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The tattooed muse
Harrington, Kent A., 1952-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Tucson, Ariz. : Dennis McMillan Publications, [2001]

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288 pages ; 24 cm
English, Old (ca. 450-1100)
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Booklist Review

Struggling novelist Martin Anderson is dizzy from selling his second pint of blood in a week. But his fortunes change rapidly: a book published, movie rights, and big money to write the screenplay. Most of the members of Martin's writers' group are delighted for him, but things unravel quickly. He begins to lose hours out of the day, finding himself atop San Francisco's Coit Tower with no memory of how he got there. A ghostly blonde woman seems to haunt the tower--or Martin. In short order, he becomes delusional and begins to believe that he's guilty of a near fatal assault on a boorish movie producer. Veteran whodunit readers will quickly know who drove Martin mad and why. Still, the treachery that fills the second half of the book, and the tormented character of the man who solves the mystery, are worth the ride. That said, this reviewer hopes Harrington returns to the fine, dark noir of his 1996 debut, Dark Ride. --Thomas Gaughan

Publisher's Weekly Review

In Kent Harrington's (The American Boys) The Tattooed Muse, a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock, a writer's group goes haywire when one of its members, a struggling, skateboarding novelist, attempts murder and then commits suicide. His master-of-the-universe best friend Michael, who drives a Porsche and owns a country house, has been lending members of the group money, and they begin to wonder if he's drawing their attention away from some behind-the-scenes activities. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved