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Tribulations of the Shortcut Man

(2012)
(The second book in the Shortcut Man series)
A novel by

 
 
From a writer described as "a worthy successor to Raymond Chandler" (Michael Connelly), the follow-up to Shortcut Man, featuring Dick Henry in a rousing tale of sin and salvation in the City of Angels.

Dick Henry is the Shortcut Man, assisting people with their sticky situations in the belief that the shortest answer to many problems may not always be legal. In Tribulations of the Shortcut Man, he reluctantly provides assistance to an old girlfriend, pole dancer Pussy Grace.

After Pussy's boyfriend, rich and famous developer and septuagenarian Art Lewis, has inexplicably cut off communication with her, Dick and Puss enter Lewis's mansion disguised as gas company employees to investigate. Everything quickly goes downhill. Dick and Puss flee, leaving the very dead Art Lewis behind. Dick anticipates arrest until news breaks the next morning: Art Lewis has just gotten married and is now enjoying his honeymoon. Realizing a conspiracy is afoot, Dick must navigate his way through the underbelly of Los Angeles and a motley crew of miscreants in pursuit of justice.

"Filled with enough dark humor and shady characters to satisfy the most rabid noir fan" (Associated Press), p.g. sturges's Shortcut Man series is hard-boiled crime at its best.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

February 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tribulations of the Shortcut Man: A Novel
Author(s): p g sturges
ISBN: 1-4391-9421-1 / 978-1-4391-9421-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

February 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tribulations of the Shortcut Man: A Novel
Author(s): p g sturges
ISBN: 1-4391-9422-X / 978-1-4391-9422-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Tribulations of the Shortcut Man
Author(s): P G Sturges
ISBN: 1-5226-6887-X / 978-1-5226-6887-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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April 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tribulations of the Shortcut Man: Shortcut Man, Book 2
Author(s): P G Sturges
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Tribulations of the Shortcut Man: Shortcut Man, Book 2
Author(s): P G Sturges
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Tribulations of the Shortcut Man: Shortcut Man, Book 2
Author(s): P G Sturges
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Tribulations of the Shortcut Man: A Novel
Author(s): p g sturges
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tribulations of the Shortcut Man: A Novel
Author(s): p g sturges
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon UK