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False Negative
by Joseph Koenig


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780857685803
  • ISBN-10: 0857685805
  • Publisher: Hard Case Crime
  • Publish Date: June 2012
  • Page Count: 251
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 4.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds

Series: Hard Case Crime Novels #1

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Books > Fiction > Crime

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-04-23
  • Reviewer: Staff

Twenty years after Brides of Blood, Koenig weighs in with another gritty, no-holds-barred, hard-boiled whodunit set in the 1950s. Gifted journalist Adam Jordan, too tired to attend a congressman’s routine speech, fakes an article, only to learn later from his editor that the politician dropped dead before going on stage to deliver it. Now a pariah, Jordan manages only to land work with a seedy New York City true crime magazine, Real Detective. When he tries to solve the fetishistic strangulation murder of an attractive 22-year-old waitress found hog-tied on a Long Island beach, his probing leads him to more corpses and a narrow escape from death. Razor-sharp prose (e.g., “Wing’s dreams were short on specifics until he was in New York with a knife in his pocket”) and a fast-moving plot will please Mickey Spillane and Cornell Woolrich fans. With any luck, readers won’t have to wait another 20 years for Koenig’s next book. Agent: Pamela Malpas, Harold Ober Associates. (June)

 
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