Body Copy

Body Copy

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Baker & Taylor
When a beautiful woman requests his help in solving her uncle's long-baffling murder, private investigator and former surfer Donald Tremaine is puzzled by the case's numerous innocent suspects and the victim's many complicated secrets. Original. 25,000 first printing.

HARPERCOLL

Introducing Donald Tremaine, P.I.

Once the world's number one surfer, Donald Tremaine quit at the top of his game, moved into a trailer in Malibu, and became a detective. Beautiful women don't ask for his autograph anymore. Now they ask for his help—like the stunning Nina Aldeen, who wants Tremaine to solve the murder of her uncle, advertising mogul Roger Gale, brutally slayed in his L.A. office a year earlier. The police investigation went nowhere. The suspects are many, and the victim had more secrets than anyone ever knew. But the closer Tremaine gets to the truth, the closer he comes to a killer who just might make his most complicated case his last.

A novel that both honors and invigorates the classic private eye novel, Body Copy loudly heralds the arrival—with a bullet—of a major contender on the noir scene.



Blackwell North Amer
Once the world's number one surfer, Donald Tremaine quit at the top of his game, moved into a trailer in Malibu, and became a detective. Beautiful women don't ask for his autograph anymore. Now they ask for his help - like the stunning Nina Aldeen, who wants Tremaine to solve the murder of her uncle, advertising mogul Roger Gale, brutally slayed in his L.A. office a year earlier. The police investigation went nowhere. The suspects are many, and the victim had more secrets than anyone ever knew. But the closer Tremaine gets to the truth, the closer he comes to a killer who just might make his most complicated case his last.

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, c2009
ISBN: 9780061657160
0061657166
Branch Call Number: M CRAVEN
Characteristics: 288 p. ; 21 cm

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Jul 28, 2014

“There are several kinds of murders in the world, Evan. Sometimes people kill because they’ve just lost their cookies. Serial killers are an example of this. Guy who suddenly thinks it’s his right to kill people and store their body parts in the fridge. That’s called being crazy. Another reason people kill is out of desperation and fear. Gang murders are an example of this. Kids grow up so poor and hungry and angry and desperate that they begin to rationalize killing another man because they think it’s the only way out .. “Another kind of murder,” Tremaine said, “is a crime of passion ...

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Jul 28, 2014

... underneath the logo, it said the harder you work, the better the work.

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Jul 28, 2014

The client: He looked at Nina. That smooth, pale skin and that dark, almost black, hair. The way she sat in the chair, comfortable, but with her feet together, and her arms crossed, looking a little reserved. She had the perfectly tailored, expensive clothes, but then a necklace made of little bright blue and yellow glass beads that might have been made by an artist in the East Village of New York City. And just that hint of sadness in her eyes. It was all working for her; she had the mix just right. And, no, not attractive. A knockout.

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Jul 27, 2014

An easy read and page turner of noir from a Malibu surfing PI. See summary for plot.

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Jul 27, 2014

From Goodreads: Once the world's number one surfer, Donald Tremaine quit at the top of his game, moved into a trailer in Malibu, and became a detective. Beautiful women don't ask for his autograph anymore. Now they ask for his help—like the stunning Nina Aldeen, who wants Tremaine to solve the murder of her uncle, advertising mogul Roger Gale, brutally slayed in his L.A. office a year earlier. The police investigation went nowhere. The suspects are many, and the victim had more secrets than anyone ever knew. But the closer Tremaine gets to the truth, the closer he comes to a killer who just might make his most complicated case his last.

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