Candy Cadillac

Candy Cadillac

by Claire Applewhite
     
 

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Sultry blonde Barbara Lacey saunters into the Night and Day, a St. Louis bar, where she waits hours to deliver a mysterious envelope to a man that never arrives. She reluctantly entrusts it to bar owner Alfie Greenblatt, and steps into the alley. Moments later, Alfie hears the crisp pop of a bullet. He calls sergeant Reggie Combs to investigate. Is Barbara's

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Sultry blonde Barbara Lacey saunters into the Night and Day, a St. Louis bar, where she waits hours to deliver a mysterious envelope to a man that never arrives. She reluctantly entrusts it to bar owner Alfie Greenblatt, and steps into the alley. Moments later, Alfie hears the crisp pop of a bullet. He calls sergeant Reggie Combs to investigate. Is Barbara's death an accident or murder? Helen Tattaglia approaches her neighbors Elvin Suggs and his partners Cobra Glynes and Dimond "Di" Redding of the Grapevine Detective Agency. She hires them to trail her "abusive husband," and alleges that her in-laws have arranged for her murder. Skeptical, the detectives accept the case, but soon discover Helen's sordid past, including another woman named Barbara Lacey. Frustrated, Reggie Combs turns to his friends at Grapevine Investigations. The shady dealings of the Tattaglia family begin to unravel, while they reveal the secret in the envelope.

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"Taut writing, memorable characterization and a superbly evocative setting."  —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603184298
Publisher:
L & L Dreamspell
Publication date:
11/20/2011
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Claire Applewhite is an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, a past president of the Missouri Writers Guild, and a former board member of the Mystery Writers of America. She is the author of Crazy for You, St. Louis Hustle, Tennessee Plates, and The Wrong Side of Memphis. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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