“Free Money” is FREE!

Free Money, my Elmore Leonard* tribute story, is free for Kindle today through October 12.

Free Money is a Noiry Crime/Suspense Story…

… set in Rochester, NY. If you know the area you may recognize one of the scenes, Devil’s Bathtub in Mendon Ponds Park.

The climax of "Free Money" is set here: in Devil's Bathtub, a kettle pond in Mendon Ponds Park south of Rochester. Only it's at night. Scaaaary!

The climax of “Free Money” is set here: in Devil’s Bathtub, a kettle hole in Mendon Ponds Park south of Rochester. Only it’s at night. Scaaaary!

Rochestarians probably also remember the armored truck heist of 1993 that a key element of the backstory.

But is it any good?

Glad you asked! And it just so happens that Free Money picked up a quick 5-star review when I first put it up on October 1:

Great fun! Kirsten Mortensen channels the spirit and style of Elmore Leonard in a short, sharp tale of crime and suspense. No one can match The Master, of course, but this is the next best thing.

Here’s the teaser.

Please enjoy and let me know what you think!

Jamie Licaro doesn’t want to go home to Rochester, New York.

And he’s got a good reason.

Twenty-plus years after a multi-million dollar armored truck heist, the money’s still missing — and Jamie’s the one person still around who might know where it is.

He knows better than to go back home.

But he’s fallen for a girl who smells like peaches.

And sometimes a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.


Path to get to the far rim of Devil's Bathtub pond in Mendon Pond's Park, the setting for Free Money: an Elmore Leonard tribute story by Kirsten Mortensen

This is the path that leads to the far side of Devil’s Bathtub. My dog, Tessa, is not in the story however :)

Stairway to Devil's Bathtub in Mendon Ponds Park, setting of climax of Free Money, and Elmore Leonard Tribute Story by Kirsten Mortensen

The main path down to Devil’s Bathtub has steps. But if you’re there in the middle of the night to try to dredge up old secrets, you can’t take the easy way…


*Elmore Leonard passed away a year ago last August. October 11 was his birthday. He would have been 89 this year.

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