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Earl Emerson, author of The Portland Laugher and other novels featuring Seattle private eye Thomas Black, has been hailed by Aaron Elkins as "a writer's writer--a master of witty dialogue; clever, complex plotting; and lucid, meaty prose in the best tradition of American crime fiction." Now, in The Vanishing Smile, a fateful, fatal encounter on a rain-swept highway throws Black into a deadly investigation.

Marian Wright is an amateur sleuth in the employ of two attractive young women eager to catch up with their no-account ex-lovers. Spry and seventyish, Marian has all the resourcefulness of a professional gumshoe, and the relentlessness of a woman with a score of her own to settle. When Marian's investigation ends abruptly and ferociously--with Thomas Black and his estranged friend Kathy Birchfield as eyewitnesses--Thomas has a new case on his hands.

Picking up the pieces of Marian Wright's search for her clients' rogue boyfriends, Thomas encounters a network of people--from ex-cons to prostitutes to other private investigators--all webbed together by a chilling common thread. It's a discovery that speaks volumes about the zealousness of Marian's manhunt, and even suggests a monstrous reason for her sudden death.

Equally monstrous is an unknown, baseball-wielding assailant who seems hell-bent to ensure that the investigation stays closed. But Black doesn't need a head-bashing to grasp the violent, virulent implications behind Marian Wright's death. And readers don't need to look further than The Vanishing Smile for the red-hot action and white-knuckle suspense that have become Earl Emerson's trademarks.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345384867
Author:
Emerson, Earl W
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Emerson, Earl
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Washington (state)
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Seattle
Subject:
Seattle (Wash.) Fiction.
Subject:
Black, Thomas
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
103-365
Publication Date:
19950926
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
260 p.
Dimensions:
9.56x6.53x1.00 in. 1.09 lbs.

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