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The Hampton Connection Mass Market Paperback – May 1, 2002
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Producer Michael Reo worries that his plans to star Paul in a film involving the last major Hampton murder is near collapse. The police suspect the underwear guru of the crime because of the locked room, in this case cottage, phenomena. Instead of seeking a new actor, Michael decides to prove that the infamous model is innocent. However, he never expected to uncover the mess he finds.
THE HAMPTON CONNECTION is an entertaining police procedural-amateur sleuth tale that provides an insider look at the playground of the rich and famous. The story line works because of the puzzling, but apropos clues associated with the case. Although the police at time seem to lack credibility, Vincent Lardo shows he knows his stuff both, mystery and locale wise.
Mr. Lardo has an amazing eye for detail. As a resident of East Hampton, the town about which he writes, I can say that he gets things right. He doesn't miss a trick, making one of his books as good as a week's vacation in these parts.
The way he moves among narrators is excellent, developing his stories from different characters' points of view, and staying with each of their voices. There is a stillness to THE HAMPTONS CONNECTION, a pervasive sense of foreboding.
Mr. Lardo also took over the "Archy McNally" mysteries, set in Palm Beach, when their creator died. These books are great fun, maybe even more fun than the Hamptons series. The Archy books are meant to be as frothy as champagne and so they are. The Hamptons novels are far more compelling, and they stay in a reader's memory in the same way in which a fine red wine does.
Depending on one's mood, Vincent Lardo is an author for all seasons.