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The Girls in the High-Heeled Shoes Paperback – 2 Feb 2016

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Publishing Group; Reprint edition (1 June 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1783295384
  • ISBN-13: 978-1783295388
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 358 g
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"If you are a fan of the cleverness of Ellery Queen in his prime, the fast-talking wit of the Thin Man movies, and classic mystery in the style of S.S. Van Dine, then this is for you." - Comic Book Resources

"The New York theater world of the 1930s provides the backdrop for Kurland's entertaining sequel (first published in 1998) to Too Soon Dead, which introduced Alexander Brass, a popular columnist for the New York World newspaper who will remind Rex Stout fans of Nero Wolfe. Two-Headed Mary, a con artist who solicits contributions outside Broadway shows for a nonexistent charity, has vanished. Sandra Lelane, a Broadway actress who says she's Mary's daughter, implores Alex and his Archie Goodwin-like sidekick, aspiring novelist Morgan DeWitt, to search for Mary. Meanwhile, Billie Trask, a thief, is suspected of stealing a weekend's worth of box-office receipts from the lucrative production of the musical Lucky Lady. Fears for Mary's safety heighten after a visit to her Brooklyn apartment reveals that someone has impersonated Sandra and looted the place. The lively banter between Alex and Morgan serves to propel the plot as it evokes fond memories of Stout's characters." - Publishers Weekly

About the Author

MICHAEL KURLAND is the author of more than thirty novels, but is best known for his Edgar-nominated mystery series featuring Professor Moriarty, including The Infernal Device and The Great Game. He has also edited several Sherlock Holmes anthologies and written non-fiction titles such as How to Solve a Murder: the Forensic Handbook. He lives in Petaluma, California.

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