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The Resource Angel's gate : a Shortcut Man novel, P.G. Sturges

Angel's gate : a Shortcut Man novel, P.G. Sturges

Label
Angel's gate : a Shortcut Man novel
Title
Angel's gate
Title remainder
a Shortcut Man novel
Statement of responsibility
P.G. Sturges
Title variation
Angels gate
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The latest novel in the acclaimed Shortcut Man series is a rousing tale of sex, sleaze, and salvation in the City of Angels that's "filled with enough dark humor and shady characters to satisfy the most rabid noir fan" (Associated Press). Our hero Dick Henry--aka the Shortcut Man--becomes involved in a case featuring an aging but still amorous Los Angeles movie mogul named Howard Hogue who keeps a stable of young starlets available for his highly ritualized attentions. Retained by the sister of a young woman who has gone missing, Henry becomes friendly with Connie Cielo, the "housemother" to the starlets. Despite Connie's morally questionable responsibilities, she is willing to help (and enjoy the company of) the Shortcut Man. After Hogue's star director assaults one of these women in a drug-fueled romp, Henry is drawn into a deeper mystery from years past involving a mysterious death on a boat and a missing screenplay written by what appears to be a homeless man. As he peels back layer upon layer of sordid Hollywood history, Dick Henry must contend with crazed drug dealers, Hogue's personal doctor, crooked cops, private security henchmen, and Hogue himself--who is so powerful and bunkered in his movie-biz millions that he is unfazed by the resourceful Henry. A wry and rollicking read, Angel's Gate proves that p.g. sturges is "one of the cleverest and funniest new writers to grace the mystery genre in quite some time" (BookPage.com)"--
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Summary
Hired by the sister of a young woman who has gone missing from a harem of starlets kept by an aging Hollywood movie mogul, Shortcut Man Dick Henry investigates an assault by a drug-addled star director and is confronted by a sordid but powerful web of private security henchmen, drug dealers and corrupt police officers
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10166233
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sturges, Preston
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.T8643
LC item number
A54 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Shortcut man novels
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Private investigators
  • Motion picture industry
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • FICTION / Crime
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
  • FICTION / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Angel's gate : a Shortcut Man novel, P.G. Sturges
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/1247/970/9781476712970/image/lgcover.9781476712970.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2012037902
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
xii, 353 p.
Isbn
9781476712970
Lccn
2012037902
Label
Angel's gate : a Shortcut Man novel, P.G. Sturges
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/1247/970/9781476712970/image/lgcover.9781476712970.jpg
Publication
Control code
2012037902
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
xii, 353 p.
Isbn
9781476712970
Lccn
2012037902

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