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When Larry Kent said good-bye to Eve Delmar, she was alive. The next morning she turned up dead - shot to death. But who wanted to kill her, and why? The chief suspect was her estranged husband...but he was a friend of Larry’s, and when he denied murder, Larry believed him.
So he set out to find the real killer and save his friend from a hot date with the electric chair.
But the case soon turned even more complicated. What part did nightclub owner Earl Salem play in it all? How did a seven-year-old out-of-state murder tie in to it?
It was only when someone decided that Larry himself should be his next victim that he realized he was up against something bigger than he could have possibly suspected.
About Larry Kent: Larry Kent started his life as the hero of a half-hour radio show on Australia’s Macquarie Network and was inspired chiefly by the success of the hard-boiled mysteries of Carter Brown. As the popularity of the radio show grew, the Cleveland Publishing Pty. Ltd decided to publish a series of Larry Kent novels. Two authors, Don Haring (an American who lived in Australia) and Des R Dunn (a Queenslander) are primarily associated with the series. Between 1954 and 1983, Larry appeared in well over 400 adventures.
Kent is a typical hard-boiled private eye. He smokes Luckies, drinks whisky, and early on in his stories has usually met a dame and is fighting for his life. His mean streets are pure New York (although the radio series was set in Australia) and include Harlem nightclubs and Jersey roadhouses.
Generally the body counts are high: about six deaths per novel.
But there’s another side to Larry Kent. He’s a Vietnam war veteran, he used to work for the CIA and still does, usually reluctantly, on occasion. And once, when an attempt was made on his life, the Agency paid for him to have plastic surgery that altered his appearance...something he never quite managed to get used to.
Larry Kent is fast and fun, and Piccadilly Publishing is proud to be bringing his cases to a whole new generation of fans, complete with their original "good girl" artwork.