Red House


The Fourth Book in the Filomena Buscarsela Series
orthcoming in 2014 from PMPress

A Washington Post Book World “Rave” Book of the Year


Red House coverTwo weeks of madness in the life Filomena, who is now working for a private investigation agency based in darkest Queens. Fil has apprenticed herself to a P.I. firm, hoping to earn enough money to support herself and her daughter. Trying to balance sticky pro bono cases with big bucks clients and bread-and-butter surveillance, not to mention single motherhood, Fil is quickly in over her head dodging bullish cops, left-wing zealots, corrupt landlords and the Mad Russian of Richmond Hill.


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“[Kenneth] Wishnia is a ventriloquist and a magician. RED HOUSE is wry, dry and seriously funny, a stellar addition to a highly regarded series.”
John Westermann, author of EXIT WOUNDS

“[Kenneth] Wishnia’s detective is smart, funny, offbeat and angry. This is a book for your inner bitch.”
Elaine Viets, author of DOC IN THE BOX

“Smart dialogue, a realistic and gritty depiction of New York, and the sensitive exploration of environmental, racial and economic issues make this another great read in an energetic series.” Booklist

“Kenneth Wishnia is a terrific writer. RED HOUSE is frank, fresh, funny, and very, very well-written.” Barbara D’Amato, author of HARD ROAD

“An engaging character [with] a wry sense of humor. The jam-packed plot makes for an exciting story.” Publishers Weekly

“Wishnia’s word play is as sharp as his social conscience, and he has created a wonderfully intelligent and human voice for his protagonist. If only Buscarsela were real, the world would be a better place.”  The Washington Post

“Wishnia delivers well-developed characters with sharp, realistic dialogue. RED HOUSE shines when it depicts the gritty, uncaring urban jungle.” South Florida Sun-Sentinel

“Complex, tough and sharp, a witty, attractive and sometimes audacious narrator, she seems at times a bit larger than life. And in her case, that’s fitting.” The Drood Review of Mystery

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