Losers Live Longer

Losers Live Longer

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by Russell Atwood
     
 

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DEATH PROWLS THE STREETS BETWEEN C & D…

The death of legendary private eye George Rowell looked like an accident – but searching for the truth behind it will put down-and-out East Village detective Payton Sherwood on the trail of a runaway investment scam artist, a drug-addicted reality TV star – and the bewitching beauty whose appearance set it

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DEATH PROWLS THE STREETS BETWEEN C & D…

The death of legendary private eye George Rowell looked like an accident – but searching for the truth behind it will put down-and-out East Village detective Payton Sherwood on the trail of a runaway investment scam artist, a drug-addicted reality TV star – and the bewitching beauty whose appearance set it all in motion…

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Publishers Weekly
Atwood brings back droopy detective Payton Sherwood, familiar from 1999's East of A, in this modernized crime tale. Sherwood is the titular loser: “Two-thirds of the year gone by and I'd only had four paying clients.” Then retired PI George Rowell phones with a job. When Rowell is run down and killed in the street in front of Sherwood's office, Sherwood rifles the old man's pockets, comes up with several unrelated bits of paper and takes off before the cops come. Despite the death of his client, Sherwood begins to unravel a rat's nest of mysteries, with bad guys beating the snot out of him several times along the way. References to Craigslist and eBay jar slightly with the otherwise straightforwardly old-fashioned tale of a PI who cares moreabout honor and truth than money. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780843961218
Publisher:
Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/25/2009
Series:
Hard Case Crime
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

A former managing editor of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Russell Atwood published his first Payton Sherwood mystery, East of A, in 1996. Now a decade later, Payton Sherwood returns in Losers Live Longer, another ‘round-the-clock nightmare of murder and betrayal set against the shadowy backdrop of a crumbling Lower East Side of Manhattan. Author will work for food.

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Losers Live Longer 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Payton Sherwood, the down-and-out private detective of EAST OF A, returns, more down-and-out than before and with a more complex case breathing down his neck. It starts with the "accidental" hit-and-run of a famous private eye, but leads to blackmail, embezzlement, child pornography, and murder after murder. Truly a non-stop, page-turner with a great finish and wonderful final line.
chucklake More than 1 year ago
Peyton Sherwood slips out of the investigative loop from time to time yet manages to land on his feet. Impefect yet likeable. I hope Russell Atwood is able to put one of these on the shelves every year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
VonBrautIII More than 1 year ago
another excellent book in the Hard Case Crime series. Charles Ardai, the general editor, goes back and coaxes relative unknowns with past noir or hard-boiled novels to do one for his series. In this case, Russell Atwood, who wrote East of A, ressurects his East Village P.I. and a few other characters plus some new ones, and at the same time gives a good picture of the "developments" in Alphabet City over the past decade and a half. Highly recommended, and the whole Hard Case Crime series as well! And the book covers are excellent, like the old jackets on 50s and 60s pulp.