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Dutch Uncle (Hard Case Crime)by Peter Pavia
Synopses & Reviews
Three days out of prison and trying to stay clean, Harry Healy doesn't really want to get involved with Manfred Pfiser's drug deals. But he needs the cash — so he agrees to make one simple delivery.
Simple, that is, till Harry stumbles across the results of a robbery cooked up by an old cellmate of his, together with a former high school baseball star, a trigger-happy sociopath, and a beach bunny who can't seem to keep her clothing on.
Now they're all on the run — from the cops, from the drug lords, and from each other...
"Anyone who likes Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen needs to discover Peter Pavia. He's that good." Lawrence Hughes, former CEO of William Morrow & Avon Books
Harry had done his time and wanted to stay clean — but with his pockets full of drug money and a dead body at his feet, it wasn't going to be easy...
When a drug dealer is murdered in a Miami Beach hotel, the lives of four small-time crooks and one dogged police investigator get intertwined, with deadly consequences...
About the Author
Peter Pavia is a writer whose work has appeared in many publications, including GQ, the New York Sun, the New York Post, and the New York Times, among others. In addition to Dutch Uncle, he is the author of The Cuba Project — Deception, Dirty Doings, and Double Dealing in Post-Castro Miami and co-author, with Legs McNeil and Jennifer Osborne, of The Other Hollywood: An Oral History of the Adult Film Industry. He has been a faculty member of The New School's Writing Program since 2001. A Rochester, New York, native, Mr. Pavia moved to Manhattan in 1984, where he currently resides with his wife and daughter.
From World War II through the 1960s, paperback crime novels were one of the fastest-selling categories in book publishing. Millions of readers snapped up hundreds of millions of books by well-known authors like Erle Stanley Gardner and Mickey Spillane, as well as by promising young writers like Lawrence Block, Elmore Leonard, and Ed McBain. Today, Block, Leonard, and McBain still make the bestseller lists with each new hardcover — but the pulp novels that first captured the public's imagination weren't hardcovers. They were paperbacks you could fit in your back pocket, with jaw-dropping cover paintings and bare-knuckled prose that grabbed you by the collar with the first sentence and held you until the last page. No one's published books like that in years.
Hard Case Crime is dedicated to reviving the vigor and excitement, the suspense and thrills — the sheer entertainment — of the golden age of paperback crime novels, both by bringing back into print the best work of the pulp era and by introducing readers to new work by some of today's most powerful writers and artists. Determined detectives and dangerous women...fortune hunters and vengeance seekers...ingenious criminals and men on the run for their lives...Hard Case Crime novels offer everything you want from a great story, all in handsome and affordable mass-market editions.
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