Marlowe and the Spacewoman

Marlowe and the Spacewoman

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by Ian M. Dudley
     
 

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For Marlowe, an over-worked and oft worked over private eye recovering from yet another emergency resurrection, it's the start of a long day. He's murdered by a bar of sentient soap in the morning, and just when he's recovered enough to grab some lunch, a femme fatale crash-lands outside the City, causing a major political disturbance.

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For Marlowe, an over-worked and oft worked over private eye recovering from yet another emergency resurrection, it's the start of a long day. He's murdered by a bar of sentient soap in the morning, and just when he's recovered enough to grab some lunch, a femme fatale crash-lands outside the City, causing a major political disturbance.

Forced by the government to investigate her claims to be from outer space, Marlowe struggles to strike a balance between solving his own murder and resisting his attraction to the alleged yet alluring extraterrestrial. All while dodging additional assassination attempts and the meddling of powerful figures who have their own ideas about how the 'Affair with the Spacewoman' should end.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013700093
Publisher:
Pallmark Press
Publication date:
01/02/2012
Series:
Marlowe and the Spacewoman , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
315
Sales rank:
919,363
File size:
951 KB

Meet the Author

Ian M. Dudley was born in California in 19--, in what will undoubtedly go down in the history books as a dark year indeed for literature. At age 18, he ran away to New York City to find fame and glamor in the New York literary world. He didn't.

In 1993, Ian was forcibly committed to the New York Municipal Hospital for the Criminally Insane. It was there that he created the Marlowe and the Spacewoman series, of which Marlowe and the Spacewoman is the first. He has always claimed these mad ravings are non-fiction, dictated to him by a fellow patient purporting to be the protagonist Marlowe, thrown back in time as the result of a diabolical plot. Hospital orderlies regularly tried to disabuse Ian of this notion, but the beatings were either too infrequent, or not severe enough.

Ian has written numerous unpublished works of fiction and non-fiction, the titles of which are too terrible to duplicate here, except for The Killer Party: How to Host A Murder Mystery. The promotional activities for that book are what led to his incarceration.

In 1996, Ian escaped from the New York Municipal Hospital for the Criminally Insane. He is believed to have migrated to the West Coast, where the extradition laws are more lenient. His exact location is unknown, and no current photos of him are available. The above photo was taking while posing with a fellow patient at the hospital.

Ian has never won, and never will win, any literary awards for his efforts, but he is believed to be responsible for the theft of five Hugos, three Nebulas, and the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature (José is still upset about it). He is considered armed and extremely dangerous. If you see Ian, do not approach him, but contact local law enforcement.

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Marlowe and the Spacewoman 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
WyrdStar More than 1 year ago
This was an entertaining read! The action is fast-paced and the humour well thought out - it put me in mind of the 'Stainless Steel Rat' books of Harry Harrison. The twist at ending came a bit out of the blue, but set up the promised sequel quite nicely.
MeepyMouse More than 1 year ago
A really great read for lovers of fun sci-fi. Great characters, clever writing, and amazing world-building. The humor is vaguely reminiscent of Douglas Adams, but the genre is a bit different, with satire and grungy futuristic noir mixed with surreal 60's style sci-fi,