Manslaughter (Stanley Hastings Series #15)

Manslaughter (Stanley Hastings Series #15)

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by Parnell Hall
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"Whodunit fans with a taste for the unconventional will find this just what the doctor ordered."
Marilyn Stasio
Like... a Marx Brothers routine.The convolutions of the plot are tricky fun.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013916258
Publisher:
Parnell Hall
Publication date:
02/14/2012
Series:
Stanley Hastings Series , #15
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
289,729
File size:
688 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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