The Glass Factory

The Third Book in the Filomena Buscarsela Series
Forthcoming from PM Press 2013

When Fil moves in across the street from a fetid glass factory in a rundown Long Island neighborhood, her nose for trouble quickly draws her into a case full of dangerous secrets–including toxic dumping, crooked local politics, and even murder. She must also juggle the demands of raising her four-year-old daughter alone while jumping feet-first into an exciting new romance.

MY COMMENTS: This is my “James M. Cain-style” novel–it’s shorter than the others, more streamlined, and the relentless pacing admirably reflects the exhaustive frenzy in which I wrote it. Enjoy.


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“[Wishnia] writes with brio, energy, rage, passion, and humor. Brash, sassy, smart and indomitable, Filomena is purely a force of nature, and THE GLASS FACTORY is another winner.”  Booklist

“Mother and daughter are so appealing, and the case against an unscrupulous businessman [is] put together so compellingly, the tale keeps one reading to its bittersweet end.”  Boston Globe

“Filomena Buscarsela [is] an irreverent, intrepid, Ecuadorian- born, former New York City cop with the savvy of Erin Brockovich and the stamina of Wonder Woman.”  Newsday

“Riveting circumstances, a strongly focused plot, and ably described settings make this essential reading.”  Library Journal

“[Filomena] is one lady clearly worth watching.”  Houston Chronicle

“Filomena Buscarsela [is] a Latina heroine with the epic appeal of Everywoman…. The world’s a mess, but Filomena’s still fighting. It’s that perspective that sets Wishnia apart–there’s nothing else out there remotely like his books.” Rocky Mountain News

“Surprising, thrilling, Wishnia’s narrative style is nearly perfect… Filomena’s voice is tough, edgy and quite female. This is a very good book in a very good series.”  The Davis Enterprise

“A hard-hitting tale of one woman’s fight against the powers that be. Tough and gritty, this is a realistic story with a determined heroine.”  Romantic Times

“An entertaining environmental mystery.”  Midwest Book Review

“This sleuth is sharp, witty, indomitable–and interesting.”  Daily Oklahoman

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