I spent a couple of wonderful days reading "The Crime Writer" by Gregg Hurwitz. I became forlorn when I was done. This is a helluva story written in the first person. Hero wakes up in hospital told he has had a begnin brain tumor removed and that he's under arrest for the murder of his ex-girlfriend. He is eventually convicted and then aquitted because of the tumor.
What I loved most about this book was how lost I got in the story. For example, the hero is a detective novelist. His fictional protaganist, Derek Chainer is mentioned several time. I found myself thinking periodically that I should get those books. And then realizing that there are no Derek Chainer books. Hola! This book is beautifully written. Gritty, noir, but very human. Kind of, but not exactly, like a white guy's Walter Mosley.Good Review below.