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Provincetown Follies, Bangkok Blues (Cape Islands Mystery Series #2)
     

Provincetown Follies, Bangkok Blues (Cape Islands Mystery Series #2)

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by Randall Peffer
 

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A mysterious fire sweeps through the commercial district of Provincetown, Massachusetts, and the police hypothesize that the blaze was set to cover up the murder of Big Al Costelano, a notorious P-town playboy, real estate tycoon, and mobster. The prime suspect is the victim's estranged half-Vietnamese, half-African American, drag queen lover, Tuki

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A mysterious fire sweeps through the commercial district of Provincetown, Massachusetts, and the police hypothesize that the blaze was set to cover up the murder of Big Al Costelano, a notorious P-town playboy, real estate tycoon, and mobster. The prime suspect is the victim's estranged half-Vietnamese, half-African American, drag queen lover, Tuki Aparecio.

Michael DeCastro, a Portuguese American, former fifth-generation commercial fisherman, is Tuki's court-appointed attorney. Up until now, DeCastro has thrived on doing good deeds like tenant-landlord arbitration or representing the underprivileged in divorce and custody battles. He is thoroughly unprepared for the likes of Tuki and the whole pack of nasty little secrets trailing behind her from Bangkok's notorious tenderloin zone, the Patpong.

Knowing he should remove himself from the case, DeCastro finds himself both frustrated and intrigued by this dragon lady of 10,000 mysteries. And even though the evidence suggests otherwise, he believes Tuki is innocent. Unless DeCastro finds the creeps who framed her for the fire and murder, Tuki will die in prison, and he just can't let that happen.

Randall Peffer is the author of Killing Neptune's Daughter, Watermen, Logs of the Dead Pirates Society, and six travel guides. His writing has appeared in Smithsonian, Reader's Digest, National Geographic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, San Francisco Examiner, Chicago Tribune, and many other publications. He teaches literature and writing at Phillips Academy Andover.

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Do-gooder attorney Michael DeCastro is unprepared for the nasty little secrets of a drag queen of Bangkok infamy in the wake of a fire in Provincetown. Peffer (Killing Neptune's Daughter) lives in Massachusetts. Fifteen-city author tour. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932557190
Publisher:
Big Earth Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Series:
Cape Islands Mystery Series , #2
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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Randall Peffer is the author of Killing Neptune's Daughter, Watermen, Logs of the Dead Pirates Society and six travel guides. His writing has appeared in Smithsonian, Reader's Digest, National Geographic, New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Examiner, Chicago Tribune and many other publications. He teaches literature and writing at Phillips Academy/Andover.

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Provincetown Follies, Bangkok Blues (Cape Islands Mystery Series #2) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story, great characters, but starting halfway thru there were pages missing! Fortunately did not foul things up too much. Would have given 5 stars if complete. Worthy read.
RedLeslie More than 1 year ago
I will be reading his other books soon.
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