Purgatory Gardens

A Novel
Product Number: EB00730525
Released: Aug 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781632207968
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

Retirement takes on new meaning in this hilarious work of poolside-noir where lust, greed, and murder collide in sunny Palm Springs, California. Sammy Dee is a mid-level Long Island mafioso in witness protection. Didier Onyekachukwu was the corrupt minister of finance of the former Upper Volta. Both men find themselves in middle age, living in a down-market condo complex called Paradise Gardens. Enter Marcy Gray, a "mature" actress barely getting by on a meager SAG pension. On the make for a guy to get her through tough times, her standards are not as high as they should be. Sammy and Didier are mostly interested in getting into Marcy's pants. Though a little of the money they mistakenly think she has wouldn't hurt either. In competition for Marcy's affections, each man decides to put a hit on the other. It's Elmore Leonard meets Carl Hiaasen as directed by the Coen brothers in this hilarious romp of aging connivers looking for a second chance. "Hilarious, touching, beautifully written, and engaging throughout . . . A hard-hitting but good-natured satire of just about everything that makes us Americans. Two thumbs up." -Howard Frank Mosher, author of Stranger in the Kingdom "Wickedly clever and wildly entertaining, Purgatory Gardens is crime fiction raised to a high art." -Peter Quinn, author of Dry Bones

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Author(s): Peter Lefcourt
Original Publish Date: Aug 25, 2015

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