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Dark Echoes

Dark Echoes

by Bruce Crowther


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Hollywood homicide detective, Toshiko Tanaka, investigating the sadistic killing of a bit-part player in old-time movies finds similarities with killings at Rialto Pictures a half century ago.

Harry Kenning, who retired from making Western movies fifty years ago, returns to Hollywood with his old movie sidekick, Billy Ross, to visit some of the people they knew back then.

More murders happen, and Toshiko and Harry team up in an unlikely partnership to try to solve today's murders. Along the way, they encounter Lee Castle, Harry's old rival, now internationally famous, Raoul Hernandez, one-time screen lover, Crusher Maguire, former screen villain, and Jane Carson, now a massively successful concert and recording star.

Unexpectedly, Toshiko and Harry learn that the long-ago murder investigation was flawed and as they strive to solve the new murders they also discover the truth about the Rialto killings back in the 1950s.

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ISBN-13: 9781478213086
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/21/2012
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Bruce Crowther's previously published work includes some 15 crime novels and a similar number of non-fiction books, mainly on cinema and popular music.
Resulting from the popular music books, in particular those on jazz, he has become a sought-after authority and he reviews records for magazines and on-line. Some of his work in this field can be seen on his website:
From the mid-1980s, he was deeply involved for twenty years as researcher and adviser with what became one of the world's largest databases of popular music, both in print and on-line. For several years during these same decades, he hosted a weekly radio show.
He has written for television and the stage; his play, The Colors Of Your Life, was recently published in book form both in print and digitally.
His recent return to his first love, crime fiction, came with Dead Man Running; now, this book, Dark Echoes; and coming soon will be Penitence.

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