The Detective & the Chinese High-Fin

A John Darvelle Mystery
Product Number: EB00625749
Released: Jun 21, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062439383
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Please log in to view pricing

Description

Finalist for the 2017 Shamus Award Attention, fans of Carl Hiaasen, Harlan Coben, and Robert B. Parker! The author of The Detective & The Pipe Girl-nominated for both the Nero Wolfe and Shamus Awards-returns with another whip-smart, funny, and propulsive mystery featuring singular Los Angeles P.I. John Darvelle. Private Detective John Darvelle is back-drinking cheap beer, playing ping-pong and sharing his philosophy on everything from workfe balance to restaurants with bad air-conditioning. (He doesn't believe in the former, he despises the latter.) Darvelle is hired to find the killer of Keaton Fuller, a well-born Los Angeles man gunned down in his own driveway. The cops couldn't solve the case, in part because everyone who came in contact with Keaton despised him. Translation: Anybody could have done it. Following a trail of the dead man's betrayals, Darvelle finds himself in the exotic, high-stakes world of rare tropical fish. The fish are certainly valuable enough to kill for, but is there something more menacing going on? As Darvelle relentlessly drives toward the truth, a showdown awaits that is at once riveting, visceral, and very, very dangerous. It's a case only he could solve-just as long as he's willing to put his life on the line.

x-large
Author(s): Michael Craven
Original Publish Date: Jun 21, 2016

Sign up for our email newsletter