City of Lost Girls (Ed Loy Series #5)

City of Lost Girls (Ed Loy Series #5)

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by Declan Hughes
     
 

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“Ed Loy is…more than worthy of a place among the great creations of Chandler and Hammett. Hughes is simply the best Irish crime novelist of his generation.”

—John Connolly

 

Shamus Award winner and Edgar® Award nominee Declan Hughes does for Dublin what Dennis Lehane does for his native Boston. In City of Lost

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“Ed Loy is…more than worthy of a place among the great creations of Chandler and Hammett. Hughes is simply the best Irish crime novelist of his generation.”

—John Connolly

 

Shamus Award winner and Edgar® Award nominee Declan Hughes does for Dublin what Dennis Lehane does for his native Boston. In City of Lost Girls, “Ireland’s Ross MacDonald” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) transports his private investigator, Ed Loy, from the Emerald Isle to the mean streets of Los Angeles and into the sordid heart of Hollywood in search of three young missing woman. City of Lost Girls is unrelentingly exciting and refreshingly intelligent—another shining example of how Hughes “demonstrates that the private detective novel can be vital, modern, and relevant in the right hands” (Laura Lippman).

Editorial Reviews

Marilyn Stasio
Declan Hughes isn't just an­other gruff voice in the barking crowd of noir crime writers. His characters have depth, his scenes have drama, and his sentences have grace.
—The New York Times
Publishers Weekly
Shamus Award–winner Hughes stumbles in his fifth novel featuring Irish PI Ed Loy (after All the Dead Voices). Instead of playing to his strengths, Irish society and politics (as he did in All the Dead Voices), Hughes puts Loy on the track of a serial killer without offering anything new to the concept. Movie director Jack Donovan, who's filming in Dublin, hires Loy to identify the person behind some threatening letters, but the inquiry becomes much more complicated after two extras on the set go missing. These disappearances awaken unpleasant memories for Loy, who connects them with a series of similar events that occurred years earlier near another Donovan film shoot, making Donovan and some of his crew members obvious suspects. Clichéd sections from the killer's point-of-view and a contrived ending will leave series fans hoping this outing is an uncharacteristic lapse. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061985324
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/06/2010
Series:
Ed Loy Series , #5
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
223,305
File size:
0 MB

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