Trouble Is What I Do (Point Blank)

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"Ben Perkins is back!

It feels so good to say that.

Twenty-three years ago, when Rob Kantner introduced his Detroit PI in the short story "C Is for Cookie," he probably had no idea he was heralding in a new era of mystery fiction.

Before Rob, the private eye genre was glutted with down-in-their-luck losers who wore trench coats and talked like Bogart. Stereotypes ruled the paperback racks, and a revamp was ...

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Overview

"Ben Perkins is back!

It feels so good to say that.

Twenty-three years ago, when Rob Kantner introduced his Detroit PI in the short story "C Is for Cookie," he probably had no idea he was heralding in a new era of mystery fiction.

Before Rob, the private eye genre was glutted with down-in-their-luck losers who wore trench coats and talked like Bogart. Stereotypes ruled the paperback racks, and a revamp was sorely needed. Rob's genius was to give his hero something more than clichéd one-liners and a drinking problem. Namely, a life."

J. A. Konrath, from his introduction

This collection includes 18 stories featuring Ben Perkins, from the earliest part of his career to the latest chapter. The final story, "Sex and Violins" has never before been published.

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Trouble Is What I Do collects 18 stories about Detroit PI Ben Perkins by Rob Kantner (Dirty Work), including one original to this volume, "Sex and Violins." Kantner has won the Shamus Award four times. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809511570
  • Publisher: Wildside Press
  • Publication date: 8/30/2005
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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