Mr. Smith and the Roach

Mr. Smith and the Roach


John Smith is a retired cop with a problem.  His pension just got wiped out, and he doesn’t know why or how.  And now he needs to find a roommate to help pay the bills.

Sam is a six-foot-tall talking cockroach with a problem.  He doesn’t know who created him, or why, or how.  And he needs a new place to live.

Thrown together as roommates and amateur detectives, Mr. Smith and the Roach realize their problems might be related.  But those problems are far more complicated than they imagined, and before all is said and done, they’ll run afoul of a Russian gangster, an imprisoned Mafia don, a crooked Wall Street banker, a mad scientist and, maybe worst of all, Mr. Smith’s baby sister.

Can they get to the bottom of an unbelievable plot before someone exterminates the Roach – and Mr. Smith – for good?

This is the first of three books planned.  Look for this book hopefully by the end of November.  Book two, THE RETURN OF CHARLIE PEACHES, should be out in 2019, if all goes well…


You can find it at:



Barnes & Noble

Apple iBookstore


Google Play


MR. SMITH AND THE ROACH is also available on Audiobook!




You can listen to a sample below!






For your further amusement, here’s an artist’s rendering of Mr. Smith’s home, the Westview Apartments…