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White with Fish, Red with Murder
     

White with Fish, Red with Murder

by Harley Mazuk
 

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San Francisco, 1948. Frank Swiver is a down and out private eye with a taste for wine and women, not necessarily in that order. Frank readily accepts an unexpected job offer from well-known wine connoisseur General Lloyd F. Thursby to find the murderer of his very good friend, Rusty O’Callaghan. Invited to attend an exclusive wine tasting on Thursby’s

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San Francisco, 1948. Frank Swiver is a down and out private eye with a taste for wine and women, not necessarily in that order. Frank readily accepts an unexpected job offer from well-known wine connoisseur General Lloyd F. Thursby to find the murderer of his very good friend, Rusty O’Callaghan. Invited to attend an exclusive wine tasting on Thursby’s private rail car, Frank takes along his secretary-cum-lover Vera Peregrino to complete his cover. Thursby entices his guests with the promise of a taste of a rare California wine: the Ravensridge Blackbird Noir.

All does not go to plan, though, when General Thursby is murdered before the wine tasting has even begun. Frank is caught up in the allure of his former lover, Cicilia, who also happens to be the dead Rusty O’Callaghan’s widow. Locked into the private carriage until the passengers reach their destination, the guests proceed to pull some corks and theorize who among them could be the killer.

When Vera is arrested for Thursby’s murder, Frank must change his perceptions and find the real killer, or lose both Cici and Vera . . . and maybe even his life.

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Harley Mazuk's WHITE WITH FISH, RED WITH MURDER is a delicious throwback to the PI stories of Hammett and Chandler, when all the dames had shapely gams. An entertaining, fun ride with colorful characters and snappy dialogue, this one's a real winner-good to the very last drop!
-Alan Orloff, Agatha Award-nominated author of RUNNING FROM THE PAST

"WHITE WITH FISH, RED WITH MURDER is a terrific mystery in the tradition of classic noir, a tale of deception and greed that twists and turns until its surprising end."
-Christina Kovac, author of THE CUTAWAY

Harley Mazuk has an abiding love of wine and the hard-boiled private eye detective novel. Couple this with a sly sense of humor and an uncanny feel for the sights and sounds of San Francisco and the wine country around it shortly after the end of World War II and you have White with Fish, Red with Murder, a highly entertaining homage to the hard-boiled novels of the first half of the 20th Century.
-Con Lehane, author of Murder at the 42nd Street Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781925296341
Publisher:
BK Publishing Trust t/a Bottom Drawer Pub
Publication date:
02/28/2017
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
536,434
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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