The Black Moon(1989)
A novel by Loren D Estleman, Ed Gorman, W R Philbrick (Rodman Philbrick), Robert J Randisi and L J Washburn
Forty years ago in Italy, a vicious gang of thieves broke into a museum, stole four paintings and murdered an American soldier. In 1989 the paintings resurface - and so do the murderers. Salvatore Cartucci, part-time private eye and owner of The Black Moon Bar, calls on a cadre of America's toughest detectives for a continent-wide investigation. It's a mystery that will impel all of them to uncover the truth behind the paintings' disappearance - and expose one of the most complex art scams of the century. This private eye novel is by FIVE of today's most talented crime writers: Loren D. Estleman (two-time winner of the Shamus award and National Book Award nominee), Ed Gorman (winner of the 1988 Shamus award for best short story), W. R. Philbrick (a hard-boiled novelist "with a 20-20 eye and a sharp ear for dialogue"), Robert J. Randisi (founder of the Private Eye Writers of America), and L. J. Washburn (winner of the 1988 Shamus award for best paperback novel).
Used availability for Loren D Estleman's The Black Moon
June 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback