- Series: Terry Manion Mystery
- Paperback: 254 pages
- Publisher: Perfect Crime Books (April 30, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1935797344
- ISBN-13: 978-1935797340
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,098,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Neon Smile (Terry Manion Mystery) Paperback – April 30, 2012
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"INGENIOUSLY STRUCTURED AND PLOTTED . . . [Lochte] returns for the second time to New Orleans and captures it to the last levee-sided beignet at dawn. In fact, Lochte has become one of its prime delineators."
--Los Angeles Times
A straight-shooting, no-nonsense P.I. like Terry Manion working for the king of ultratacky tabloid TV? Not exactly a match made in heaven. But when Manion gets the chance to reopen a thirty-year-old murder case involving his mentor, J. J. Legendre, he jumps at it. J. J. was still a cop on the New Orleans beat in 1965 when he busted volatile black militant leader Tyrone Pano for murder. Pano called it a frame-up, and Legendre believed him. Legendre finally cracked the case, but three decades later, it falls to Manion to pick up the pieces his teacher missed--and write the shocking ending to the whole sordid scenario. . . .
"THE NEON SMILE is Dick Lochte's magnum opus. . . . I couldn't put it down."
"Dick Lochte has a style of his own: giddy and gaudy on the outside, cynical and perverse under the skin."
--The New York Times Book Review
About the Author
Dick Lochte, author of crime novels and screenplays, is a native of New Orleans. His recent books include a collaboration with the Today show's Al Roker (The Talk Show Murders) and a new novel, Blues in the Night. His debut mystery, Sleeping Dog, won a Nero Wolfe Award. Lochte is a past president of the Private Eye Writers of America.
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