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Sinopsis: Autumn 1940?A black woman named Louise Blanc is found tortured to death in her Gentilly home. Sergeant Israel Daggett can?t make anything of it until a Treasury agent arrives on the scene to let him know that Louise Blanc was the girlfriend of a bootlegger-turned-counterfeiter named Luis Martinez.
On the other side of town, Wesley Farrell is looking for Martinez for his own reasons, but soon finds that his friend is up to his neck in hot water. He?s on the run from the boss of his gang?a blonde Spaniard named Santiago Compasso?after having run off with the key to the operation?the painstakingly constructed plates that produce twenty and fifty-dollar bills that are so good they?ve got the boys at Engraving and Printing jealous. Compasso?s worried, not just because his operation?s loused up, but also because he has someone of his own to answer to.
Now Farrell?s in a contest with Compasso to find his friend and discover the reason for his doublecross before Compasso?s killer?a mysterious unseen psycho named Dixie Ray Chavez?can get there ahead of him.
Biografía del autor: Robert Skinner has degrees in history (Old Dominion University) and library science (Indiana University). He's widely known for his non-fiction writing on the career of African-American novelist Chester Himes and on the American hard-boiled crime story. He's the author of four previous Wesley Farrell novels, "Skin Deep, Blood Red," (1997), "Cat-Eyed Trouble" (1998), "Daddy's Gone A-Hunting" (1999), and "Blood to Drink" (2000). He makes his home in New Orleans where he's University Librarian at Xavier University of Louisiana.
Título: Pale Shadow (Wesley Farrell Novels)
Editorial: Poisoned Pen Press
Año de publicación: 2001
Condición del libro: Fine
Edición: 1st Edition
Descripción Poisoned Pen Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 2752771417
Descripción Poisoned Pen Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Book shows a small amount of wear - very good condition. Nº de ref. de la librería G1890208663I4N00
Descripción Scottsdale: Poisoned Pen Press, 2001., 2001. Estado de conservación: Like New. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Wesley Farrell. SIGNED by Robert Skinner. Very fine book in very fine dj. Nº de ref. de la librería 3003234
Descripción Poisoned Pen Pr., 2001. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. First Edition. SIGNED in person, shadow on bottom panel, loose binding shows only on verso of title page, otherwise a very good book and near fine dustjacket. The time is 1940, the place, the Gentilly home of Linda Blanc, in New Orleans, where she is found tortured to death. The NOPD Sergeant Israel Daggett is unable to get to the bottom of the black woman's death until a Treasury Agent shows up and tells Israel that Linda was the girlfriend of a bootlegger-then-counterfeiter, named Luis Martinez. This puts Daggett on Luis's trail; it seems, in competetion with Wesley Farrell over across town. Wesley has his own reasons---and, to compound matters, Martinez is being chased by a Spaniard named Santiago Compasso, the boss of the counterfeiting gang. The key to the operation is missing and Compasso is pissed off because business is stalled, but also because he has to answer to someone else. An entertaining, humorous, convoluted plot. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 5554
Descripción Poisoned Pen Press, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG1890208663
Descripción Poisoned Pen Press, Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A., 2001. Spiral-bound. Estado de conservación: Good. Advance Reading Copy. Staining on front cover. Nº de ref. de la librería 037938
Descripción Estado de conservación: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 97818902086603.0
Descripción Poisoned Pen Press, Scottsdale, AZ, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Signed by Skinner on the title page. Wesley Farrell, a 1940s New Orleans private detective, investigates the connection between the murder of a young black woman and the theft of some counterfeit plates. ; Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 7707
Descripción Poisoned Pen Press, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX1890208663
Descripción A. Nº de ref. de la librería WH1890208663