The Accidental Pallbearer: An Eliot Conte Mystery

The Accidental Pallbearer: An Eliot Conte Mystery

by Frank Lentricchia

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Overview

Introducing a gritty new detective series set in the bleak hinterlands of upstate new York

Washed-up private investigator Eliot Conte would rather be teaching American literature and listening to opera than taking pictures of spouses in flagrante delicto. But he flamed out of an academic career when he hung the Provost of UCLA out a window, and he had to come home --- to bleak Utica, New York, where his aging father, Silvio Conte, a political kingmaker, is still cutting deals and hustling appointments, and his all-but-in-blood brother Antonio Robinson is the city's first black Chief of Police.

But now Antonio's asking him for a favor that, to Eliot, doesn't seem like the kind of thing a police chief should ask for ... especially as he begins to uncover a trail of evidence leading back to the most sensational hit in local Mafia history. In a Utica marked by economic devastation and racial tensions, Eliot picks up one strand after another, weaving his way through a web of allegiances, grudges, and his own dark demons. Who is the spider at the center of it all?


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612191720
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 12/26/2012
Series: Melville International Crime
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 667,259
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

FRANK LENTRICCHIA was raised in Utica, New York, to working class, first generation Italian-American parents. A chaired professor of literature at Duke University, he is the author of several highly acclaimed and often controversial critical studies; novels, including Johnny Critelli and The Knifemen; and a memoir, The Edge of Night.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What better setting for gritty crime writing than the broken down middle-American wasteland of upstate New York? This book is funny, dark, and has real chops.