FEAR OF THE DARK

Haywood, Gar Anthony

ISBN 10: 0312017960 / ISBN 13: 9780312017965
Published by New York: St Martin's Press, 1988. dj, 1988
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. African American mystery writer's first book - and winner of the Private Eye Writers of American Best First Private Eye novel contest. SIGNED on the title page. This is a review copy - no publisher's material, but the reviewer made inked notes on the front endpaper. Overall (if the ink notations are disregarded), this would be near fine in a good only dust jacket (some tears, peeled spot on back cover.). Bookseller Inventory # 25502

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Title: FEAR OF THE DARK

Publisher: New York: St Martin's Press, 1988. dj

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Winner of the Best First Private Eye Novel Competition, this story introduces Gunner, detective turned electrician re-turned detective, who investigates the murder of two blacks by a white kid. The killer is found dead and it begins to look as though events are politically motivated.

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Winner of the 1988 Best First P.I. Novel Contest, this promising debut introduces black private investigator Aaron Gunner, hired to find the white man who walked into the Acey Deuce bar in South Central Los Angeles to blow away the owner, J. T. Tennell and Buddy Dorris of the Brothers of Volition, a black activist group. Buddy's sister, Verna Gail, feels the murder isn't getting enough police attention and hires Gunner, a P.I. who's trying to quit the business. He discovers that the killer is Denny Townsend, a white supremacist working on the fringes of a campaign to elect Lew Henshaw, a politician running on a law-and-order platform. Before Gunner can talk to Townsend, he finds himshot to death in Gunner's car. The cops are suspicious of Gunner, who soon is framed for the killing of Townsend's friend and possible accomplice, Stanley Ferris. To save his own neck, and to keep L.A. from erupting into racial violence, Gunner must find the connection between the politician, a local drug dealer and the Brother's charismatic leader, Roland Mayes. Haywood has a good ear for the sour voice of the true private eye and the sense of tired hopelessness of the underclass they have always served. One hopes to see more of Gunner.
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