Shortcut man a novel by Sturges, Preston Jr

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Published by Scribner in New York .

Written in English

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StatementP.G. Sturges
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3619.T8643 S56 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24566657M
ISBN 109781439194171, 9781439194201
LC Control Number2010017583

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His third, Angel's Gate, was the best of the three, worth at least 4 stars, /5(49). Shortcut Man was a great read and a packed a major wallop. That is definitely my share of noir for the Shortcut man book, and then some. Actually this book sort of hits you in the face with a series of short sharp jabs from beginning to end/5.

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Introduced as the first in a series of noir crime novels - and referencing Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett in its jacket copy - "Shortcut Man" by P.G. Sturges clearly has Philip Marlowe.

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From the writer described as “a worthy successor to Chandler” (Michael Connelly), the follow-up to Shortcut Man, featuring Dick Henry, is a rousing tale /5. In Shortcut Man, Henry spends his days hunting down slimy con men and his nights seducing Lynette, an intoxicating, long-legged vixen. But when Henry gets an assignment from porn producer Artie Benjamin, his life suddenly becomes much more complicated.

Henry is known as a “shortcut man,” someone who believes that the shortest answer to many problems may not always be legal. As he cuts through the red tape for his clients, who range from an elderly woman ripped off by shady contractors to a landlord with a tenant many months behind on the rent, Henry always gets the job done, no matter.

"Shortcut Man is a glorious read: powerful, clever, suspenseful and filled with enough dark humor and shady characters to satisfy the most rabid noir fan, and convert those who aren't already."—Associated PressBrand: Scribner. There are three books in the Shortcut Man series (so far).

Shortcut Man was the first and this is the second. It's fun to read a book and actually laugh out loud from time to time. P.G. Sturges gives good dialogue for sure/5(19).

The Shortcut Man is a very good PI character. The first twp in the series, Shortcut Man and Tribulations of the Shortcut Man were much better than Angel's Gate. That said, it was an enjoyable read about the weasels and wankers in Hollywood.4/5.

Dick Henry aka the Shortcut Man becomes involved in a case featuring aging movie mogul Howard Hogue, who keeps a stable of young starlets available for his highly ritualized attentions. There are three books in the Shortcut Man series (so far). Shortcut Man was the first and this is the second.

It's fun to read a book and actually laugh out loud from time to time. P.G. Sturges gives good dialogue for sure/5. BOOK REVIEW. TRIBULATIONS OF SHORTCUT MAN by p.g. sturges bookshelf One protest from an outraged innocent says it all: “This is America.

This is Wyoming.” Our Verdict. GET IT. New York Times Bestseller. IndieBound Bestseller. bookshelf 0; LONG RANGE. Shortcut Man Publisher's Summary A smart and entertaining crime series debut set in the underbelly of Los Angeles, with a cast of characters that runs the gamut from saints to sinners.

In the City of Angels, not everyone plays by the rules. When people need a problem fixed fast, and. The latest novel in the acclaimed Shortcut Man series is a rousing tale of sex, sleaze, and salvation in the City of Angels that’s “filled with enough dark humor and shady characters to satisfy the most rabid noir fan” (Associated Press).

"Shortcut Man is a glorious read: powerful, clever, suspenseful and filled with enough dark humor and shady characters to satisfy the most rabid noir fan, and Brand: Scribner. Indeed, right up to the dark twists of the final lines, each character in Shortcut Man suffers emotionally, physically or both.

Amid these dire musings, however, Sturges manages to keep the tone of the novel brisk and light, buoyantly showing the human spirit to be not just resilient but optimistic as it confronts life’s grimmest : Art Taylor. From the writer described as “a worthy successor to Raymond Chandler” (Michael Connelly), the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Shortcut Man, featuring Dick Henry in a rousing tale of sex, sleaze, and salvation in the City of the second installment in the Shortcut Man series, Dick Henry—who believes that the shortest answer to many problems may not always be legal—reluctantly.

TRIBULATIONS OF THE SHORTCUT MAN is sturges’s sophomore effort, one that exponentially outclasses his extremely noteworthy debut. "TRIBULATIONS OF THE SHORTCUT MAN has it all: interesting and unforgettable characters, slow cars and fast women, violence, drugs, and great turns of phrase, both borrowed (and properly credited, every single time.

Dick Henry, the Shortcut Man, is a purveyor of unlicensed, unofficial, and unauthorized justice. In IPSO FATSO, Dick follows the breadcrumbs leading into the lofty halls of power and influence in Los Angeles/5.

In Tribulations of the Shortcut Man, he reluctantly provides assistance to an old girlfriend, pole dancer Pussy Grace. After Pussy’s boyfriend, rich and famous developer and septuagenarian Art Lewis, has inexplicably cut off communication with her, Dick and Puss enter Lewis’s mansion disguised as gas company employees to investigate.

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Now Henry must complete the job, avoid being killed, and somehow figure out what to do with Lynette. Filled with dark comedy, whip-smart writing, and a memorable cast of characters, Shortcut Man evokes Chandler and Hammett--hard-boiled crime at its best--and is an exciting beginning to a.

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"A rollicking new LA crime novel A well-paced and suspenseful damn good read, full of deft observations, honest sentiment, and screwball touches that would make his father proud." – Los Angeles Review of Books "Shortcut Man is a glorious read: powerful, clever, suspenseful and filled with enough dark humor and shady characters to satisfy the most rabid noir fan, and convert those who Released on: Febru At the outset of Sturges’s uneven third crime novel featuring L.A.

fixer and ex-cop Dick Henry (after ’s The Tribulations of the Shortcut Man), Henry gets a disbarred attorney, who owes a. Likable L.A. lowlifes and conniving Hollywood has-beens populate Sturges’s entertaining sequel to ’s Shortcut Man. It’s all in a day’s work for vigilante-for-hire Dick Henry when he.

Get this from a library. Shortcut man: a novel. [Preston Sturges, Jr.] -- In the City of Angels, not everyone plays by the rules.

Henry is a "shortcut man," someone who find solutions that may not always be legal. When he gets an assignment from porn producer Artie. Dick Henry is the Shortcut Man, assisting people with their sticky situations in the belief that the shortest answer to many problems may not always be legal.

In Tribulations of the Shortcut Man, he reluctantly provides assistance to an old girlfriend, pole dancer Pussy Grace. Shortcut Man A Novel (Book): Sturges, Preston: Baker & TaylorAfter he realizes that his girlfriend is actually the wife of a crime-connected porn producer, shady private eye Dick Henry must figure out a way to pin the affair on someone else before he gets & TaylorAfter he realizes that his girlfriend is actually the wife of a crime-connected porn producer, shady private eye Dick.

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Sturges. Abstract: In the City of Angels, not everyone plays by the rules. Henry is a "shortcut man," someone who find solutions that may not always. Just as funny as Dick’s debut (Shortcut Man, ), but more consistently plotted in the manner of all your favorite criminal zanies.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, ISBN:   The latest novel in the acclaimed Shortcut Man series is a rousing tale of sex, sleaze, and salvation in the City of Angels that’s “filled with enough dark humor and shady characters to satisfy the most rabid noir fan” (Associated Press).

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