An Excerpt from The Sinful

An excerpt from The Sinful, the 1st novel in the Leroy Cutter series, now available on Amazon.

Here we meet a mob enforcer named Big Moe as he encourages Cutter to meet with his boss.

The Sinful is in the top 20 on Amazon. A special release deal of only $0.99 for Kindle users is available for a limited time. Order your copy, today.


His name is Moe something-or-other. I never remember his last name. His friends call him Big Moe, but he’s not in the habit of making friends. He wore a shiny, double-breasted suit, absurdly overdressed for a day on the water. He stood a head taller than me and an easy hundred pounds more in weight. His hair was thick and wavy, black as night. He had to be nearing forty but looked as if he lived a lifetime already. Big Moe glared down at me and grinned.

“Put some pants on,” he said. “Mr. Deliberti would like to see you.”

I sat down in the captain’s chair and tried to appear casual in my underwear.

“Coffee?” I asked.

He took a step closer, an impatient man.

“Now,” he said.

“Well, I’ll have to brew it. Take a few minutes.”

Big Moe reached down and grabbed me by my neck and lifted me off the chair.

“He wants to see you now.”

“Be cool, man. Is he here?”

“I’ll drive you.”

He let go of me and I fell back into the chair.

“I’ll follow,” I said.

“I’ll drive.”

A man of few words, but as subtle as a dancing pig in a library, Big Moe stood his ground. I grudgingly squeezed by him to get to the lower deck.

He gave me a few minutes to splash cold water on my face and put on a pair of jeans and plain white T-shirt piled near my bed. The same clothes I had worn the night before. I noticed they smelled faintly of fish as I slipped on a pair of docksiders, grabbed my wallet, and walked out the door on my way to meet with Mr. Dino Deliberti.

Limited Deal on The Sinful

The Sinful is a top 20 book on Amazon. Pick up a copy of the book readers cannot put down. Walk the streets with Leroy Cutter as he searches for a missing girl and dodges the mob in this page-turning thriller. Only $0.99 for Kindle for a limited time. Also available in paperback and hardcover. Don’t miss out on the baddest man in Detroit.


WXYZ Interview for The Sinful

In case you missed it, or you’re not in the Detroit area, here’s a link to an interview I did with WXYZ-Detroit Channel 7 about my new thriller, The Sinful. The book is currently in the top 10 on Amazon.


New Release Sale!

USA – Kindle deal on THE SINFUL, a special new release price starting today. Just $0.99, on sale from $9.95, now until February 4th! Get the book while you can at this great price, and don’t forget to leave a review. Visit today!

Tune In!

Tune into WXYZ Detroit Channel 7 on Tuesday, January 31st to see me talk about my new book, The Sinful. You can also stream it at It may not be exciting, and it may not be fun, but it is sure to embarrassing. Who knows, maybe I’ll set myself on fire.

The official release of The Sinful is January 31st, 2023. Pick yourself up a copy on Kindle, paperback, or for the big spenders, hardcover. And don’t forget to tell your friends and write a review!

Reviews are in for The Sinful

The official release date for my new book, The Sinful, is January 31st. But for those paying attention, there has been a soft release, and the reviews are in!

“In this novel, Allison is at his best when he turns his attention to the racial dynamics of the tale… a tension subtly plumbed.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Leroy Cutter could be the next Philip Marlowe or J.J. ‘Jake’ Gittes, but in a modern day setting.”

Amazon Reviewer

“It left me stunned with it’s surprising ending.”

Amazon Reviewer

“Mr. Cutter is a bit “sinful” himself, but an awesome character who kept me entertained and wanting more of his humor, grit, and surprisingly authentic heart.”

Amazon Reviewer

“I could not stop reading…”

Amazon Reviewer

“…you hope the author is writing a sequel.”

Amazon Reviewer

New Novel Coming Soon!

Leroy Cutter was a good cop on the wrong side of the blue line with a gambling problem and life code he couldn’t shake. Forced to retire early from the Detroit Police Department, Cutter now works the streets of Detroit as a private investigator. But he only takes the easy cases thanks to losing any ambition he had from living a lifetime of violence. When it seems he’ll never get anywhere in life beyond the Detroit River, Cutter takes a case involving a missing heiress from a wealthy Detroit family that appears to be big money for light work. However, nothing is as easy as it seems. He soon discovers something darker than anything he could’ve ever imagined.

Sample chapter dropping end of week! It’s not a secret. Pass it along.