Blind Overlook - JC Simmons

Blind Overlook

By JC Simmons

  • Release Date: 2012-01-28
  • Genre: Hard-Boiled
Score: 4.5
From 669 Ratings


Jay Leicester is a retired airline pilot, retired because he could not stand the bureaucratic web the government spun over the aviation industry, and partly because anyone with the price of a bus ticket could fly on the airlines which resulted in overbooking, overcrowding, and near chaos on every route. Raised in a family of Judges and police officers, the only thing he knew to fall back on was the law. Opening his own private investigation business was a natural evolution, especially since he had trouble with authority, and could work outside the constraints of legalese. Handling mostly aviation related cases, recovery of stolen aircraft, investigating drug-hauling pilots, and helping set up corporate aviation departments kept him busy.

In Blind Overlook we find Leicester doing a favor for an attorney friend and taking a case far removed from aviation. It involves something he knows nothing about, the art world. A beautiful, but enigmatic young woman who owns an art gallery in New Orleans hires him to travel to Maine where a body has been found fitting the description of her brother and partner in the gallery. The body turns out not to be the brother. However he has not been heard from and the young lady grows concerned as he was traveling with four hundred and fifty thousand dollars in cash with which to buy a collection of work by an artist named, Rockwell Kent. Delving into this situation leads Leicester straight into a confrontation with the most powerful Mafia figure in the United States, a local detective, a police sergeant, local fishermen, and a friendly, but suspicious waitress at a local caf . The entire populace of the small community seems involved in the murder, the missing brother and his money. Maine coastal locals and offshore islands provide a unique setting for a powerful work reminiscent of Ross MacDonald or John D. McDonald. Character driven and plot oriented, this is a must read for the serious Mystery/Thriller 'aficionado.'

There are a total of 10 ebooks in the Jay Leicester Mysteries Series by JC Simmons:

Blood on the Vine

Blind Overlook

Some People Die Quick

Icy Blue Descent

The Electra File

Popping the Shine

Four Nines Fine

The Underground Lady

Akel Dama

The Candela of Cancri


  • Pleased to read

    By ScotsChoice99
    I was extremely pleased to find a mystery/suspense novel that wasn't overloaded with profanity, vulgarity and overly explicit sexual scenes. I'm a woman who has had to take up reading male authors because women authors have become disgusting. Thank you sir! The book had a few errors in wording because no one proofreads any more. The novel is well written, flows fairly well and keeps one in suspense until nearly the end. I will be looking for more in the series. Well done!
  • Blind overlook. Liz32906

    By Liz32906
    Great read enjoyable time well spent
  • Blind Overlook

    By Scov2
    An excellent story with thrilling excitement and great plot twists. Will definitely read the other books in Jay Leicester series. Thank you, JC Simmons.
  • Blind Overlook

    By Us grant
    Great story, a new fan. Thank you
  • Really enjoyed this one.

    By Boater65
    In addition to being a well written mystery, what I like about the author is the authenticity. When he writes of a place in Maine, he has been there. I know because I have as well. An obscure artist or type of plane - they are real. The characters, story and style are right up there with John MacDonald and Lawrence Block. Will definitely read more.
  • Blind Overlook

    By Psych gal
    Very well written. Lots of twists and turns that kept me interested.
  • Blind Overlook

    By CInmon223
    Only got a little ways in but the use of Jesus's name as an exclamation was disturbing. If you are a Christian this book is offensive.
  • Blind (forgot title!) by J.C. Simmons

    By Barnzart
    I like clean mysteries... No sexual content- I have had to delete so many because of this. This book was no exception, but I just skipped the few suggestive parts. As for the storyline itself, it was okay. I basically figured most of it out...
  • Blind Overlook

    By Whomever1484
    It was good to read a book with an interesting storyline that did not have all the smut that so many mysteries include. Enjoyed it thoroughly.
  • Tough going if you know English grammar

    By seymourdequeen
    A good read, but terrible editing! I've found this to be the case with so many ebooks! Misused words, skipped words, unforgivable spelling errors.