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Fear of the dark

Author: Gar Anthony Haywood
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Winner of the 1988 Best First P.I. Novel Contest, this promising debut introduces black private investigator Aaron Gunner, hired to find the white man who walked into the Acey Deuce bar in South Central Los Angeles to blow away the owner, J.T. Tennell and Buddy Dorris of the Brothers of Volition, a black activist group. Buddy's sister, Verna Gail, feels the murder isn't getting enough police attention and hires  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gar Anthony Haywood
ISBN: 0312017960 9780312017965
OCLC Number: 17413742
Notes: "A Thomas Dunne book."
Awards: Best First P.I. Novel, 1988, Private Eye Writers of America.
Description: 185 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Gar Anthony Haywood.

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Winner of the 1988 Best First P.I. Novel Contest, this promising debut introduces black private investigator Aaron Gunner, hired to find the white man who walked into the Acey Deuce bar in South Central Los Angeles to blow away the owner, J.T. Tennell and Buddy Dorris of the Brothers of Volition, a black activist group. Buddy's sister, Verna Gail, feels the murder isn't getting enough police attention and hires Gunner, a P.I. who's trying to quit the business. He discovers that the killer is Denny Townsend, a white supremacist working on the fringes of a campaign to elect Lew Henshaw, a politician running on a law-and-order platform. Before Gunner can talk to Townsend, he finds him shot to death in Gunner's car. The cops are suspicious of Gunner, who soon is framed for the killing of Townsend's friend and possible accomplice, Stanley Ferris. To save his own neck, and to keep L.A. from erupting into racial violence, Gunner must find the connection between the politician, a local drug dealer and the Brothers' charismatic leader, Roland Mayes.

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