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Murder

Hall, Parnell

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ISBN 10: 1556110588 / ISBN 13: 9781556110580
Published by Donald I. Fine, New York, 1987
Used Condition: Very Good Plus Hardcover
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2nd mystery in series. date in ink on title page. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 010225

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Title: Murder

Publisher: Donald I. Fine, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good Plus

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Stanley Hastings, the New York private detective, is back in the swing of things. But playing it safe and toning down his investigations doesn't work for him because he is a magnet for trouble. Stanley needs to help an apparently innocent housewife/call girl get out of a prostitution ring and retrieve a compromising video of her held by her pimp. Unfortunately, Stanley walks into the pimp's apartment while a slaughter is in progress. To make matters worse, Stanley himself is the number-one suspect.

From Publishers Weekly:

Hall made his notable debut with Detective. His hero, timid New York City private eye Stanley Hastings, recounts his new exploits here. By turns hair-raising and hilarious, the story concerns the troubles of Pamela Berringer, who lives in the same building as the detective's family and has a child in their son's kindergarten class. Pamela has been forced into prostitution because a pimp holds a tape that shows her as a seemingly consenting sex partner of a "client," but she was actually duped into the rendezvous. A thoroughly frightened Stanley goes to the pimp's lair in hopes that no one is at home so he can search for the tape. He finds it, but unluckily, he also finds the blackmailer fatally stabbed, and once more comes under fire from suspicious Sergeant MacAuliff, his nemesis in the first mystery. To clear his name, Hastings must produce evidence against the killer; in fear and trembling, he insinuates himself into the company of hoodlums and other murderous types. In the close, the author delivers a surprise that stresses the sleuth's warm, human side rather than his daring fecklessness. Troll Book Club selection; paperback rights to NAL.
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