When the most hated landlord in San Francisco takes an unexpected jump off the roof of his own building, it isn't too hard to find suspects. As more bodies surface and alliances shift, ex-cop Sam McGowan finds himself jumping back and forth between his old life as a cop and his new one as a murder suspect.When the most hated landlord in San Francisco takes an unexpected jump off the roof of his own building, it isn't too hard to find suspects. As more bodies surface and alliances shift, ex-cop Sam McGowan finds himself jumping back and forth between his old life as a cop and his new one as a murder suspect.Read Less
Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy. ) Promotional postcard laid in. SIGNED by author or contributor-HC 1st ed-Mystery set in San Francisco by this Macavity Award winning author. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Winner of the ForeWord Award for best mystery. 280 pp.
Publishers Weekly, 2009-03-09 Former San Francisco homicide detective Sam McGowan sees his plans for a peaceful early retirement go out the window around the same time as his despicable landlord, setting in motion the Rube Goldberg works of this wacky stand-alone from Maleeny, author of 2007's Stealing the Dragon and two other Cape Weathers investigations. Guilted into unofficial sleuthing by his ex-partner, who's the cop probing the fatal plunge, Sam quickly discovers no dearth of suspects among his quirky neighbors on the 20th floor-and a hotbed of criminal activity. Between the slacker brothers whose sandwich business serves as a distribution network for a Mexican drug lord, the two glamazons putting themselves through school with X-rated activities, a mysterious torch singer and the B-movie director who may be a blackmailer, we're firmly on darkly comic terra Hiaasen. Fast-paced and funny, this is a perfectly blended cocktail of escapism, with or without the beach towel. (June) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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