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Die Laughing 2

Five More Comic Crime Novels
An omnibus of novels by

Grab 5 more comic crime novels from 5 award-winning authors.

Ben Rehder

Meet Roy Ballard, fun-loving wise-cracking freelance videographer with a knack for catching insurance cheats. He's working a routine case, complete with hours of tedious surveillance, when he sees something that shakes him to the core. There, with the subject, is a little blond girl wearing a pink top and denim shorts - the same outfit worn by Tracy Turner, a six-year-old abducted the day before. When the police are skeptical of Ballard's report - and with his history, who can blame them? - it's the beginning of the most important case of his life.

Paul Levine

In this prequel to the "Jake Lassiter" series, the linebacker-turned-lawyer faces overwhelming odds. Fired from his job and dumped by his girlfriend, Lassiter rents a grungy law office in a Miami Beach parking garage. What else could go wrong? Well, he could be disbarred for punching out his own client. As for cases, the down-and-out lawyer has only one. Lassiter represents Cadillac Johnson, an aging rhythm and blues musician who claims his greatest song was stolen by a top-of-the-charts hip-hop artist. The evidence is long gone and chances of winning are slim. Except for one thing. "If your cause is just," Lassiter says, "no case is impossible."

Parnell Hall

Stanley Hastings couldn't be happier. He had his first paying client, and the assignment was straight out of a forties noir movie, tailing the man's cheating wife and snapping pictures of her at a motel. If only he hadn't fallen asleep on stakeout. When he wakes up the woman is dead, the murder weapon is in his car, and a small town police force straight out of In the Heat of the Night has him cast in the Sidney Poitier role. To clear his name - and get paid - Stanley will have to figure out who his client is, who killed the woman in the upstate motel, and who was the resultant corpse!

Bill Fitzhugh

FM rock deejay Rick Shannon has just been fired from his latest Classic Rock station. He's thinking it's time to get out of radio once and for all. But when a famous deejay disappears in Mississippi, Rick gets a job offer to take over the slot. So he packs his bags and moves back to his home state where he comes across a tape of an illegally recorded phone conversation that might explain the fate of the missing deejay. Rick starts looking into the matter, and before you can say "Stairway to Heaven" he's uncovered a scheme of blackmail, arson, murder, and a major FCC violation. Based on an illegal recording made by the author (and former FM rock deejay), Radio Activity redefines classic rock.

Steve Brewer

When a speeding Corvette flies over his head, leaving him without a scratch, Eric Newlin decides it's an omen and his life is about to change. He's right. Within days, he's broke, homeless, unemployed and getting divorced. He falls so far that he ends up involved in a kidnapping scheme with hillbilly crimelord Rydell Vance. Leavened with dark humor, CALABAMA takes a wry look at California's rural, redneck interior, a bitter, precarious place where it's easy for an outsider's life to spiral out of control.

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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Die Laughing 2: Five More Comic Crime Novels
Author(s): Ben Rehder, Paul Levine, Parnell Hall, Bill Fitzhugh, Steve Brewer
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