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The Procane Chronicle

(A book in the Philip St. Ives Mystery series)
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A bungled hand-off lands St. Ives in jail on suspicion of murder

It's three in the morning, and Philip St. Ives has come to the all-night Laundromat to meet a thief. His laundry bag isn't carrying dirty clothing - it's stuffed with $90,000 cash. But he finds his contact, Bobby Boykins, in no state to talk. Bobby has been beaten, strangled, and stuffed behind a washing machine; Philip is inspecting the corpse when the police find him. Standing in a Laundromat with a dead body and a sack full of cash, Philip learns, is a good way to get arrested.

St. Ives is a go-between - a mediator between thieves and their victims - and he came to meet Bobby for the sake of a rich man who has lost his diary. If Philip can escape the Tenth Precinct, Bobby's killer will come for him next.

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July 1993 : USA Paperback

Title: The Procane Chronicle
Author(s): Ross Thomas, Oliver Bleeck
ISBN: 0-446-40177-3 / 978-0-446-40177-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Pr
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April 1987 : USA Paperback

Title: The Procane Chronicle (film title = St. Ives )
Author(s): Ross Thomas, Oliver Bleeck
ISBN: 0-06-080854-3 / 978-0-06-080854-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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