Authors Showcase: Mintwood Place by Bob Gilbert


The Book: Mintwood Place

The Author: Bob Gilbert

The Story: Bob Gilbert’s novel “Mintwood Place” is a delightfully fresh version of the noir tradition, offering the reader a contemporary “Cassablanca” in Washington D.C.

The book’s narrator, Renaissance man Joe Green, has plenty to say about love, politics and the male psyche in this page-turning romantic suspense.

Joe runs a bookstore and a bistro, and painfully navigates a modern divorce while the Senate Intelligence Committee investigates his relationship with Cosmo, a protégé, who has recently been paroled after serving five years in prison for the ambiguous killing of a local black youth.

Green, a proud Jersey boy, can all at once relax by watching his tortoises, hand out liberal advice to his three teenagers, and pack serious heat. He is a twenty-first century American male if ever there was one.

About Bob Gilbert:

Bob Gilbert
Bob Gilbert

Bob Gilbert was raised in Ocean County, New Jersey but moved to Washington, D.C. to attend American University. He worked several political jobs in the nation’s capital before moving to Minnesota in 1984 to manage a congressional campaign in Minnesota’s 8th district, which includes Duluth and the Iron Range.

Instead of returning to Washington he remained in Minnesota where he worked as a waiter and a newspaper reporter. He returned to D.C. in 2011. An avid scholar, he loves the used book stores of Washington and the Twin Cities. He’s also a backpacker who has led over a dozen trips for the Sierra Club to the mountain ranges of the far west.

He’s also trekked the Himalayas in Nepal three times in the past five years. He can be found on Twitter here: @BobGilbertDC.

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