It's a game of cat-and-mouse between PI Steve Conacher and an irresistible mankiller making her mark on Madison Avenue. When popular cartoonist Lawrence Lariar decided to moonlight as a mystery writer, creating comic book artist turned amateur sleuth Homer Bull was a natural. From the 1940s through the 1960s, Lariar continued to switch from sketching caricatures to sketchy characters, writing hardboiled crime fiction under his own name as well as the pseudonyms Michael Stark, Adam Knight, Michael Lawrence, and Marston La France, and creating a series of memorable gumshoes. Now his classic whodunits are available as ebooks. Steve Conacher got a new job-at Cumber's Department Store. It's the best way to collar the mastermind behind an inside heist that netted a fortune in jewelry. And the best way to avenge the murder of his partner-on track to nab the thief before he was pushed to his death from Cumber's roof. The mantrap his partner literally fell for? Gorgeous Lila Martin, queen bee of advertising. Cool, sexy, a sucker for sparkly geegaws, and unburdened by conscience, she's a perfumed nightmare. Now it's Conacher's chance to play ladies' man. He just hopes he's luckier than his partner. When another one of Lila's many admirers meets an untimely death, Conacher knows only one thing for certain: getting into Lila's silken web will be as easy as she is. Getting out of it is going to be murder. Kiss and Kill is the 5th book in the PI Steve Conacher Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
by Lawrence Lariar
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