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Publisher Comments:

"Emerson is carving his own special niche among a new generation of private-eye writers....He writes lean, muscular prose to carry his fast-moving action."

--The Washington Post Book World

A curious couple offers Seattle private eye Thomas Black a strange proposal: play guardian angel to an unlikely stalking victim named Billy Battle, a brooding ex-con with a psychotic history of unproven murder and mayhem. Hot on Billy's trail is the man who helped send him up the river, and who just may want Billy dead for his own peace of mind.

It's a case that puts Black in the hospital partially paralyzed, plagued with memory loss and a monstrous sense of doom. And when menacing phone calls from a maniacally laughing stranger begin to haunt Black, he can't help but wonder if the last, wicked laugh will be on him. (

"EMERSON'S BIGGEST, DARKEST NOVEL YET, a clangorous three-alarmer that'll leave you wound tighter than Billy Battle...Hair-raising."

--Kirkus Reviews

"Earl Emerson writes with the richness and grace of a poet. This guy is good, and THE PORTLAND LAUGHER is the best book yet in the Thomas Black series!"

--Robert Crais

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345397829
Author:
Emerson, Earl W.
Publisher:
Fawcett
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Black, thomas (fictitious character)
Subject:
Seattle
Subject:
Seattle (Wash.) Fiction.
Subject:
Black, Thomas
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st mass market ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Thomas Black Mysteries
Series Volume:
v. 330
Publication Date:
1995
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.88x4.18x.95 in. .33 lbs.

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