The Wrong Gun by J. P. Hailey

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After Russ Timberlaine, a wealthy gun collector, tells Steve Winslow that one of his pistols is missing, a body is found in Timberlaine's mansion, apparently killed by the stolen firearm. By the author of The Naked Typist.

About J. P. Hailey

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Parnell Hall is a part-time actor, a former private detective, and full-time writer of novels and screenplays. He writes the Stanley Hastings mystery novels, the Steve Winslow courtroom dramas, and the Puzzle Lady mysteries. He has been nominated for the Edgar, Shamus, and Lefty awards. He also writes under the pseudonym J. P. Hailey. He currently lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.
Published October 16, 1992 by Dutton Adult.
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When big, dumb gun-collector Russ Timberlaine comes to Steve Winslow (The Naked Typist, 1990, etc.) fearing that the .45 once owned by historic gunslinger Pistol Pete--and that's now been stolen from him--will be used to commit a crime, Steve hatches what seems like a bright idea: In addition to ...

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Winslow and his perky assistant Tracy attend a weekend gun auction at Timberlaine's Long Island mansion, where a gun expert is shot to death, apparently with a bullet from the fake Colt.

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