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Key Man
Being stymied by a murder investigation that’s going nowhere is bad enough. Now, Sam and Ski, L.A. Detectives, are being hounded by Kate Newberry, who wants the two investigators to get to the bottom of her grandfather’s seemingly unrelated murder. Reluctantly, this unlikely trio follows an expanding, bi-coastal trail that leads to dozens of potentially related murders with a common how. Eventually, the why becomes clear. Frantic, can they connect all of the dots in time to determine who’s next?

Key Man reads like binge watching a Netflix drama/mystery series. Based on my 45 years as a practicing therapist, I can say that the psychological profiles of the characters in Key Man ring true.


If you like a mix of thriller and finance, take this one to the beach with you this summer. Glad I was recommended this book by a friend.



Key Man is a page turner of a great story...engrossing, challenging and fun! I appreciated the character details and the twists and turns of the plot. Thank you Allen Huffstutter for a great read!


J. Williams,

 Good read from a new author

Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2021

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A good read. Got me hooked on reading mysteries again. I always like it when I learn something new and I did learn some new things reading Key May. I also like it when there are lines or quotes or statements that I like so well that I want to highlight them and remember them.

Janice W. Eberly, Amazon

5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed Key Man! and I'm ready for a sequel!

Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2021

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I’m a big fan of murder/crime mysteries. I especially enjoy books by some of my favorite authors like Vince Flynn, David Baldacci and Nelson Demille ... and now Allen Huffstutter.

I found the financial motivation for the Key Man murders to be a real surprise and a unique twist to a murder mystery. The urgency of the plot kept me turning pages.

I couldn’t put Key Man down and I'm now ready for a sequel!