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Little Too Much (Jack Liffey Mysteries) Hardcover – April 1, 2011

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Book 13 of 13 in the Jack Liffey Mystery Series

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In Shannon's violent, anarchic 13th Jack Liffey mystery (after 2010's On the Nickel), the Los Angeles child finder has plenty to worry about. Jack's trouble-prone teenage daughter, Maeve, has left home for UCLA and an off-campus apartment, while he fears he's losing his live-in girlfriend, L.A. cop Gloria Ramirez, to investigator Sonny Theroux, a former friend of his, in Bakersfield. Meanwhile, when black movie star Tyrone Bird, a schizophrenic, goes off his meds, off the set, and on a search for his father, the studio hires Liffey to find Ty. The arrival of Colombian drug-runner Jhon Orteguaza ups the ante. Shannon's frequent point-of-view shifts can be disruptive, but he makes great use of the sordid history of the real-life Sandstone Retreat, the infamous home to free sex back in the '70s, as well as movie lore. The main characters—Liffey, Ramirez, and Maeve—continue to grow in depth and complexity. (Apr.)
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In Shannon's violent, anarchic 13th Jack Liffey mystery (after 2010's On the Nickel), the Los Angeles child finder has plenty to worry about. Jack's troubleprone teenage daughter, Maeve, has left home for UCLA and an off-campus apartment, while he fears he's losing his live-in girlfriend, L.A. cop Gloria Ramirez, to investigator Sonny Theroux, a former friend of his, in Bakersfield. Meanwhile, when black movie star Tyrone Bird, a schizophrenic, goes off his meds, off the set, and on a search for his father, the studio hires Liffey to find Ty. The arrival of Colombian drug-runner John Orteguaza ups the ante. Shannon's frequent point-of-view shifts can be disruptive, but he makes great use of the sordid history of the real-life Sandstone Retreat, the infamous home to free sex back in the '70s, as well as movie lore. The main characters--Liffey, Ramirez, and Maeve--continue to grow in depth and complexity --Publishers Weekly, February 14, 2011

This time out, Jack Liffey (On the Nickel, 2010, etc.), finder of lost children, searches for a lost father. Though African-American movie star Tyrone Bird is positioned comfortably among the box-office elite, not much else in his life is comfortable. For some time he's been in emotional disarray, heading quietly for psychological meltdown. A marker along the way is his special brand of hallucination: the Skinnies, a team of attenuated tormenters functioning like an ill-disposed entourage. Buttressed by meds, he's been able to hold things together well enough to keep his pictures consistently earning A-list money. Now, however, Bird is on the wing somewhere, his disappearance triggered by a secret desire that's become a full-blown obsession. Ty needs to find his father, and as a consequence Jack needs to find them both for the sake of an important movie left half-finished. The gig isn't Jack's usual kind--no actual kids are involved--but cash-flow problems have a way of fostering flexibility. Unfortunately, traces of Ty prove scant. Nor is Jack at his professional best. At 63, and with unexpected bitterness, he's experiencing something he thought he'd safely consigned to history: woman troubles. In the 13th of this widely respected series, Shannon wavers between realistic family drama and unabashed melodrama. It's an uncertainty readers will sense and share. --Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2011
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Product Details

  • Series: Jack Liffey Mysteries
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers; Reprint edition (April 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0727869914
  • ISBN-13: 978-0727869913
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,337,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Shannon continues his razor-sharp dissection of the post-modern U.S. microcosm known as L.A., this time moving to the exurbs, Topanga Canyon, where The Day of the Locust meets Deliverance. But forget about literary echoes and glib comparisons and settle in for a contemporary story in the City of the Angels, told with wit and humor and insight by an author with a unique ear for dialogue and an authentic talent for mind-probing among crania both bizarre and ordinary. Shannon's alter ego Jack Liffey sets out to find a missing actor and discovers a sordid history in the hills above the city.
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