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Cassandra in Red

Collins, Michael

ISBN 10: 1556113161 / ISBN 13: 9781556113161
Published by Dutton Adult, 1992
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Cassandra in Red

Publisher: Dutton Adult

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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One-armed detective Dan Fortune investigates the murder of Cassandra Reilly, a homeless woman found savagely stabbed to death under the bandstand of a park in Santa Barbara, California.

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Collins's one-armed, ruminative p.i. Dan Fortune, now living in Santa Barbara (The Irishman's Horse, 1991, etc.), is hired to find the killer of Cassandra Reilly, an intelligent drifter working to muster support for rights of the homeless. Chief suspect is misfit Jerry Kohlen, her latest lover, who has vanished. He eludes Dan and the police until Dan finds him, a suicide, amid the carnage of his family. The case of Cassandra Reilly is closed for the police, then, but not for Dan, who's convinced by subtle clues that Kohlen was not her killer. He's sure the solution lies in the bad vibes between the homeless and the various, mostly vicious street- gangs; an odd clique of students from a local, military-type prep school adds another suspicious element. All the major characters are given lengthy family histories--always traumatic--as threats and physical attacks pepper our hero, who doggedly pursues his own scenario to its final resolution. A close-up look at the denizens of a lot of needy, seedy neighborhoods, but the story's momentum and menace are lost in a flood of socioeconomic musings and amateur psychoanalysis. Violent, profane, and mostly dull. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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