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by Rain, J. R.

Originally self-published through Kindle, this odd novel has sold 15,000 copies electronically.

It's tough being the King.
Which is why in 1977 Elvis faked his own death, endured massive facial reconstruction surgery, and disappeared from the limelight to live a normal life as the unassuming Aaron King. Unfortunately, leaving fame behind also meant leaving his fortune behind, too, and now Elvis finds himself broke and living in near poverty in a small apartment in Los Angeles. Luckily for him, it turns out he's a pretty good private investigator.
Now in his seventies and contemplating a return to music (discreetly, of course), Elvis is hired to solve a baffling missing person case involving a young starlet. The King digs deeper, and soon finds himself surrounded by the seedier elements of Los Angeles, from nefarious Hollywood producers who prey upon the young, to twin brothers with a very dark secret.
In his new life not only has Elvis found love with a gal named Mindy who doesn’t know his true identity, but he’s found purpose. Still battling his demons and longing to find his way back to a microphone, he’s in therapy with an unusual shrink, working through the issues that prompted him to leave his old life behind. Will finding the starlet provide some redemption for his former lost self? In this incredibly unique mystery, someone knows the truth about Elvis and is pursuing him while hunts for clues in Miranda’s disappearance.
And as Elvis pieces the bizarre puzzle together, he slowly makes his singing comeback—and will be reunited on stage with someone even the King himself never dreamed possible.
Elvis Has Not Left the Building is an engrossing mystery marked by an inventive premise, crackling dialogue and a colorful downtown milieu reminiscent of Carl Hiassen. I hope you’ll agree that this page-turner has high commercial potential.

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