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The Catalina Eddy

(2017)
A Novel in Three Decades
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"Daniel Pyne flips all the standards upside-down with Catalina Eddy and in the process delivers a classic California noir - times three. This is Pyne's masterpiece. I guarantee no reader will go wanting."
- Michael Connelly


Times may change, but crimes never do, and neither do the people who investigate them. A collection of three loosely connected crime novellas, each set in a distinct era, Catalina Eddy is a gritty, hard-boiled exploration into the immutable police underworld of Southern California. In The Big Empty, an obstinate Los Angeles detective investigates the murder of his estranged wife while fears of nuclear war and Communism grip the nation; in Losertown, a mid-career attorney in San Diego chases down a legendary drug kingpin but chafes against the Reagan Revolution policies of his new boss; and in Portuguese Bend, set in the present day, an undercover cop is paralyzed in a gunfight but determined to solve what may be her last case as a police officer in Long Beach. They are all, in one way or another, stuck in dreary endless loops of love, murder, and the quest for clarity, release, and redemption.

Reminiscent of James Ellroy's grittiness and Raymond Chandler's dark wit, Catalina Eddy is Daniel Pyne's clever homage to - and skillful deconstruction of - traditional noir storytelling. Moody, enthralling, and keenly imagined, Catalina Eddy evokes the characters and ambiance of a singular, peculiar landscape with cinematic flair.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Pyne flips all the standards upside-down with Catalina Eddy and in the process delivers a classic California noir - times three. This is Pyne’s masterpiece. I guarantee no reader will go wanting." - Michael Connelly


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Hardback Editions

March 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Catalina Eddy: A Novel in Three Decades
Author(s): Daniel Pyne
ISBN: 0-399-17165-7 / 978-0-399-17165-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
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Audio Editions

March 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Catalina Eddy: A Novel in Three Decades
Author(s): Daniel Pyne
ISBN: 1-5047-8619-X / 978-1-5047-8619-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Catalina Eddy: A Novel in Three Decades
Author(s): Daniel Pyne
ISBN: 1-5047-8620-3 / 978-1-5047-8620-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Catalina Eddy: A Novel in Three Decades
Author(s): Daniel Pyne
ISBN: 1-5047-8621-1 / 978-1-5047-8621-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Catalina Eddy: A Novel in Three Decades
Author(s): Daniel Pyne
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Catalina Eddy: A Novel in Three Decades
Author(s): Daniel Pyne
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU