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"A wild East Bay mystery that doesn't just show us the underbelly of the region, but the vitality of the diverse population, all through the eyes of a darkly whimsical sleuth."
--Nick Mamatas, author of Love Is The Law
"John Patrick Lang's highly entertaining first book, The Big Bitch, is a tale of murder, kidnapping, even a mutilation, set in the East Bay. It is told in gritty turgid prose with the brutal immediacy of the first person point of view, but with a generous leavening of humor, especially the Chandlerian similes ('I'll beat on you like a rented mule.')."
--Armand Croft, author of The Andrew MacCrimmon novels
"The Big Bitch is a very, very good read with the dialogue and description of an old school hard-boiled novel. Some characters could have walked in from the world of Joseph Wambaugh and some in from the world of Elmore Leonard but they all walk off the page. I haven't encountered a character as sophisticated, smart, savvy and with the skill for skullduggery like Doc Holiday for twenty years. In other words, not since Ross Thomas died."
--Eric Mortensen, poet and author of Green Beret Blues
John Patrick Lang. Coffeetown (coffeetownpress.com), $15.95 trade paper (324p) ISBN 978-1-60381-303-7
Reviewed on: 06/15/2015
Release date: 08/01/2015
At the start of Lang's clever, surprise-filled first novel and series opener, PI Jackson Holiday, formerly the president of a mortgage bank "that went tits up," spots the car of Fr. Jesus Cortez, a drinking buddy of his, parked in the driveway of the detective's rented bungalow in the unfashionable Berkeley, Calif., flatlands. Inside the car Cortez is dead, shot twice in the temple. Capt. Horace Hobbs of the Berkeley PD, a legend in police circles for always closing a case, asks Holiday some tough questions. What was a suitcase containing about $200,000 in cash doing in the priest's car? Hobbs quips, "Think this is the parish's Tuesday night bingo receipts?" In a wide-ranging search for answers that takes Holiday to Portland, Ore., and later to San Diego, he learns much about Cortez's complex history, which, according to one character, sounds just like one of Raymond Chandler's "implausible, impossibly twisted plots." Satisfied readers will agree. (Aug.)
Título: The Big Bitch (Jackson)
Editorial: Coffeetown Press
Condición del libro: Good
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