Baby Shark's Beaumont Blues

Baby Shark's Beaumont Blues

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Baby Shark’s BEAUMONT BLUES (Baby Shark series book #2) by Robert Fate
Anthony Finalist at Bouchercon
Library Journal - Starred Review

In September 1956 a Texas oil heiress goes missing and Otis Millett and his new partner at the Millett Agency are asked to find her. This is Kristin Van Dijk’s first big job as a P.I., and it seems simple…  See more details below

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Baby Shark’s BEAUMONT BLUES (Baby Shark series book #2) by Robert Fate
Anthony Finalist at Bouchercon
Library Journal - Starred Review

In September 1956 a Texas oil heiress goes missing and Otis Millett and his new partner at the Millett Agency are asked to find her. This is Kristin Van Dijk’s first big job as a P.I., and it seems simple enough until she realizes the spoiled girl’s disappearance is tangled up with murderous Beaumont gangsters, a big bag full of cash, crooked lawyers, a chesty waitress who wears Evening in Paris, and a Dallas Police detective who has dimples. The action never stops in this Baby Shark crime adventure with twists you never see coming.

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Publishers Weekly

Texas noir anyone? In Fate's violent second novel featuring Kristin Van Dijk (after 2006's Baby Shark), the newly licensed PI and her obstreperous partner, Otis Millett, investigate the disappearance of a Texas oil heiress. No sooner do they settle down to business than nasty gangsters get aggressive and the bodies begin piling up with tedious rapidity. Combine countless baddies being blown away, young women beaten up, a routine mystery plot and questionable sociological implications (cops can't be trusted), and the agglutination of seedy detail winds up being depressing rather than unsettling. The carnage may titillate some, but other readers may detect the warmed-over smell of Ramboand The Terminator. (May)

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Library Journal
P.I. Kristin Van Dijk charges through her second entry (after Baby Shark) in this tremendously satisfying glimpse into the underside of 1950s Dallas/Ft. Worth. She and mentor-partner Otis Millett have been hired to find kidnapped teen oil-heiress Sherry Beasley, who needs to be kept safe until her upcoming 18th birthday. They retrieve her once, along with lots of cash, but free-spirit Sherry escapes almost immediately. Unfortunately, crime boss Vahaska and his entourage of unsavory characters desperately want to find Sherry since she witnessed a double murder. Moving adeptly from pool halls into the ritziest hotel in Dallas, Otis and Kristin keep asking themselves whose money is in their safe and how it ended up in a remote farmhouse. Mix in a few dead bodies and an attractive detective from the Dallas PD, and you've got one hot little crime story. Fate's witty dialog, colorful characters, and nonstop action make this pulp-style piece sparkle. Let's hope for more in this series. Highly recommended.
—Teresa L. Jacobsen
Library Journal - Starred Review - Teresa Jacobsen
Fate's witty dialog, colorful characters, and nonstop action make this pulp-style piece sparkle. Let's hope for more in this series. Highly recommended.
Gumshoe, A Literary Investigation - Beth Slater
Baby Shark is back, and she's as hot as ever! . . . Beaumont Blues is an awesome, non-stop follow-up to Fate's first novel.
Front Street Reviews - Barb Radmore
Oh Baby, Baby. She is back, all rough, tough and soft around the edges. Kristin Van Dijk, who we met in Baby Shark, has returned in an action driven plot that makes this a one-sitting book. The action is faster than a bullet, or is that as fast as numerous bullets? Non-stop suspense and thrills, and an ending that is satisfyingly unexpected, with the humor that makes these books so creative and welcomed.
Book Pleasures - Norm Goldman
Everything Fate writes holds your interest to the very end with a style that is unequivocally readable. And the ending will throw you for a loop!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977627622
Publisher:
Capital Crime Press
Publication date:
05/15/2007
Pages:
269
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Fate is a Marine Corps veteran who studied at the Sorbonne in France, rough necked in the oilfields of Oklahoma, fashion modeled in NYC, sold show scenery in Las Vegas, and has been a chef and an indie film producer in Los Angeles. As a Hollywood special effects technician, he won an Academy Award for Technical Achievement. He lives in a Spanish Colonial in Silver Lake, Los Angeles with his wife, a ceramic artist. They have a dog, two cats, and a turtle named Pharrell.

He is the author of the five installment strong Baby Shark series: Baby Shark; Baby Shark’s Beaumont Blues; Baby Shark’s High Plains Redemption; Baby Shark’s Jugglers at the Border; and Baby Shark’s Showdown at Chigger Flats. His stand alone novel, Kill the Gigolo, a contemporary noir, will be released in October 2012.

His website is www.robertfate.com.

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Baby Shark's Beaumont Blues 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kristin Van Dijk may be a teenager, but she¿s grown into a full fighter in this, the second in Fate¿s Baby Shark series. She owns her moniker. She¿s now a PI with her mentor/teacher. The two of them work well together, figuring out what¿s going on, who¿s doing what, and how they can survive. Baby Shark holds her own, doing as much and sometimes most of the fighting and stopping the bad guys. She¿s not only fun to read, she¿s an interesting and complex character. She has her own tragic past and in Baby Shark¿s Beaumont Blues she¿s beginning to recover from it and is becoming a strong woman and definitely a force to be reckoned with.