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Drink the tea : a mystery

Author: Thomas Kaufman
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Willis Gidney was a kid from the streets -- a born liar and a successful rip-off artist. That is until he runs into Captain Shadrack Davies of the D.C. police. Davies fosters Willis, and imparts just enough ethics to bother a street kid for life. Gidney is a PI now, and is searching for the missing daughter of a friend, jazz-saxophonist Steps Jackson. He finds a woman who may be the missing girl's mother -- but the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Kaufman
ISBN: 9780312607302 031260730X
OCLC Number: 428026937
Notes: "A Thomas Dunne book for Minotaur Books"--T.p. verso.
Description: vii, 294 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Thomas Kaufman.
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Willis Gidney was an expert at the scam. At age 12 he was taken in by the captain of the DC Police who managed to instil a small amount of ethics in him. He became a private investigator. Now, when  Read more...

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Kaufman's debut ...benefits from brisk development and a flattering, textured portrait of the nation's capital. Wisecracking narrator Gidney is also an appealing spinner of yarns. "Kirkus Reviews""

 
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