Quantum Marlowe, Glenn Lazar Roberts, sci-fi, noir, novel

Glenn Lazar Roberts



133,300 words

400 pages



Coming November 1, 2018


by Glenn Lazar Roberts


“I’m just that kinda guy...”

Pete Marlowe, a tiny but tough private detective in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is having a bad day. Mad scientists Jack Muck and Bob Montez of the M&M gang abduct him, lop off his little finger, and install a red button that enables him to walk through walls. "When Pinky gives them the finger, they stay fingered. They’d targeted Pinky because his fast-talking con-artist Uncle Flynn had secretly unloaded the Blarney Stone on the Pope. Now they send in Pinky with his detachable finger to get it back. The clandestine operation involves the Vatican, church bells, a Mexican drug cartel, and a World War II Nazi project called Die Glocke. However, Pinky uncovers M&M’s real purpose and turns the tables, using their quantum mechanics and electron entanglements against them.

"Raymond Chandler meets Hitchhiker’s Guide meets Monty Python. What a crazy, fun read!" - D.L. Young, author of the Dark Republic trilogy


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Praise for Quantum Marlowe


From Felecia Mack Little - author of "Scions of Darkness"

Glenn Lazar Roberts’ Quantum Marlowe is a quirky Tech-noire that features a gritty, fast talking detective who travels through parallel universes to track down a stolen powerful religious relic. Once he obtains it, Marlowe must outmaneuver a drug-pushing mafia queen, mad-hatter scientists, and a gang of hardened killers in order to return it to its rightful place. Glenn’s clever narrative takes us through a high-stakes, high-energy quest while introducing intriguing ideas of quantum dynamics. Similes and metaphors fly at sometimes breakneck speeds, harkening to Raymond Chandler novels.  Overall this novel is an entertaining joyride that challenges the reader with its complexity, twists, and layered nuances.”