Brett Cornell Series

Home of the supreme UNSCRUPULOUS BASTARD himself !!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Looking for BRETT. . .

Fans of mystery novels often get to familiarize themselves with the physical appearance of their favorite characters, usually by the way they are described in the novels themselves, but also by images fairly faithfully rendered by artists and seen on book covers and the like.
For example, the image of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot is instantly recognizable to many:

 The same goes for Christie's Miss Marple:
This image of Brett Halliday's tough-guy detective Mike Shayne often appeared on book covers:

So, my question is: Where's BRETT CORNELL?
The man is described in all 9 novels as in his late 30s, standing 6 feet tall and weighing 210 lbs., with curly blond hair and a bushy blond mustache -- surely not an image it would be impossible to conjure up in one's mind, I would think.
All I can say at this juncture is:  Stay tuned. . .


Saturday, December 24, 2011


This is what I'm considering to be printed as a blurb (subject to revision) for the first novel ("Poolside with Brett") if I should decide to go the self-publishing route. Hopefully, it would succeed in generating some interest on the part of the prospective reader who might want to enter into the bizarre world of Brett Cornell!

  "Private detective Brett Cornell believes that he's never had it so good.  

He's been on a winning streak playing poker in specially arranged private games being held in the back room of one of his favorite night spots. He's recently been "discovered" by one Daphne Spohr, a strange, exotic-looking beauty who specializes in home-made adult films. In addition, he's about to earn some much-needed cash by tracking down a certain missing husband and bringing him back home to his anxiously awaiting wife.

His life, however, takes a sudden turn for the worse when he opens the trunk of his car one evening and finds the missing husband's murdered corpse stashed away inside of it.

Set in the late 1980s, "Poolside with Brett" is the first in a series of novels featuring the tough and crass "unscrupulous bastard" himself -- a rude, wise-cracking private detective who happens to be a hugely successful ladies' man, thanks largely to what he immodestly refers to as his "Adonis-like features."

In a tale involving murder, blackmail, an unexpected suicide, and other assorted acts of violence and deceit, Brett learns the hard way that there's a steep price to be paid for being such an unscrupulous bastard -- and readers may very well feel that he gets exactly what he deserves, and more!"
Please feel free to post any comments you like, whether they be good, bad, or indifferent. I'm always open to suggestions, and feedback is ALWAYS appreciated!

Coming soon . . .
Selected passages from "Poolside with Brett" !!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Welcome to the blog devoted to the Brett Cornell series of novels I have written. You can always check here to see what progress is being made regarding the publication of the novels themselves.
So far, I have completed nine of them, as of this writing (12/14/11).
They are entitled:
     #1 - Poolside with Brett
     #2 - Brett Aerobicizes
     #3 - Brett Always Wins
     #4 - Wedding Bells for Brett
     #5 - Brett Enters the Square Circle
     #6 - Brett Gets Hammered
     #7 - Brett Scores Again
     #8 - Beach Bum Brett
     #9 - It's All Brett's Fault

In time, I hope to offer brief descriptions of each of them -- possibly even selected passages. Of course, the ultimate aim is to see that they all become available to a wider audience.

Ciao for now, folks!