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Mouthpiece (Stories from the Golden Age)

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Imagine that your father is one of New York City’s top gangsters, and that you want nothing to do with him or his criminal empire. Now imagine he’s been murdered . . . and the only person who gives a damn is you. Meet Mat Lawrence, a stand-up guy—think Gary Cooper—who’s got one thing on his mind: revenge.

The last place Mat wants to go is back to New York, but that’s where the killers are, and he won’t stop until they’re dead . . . or he is. And there’s only one man who can help him track them down: his father’s criminal attorney—the Mouthpiece.

But there’s more than a desire for revenge at play in this deadly game. When Mat’s old man went down, a million dollars went missing. Put it all together—a cold-blooded murder and a cool million gone—and it’s a pretty good bet that the one thing Mat is sure to find is some serious heat.

Mouthpiece was originally published in the September, 1934, edition of Thrilling Detective. That same year, as the youngest writer ever to serve as president of the New York Chapter of the American Fiction Guild, L. Ron Hubbard sought to promote greater accuracy in the writing of detective and mystery stories. To that end he invited the coroner to speak to the Guild members over lunch. He later recounted that “they would go away from the luncheon the weirdest shade of green.” But, we can assume, they also went away better informed. Years later, expanding his studies in the area, Hubbard became a special officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Also includes the tales of mystery, Flame City, the story of one man’s harrowing attempt to save his father and the city from a serial arsonist; Calling Squad Cars!, in which a police dispatcher goes to extraordinary lengths to bring down a gang of bank robbers after he is accused of working with them; and Grease Spot, the story of a former racecar driver, now the owner of a wrecking company, who plays fast and loose with the police . . . and may have to pay for it.

* A Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award Winner

Synopsis:

Mat Lawrence, the engineer son of a murdered gangster, enlists the “help” of his father’s fast-talking criminal attorney and stalks after the murderers and a million dollars gone missing—a sure recipe for bullets, lies and bedlam.

Synopsis:

Unlock your inner Sherlock.  It had been a long time since Mat Lawrence went to the city. Only something urgent could take him from his job deep in the desert managing construction of a mammoth power dam . . . something as urgent and shocking as the grisly murder of his father. 

His father dying wasn't a complete surprise to him; the old man was a big-time gangster. Straight-laced and hard-working, Mat had wanted nothing to do with such vices. But he does share at least one family trait, a temper that propels him to exact revenge in the traditional family style.And so, with the "help" of his father's fast-talking criminal attorney, Mat goes after the culprits. But bullets, lies and bedlam follow when he finds himself neck-deep in trouble trying to single-handedly track down his father's killers and a million dollars gone missing. ALSO INCLUDES THE MYSTERY STORIES "FLAME CITY", "CALLING SQUAD CARS" AND "THE GREASE SPOT"

"All four stories in superb audio drama form are the perfect companion for anyone who loves a good mystery." —Gil Wilson

* A Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award Winner

Synopsis:

Imagine that your father is one of New York City’s top gangsters, he’s been murdered . . . and you’re the only person who gives a damn. Meet Mat Lawrence, a stand-up guy—think Gary Cooper—who’s out for revenge. But there’s even more at stake. Because when Mat’s old man went down a million dollars went missing. Put it all together—a cold-blooded murder and a cool million gone—and it’s a pretty good bet that the one thing Mat is sure to find is some serious heat.

* A Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award Winner

About the Author

With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592122707
Author:
Hubbard, L. Ron
Publisher:
Galaxy Press (CA)
Author:
Ruppert, Tait
Author:
Proctor, Phil
Author:
Ellis, Jock
Author:
Burton, Corey
Author:
Thompson, Josh Robert
Author:
Ballerini, Eduardo
Author:
Daley, R. F.
Subject:
detective novels
Subject:
murder mystery
Subject:
Book-on-CD
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
detective novel
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Edition, Unabridged
Series:
Stories from the Golden Age
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.63 x 5 x 0.5 in 0.5 lb

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Adventure
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » A to Z

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"Synopsis" by ,
Mat Lawrence, the engineer son of a murdered gangster, enlists the “help” of his father’s fast-talking criminal attorney and stalks after the murderers and a million dollars gone missing—a sure recipe for bullets, lies and bedlam.
"Synopsis" by ,
Unlock your inner Sherlock.  It had been a long time since Mat Lawrence went to the city. Only something urgent could take him from his job deep in the desert managing construction of a mammoth power dam . . . something as urgent and shocking as the grisly murder of his father. 

His father dying wasn't a complete surprise to him; the old man was a big-time gangster. Straight-laced and hard-working, Mat had wanted nothing to do with such vices. But he does share at least one family trait, a temper that propels him to exact revenge in the traditional family style.And so, with the "help" of his father's fast-talking criminal attorney, Mat goes after the culprits. But bullets, lies and bedlam follow when he finds himself neck-deep in trouble trying to single-handedly track down his father's killers and a million dollars gone missing. ALSO INCLUDES THE MYSTERY STORIES "FLAME CITY", "CALLING SQUAD CARS" AND "THE GREASE SPOT"

"All four stories in superb audio drama form are the perfect companion for anyone who loves a good mystery." —Gil Wilson

* A Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award Winner

"Synopsis" by ,
Imagine that your father is one of New York City’s top gangsters, he’s been murdered . . . and you’re the only person who gives a damn. Meet Mat Lawrence, a stand-up guy—think Gary Cooper—who’s out for revenge. But there’s even more at stake. Because when Mat’s old man went down a million dollars went missing. Put it all together—a cold-blooded murder and a cool million gone—and it’s a pretty good bet that the one thing Mat is sure to find is some serious heat.

* A Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award Winner

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