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The Hotel Dick

(The first book in the Lieutenant Joe Sonntag series)
A novel by

It's 1948 Milwaukee. The Lakeshore Towers Hotel house detective, J. Adam Bark, is murdered while sitting in a barber's chair. Homicide detective Lieutenant Joe Sonntag is sent to investigate, but has a difficult time with the barber's insistence that Spencer Tracy killed Bark.

Disbelieving, Joe begins his investigation, made all the more bizarre when Greer Garson and Veronica Lake are shot. Or are they?

The retro vibes in this story are strong with historical police procedures and strong characters.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Axel Brand's The Hotel Dick

Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Hardback

Title: The Hotel Dick (Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series)
Author(s): Axel Brand
ISBN: 1-4104-1449-3 / 978-1-4104-1449-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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September 2008 : USA Hardback

Title: The Hotel Dick (Five Star Mysteries)
Author(s): Axel Brand
ISBN: 1-59414-676-4 / 978-1-59414-676-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Five Star
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Hotel Dick (The Lieutenant Joe Sonntag Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Axel Brand
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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