Lake Charles: A Mystery Novel by Ed Lynskey

By Ed Lynskey

Ed Lynskey, probably the most acclaimed sleek crime noir authors, returns to the Smoky Mountains with a brand new hardboiled story of homicide, ardour, and severe motion.

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A stiff bristle brush, a can of Bon Ami, and elbow grease might work. The drudgery of tackling it depressed me. I’d heard the idea of running a bass boat on its trailer through a car wash. ” I wagged my head. “Nothing of either. ” “Ditto. ” “Is this her idea of a joke? ” I hated asking it. Tasting the bile coating my tongue, I closed the final three paces where I leapt to the T-dock. The rotten timber crumbled but didn’t collapse under me. I spat out the bile and secured my dock line. His flicked cigarette butt sizzled at striking the water.

Can’t be. Look again. ” He removed the sunshades and fitted them upside-down on his mesh cap’s beak. “Okie-dokie, Brendan. Check the spillway and make a liar out of me. Go ahead. ” “I see no sign of her or the crotch rocket. ” We skirted the rust-pitted overflow pipe sticking a foot above the waterline and pulled the bass boats up on the dam’s pebbly embankment. I saw how the water had undercut the earth wall, and I led us up its incline. Anxiety fluted his forehead. On the dry flank, a moonscape of limestone riprap prevented the erosion, but it had failed.

Neutral like the Swiss, I knew better than to get embroiled in their marital squabbles. Again, I rinsed and spat. “Didn’t you two call it quits on the Fourth? Now you talk out the other side of your mouth. ” “Well, excuse me all to hell. ” After hoisting a leg over the side of the dentist chair, I stood. Giving me her back, she clattered the steel picks and mouth mirrors to fit them into the autoclave. ” signs. Some bad habits died hard. She was one gasp away from reaming the smoker a new one but turning, she used a more cordial tone.

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