Forty years ago in Italy, a vicious gang of thieves broke into a museum, stole four paintings and murdered an American soldier. In 1989 the paintings resurface - and so do the murderers. Salvatore Cartucci, part-time private eye and owner of The Black Moon Bar, calls on a cadre of America's toughest detectives for a continent-wide investigation. It's a mystery that will impel all of them to uncover the truth behind the paintings' disappearance - and expose one of the most complex art scams of the century. This private eye novel is by FIVE of today's most talented crime writers: Loren D. Estleman (two-time winner of the Shamus award and National Book Award nominee), Ed Gorman (winner of the 1988 Shamus award for best short story), W. R. Philbrick (a hard-boiled novelist "with a 20-20 eye and a sharp ear for dialogue"), Robert J. Randisi (founder of the Private Eye Writers of America), and L. J. Washburn (winner of the 1988 Shamus award for best paperback novel).

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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June 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Black Moon
Author(s): Loren D Estleman, W R Philbrick, L J Washburn, Ed Gorman, Robert J Randisi
ISBN: 1-55802-125-6 / 978-1-55802-125-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lynx Books
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