Baker & Taylor A male prostitute's death leaves some mysterious clues to another murder--satanic books, a mummified finger, a phone with numbers on automatic dial--leading Whistler on a grim search into a seething netherworld
Blackwell North Amer At the corner of Hollywood and Vine, the morning sun blazed like the devil, the night crawlers drifted into the shadows, and the news walked straight through the doors of Gentry's Coffee Shop and sat down at Whistler's table. The facts: a boy named Kenny Gotch - a.k.a. Harriet LaRue - was dead, leaving behind a clue to a murder Whistler would rather forget. Whistler once turned over every stone in L.A. alongside police detective Isaac Canaan, searching for whoever stole and mutilated Canaan's little niece and left her body draped over a tombstone in Hollywood Cemetery. Now Whistler sees a chance to solve the crime that still plagues Canaan's soul. Among the twangy boys, pimps and cops, strollers and jack-rollers, few know more about Kenny than that he favored purple dresses and rhinestone shoes. His phone was on auto-dial to a boy called Pooch, a professor who looks like Howdy-Doody, and a child-snatching Satanist, but not to Mary Bucket, the pretty nurse with small-town manners who was there when Kenny died...and who has what it takes to put Whistler under her spell. Yet once Canaan himself starts following Kenny's trail of broken hearts and dangerous connections, nothing can keep Whistler from shadowing his progress through a netherworld of glittering lies and faded promises, where the only thing that can't be bought is hope. Canaan drops out of sight in an urban wonderland where money is made from fear and longing, the mummified finger of a child is a love token, and a private club above the sea is an elite fantasy world of lust and death. When Halloween turns the City of Angels into a seething orgy of booze, drugs, and naked flesh, Whistler must find his friend and save him from a cop's most horrific mistake.
Baker & Taylor In a new La-La Land mystery, a male prostitute's death leaves some mysterious clues to another murder--satanic books, a mummified finger, a phone with numbers on automatic dial--leading Whistler on a grim search into a seething netherworld.