The Blue Door

The Blue Door

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As welterweight boxer, Eddie Cero makes his way home through a dark Philadelphia alley, he steps in on two punks beating up an older man. It's a favour that's going to turn Eddie's life upside down. Sal Giambroni buys Eddie a round and offers him a part-time gig helping with his private-detective work. Despite Eddie's reluctance, a few days on the job reveal that he has a knack for snooping - and then he stumbles onto a cold case involving a missing soul singer. A music lover with a budding interest in the singer's attractive, talented sister, Eddie finds himself involved in a violent, twisted story of betrayal and intrigue, power and passion - all set to the beat of rock and roll.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 33.02mm | 566.99g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0151011818
  • 9780151011810

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Praise for David Fulmer's Mysteries
"If you're looking to get lost in a mystery, look no further. To me, the real mystery is why David Fulmer isn't as rich and famous as that other guy."--Nick Tosches
"The sense of place is so palpable you can almost hear the music. Fulmer's writing is crisp and nuanced. His action sequences are as clear as his exposition. Characters are beautifully drawn with just a few words." --"Detroit Free Press"
"Fulmer brings alive this earlier time with descriptions so lively one can hear the music's wildness and the crowd's bustle."--"The Baltimore Sun
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"The best part . . . is the writing, the see-it, feel-it, touch-it style that Fulmer uses to wonderful effect . . . It's a wonderful rendition of a particular world as a very distinctive time." --"The Times-Picayune "(New Orleans)
"Fulmer's dialogue adds its lyric voice to the gutbucket sounds and ragtime rhythms pouring out of the bars and up from the streets." --"The New York Times Book Review"
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Praise for David Fulmer'sMysteries "Fulmer brings alive this earlier time with descriptions so lively one can hear the music's wildness and the crowd's bustle." "The Baltimore Sun" "The best part . . . is the writing, the see-it, feel-it, touch-it style that Fulmer uses to wonderful effect. . . . It's a wonderful rendition of a particular world as a very distinctive time."--"The Times-Picayune" (New Orleans)"
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Welterweight boxer Eddie Cero is out of the ring with an injury, but he still can't bear to see an unfair fight. In a Philadelphia alley, he steps in on two punks beating up an older man--and the guy, a private detective, buys Eddie a round and offers him a part-time gig. Eddie could use the cash, though he doesn't think much of the profession. But after a few days on the job Eddie learns he has a knack for snooping--and then stumbles on a cold case involving the frontman for the Excels, one of Philadelphia's best soul acts. A music lover and a big fan of the group, Eddie starts investigating the case out of curiosity, but the missing singer's talented sister draws him deep into a violent, twisted story of betrayal and intrigue, power and passion--all set to the beat of rock and roll.David Fulmer, author of the acclaimed Storyville series, now brings us to the vibrant city of Philadelphia and the early days of its famous soul.
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110 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 22% (24)
4 43% (47)
3 29% (32)
2 5% (6)
1 1% (1)
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