The Silver Face

The Silver Face

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John Ray Horn knows all about regret. One-time hero in a series of cheap westerns, he now scrapes a living collecting debts for his old Indian co-star, Joseph Mad Crow. Then his past resurfaces in the form of an old flame and forgotten movie star. Rose Galen once had a talent that lit up the screen. Now she is a shattered creature, drink-sodden and haunted by some tragic event in her past. But before she can share her secret, Rose is murdered and Horn sets out with the aid of Mad Crow to find her killer. It is a quest that leads back into the dark heart of 1920s Hollywood, to a party where mobsters mingled with movie stars, and where a young girl met a terrible death.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 24mm | 300g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • 0752864513
  • 9780752864518
  • 1,832,782

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'Horn and Mad Crow ... are one of the finest double acts of crime fiction anywhere. The period is brilliantly captured, the characters are complex, and the author combines pace, surprises, humour and emotion with a wonderful literary style.' HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER
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About Edward Wright

Edward Wright grew up in Arkansas and was a naval officer and a newspaperman before discovering the greater satisfaction of writing fiction. Although transplanted to California, he remains partial to barbecue and bluegrass music. He also has an affinity for film noir. Among his regrets are never having met Will Shakespeare, Robert E. Lee, or Hank Williams. He and his wife, Cathy, live in the Los Angeles area but get away whenever possible to the lakes and trails of the eastern Sierra Nevada. Edward was awarded the coveted CWA Ellis Peters Memorial Dagger for his novel RED SKY LAMENT in October 2006.
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61 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 20% (12)
4 46% (28)
3 28% (17)
2 5% (3)
1 2% (1)
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