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Falling Angel

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781453271131
Author(s): William Hjortsberg
Format: Paperback
Year: 2012
Publisher: Open Road Media
Dimensions: 142 x 214 x 24 (w x l x h)
Pages: 249

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Hjortsberg's Edgar Award-nominated classic about the hunt for a vanished singer that leads a detective into the depths of the occult Big-band frontman Johnny Favorite was singing for the troops when a Luftwaffe fighter squadron strafed the bandstand, killing the crowd and leaving the singer near death. The army returned him to a private hospital in upstate New York, leaving him to live out his days as a vegetable while the world forgot him. But Louis Cyphre never forgets. Cyphre had a contract with the singer, stipulating payment upon Johnny's death-payment that will be denied as long as Johnny clings to life. When Cyphre hires private investigator Harry Angel to find Johnny at the hospital, Angel learns that the singer has disappeared. It is no ordinary missing-person's case. Everyone he questions dies soon after, as Angel's investigation ensnares him in a bizarre tangle of black magic, carnival freaks, and grisly voodoo. When the sinister Louis Cyphre begins appearing in Angel's dreams, the detective fears for his life, his sanity, and his soul. 'Terrific . . . One of a kind . . . I've never read anything remotely like it.' -Stephen King 'A chilling homage to the hard-boiled detective novel of the Raymond Chandler school.' -The New York Times 'A near perfect book . . . Not since Psycho changed the bathing habits of thousands has a novelist so completely turned conceptions inside out.' -Los Angeles Times William Hjortsberg (b. 1941) is an acclaimed au
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