Manslaughter (Stanley Hastings Mystery #15) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Stanley takes on the case of Joe Balfour--who did time for killing a man in a barroom brawl and is now being blackmailed--and winds up breaking and entering, contaminating crime scenes, concealing evidence (or else planting it), framing two innocent men for two different homicides, aiding an extortionist, hanging out in a topless bar, blackmailing a few attorneys, and outwitting the cops.
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Manslaughter (Stanley Hastings Mystery #15)

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Overview

Stanley takes on the case of Joe Balfour--who did time for killing a man in a barroom brawl and is now being blackmailed--and winds up breaking and entering, contaminating crime scenes, concealing evidence (or else planting it), framing two innocent men for two different homicides, aiding an extortionist, hanging out in a topless bar, blackmailing a few attorneys, and outwitting the cops.
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Editorial Reviews

Booklist Booklist
"As usual, Hall has crafted a mystery that's both funny and genuinely mysterious, a real treat for his many fans."
Jon L. Breen
A dazzlingly complex and laugh-out-loud funny narrative.
Marilyn Stasio
Like... a Marx Brothers routine.The convolutions of the plot are tricky fun.
Publishers Weekly
"Whodunit fans with a taste for the unconventional will find this just what the doctor ordered."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013916258
  • Publisher: Parnell Hall
  • Publication date: 2/14/2012
  • Series: Stanley Hastings Mystery , #15
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 316,027
  • File size: 672 KB

Meet the Author

Parnell Hall is the author of the Puzzle Lady crossword puzzle mysteries, the Stanley Hastings private eye novels, and the Steve Winslow courtroom dramas. Parnell is an actor, singer, songwriter, screenwriter, former private eye, and past president of the Private Eye Writers of America. His books have been nominated for Edgar, Lefty, and Shamus awards.
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