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The Baby Blue Rip-Off

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Budding mystery writer Mallory was just trying to impress a politically correct girlfriend by delivering hot meals to little old ladies. The last thing he expected was to find his elderly charges such fascinating company, and when one sweet old gal meets an unexpectedly grisly fate, Mal sets out to find and stop the burglars who this time stole a life. The last thing the local sheriff needs, however, is a meddling civilian ? even if the professions the young writer pursued before coming back home to sleepy Port ...
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Overview

Budding mystery writer Mallory was just trying to impress a politically correct girlfriend by delivering hot meals to little old ladies. The last thing he expected was to find his elderly charges such fascinating company, and when one sweet old gal meets an unexpectedly grisly fate, Mal sets out to find and stop the burglars who this time stole a life. The last thing the local sheriff needs, however, is a meddling civilian — even if the professions the young writer pursued before coming back home to sleepy Port City, Iowa, included reporter, soldier, and cop.

But Mal’s weakness is the fairer sex, and when he’s distracted by a high-school flame who got away, he has to wonder if he’s been blonde-sided. Back on track seeking the killers, Mal finds out the hard way that a murder mystery in real life could close the book on him…forever.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612185248
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Max Allan Collins is the New York Times best-selling author of Road to Perdition and multiple award-winning novels, screenplays, comic books, comic strips, trading cards, short stories, movie novelizations, and historical fiction. He has scripted the Dick Tracy comic strip, Batman comic books, and written tie-in novels based on the CSI, Bones, and Dark Angel TV series; collaborated with legendary mystery author Mickey Spillane; and authored numerous mystery novels including the Quarry, Nolan, Mallory, and the bestselling Nathan Heller historical thrillers. His additional Mallory novels include The Baby Blue Rip-Off, Kill Your Darlings, A Shroud for Aquarius, and Nice Weekend for a Murder.
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