The Black Glove
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NOMINATED FOR THE EDGAR AWARD Terry Traven is an L. A. private eye who modeled himself after Philip Marlowe and thrived in the 1960s, becoming a minor celebrity for his hardboiled style and his skill at tracking down runaways. But now it's the 1980s, his minor fame has completely faded, and he's barely making a living. So he jumps at the opportunity to find a wealthy, born-again industrialist's missing son who has been dabbling in drugs and punk rock. It's not just a chance to save the kid... but himself. Traven's search leads him into a bizarre, cocaine-drizzled world populated by kidnappers, drug dealers, talent agents, greedy entrepreneurs, religious zealots and desperate killers. "Miller pretty much equals the masters - Hammett and Chandler - of the hardboiled detective story," Houston Post "THE BLACK GLOVE is every bit as remarkable as the best film noir of the 1940s," Detroit News.
Cutting Edge Publishing, 9781941298886, 270pp.
Publication Date: December 22, 2015
About the Author
Geoffrey Miller caused a sensation with his debut thriller, The Black Glove, which earned him an Edgar Award nomination from the Mystery Writers of America for the Best First Mystery Novel. A hard-boiled detective tale, The Black Glove follows Los Angeles sleuth Terry Traven as he tracks down the kidnappers holding the son of a wealthy businessman for ransom. Confronted with complications, conspiracies, and cocaine stashes, Traven navigates the dangers Southern California's dark underbelly with a twisted a sense of humor that gives this noir thriller a tongue-in-cheek twist. A UCLA graduate who studied motion pictures, Miller worked as a public librarian for three decades. Now retired, he recently finished his highly-anticipated second thriller.