The Amber Effect

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Categories: Mystery/Crime
Publisher: E-Reads | Date published: 01/01/1986

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"As far as I'm concerned, Richard S. Prather was the King of the paperback P.I writers of the 60s. Shell Scott should be in the Top Ten of any readers list of favorite private eyes." --Robert J. Randisi For four decades, Richard S. Prather published over 40 works of detective fiction, most featuring his clever, cad-about-town hero, Shell Scott. Known for their arched humor, punchy dialogue, and sunny Southern California locale, the Shell Scott books represent one of the greatest private eye collections ever produced. THE AMBER EFFECT A Shell Scott Mystery Just when surefire shamus Shell Scott was thinking that unannounced naked women don't show up on his doorstep frequently enough, a Ms. Naked USA contestant and next-door neighbor comes knocking with nothing on. But the real knockout is her story: someone tried to kill her and is now dead on her floor! This private eye can't believe what he's seeing! Before Scott can even ask where she kept the weapon, she's disappeared and our private dick is stuck with the stiff?and a tall tale to tell the cops. Scott's used to people trying to take shots at him, and for good reason, but who would want to hurt this heavenly heartbreaker? The trail leads Shell Scott to even more barbarous beauties and he gets thrown some dangerous curves along the way. The search for the truth is a bumpy ride and people keep getting bumped off but our legendary lady-killer knows how to hang on. The plot is thick, the suspects are drop-dead gorgeous and its time once again for our hard-charging, gun-toting gumshoe to rise to the occasion. Honored with the Life Achievement Award by the Private Eye Writers of America! "(Shell Scott is) as amusingly blithe a figure as the field has seen since the Saint." --Anthony Boucher