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Three days out of prison and trying to stay on the right side of the law, Harry Healy doesn’t really want to get involved with Manfred Pfiser’s drug deals. But he needs the money – so he agrees to make one simple delivery.
Simple, that is, till Harry stumbles across a dead body, the result of a robbery cooked up by an old cellmate of his together with a former high school baseball star, a trigger-happy sociopath, and a beach bunny who can’t seem to keep her clothing on.
Now they’re all on the run – from the Miami police, from the drug kingpins they ripped off, and from each other...
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Peter Pavia's work has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times. In addition to Dutch Uncle, he is the author of The Cuba Project, and co-author, with Legs McNeil and Jennifer Osborne, of The Other Hollywood: An Oral History of the Adult Film Industry. He has been a faculty member of The New School’s Writing Program since 2001.From Booklist:
This crime chuckler wears its Elmore Leonard influence on its cover: "Dutch" is Leonard's nickname. The Dutch uncle in the book is an actual Dutchman whose cocaine and untimely demise set a small swarm of crooks and cops in motion. Harry Healy is the sort-of hero, a likable, small-time criminal, just out of jail, who has a hard time making good decisions. But he's just one player in a memorably quirky cast that includes a dim ex-jock snorting his way through his inheritance; a ditzy babe whose constant nakedness is annoying everyone; a short, chunky detective who struggles with his sensitivity training; and the braces-wearing Latina colleague he might just be made for. Pavia, coauthor of The Other Hollywood [BKL F 1 05], an "oral history" of the porn industry, redraws the hard-boiled boundaries of the Hard Case Crime line a bit to include this offbeat diversion in the style of Leonard, Carl Hiaasen, and Charles Willeford's Hoke Moseley books. He's not quite as good as those guys, but he's pretty close. Keir Graff
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Book Description Hard Case Crime, 2011. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110857683128
Book Description Hard Case Crime. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0857683128 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1391874