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Mallory is back and facing a two-fisted whodunit: Who’s responsible for the just-discovered “lost novel” by the celebrated author of The Maltese Falcon? Is it the master, Dashiell Hammett, himself, or a very cunning counterfeiter? And who’s behind the shocking, suspicious demise of Roscoe Kane, a hard-drinking, hard-boiled crime-novel pioneer? Aptly enough, this one-two punch of a puzzle is the talk of Bouchercon, the famed convention where mystery scribes gather to honor (and murder?) their own.

But Mallory may be the only one who’s tired of talking. He’s got a heavy-duty hunch, a hotel full of suspects, and a hard lesson to teach…namely, you don’t mess with a man’s heroes. Chicago’s dark side may be no place for armchair detectives, but Mallory’s no stranger to true crime. And before he leaves the Windy City, he means to strike more than a few blows in defense of his fallen comrades…and against the evil that men do.

©2012 Max Allan Collins (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Best of the Mallory series

This is part of Max Allan Collins’ Mallory mystery series and arguably one of the best. It takes place at BoucherCon Chicago, feature a rogues gallery of mystery writers, a rediscovered Dashiel Hammett manuscript, Murder, jealously, fraud and more. You might guess some parts of the story but not all of it. Highly recommend this book for mystery fans!

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Fantastic read...

Strong, clever, well written, well narrated... excellent book!

If you are a mystery fan, a detective fan, enjoy a great book, and want to listen to Max Allan Collins’ outstanding work firsthand, through yet another of his exceptional works... you can’t go past this book.

Enjoy it! We did!!