Toros & Torsos

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Bleak House Books, Oct 15, 2008 - Fiction - 398 pages
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Against the vivid backdrops of a killer hurricane that nearly destroyed the Florida Keys in 1935, the Spanish Civil War, post-war Hollywood and the first days of the Castro regime in Cuba, Hector Lassiter--legendary crime novelist--engages in a decades-long duel against a cabal of killer artists.

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User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

This well-written book is just not my style. Crime writer Hector Lassiter seduces a young tourist on Key West, only to lose her to a serial killer during the hurricane of 1935. Several years later, he ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alan - Goodreads

Hector Lassiter is quite the hardboiled dude! Also manages to meet some very interesting twentieth century characters in his travels. Zelig or Gump-like except with a Colt Peacemaker. Just manages to stay inside the credibility line and brings up "hidden history" which is always fun! Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Edgar-finalist Craig McDonald is an award-winning journalist, editor and fiction writer. His short fiction has appeared in literary magazines, anthologies and several online crime fiction sites.

His debut novel, Head Games, was selected as a 2008 Edgar nominee for Best First Novel by an American Author. It was also nominated for Anthony and Gumshoe awards and made several "year's best" lists.

His other nonfiction books include Art in the Blood, a collection of interviews with twenty major crime authors that appeared in 2006.

McDonald was also a contributor to the NYT's nonfiction bestseller, Secrets of the Code. He recently won national awards for his profiles of crime novelists James Crumley, Daniel Woodrell and James Sallis.

He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, and the International Association of Crime Writers.

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