PALE SHADOW.

Skinner, Robert.

ISBN 10: 1890208663 / ISBN 13: 9781890208660
Published by Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2001) dj
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Set in 1940 New Orleans, this is the fourth novel featuring Wesley Farrell, nightclub owner, a mixed blood Creole "living as a white man in a Jim Crow environment." SIGNED on the title page. . 226 pp. Dust jacket art by Alan Fore. Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). Bookseller Inventory # 63545

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Title: PALE SHADOW.

Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2001) dj

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Autumn 1940—A black woman named Louise Blanc is found tortured to death in her Gentilly home. Sergeant Israel Daggett can’t make anything of it until a Treasury agent arrives on the scene to let him know that Louise Blanc was the girlfriend of a bootlegger-turned-counterfeiter named Luis Martinez.

On the other side of town, Wesley Farrell is looking for Martinez for his own reasons, but soon finds that his friend is up to his neck in hot water. He’s on the run from the boss of his gang—a blonde Spaniard named Santiago Compasso—after having run off with the key to the operation—the painstakingly constructed plates that produce twenty and fifty-dollar bills that are so good they’ve got the boys at Engraving and Printing jealous. Compasso’s worried, not just because his operation’s loused up, but also because he has someone of his own to answer to.

Now Farrell’s in a contest with Compasso to find his friend and discover the reason for his doublecross before Compasso’s killer—a mysterious unseen psycho named Dixie Ray Chavez—can get there ahead of him.

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Robert Skinner has degrees in history (Old Dominion University) and library science (Indiana University). He's widely known for his non-fiction writing on the career of African-American novelist Chester Himes and on the American hard-boiled crime story. He's the author of four previous Wesley Farrell novels, "Skin Deep, Blood Red," (1997), "Cat-Eyed Trouble" (1998), "Daddy's Gone A-Hunting" (1999), and "Blood to Drink" (2000). He makes his home in New Orleans where he's University Librarian at Xavier University of Louisiana.

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