Tennessee Plates

Tennessee Plates

by Claire Applewhite
     
 

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In ‘68, the hot smoke and cold eyes of ‘Nam stalked Elvin Suggs. Now, Shelby Swain, a blonde in a tight dress and a silver Cadillac, has captured his heart. Elvin falls for a woman he will never know, and he doesn't want to run. Vivacious and sultry, Shelby is working at a St. Louis nightclub when her ex-husband, Myles LaMour, informs her that a

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In ‘68, the hot smoke and cold eyes of ‘Nam stalked Elvin Suggs. Now, Shelby Swain, a blonde in a tight dress and a silver Cadillac, has captured his heart. Elvin falls for a woman he will never know, and he doesn't want to run. Vivacious and sultry, Shelby is working at a St. Louis nightclub when her ex-husband, Myles LaMour, informs her that a potential client, sleazy Ronald "Jupe" Jupiter, solicited his defense in a mysterious murder charge. A ghost from her shady past, Shelby knows Jupiter well. When she returns to the Galaxy Apartments, managed by parolee, Nester Arseneaux, she discovers her look-alike friend, Claire Ireland, dead in her living room. Was the bullet intended for Shelby? Shelby decides to run from St. Louis. In fact, she has been running from Arturo Primo, and his two hombres, Eduardo Ruiz and Santos "Santy" Corejos for months. When she stole enough cash from Arturo’s safe to start a new life, she killed Arturo’s brother, Hector, and ran, first to Reno, then to Chicago, and finally, St. Louis. She thought she would stay, but now decides to hide out at her mama’s trailer in Memphis. That’s when the Caddy breaks down—and Elvin shows up. Lonely and eager, he trails the temptress with a shady past, rife with corruption and lies—the girl with the Tennessee plates.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Suggs and Glynes may lack the hard-boiled cynicism of a Sam Spade but, in fact, they are two tough dudes. After all, they survived Vietnam. So did their female partner, Redding, who relies on her intuition in a Warshawski/Nora Charles kind of way."  —IndieReader.com
ST LOUIS HUSTLE - John Lutz
"Author Applewhite has created an engrossing tale that presents the setting almost as one of the cast of characters. If you like neatly rendered, nicely plotted fiction, you'll finish ST LOUIS HUSTLE in one sitting. For those who know little or nothing about St. Louis, Applewhite's novel is the perfect gateway to the Gateway City."
Kirkus - Kirkus Reviews

CANDY CADILLAC
The dark streets of St. Louis star in this compelling third installment of the ’Nam Noir series (St. Louis Hustle, 2011; The Wrong Side of Memphis, 2009) by mystery author Applewhite.Taut writing, memorable characterization and a superbly evocative setting.
THE WRONG SIDE OF MEMPHIS - Tess Gerritsen
"Get ready to meet some of the most intriguing characters ever. There are secrets and surprises galore to be found among the tenants of the Jewel Arms Apartments--and Claire Applewhite brings them all to life in THE WRONG SIDE OF MEMPHIS."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603185134
Publisher:
L & L Dreamspell
Publication date:
11/29/2012
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author

Claire Applewhite is an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, a past president of the Missouri Writers Guild, and a former board member of the Mystery Writers of America. She is the author of Candy Cadillac, Crazy for You, St. Louis Hustle, and The Wrong Side of Memphis. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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