Edgar Award finalist Timothy Hallinan began his six-book Simeon Grist series with this white-knuckle mystery a must-listen for fans of Robert B. Parker s Spenser novels. Simeon Grist knows LA inside and out the sex for sale, the chic seductions, every rip-off from City Hall to Venice. So when he s hired by a Hollywood recording company to shadow ...
Edgar Award finalist Timothy Hallinan began his six-book Simeon Grist series with this white-knuckle mystery a must-listen for fans of Robert B. Parker s Spenser novels. Simeon Grist knows LA inside and out the sex for sale, the chic seductions, every rip-off from City Hall to Venice. So when he s hired by a Hollywood recording company to shadow one Sally Oldfield, suspected of embezzlement, Grist discovers she s entangled in the Church of the Eternal Moment a million-dollar religious scam built around a twelve-year-old channeler and the voice of a man who has been dead for a millennium. When Sally turns up dead, Simeon knows he s become the next target of a very flesh-and-blood entity waiting in the back alleys of sin and salvation to give him a brutal look at the four last things: death, judgment, heaven and hell revelations he could definitely live without."
Good. Different cover art, American library press, Binding is solid and tight, Jacket fine with minimal wear, Cover is well kept with little wear, Pages are unmarked and clean. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee.
Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Uncorrected Proof of the first novel by this author and in the Simeon Grist series. SIGNED by the author on the title page. In fine unread condition. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 318 p. Audience: General/trade.
Fine with no dust jacket. UNCORRECTED PROOF. SIGNED by Timothy Hallinan. Close to fine in plain orange printed wrappers. (Mild trace of shelfwear at spine) FIRST Simeon Grist mystery.; Signed by Author(s)
Publishers Weekly, 1989-05-05 Simeon Grist, former professor of English at UCLA and fledgling L.A. private eye, makes his debut in this clever mystery. To propel his plot, Hallinan adroitly depicts a new religion with avaricious leaders, New Age channeling and an overlay of California kookiness. Hired by the head of security of Monument Records to follow employee Sally Oldfield, suspected of selling information to competitors, Grist develops a liking for the woman. Then she is brutally murdered, and Grist is shocked to find that an impostor assigned him to the case. Investigating on his own, he follows leads to the Church of the Eternal Moment, with its child oracle Angel Ellspeth, her oh-so-smooth personal physician Dick Merryman and its crew of Listeners to whom the faithful confess all. As Grist searches for clues, aided by a former girlfriend, Eleanor Chan, now writing for the Los Angeles Times , he is threatened, beaten and involved in another murder. Televangelism, brainwashing, research into the early 19th-century diaspora of new American religions and a most unusual ally lead Grist to the denouement of this very satisfying mystery. ( June )
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