Buck Schatz

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 95 ratings

Don’t Ever Get Old Publisher's Summary

This is the first in a one-of-a-kind, spectacularly well-written mystery series featuring Buck Schatz, an eighty-seven-year-old retired Memphis cop with a know-it-all, plugged-in grandson as his sidekick.

When Buck learns that an old adversary may have escaped Germany with a fortune in stolen gold, he decides to hunt down the fugitive and claim the loot. But lots of people want a piece of the stolen treasure, and Buck’s investigation quickly attracts unfriendly attention from a Mississippi loan shark, a seven-foot-tall Hasidic Jew, and a bloodthirsty maniac hell-bent on rubbing out everybody who knows anything about the stolen gold.

Readers who love Elmore Leonard, Walter Mosley, early Jonathan Lethem, and superlative detective fiction in general will not want to miss Don’t Ever Get Old.

Daniel Friedman is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the NYU School of Law. He lives in New York City.

©2012 Daniel Friedman (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Don’t Ever Get Old

    • By: Daniel Friedman
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    When Buck learns that an old adversary may have escaped Germany with a fortune in stolen gold, he decides to hunt down the fugitive and claim the loot. But lots of people want a piece of the stolen treasure, and Buck’s investigation quickly attracts unfriendly attention from a Mississippi loan shark, a seven-foot-tall Hasidic Jew, and a bloodthirsty maniac hell-bent on rubbing out everybody who knows anything about the stolen gold.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's a "Buck Schatz"!! And it's great!!

    • By Byron on 07-30-13

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 2

    • Don't Ever Look Back

    • Buck Schatz, Book 2
    • By: Daniel Friedman
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Unforgettable protagonist BuckSchatz is back, and once again this 88-year-old retired Memphis cop refuses to go gently into that good night. Having sustained injuries in Don't Ever Get Old, Buck is living at a retirement home with his wife, and he's downright miserable being treated like the elderly person he is. But soon, Elijah, a man from his past, pays Buck a visit. Elijah offers Buck a tidy sum to do him a favor, and Buck is eager to close the book on a series of robberies that he could never solve. But things soon go downhill - way downhill.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing Second Book

    • By Danny S. on 04-27-17

    Regular price: $20.97