Murder Is My Business

Murder Is My Business

by Brett Halliday

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Ten years ago, private eye Mike Shayne did a job for one of the richest men in El Paso, digging up dirt on a boy courting the tycoon’s daughter. Now the daughter’s back, all grown up and dangerous. And so’s Shayne – but this time it’s to investigate murder… 

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ISBN-13: 9780857683472
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 03/29/2011
Series: Mike Shayne Series , #11
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 998,456
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Brett Halliday (real name: Davis Dresser) was one of the most prolific and popular hard-boiled crime writers of all time, penning fifty novels about redheaded shamus Michael Shayne. Shane Black’s 2005 movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was partly inspired by a pair of Mike Shayne novels.

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Murder Is My Business 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
WillyMammoth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Mike Shayne novels are a classic of American literature, a shining example of the detective fiction of the 1940s and 50s. "Murder Is My Business" is one of Shayne's better known adventures. It involves Shayne's trip to El Paso to solve a series of murders connected with the silver mining business and all the players present in a case Shayne worked 10 years ago. Of course, the previous case has a lot to do with the new one, and only Shayne can unravel the mystery.The story is a great example of the pulp mysteries of the era, what with the mysterious family ties, switched identies, and convoluted murder plot. Halliday's writing isn't as good as your heavy hitters like Chandler and Hammett, but he's still good. Even today his stories still read well and offer great entertainment for an afternoon.
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