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The Bessie Blue Killer: A Hobart Lindsey/Marvia Plum Mystery

Lupoff, Richard A.

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ISBN 10: 0312104251 / ISBN 13: 9780312104252
Published by St Martins Pr, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1994
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Bessie Blue Killer: A Hobart Lindsey/...

Publisher: St Martins Pr, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Second Printing.

Book Type: Book

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While overseeing a movie about African-American World War II pilots, recently promoted claims adjuster Hobart Lindsey becomes involved in a tricky murder investigation when a body is found in one of the film's vintage airplanes

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Lupoff's latest Hobart Lindsey/Marvia Plum story deserves four stars for its imaginative and unusual plot, its subtle but sidesplitting humor, its cast of wonderfully wacky characters, its thought-provoking commentary on race relations, and its nostalgic and fascinating look at the flyboys of World War II. Hobart Lindsey, intrepid claims adjuster for International Surety, is no stranger to murder and mayhem, but his newest assignment almost proves his undoing. International Surety has written an umbrella policy on Double Bee Enterprises, which is about to start shooting a film based on the Tuskegee Airmen, an elite group of blacks who flew B-17s in World War II. But the murder of a security guard at the film site has everyone more than a little nervous. And when Lindsey begins to investigate to determine if InternationaI Surety will have to pay up, he finds a case more puzzling and convoluted than any he's ever worked on. With the help of his new honeybunch, Detective Marvia Plum, and his old buddy, Lieutenant High of the Oakland Police Department, Lindsey follows leads from California to Louisiana and confronts drug thugs, thieves, kidnappers, and whacked-out war heroes. A fun, funny, fascinating read that belongs in every mystery collection. Emily Melton

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