By Raoul Whitfield
From his Hollywood place of work simply steps clear of Grauman’s chinese language Theatre, hard-drinking inner most investigator Ben Jardinn retains his finger firmly at the pulse of Tinseltown. So while an orchestra conductor is shot lifeless in entrance of twenty thousand pairs of eyes on the famed Hollywood Bowl, Jardinn is intrigued—especially considering the fact that of the top suspects got here to invite for his aid earlier than the homicide even happened. besides the fact that, monitoring down the reality won’t be effortless because it turns out no one’s note may be trusted—not even that of the PI’s closest colleagues. And the path to a killer and a reason twists into darkish and unforeseen areas the place even a tricky, streetwise detective might locate it tough to stick alive.
A pioneer of hard-boiled Thirties detective fiction, Raoul Whitfield created a few of the genre’s such a lot exciting tales and characters, a lot of which have been featured in Black Mask, a mythical pulp journal of the period. a modern of Dashiell Hammett—as good as his ingesting buddy—Whitfield loved good fortune on par with Hammett’s in the course of his lifetime. yet whereas the works of poser writers like Hammett and Raymond Chandler were immortalized in print and at the motion picture display, for many years Whitfield’s action-packed stories of betrayal, revenge, greed, and homicide have been principally ignored—an injustice that's now being rectified to the pride of noir fiction aficionados everywhere.
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Death in a Bowl by Raoul Whitfield