The Detective & the Chinese High-Fin by Michael Craven
A John Darvelle Mystery

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Posing as an interested buyer, Darvelle visits Prestige Fish and gets a very bad vibe from owner Lee Graves. He continues to look into the fish, aware that if he’s not very clever, he may end up sleeping with them. An exciting, well-written detective noir whose final twist raises it far above the ordinary.
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Attention, fans of Carl Hiaasen, Harlan Coben, and Robert B. Parker! The author of The Detective & The Pipe Girl—nominated for both the Nero Wolfe and Shamus Awards—returns with another whip-smart, funny, and propulsive mystery featuring singular Los Angeles P.I. John Darvelle.

Private Detective John Darvelle is back—drinking cheap beer, playing ping-pong and sharing his philosophy on everything from work/life balance to restaurants with bad air-conditioning. (He doesn’t believe in the former, he despises the latter.)

Darvelle is hired to find the killer of Keaton Fuller, a well-born Los Angeles man gunned down in his own driveway. The cops couldn’t solve the case, in part because everyone who came in contact with Keaton despised him. Translation: Anybody could have done it. Following a trail of the dead man’s betrayals, Darvelle finds himself in the exotic, high-stakes world of rare tropical fish. The fish are certainly valuable enough to kill for, but is there something more menacing going on?

As Darvelle relentlessly drives toward the truth, a showdown awaits that is at once riveting, visceral, and very, very dangerous. It’s a case only he could solve—just as long as he’s willing to put his life on the line.

 

About Michael Craven

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S. Michael Craven is the president of the Center for Christ and Culture in Dallas, Texas. Considered a leading cultural apologist, he studies, writes, and lectures on theology, philosophy, and culture. Michael has been a featured speaker at the University of California at Berkeley, national conferences, and seminaries and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, ABC, and NBC. His weekly columns can be found on Crosswalk.com, Christianity.com, and The Christian Post, where they reach over 3.5 million readers each month.
 
Published June 21, 2016 by Harper Paperbacks. 336 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Posing as an interested buyer, Darvelle visits Prestige Fish and gets a very bad vibe from owner Lee Graves. He continues to look into the fish, aware that if he’s not very clever, he may end up sleeping with them. An exciting, well-written detective noir whose final twist raises it far above the ordinary.

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