Forever's Just Pretend

Forever's Just Pretend : A Hector Lassiter Novel

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Key West, 1925: the USA's southernmost point and the most un-American of American locales; a rowdy border town surrounded by water and populated by sports fishermen, naval veterans and Cuban revolutionists - misfits and mavericks, all. After several years abroad, crime writer Hector Lassiter arrives on "Bone Key" to reunite with his lost love Brinke Devlin, a fellow author and the woman destined to become the first Mrs. Lassiter. Hector finds an island in turmoil - beset by fatal fires and savage attacks against women that the local press attributes to a baseball bat-wielding fiend dubbed "The Key West Clubber." When one of the Clubber's murders hits too close to home, the newlyweds begin to poke around the crimes. What they find casts doubt on the possibility of a single culprit. By turns sexy, sly and sinister, Forever's Just Pretend barrels along at a page-turning pace to a shattering conclusion that casts new light on Hector Lassiter and his legend. "I loved Brinke Devlin the first time she came on the page and I loved her at the end, too. She's a fascinating character." -James Sallis, author of DRIVE
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Product details

  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 21.08mm | 498.95g
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0992655293
  • 9780992655297
  • 2,398,634

About Craig McDonald

Craig McDonald is an award-winning author and journalist. The Hector Lassiter series has been published to international acclaim in numerous languages. McDonald's debut novel was nominated for Edgar, Anthony and Gumshoe awards in the U.S. and the 2011 Selection du prix polar Saint-Maur en Poche in France. The Lassiter series has been enthusiastically endorsed by a who's who of crime fiction authors including: Michael Connelly, Laura Lippmann, Daniel Woodrell, James Crumley, James Sallis, Diana Gabaldon, and Ken Bruen, among many others. Hector Lassiter also centers short stories that appear in three crime fiction anthologies, "Dublin Noir" (Akashic Books), "The Deadly Bride & 19 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories," (Carroll & Graf) and "Danger City II" (Contemporary Press). Craig McDonald is also the author of two highly praised non-fiction volumes on the subject of mystery and crime fiction writing, "Art in the Blood" and "Rogue Males," nominated for the Macavity Award."
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