Mystery Girl

Mystery Girl

A Novel

Book - 2013
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When Sam Kornberg's wife, Lala, walks out on him, he's an unemployed used-book store clerk and failed experimental novelist with a broken heart. Desperate to win her back, he takes a job as assistant detective to the enigmatic Solar Lonsky, a private eye who might be an eccentric and morbid genius or just a morbidly obese madman. It's a simple tail job, following a beautiful and mysterious lady around L.A., but Sam soon finds himself helplessly falling for his quarry and hopelessly entangled in a murder case involving Satanists, succubi, underground filmmakers, Hollywood bigshots, Mexican shootouts, video-store geekery, and sexy doppelgangers from beyond the grave. A case that highlights the risks of hardcore reading and mourns the death of the novel -- or perhaps just the decline of Western Civilization.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
ISBN: 9780544028586
0544028589
Branch Call Number: Mystery Gor
Characteristics: 304 pages ; 24 cm

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