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Death is a lonely business

Venice, California is a dying town, but when the dead bodies are found lying around, murder is the suspected reason. Elmo Crumley is out to find out what happened.

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  • "A struggling young writer has strange things happening around him in Venice, California, including friends' fatal accidents. He sets out to find the connection between the bizarre events."
  • "Venice, California is a dying town, but when the dead bodies are found lying around, murder is the suspected reason. Elmo Crumley is out to find out what happened."@en
  • "Ray Bradbury, the undisputed Dean of American storytelling, dips his accomplished pen into the cryptic inkwell of noir and creates a stylish and slightly fantastical tale of mayhem and murder set among the shadows and the murky canals of Venice, California, in the early 1950s. Toiling away amid the looming palm trees and decaying bungalows, a struggling young writer (who bears a resemblance to the author) spins fantastic stories from his fertile imagination upon his clacking typewriter. Trying not to miss his girlfriend (away studying in Mexico), the nameless writer steadily crafts his literary effort--until strange things begin happening around him. Starting with a series of peculiar phone calls, the writer then finds clumps of seaweed on his doorstep. But as the incidents escalate, his friends fall victim to a series of mysterious "accidents"--some of them fatal. Aided by Elmo Crumley, a savvy, street-smart detective, and a reclusive actress of yesteryear with an intense hunger for life, the wordsmith sets out to find the connection between the bizarre events, and in doing so, uncovers the truth about his own creative abilities."@en
  • "A naive young writer and a world-weary detective delve into the pathetic pasts of the victims of a series of bizarre homicides in Venice, California."
  • "In California in 1949, a young writer and a detective believe a number of deaths associated with an amusement park were murders. Suddenly the killer begins stalking them."

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  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Mystery fiction."@en
  • "Mystery fiction."
  • "Electronic books."
  • "Electronic books."@en
  • "Fiction."
  • "Fiction."@en
  • "Detective and mystery stories."@en
  • "Detective and mystery stories."

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  • "Death is a Lonely Business."
  • "Death Is A Lonely Business."
  • "Death is a lonely business"
  • "Death is alonely business"
  • "Death is a lonely business"@en
  • "Death is a lonely business : [a novel] /"
  • "Death is a lonely business : a novel /"
  • "Death is a lonely business /"
  • "Death is a lonely business /"@en
  • "Death is a lonely business."
  • "Death is a lonely business."@en

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