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

Glenn Lazar Roberts



133,300 words




by Glenn Lazar Roberts


“I’m just that kinda guy...”

Pete Marlowe, a tiny but tough private detective, is having a bad day. Two mad scientists have abducted him, lopped off his little finger, and installed a red button that enables him to walk through walls. They targeted him because his fast-talking, con-artist Uncle Flynn secretly unloaded the Blarney Stone on the Pope and they want ‘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. Pete, however, uncovers M&M’s real purpose and turns the tables, using their own quantum mechanics and electron entanglements against them: “When Pinky gives them the finger, they stay fingered.”

"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.”


Member NetGalley:

“Just wow. Quantum Marlowe is a fun romp that mixes the detective genre with science fiction. It brought to mind authors like Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. Funny, vivid, and often strange, this book is its own adventure and worth the journey.”