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Bad to the Bone

(1991)
(The fourth book in the Stanley Moodrow series)
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In his fourth adventure, ex-New York City cop Stanley Moodrow, now a portly curmudgeon and private eye, is pitted against Davis Craddock, leader of Hanover House, a 200-member cult located in Moodrow's old beat, the Lower East Side. After being hired by a mother of a Hanoverian to find her grandson, Moodrow stumbles onto Craddock's real plan--to produce and market PURE, a drug Craddock designed that is 30 times more addictive than heroin. Craddock kidnaps Moodrow's girlfriend, who foolishly went undercover, leading to a violent confrontation when Moodrow and his cop friend Tilley try to rescue her. Solomita ( Forced Entry ) balances the familiar, such as cynically resigned cop banter and cranky police officials, with the unexpected, such as the pairing of Craddock and his partner, Wendell, a funny perversion of classic duos like Bonnie and Clyde. Mostly, however, he focusses on Moodrow, a sleuth to identify with, who reaches the top of a staircase sweating and swearing, and is anything but gung-ho, and on the grim heart of the Lower East Side, with all its historic evolution and layers of violent underlife.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

May 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bad to the Bone
Author(s): Stephen Solomita
ISBN: 0-399-13593-6 / 978-0-399-13593-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : Paperback
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Title: Bad to the Bone: The Stanley Moodrow Crime Novels: Volume 4
Author(s): Stephen Solomita
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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September 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bad to the Bone
Author(s): Stephen Solomita
ISBN: 0-380-71760-3 / 978-0-380-71760-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bad to the Bone (The Stanley Moodrow Crime Novels)
Author(s): Stephen Solomita
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
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January 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bad to the Bone (The Stanley Moodrow Crime Novels Book 4)
Author(s): Stephen Solomita
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
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