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Book Title: The Four Last Things|
Date of issue: July 3rd 1990
ISBN 13: 9780451166005
The author of the book: Timothy Hallinan
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 452 KB
Read full description of the books The Four Last Things:Simeon Grist is a Private Eye operating in the colourful world of California. He has a need to protect the vulnerable and a quick sharp wit that he uses at every opportunity. How’s this for a description of a rainstorm?
‘Everybody was standing in doorways looking like bums, except for the real bums, who were using the shower to get clean.’
In ‘The Four Last Things’ Grist is working 2 cases, one for the shady security chief of a record company and another where he’s trying to locate the cat belonging to his sour landlady.
For the record company, he’s to follow a lovely lady called Sarah Oldfield. Not that we’re left in any doubt about Sarah’s fate, even from the opening lines:
‘I was just beginning to like her when she got killed.’
His investigation involves plenty of opportunity for a typically hard-boiled exploration of LA.
It’s not long before Grist is working on Sarah’s murder investigation gratis, fuelled by the need to find justice for her. This takes him into the world of a wealthy religious sect working out of Big Sur.
Overall, the detective work, the one-liners and the action prove to be very satisfying. Some of the explorations of the bigger questions of life dilute the power from time-to-time, but for anyone looking for new dimensions for their detective fiction, they can certainly find them here.
Read information about the authorI'm a thriller and mystery novelist who divides his time between Los Angeles and Southeast Asia, primarily Thailand, where I've has lived off and on for more than twenty years. As of now, I've had seventeen books published by major imprints.
My newest, THE HOT COUNTRIES (October 2014), is the seventh in a series of Bangkok thrillers about an American travel writer named Poke Rafferty and his small interracial family. It is currently getting some phenomenal reviews, I'm happy to say.
In April 2016 Soho Crime will publish KING MAYBE, the fifth in a series of mysteries featuring a Los Angeles burglar named Junior Bender. The first, CRASHED, came out in November of 2012 and the second, LITTLE ELVISES, was released by Soho Crime in Jannuary of this year. The series has been bought for television by the brilliant comic Eddie Izzard.
My books have been nominated for the Edgar, the Shamus, the Macavity, and many other awards. HERBIE'S GAME won the 2015 Lefty Award as Best Comic Mystery of 2014. They've been translated into six languages and have made Top Ten and Notable Books list in both North America and Asia.
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