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False Pretenses Arthur Lyons

False Pretenses By Arthur Lyons

False Pretenses by Arthur Lyons


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Summary

Jacob Asch is taking a trip down memoryless lane, chasing down octogenarians and testing their sanity for twenty-five dollars an hour when he receives two calls from prospective clients. One caller cancels at the last second; the other, a man named Jacobi, hires Asch for a fool's errand. Asch returns to his office to find a corpse...

False Pretenses Summary

False Pretenses by Arthur Lyons

Jacob Asch is taking a trip down memoryless lane, chasing down octogenarians and testing their sanity for twenty-five dollars an hour when he receives two calls from prospective clients. One caller cancels at the last second; the other, a man named Jacobi, hires Asch for a fool's errand. Asch returns to his office to find a corpse sitting at his desk, his brains splattered on Asch's rented walls.

As a suspect in the murder, Asch falls into the hands of some tough L.A. detectives. But as he starts investigating the killing himself his luck gets better: he falls in with an icy blonde Hollywood detective who cheerfully calls herself The Bitch Goddess. She asks Asch's help investigating this murder and two related killings.

Balancing on an erotic high wire above a sprawling land of junkies, mayhem, and murder, Asch has a dream woman in his bed and every man's worst nightmare lurking at his door. For somewhere in the reality of crime and corruption in L.A., the concrete-hard truth about a killing spree and one cancelled phone call will all come together...

False Pretenses Reviews

Jacob Asch is a saint with a gun all Chandlered up and ready to Hammett if necessary! * The Guardian *
Asch is the very composite of the species, genus Californiensis * New York Times Book Review *
Lyons is the author setting the standards for today's hard-boiled novel * Mystery Magazine *
a first-rate private eye story, one of the best ever written * Newsday *

About Arthur Lyons

Arthur Lyons, born in Los Angeles in 1946 has written several novels featuring private eye, Jacob Asch. Among other things he has been a restaurant proprietor in Palm Springs and is also the author of non-fiction works examining satanism in America. Arthur Lyons will be running the Palm Springs Film Noir Festival in June 2004, where he will also be discussing his book, 'Death On The Cheap - The Lost B Movies Of Film Noir'. More information is available on their website at www.palmspringsfilmnoir.com

Additional information

GOR005480384
9781874061342
1874061343
False Pretenses by Arthur Lyons
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Oldcastle Books Ltd
19950101
233
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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