Review: Rag Baby – Mark Ellis

Print Length: 58 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Millennial Concepts Publishing (July 21, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
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Bone Mizell – Private Investigator and head of Mizell Security Solutions
Dale Bristline – Strip Club owner.


Dale Bristline is being blackmailed. The catch is, the blackmailer is his wife’s dead husband. To find the blackmailer before he ends up dead, Bristline hires Bone Mizell, a tough talking private eye.


This was a rather short novella at only about 54 pages. But in those few pages was packed a lot of action, a lot of story, and some interesting characters. Bone Mizell is a throwback to the olden days of the greats like Phillip Marlowe, Sam Spade, and Mike Hammer. The plot is interesting with plenty of twists and turns, and by the end, it had made sense who the perpetrator was.

There was some strong language, violent situations, and adult content, and for that reason I recommend it for older audiences. If you are a fan of Hard Boiled fiction though, I think you would definitely enjoy this book for a quick read.

About the Author

Mark Ellis is a novelist and comics creator whose many credentials include Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, The Wild, Wild West, The New Justice Machine, Death Hawk, The Miskatonic Project and Star Rangers. In 1996 he created the best-selling Outlanders series for Harlequin Enterprise’s Gold Eagle imprint. He is the author of over 50 books and co-wrote The Everything Guide to Writing Graphic Novels with his wife Melissa Martin-Ellis. He has been featured in Starlog, Comics Scene and Fangoria magazines. He has also been interviewed by Robert Siegel for NPR’s All Things Considered.

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