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
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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.

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

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