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Jim Messenger is a CPA who hates his job, loves jazz, and can't forget a woman he has seen eating at the Harmony Café . She goes by the name of Janet Mitchell, and when he introduces himself, her only comment is, "It won't do you any good." When she commits suicide, Messenger is driven to find out why. Her name is only the first of the lies he uncovers. In "historic Beulah," Nevada, secrets coil like rattlesnakes ready to strike, and suffering lies like a suffocating blanket over lives put on hold. Starting with one slender clue, Messenger embarks on a search for the truth that becomes a rite of passage. By the end, lives have been changed, a horrible murder brought to light, and a quiet, little town irrevocably torn apart.
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Grouping Title blue lonesome
Grouping Author pronzini bill
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-05-02 04:21:37AM
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display_description A haunted woman's suicide pulls a California man into the poisonous secrets of a bleak Nevada desert town in Bill Pronzini's masterful work of noir fiction. There is something about the sad woman eating alone night after night at the Harmony Caf ̌that intrigues San Francisco CPA Jim Messenger. Unfulfilled himself, Jim feels a kinship with her - and later, when she commits suicide, he resolves to find out why. His search leads him to Beulah, a middle-of-nowhere mining town in the Nevada desert, where hatreds run deep, where secrets are as venomous as a rattlesnake bite, and where a stranger asking too many questions might inexplicably disappear. Still, in this dusty, barren landscape, Jim feels completely alive. And he's not going anywhere until he uncovers the truth, even if it rips the whole town apart. Richly atmospheric and peopled with achingly human characters, Blue Lonesome is a crime novel as tense and coiled as a rattler ready to strike and as dark and hypnotic as the lonesome desert night.
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publishDate 1995, 2014
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subject_facet Electronic books, Mystery fiction, Nevada -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction, Suicide victims -- Fiction, Women ranchers -- Nevada -- Fiction
title_display Blue lonesome
title_full Blue Lonesome [electronic resource] / Bill Pronzini, Blue lonesome / Bill Pronzini
title_short Blue lonesome
topic_facet Electronic books, Psychological fiction, Suicide victims, Women ranchers