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Tribulations of the Shortcut Man: A Novel (edition 2012)

by p.g. sturges

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Title:Tribulations of the Shortcut Man: A Novel
Authors:p.g. sturges
Info:Scribner (2012), Hardcover, 256 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:***1/2
Tags:Fiction, Crime Fiction, California

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"Fresh Meat" by Susan Amper for Criminal Element

Tribulations of the Shortcut Man features Dick Henry, a private eye who doesn’t necessarily play by the rules but can navigate the Hollywood Hills and the seamy underbelly of Los Angeles with equal sangfroid. In The Shortcut Man, the first in the series, Henry refers to Preston Sturges, creator of brilliant 1940s movies including Christmas in July, Hail the Conquering Hero and The Lady Eve all wistful tales of idealism and lost innocence (not to mention being the father of P.G. Sturges, the book’s author). Henry claims that his favorite Sturges’ movie is Unfaithfully Yours, a telling choice, for that film, along with Tribulations of the Shortcut man is about innocence lost long before the story begins.

Read the rest at http://www.criminalelement.com/blogs/2012/01/fresh-meat-daredevil-mark-waid-vol-...
  CrimeHQ | Apr 11, 2013 |
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Dick Henry is the Shortcut Man, assisting people with their sticky situations in the belief that the shortest answer to many problems may not always be legal. In "Tribulations of the Shortcut Man," he reluctantly provides assistance to an old girlfriend, pole dancer Pussy Grace.… (more)

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