Practice to Deceive – Housewright, David

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ISBN: 0881504041
Title: Practice to Deceive
Author: Housewright, David
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, New York
Publication Date: 1997
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: F
D-j Condition: F

Synopsis: At first, reading about Holland Taylor might seem like déjà vu. He’s a former cop turned private detective; he has an African American associate who covers his back, a high-level friend on the police force, and a smart lady who tries to keep him on the straight path. He also practices martial arts, brews exotic coffee, and favors a special brand of local beer. But author David Housewright isn’t doing a Spenser rip-off; he’s just having fun telling a good story while ringing a few changes on Robert Parker. Taylor works out of Minnesota’s Twin Cities, a long way from Spenser’s Boston, and Housewright’s plot is as open-faced as his genial homage. Asked by his father to help an 85-year-old neighbor recover the life savings stolen from her by an oily investment counselor, Taylor uses a cross-dressing computer genius to harass the swindler. Things quickly turn nasty and lots of shots are fired–some are deadly.

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ISBN: 0881504041
Title: Practice to Deceive
Author: Housewright, David
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, New York
Publication Date: 1997
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: F
D-j Condition: F

Synopsis: At first, reading about Holland Taylor might seem like déjà vu. He’s a former cop turned private detective; he has an African American associate who covers his back, a high-level friend on the police force, and a smart lady who tries to keep him on the straight path. He also practices martial arts, brews exotic coffee, and favors a special brand of local beer. But author David Housewright isn’t doing a Spenser rip-off; he’s just having fun telling a good story while ringing a few changes on Robert Parker. Taylor works out of Minnesota’s Twin Cities, a long way from Spenser’s Boston, and Housewright’s plot is as open-faced as his genial homage. Asked by his father to help an 85-year-old neighbor recover the life savings stolen from her by an oily investment counselor, Taylor uses a cross-dressing computer genius to harass the swindler. Things quickly turn nasty and lots of shots are fired–some are deadly.

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