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Angel's Gate

(2013)
(The third book in the Shortcut Man series)
A novel by

 
 
The latest novel in the acclaimed Shortcut Man series is a rousing tale of sex, sleaze, and salvation in the City of Angels that's "filled with enough dark humor and shady characters to satisfy the most rabid noir fan" (Associated Press).

Our hero Dick Henry - aka the Shortcut Man - becomes involved in a case featuring an aging but still amorous Los Angeles movie mogul named Howard Hogue who keeps a stable of young starlets available for his highly ritualized attentions. Retained by the sister of a young woman who has gone missing, Henry becomes friendly with Connie Cielo, the "housemother" to the starlets. Despite Connie's morally questionable responsibilities, she is willing to help (and enjoy the company of) the Shortcut Man.

After Hogue's star director assaults one of these women in a drug-fueled romp, Henry is drawn into a deeper mystery from years past involving a mysterious death on a boat and a missing screenplay written by what appears to be a homeless man. As he peels back layer upon layer of sordid Hollywood history, Dick Henry must contend with crazed drug dealers, Hogue's personal doctor, crooked cops, private security henchmen, and Hogue himself - who is so powerful and bunkered in his movie-biz millions that he is unfazed by the resourceful Henry.

A wry and rollicking read, Vexations of the Shortcut Man proves that p.g. sturges is "one of the cleverest and funniest new writers to grace the mystery genre in quite some time" (BookPage.com).

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

February 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Angel's Gate: A Shortcut Man Novel
Author(s): p g sturges
ISBN: 1-4767-1297-2 / 978-1-4767-1297-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Angel's Gate: A Shortcut Man Novel
Author(s): p g sturges
ISBN: 1-4767-1466-5 / 978-1-4767-1466-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Angel's Gate
Author(s): P G Sturges
ISBN: 1-5226-0705-6 / 978-1-5226-0705-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Angel's Gate: A Shortcut Man Novel
Author(s): P G Sturges
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Angel's Gate: A Shortcut Man Novel
Author(s): P G Sturges
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Angel's Gate: A Shortcut Man Novel
Author(s): P G Sturges
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Angel's Gate: A Shortcut Man Novel
Author(s): p g sturges
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Angel's Gate: A Shortcut Man Novel
Author(s): p g sturges
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon UK