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An Infinite Number of Monkeys: A Saxon Mystery (#1) [NOOK Book]

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#1 in the Saxon series. Introducing L.A.-based private eye Saxon. A transplanted Easterner trying to make it as an actor, Saxon stay solvent (and sane) between roles by running an investigating agency. When someone takes a potshot at famous pulp detective writer Buck Weldon, Saxon agrees to help—especially after meeting Weldon’s tall blonde daughter. Turns out, the writer’s enemy list is longer than some of his novels and is headed by his agent, his publisher, and one of the biggest producers in Hollywood. Baffling leads involve a major cocaine
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An Infinite Number of Monkeys: A Saxon Mystery (#1)

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Overview

#1 in the Saxon series. Introducing L.A.-based private eye Saxon. A transplanted Easterner trying to make it as an actor, Saxon stay solvent (and sane) between roles by running an investigating agency. When someone takes a potshot at famous pulp detective writer Buck Weldon, Saxon agrees to help—especially after meeting Weldon’s tall blonde daughter. Turns out, the writer’s enemy list is longer than some of his novels and is headed by his agent, his publisher, and one of the biggest producers in Hollywood. Baffling leads involve a major cocaine dealer and a professor specializing in private eye literature. Saxon’s investigation takes him from Westwood to Palm Springs and back to the San Fernando Valley before its violent culmination in a backwater Mexican village on the Baja peninsula.
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Editorial Reviews

American Library
A near perfect mystery and a dazzling first novel.
Booklist Review
Roberts crams all the ingredients of a classic mystery into this short tale; his characters, especially the wry, capable Saxon, sizzle with tension, and his plotting is both inventive and suspense filled.
Mystery Scene
Les Roberts possesses the most enviable literary gift of all—his own voice. “An Infinite Number of Monkeys” is not just a strong first novel, it’s a strong novel period, with great color, pace and plotting. Roberts will easily develop a following and a future.
Scripps Howard
A definite winner . . . One of those books you know you’re going to love after reading the first paragraph . . . There’s not a false move in this book . . . Puts Roberts off to a strong start as a mystery writer. Let’s hope for more Saxon Mysteries.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014215084
  • Publisher: Gray and Company, Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/6/2012
  • Series: Saxon Mysteries , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 553,686
  • File size: 340 KB

Meet the Author

Les Roberts is the author of 15 mystery novels featuring Cleveland detective Milan Jacovich, as well as 9 other books of fiction. The past president of both the Private Eye Writers of America and the American Crime Writer's League, he came to mystery writing after a 24-year career in Hollywood. He was the first producer and head writer of the Hollywood Squares and wrote for "The Andy Griffith Show," "The Jackie Gleason Show," and "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," among others. He has been a professional actor, a singer, a jazz musician, and a teacher. In 2003 he received the Sherwood Anderson Literary Award. A native of Chicago, he now lives in Northeast Ohio and is a film and literary critic.
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