. . . As excerpted from a West Coast newspaper.
GIRL DISAPPEARS FROM MILLIONAIRE'S YACHT (Los Angeles) - - Tragedy struck in midst of an outing aboard the luxurious yacht of multi-millionaire playboy Richard (Rix) Holland III two nights ago at Isthmus Cove off Santa Catalina Island, when a girl apparently disappeared in the cold waters of the Pacific. The party of seven on the yacht "Doubloon" included Holland, film star Roger Vallance, and United States Senator Ned Davenport, currently the youngest member of that body. The others were Captain Luke Aubrey, 36, Penny Archer, 19, Frieda Muller, 20, Sandy Larkin, 18, and Olivia Barlowe, 17, all of Newport Beach, California. According to witnesses on land, the party had dined ashore at Doug's Reef, the only restaurant at the cove, then returned to the "Doubloon" around 11:00 P.M. Some time later, Penny Archer, said to be upset by the Captain's decision not to return to Newport that night because of heavy weather, apparently tried to reach a neighboring vessel using a shore boat. Her absence was not immediately noticed by the others, but a search was finally mounted and the launch was discovered early the next morning, floating off Little Fisherman's Cove. No trace of Penny Archer was found then or during subsequent searches by boat, helicopter and cross-country vehicles. CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR ART HANSL’S WORK FLASHBACKS “Art Hansl’s book is a delightful, sexy, humorous romp through his life and specifically the bizarre world of B films in ‘60’s Italy, Mexico and beyond . . .” Barnaby Conrad, International best-selling author of Name-Dropping, Matador, and so many others! A CALL FROM L.A. …a smart, hip thriller. Hansl has a knowing eye, and he takes us straight into the heart of political intrigue. T. Jefferson Parker, Author: Laguna Heat Hansl depicts an assortment of Southern California habitats, from wealthy enclaves to biker camps with dead-on accuracy. Publisher’s Weekly "In Arthur Hansl's A Call From L.A. the murder of ex LAPD detective Jon Storm's former partner ultimately takes on conspiratorial proportions international in scope. The hunt is exciting. . . a relentlessly suspenseful story." Bob Weiner, Newsday “A real gem . . . a thrilling murder mystery, peopled by some of the kinkiest characters ever to appear between hard covers . . . packs a wallop . . . Hansl writes with a style reminiscent of Raymond Chandler and Ross McDonald and with an equally full dose of robust humor.” Albuquerque Journal Magazine “This well-crafted story reminds us a little of Sam Spade and a lot of The Manchurian Candidate, which is high praise indeed.” Pasadena Star News --This text refers to the
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