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A-List

(2017)
(The second book in the Jake Longly series)
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Nothing is easy in The Big Easy

PI Jake Longly and Nicole Jamison head to New Orleans at the behest of Nicole's uncle, movie producer Charles Balfour, when his megastar, A-list actor Kirk Ford, awakens in his hotel bed with the body of Kristi Guidry, a local college coed. Ford, in the Big Easy for a location shoot, remembers little of the evening and nothing of the murder. And, to make matters worse, Kristi is the niece of a local mafioso-type who will do whatever is necessary to avenge her death. Balfour is losing money every day the filming is stalled - he needs his actor cleared, and quickly.

Surrounded by glitzy Hollywood stars and intimidated by seedy underworld characters, Jake and Nicole encounter nothing but obstacles. Something isn't right. The facts don't fit. Who would want Kristi dead? Why frame Kirk for the murder? Everyone has an opinion, including Kristi's friends and ex-boyfriend, the local homicide detectives, and a fortune-teller. The clock is ticking as Jake and Nicole struggle to decipher who's lying, who's telling the truth, and exactly who schemed to murder Kristi Guidry. Nothing is easy in The Big Easy.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Wisecracking private eye Jake Longly and his entourage return with D.P. Lyle's A-List, a fun and suspenseful mystery that takes readers on a white-knuckle trip to The Big Easy." - Linda Castillo

"Former baseball player turned P.I. Jake Longly is back on the trail in A-List. A rollicking thrill ride through the mean streets and tasty restaurants of New Orleans. Murder, mobbed-up bad guys, Hollywood heartthrobs, and laughs! What more could you want? D.P. Lyle is at the top of his game!" - Matt Coyle

"D. P. Lyle hits it over the fence with A-List. This mystery, featuring former Major League pitcher and reluctant PI Jake Longly, is fast-paced, slick, and funny. Bad times in the Big Easy mean a great time for readers. Head to New Orleans with Jake, and enjoy the trip." - Meg Gardiner

"Aptly named, A-List ranks high on the 'must buy' list for holiday shoppers. Reluctant PI Jake Longly investigates the darker side of the movie business, where professional jealousies and hedonistic habits have deadly consequences. Fast-faced and funny, the seamless prose will transport you from reality to fantasy. Lyle evokes the sights and sounds of New Orleans in such a provocative manner, you'll be packing your bags and catching the next flight to The Big Easy for your own adventure." - K J Howe

"A-List carries us away to New Orleans where DP Lyle doesn't disappoint. Big Hollywood stars, big egos, big crime, big mob, a young dead girl in a hotel room, beignets, the glory of New Orleans food and fast driving, what's not to love? The sexiness and humor of A-List will keep you as transfixed as a stolen afternoon in the Monteleone's hypnotic carousel bar. Highly recommended!" - Shannon Kirk

"One part Carl Hiaasen mixed with two parts Elmore Leonard and garnished with Robert Parker at his best. [The] narrative is peppered with snappy, staccato prose that pops clean off the page, making this a series and author you don't want to miss." - Jon Land

"D.P. Lyle serves up ample portions of mystery and suspense along with the chicory coffee and sweet beignets as P.I. Jake Longly digs for the truth about a murdered co-ed in New Orleans. Is A-List actor Kirk Ford the murderer? The slain young woman was found in his bed. But nothing is simple in the Big Easy, and Longly, along with girlfriend Nicole Jemison, must peel back multiple layers of intrigue and corruption to solve the mystery at the heart of A-List. New Orleans has never been as sexy or as dangerous. Highly recommended!" - Paul Levine

"D. P. Lyle delivers again with A-List--snappy, sexy and speedy on every page. Hang on for this fast, fun tromp through the Big Easy. Readers will love learning more about the Longlys' past while they worry about Jake and his entourage making it to the next page." - Lisa Preston


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Used availability for D P Lyle's A-List

Hardback Editions

December 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: A-List (The Jake Longly Series)
Author(s): D P Lyle
ISBN: 1-60809-270-4 / 978-1-60809-270-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: A-List (2) (The Jake Longly Series)
Author(s): D P Lyle
ISBN: 1-60809-333-6 / 978-1-60809-333-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

December 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A-List: The Jake Longly Series, Book 2
Author(s): DP Lyle
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A-List: The Jake Longly Series, Book 2
Author(s): DP Lyle
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A-List: The Jake Longly Series, Book 2
Author(s): DP Lyle
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A-List (The Jake Longly Series Book 2)
Author(s): D P Lyle
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU