Fear of the Dark

Fear of the Dark

A Novel

Book - 2006
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Grand Central Pub
When his cousin Ulysses S. Grant IV comes knocking, Paris Minton would rather keep the door shut, because "Useless" is a snake who brings bad luck wherever he goes. But trouble always finds an open window, and soon there's a man murdered on his bookshop floor, evidence of blackmail is discovered, and Useless has vanished. To get out of this mess, Paris turns to his solid-hearted but quick-fisted friend Fearless Jones. Traversing the complex landscape of 1950s Los Angeles, where a wrong look can get a black man killed, Paris and Fearless find deperate women, secret lives--and more than one dead body.

Baker & Taylor
The arrival of his lowlife cousin, Ulysses S. "Useless" Grant, spells trouble for Paris Minton, who discovers that his wayward relative has become involved in a high-stakes blackmail scheme, and his friend, Fearless Jones, as they become embroiled in a bizarre case involving mysterious women, desperate blackmail victims, cheating business partners, and murder. Reprint.

Hachette Book Group
When his cousin Ulysses S. Grant IV comes knocking, Paris Minton would rather keep the door shut, because "Useless" is a snake who brings bad luck wherever he goes. But trouble always finds an open window, and soon there's a man murdered on his bookshop floor, evidence of blackmail is discovered, and Useless has vanished. To get out of this mess, Paris turns to his solid-hearted but quick-fisted friend Fearless Jones. Traversing the complex landscape of 1950s Los Angeles, where a wrong look can get a black man killed, Paris and Fearless find deperate women, secret lives--and more than one dead body.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446617895
044661789X
9780316734585
0316734586
Branch Call Number: FIC MOS
Characteristics: 308 p. ;,25 cm.

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