Thomas Lopez Maltese Goddess

ISBN 13: 9781881137931

Maltese Goddess

9781881137931: Maltese Goddess

When Ida's father, Nick, suddenly dies, she returns to the big city to close down his detective agency. Ida discovers Nick's notes on his last case, The Maltese Goddess, a stolen statue originally from Malta. Attempting to solve the mystery, her search take her to a voodoo shop run by Madame LaRue and a cult known as "The Sisters." The cult uses the statue in a dangerous ritual where an initiate allows herself to be bitten by a snake, the poison causes hallucinatory visions and supposedly contact with the spirit world. Ida encounters others interested in the Maltese Goddess; the rich and eccentric Courtland Van Rhetchen III, who claims the statue was stolen from him; "Fingers" Funoccio, an old mobster friend of Nick's; McNulty the cop; the unsavory "Shoes" who claims Nick had the statue before he died, and the mysterious Madame LaRue. To top it off, the entire production was recorded in digital 3-D sound! When you wear headphones the performance takes place all around you. To create the "film Noir' feeling, it was recorded like a movie, out on location in the buildings, streets, old cars and cellars where the story takes place. The sound is so real it can sneak up and bite you! 75 minutes

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