Angel’s Devil Gets 4 Stars from

We are totally pumped about the first review of the audiobook version of Angel’s Devil from!

4 stars!  Yay!

“M. Louis does an excellent job of making Jake likable by adding in Jake’s devil and angel side-kicks. . . .

The story flows well, keeping the listeners on their toes.  Fast paced but not rushed, Louis reveals just enough keeping the action riveting.  Masterful story-teller, Louis keeps the listener on the edge of his seat.

Colin Iago McCarthy is a wonderful narrator, keeping the action and emotions steady and peaking when it is. . . . ”

You can read the full review here.

People are loving the audiobook and it’s been flying off the virtual shelves over at, iTunes and Amazon.  Inspired by Jake’s enthusiastic welcome to the world of audiobooks we have just started production on the audiobook of Jake Brand PI book 2, Secondhand Smoke.  Stellar voice actor Colin Iago McCarthy returns as the narrator and you can look for this new audiobook to be out in the fall of this year.

We also have a new trailer with a free sample of the audiobook version of Angel’s Devil available on SoundCloud  and YouTube (or listen below and save yourself a click / tap).



Holiday Thrills and Benefits

Season’s Greetings from M. Louis and his buddy Jake Brand, Private Investigator!

M. working hard on the next Jake Brand, PI novel...

M. working hard on the next Jake Brand, PI novel…

While M. has been having fun messing around with copies of his second novel, Secondhand Smoke, Jake has been hard at work solving more difficult cases from his home base in Portland. We thought it was time to send a friendly holiday greeting and keep you updated on some fun happenings.

Benefit Win/Win!

If you have readers on your gift list this holiday season, consider sending them Jake’s own “brand” of intrigue, jaunty repartee and on-the-edge-of-your-seat action. If you purchase either Angel’s Devil or Secondhand Smoke, a portion of the proceeds will also be donated to Trillium Family Services. It’s a win-win!

Broadway Books 1714 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232 503-284-1726

Broadway Books 1714 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232 503-284-1726

Shop Local – Portland

Copies of Secondhand Smoke are flying off the shelves atBroadway Books in NE Portland! Swing by and get yours so they don’t have to keep picking them up off the floor.

You can even buy copies from them online!

Secondhand Smoke
Angel’s Devil

Author M. Louis and everyone here at Team Jake Brand HQ encourage you to shop local and support this fine store.

All Jake Wants for Christmas

Loved Angel’s Devil, or Secondhand Smoke, or both? All Jake wants for Christmas this year is for you to leave a review on Amazon.  Reviews from readers are one of the best ways to spread the news about this great crime thriller series.

Every time you leave an honest review for a Jake Brand PI series book, an Angel gets her wings and a Devil gets annoyed. Help us make this happen!


Have you seen the book trailer for Secondhand Smoke yet? It’s a good time in under 2 minutes. Check it out and be sure to watch all the way to the end for a special bonus…

Sending you wishes for safe and peaceful holidays! – M. Louis, Jake Brand, P.I. and Team