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Monastery Nightmare

(1986)
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Chicago private eye Luke Lassiter gets a chance at big bucks when he is commissioned to write the ''final'' thriller of missing (and presumed dead) bestselling author Carl Garvey. Long a fan and a would-be writer, Lassiter successfully apes Garvey's slam-bang style and the book is a smash. But the insurance company is suspicious, and Lassiter himself is hired to find the missing author. Garvey's lawyer is killed, then his ''widow,'' and bodies start piling up. Before Lassiter can unravel the mystery, his live-in girlfriend is murdered and there's a climactic confrontation on a Fiji-bound ship. Spencer's (The Data Caper tough-guy tone is at first pleasantly old-fashioned but eventually becomes tiresome. Lassiter's tom-catting palls, the silly subplots founder in attempts at profundity, and the main plot cannot sustain a trite, melodramatic ending.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

March 1986 : USA Hardback

Title: Monastery Nightmare
Author(s): Ross Spencer
ISBN: 0-89296-233-X / 978-0-89296-233-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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Paperback Editions

March 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Monastery Nightmare
Author(s): Ross H Spencer
ISBN: 0-445-40567-8 / 978-0-445-40567-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Pr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA