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Reopening a case from thirty years earlier that had been supposedly solved by his mentor, Terry Manion explores the 1965 serial killings that ended the life of a Black militant leader
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Dick Lochte is the author of the prize-winning Sleeping Dog, as well as the recent highly praised Terry Manion mystery Blue Bayou. A former book columnist for the Los Angeles Times, he is drama critic for Los Angeles Magazine and is a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Daily News, and The Armchair Detective. Born and raised in New Orleans, Lochte currently resides in Southern California with his wife, son, and a seventy-five-pound Bouvier with the body of a bear and the soul of a poet.From the Inside Flap:
OUSLY STRUCTURED AND PLOTTED . . . [Lochte] returns for the second time to New Orleans and captures it to the last levee-sided beignet at dawn. In fact, Lochte has become one of its prime delineators."
--Los Angeles Times
A straight-shooting, no-nonsense P.I. like Terry Manion working for the king of ultratacky tabloid TV? Not exactly a match made in heaven. But when Manion gets the chance to reopen a thirty-year-old murder case involving his mentor, J. J. Legendre, he jumps at it. J. J. was still a cop on the New Orleans beat in 1965 when he busted volatile black militant leader Tyrone Pano for murder. Pano called it a frame-up, and Legendre believed him. Legendre finally cracked the case, but three decades later, it falls to Manion to pick up the pieces his teacher missed--and write the shocking ending to the whole sordid scenario. . . .
"THE NEON SMILE is Dick Lochte's magnum opus. . . . I couldn't put it down."
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Book Description Fawcett, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0804114056