional cop thriller draws you in more and more as it goes, with every turn in the road tightening your breath even more.”

Writer: Michael Schiffer*

* Michael Schiffer is known for such films as: Colors, Lean on Me, Crimson Tide, The Four Feathers, The Peacemaker and the video game Call of Duty.

“Jim Abel has crafted a story that is both engaging and a delicious read."

"The moment you turn the first page, he draws you into a tale that leads to a world of questions hungry for answers. A San Francisco Homicide Inspector is assigned to find the killer of a troubled Hollywood starlet in Ireland. The style of the story has a bright flow that keeps you involved in the magic of the mystery with surprises and twists that will put a smile on your readers heart. The quality of the writing and storytelling is in the vane of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. This is a book to enjoy.”

Producer Brian E. Frankish*

*Brian Frankish is known for such films as: Field of Dreams, Life as a House, Stuart Little, Righteous Kill, The Crazies and The Flight of the Intruder.

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About the Author

portrait of James W. Abel

Jim Abel grew up in Billings, Montana and graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and has more than thirty years experience in Television and Film Production.

As a writer, producer, director and cinematographer, Jim has received more than 150 Awards of Excellence for his work on television programs, commercials, documentaries and corporate videos. Jim has also served on The Montana Film and Television Advisory Council.

In 1987 Jim founded Production West and in 1995, Out in the Cold Productions. He works primarily in the Rocky Mountain West but has taken crews to Alaska, Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, England, Mexico, New Zealand and Slovenia, as well as nearly half of the lower forty-eight states.

Jim has written two screenplays, the first of which has been optioned and is in preproduction. In the Morning, Angels Look Like Hell is his first in a series of novels featuring Police Inspector Stanley Francisco.

He and his wife Susan live in Montana.