Manta Books brings in not-that-efficient PI/part-time bondsman Ben Miles to track down a missing piece of art, a seemingly-simple job involving newspaper cartoons and digging through boxes of paper. But nothing is what it seems when it comes to a Ben Miles case, and more than likely, he’s gonna end up getting his ass kicked over a comic book.

Costa Koutsoutis is the writer and creator of Ben Miles. He’s also the author of the short story collections RUNNING THE TRAIN AND OTHER STORIES (featuring Ben Miles), CARRION AT THE DOOR (a short story collection featuring a Ben Miles story), and the novella THE FOLLOWER (set in the world of Ben Miles), among others. Also a cartoonist, essayist, and teacher, he lives and works in New York with his girlfriend, his cat, and a lot of books and coffee.