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Suicide King: A Jake Samson Mystery Hardcover – October 1, 1988


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 212 pages
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1 edition (October 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031202293X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312022938
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,670,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Political pundits will relish the fifth fast-paced whodunit featuring unlicensed Oakland, Calif., private investigator Jake Samson and his sidekick and tenant, professional carpenter Rosie Vincente. Though Jake maintains a cynical view of politics, he accompanies Rosie to a speech by gubernatorial candidate Joe Richmond, who is vying for the fledgling Vivo party nomination. Impressed with the aspirant's rhetoric and charisma, Jake later attends a benefit for him, where he meets Richmond and one of his aides, Pam Sutherland. The next day Pam discovers her boss hanging naked from a tree in her backyard. Convinced that Richmond was a murder victim, not a suicide as the police suggest, she hires Jake to find the culprit. Singer ( Spit in the Ocean ) depicts campaign shenanigans and backroom wheeling and dealing, while Jake, caught in a dangerous game of political intrigue, delivers another solid performance.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

I'm the author of 13 published novels. The most recent, originally published as Blackjack by Lee Singer and published in hardcover and audiobook, has just been released from BooksBNimble, as Torch Song, first book in the Blackjack trilogy, by Shelley Singer. It stars Rica Marin, spy, torch singer, and mercenary in the dangerous Balkanized world of 2066.
I've recently completed a novelized memoir titled The Pepsi Cola 9th Street Grocery and have started writing the second book in the Blackjack trilogy, as yet untitled. The six earlier books in the Samson series are either available or in production as ebooks. Unlicensed iconoclast Jake Samson and his pal Rosie are PIs in the San Francisco Bay Area. One of the four books in my Barrett Lake series, Interview with Mattie, was nominated for a prestigious Shamus award.
I've taught fiction writing and worked one on one with writers as a manuscript consultant on nonfiction, literary novels and in every genre from memoir to mystery to science fiction to horror. Several clients and students have gone on to become published authors. I've been cited in the acknowledgments or dedications of several published books, including a number of award-winners. Recently, a student called me "insanely meticulous"--and meant it as a compliment. I think.
I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and began my working life as a reporter with UPI in Chicago. During a checkered and mercifully brief journalism career, I met many famous people, at least two of whom were murdered, and many not-so-famous who are still alive.
I have done too many things for a living.

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