Fast-paced Detective Story Brings to Life Unforgettable Characters

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BookSurge proudly announces the publication of Tears in the Rain, by E. E. Williams.

An avid lover of mystery novels since his youth, E. E. Williams has captured the true essence of the gumshoe detective in his first novel, Tears in the Rain published by BookSurge.

Set against the backdrop of luscious Miami sunsets, Williams introduces the reader to Noah Greene, a man who has run away from everything in his life, including his wife and son. Greene is a man who dreams of being a detective like his screen idols, Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade, but in reality, can barely get by as a bicycle mechanic in Miami. His dream is suddenly realized one day when a young woman hires him to prove her brother is dead so that she can inherit $400,000.

“What should I tell her, I wondered? That from the time I was old enough to dream, I’d seen myself as Philip Marlowe, or Sam Spade, tough guys with soft hearts who always got the girl? … In my mind I was Marlowe, I was Spade, talking tough, acting tough, solving the puzzle of who did what to whom, and rescuing those damsels. That’s how I saw myself …. That’s who I am.”

Upon taking the case, Greene soon discovers that in reality, the romanticized lives of Spade and Marlowe prove to be frighteningly lethal. Should he run again or stay and possibly lose his life?

New York Times best-selling author Ellen Tanner Marsh says, “E.E. Williams’ Tears in the Rain is a beautifully written, poetically rendered novel of the sort most readers take pleasure in consuming in one sitting. The novel’s subtle intellectualism grants an unusual flavor to the ordinary serving of violence and plot twists that one would expect from a mystery beginning with a gory and unexplained murder. Written with the pacing of a train accelerating toward the edge of a mesa and edited with the sharp cuts of a Guy Ritchie film, the novel is a layer cake in heat – the heat of anger, the heat of betrayal, the heat of sex – and Williams ensures that its cast of bizarre characters eat slice after slice.”

About the Author

E. E. Williams combines his skills as an accomplished writer and editor with his longtime love for the old school detective stories, to pen his first mystery novel. A veteran newspaper journalist for nearly 30 years, Williams’ career includes time spent as a senior editor with the New York Daily News, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Contra Costa Newspapers. Following his career in newspapers, Williams joined Netscape, a subsidiary of America Online (AOL). Now retired from Netscape, Williams manages his own online consulting business.

For more information or for a free review copy, please contact the Author Press Relations Department at 843-579-0000 ext 164. Books are available to order at,, and

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