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King of the Bottom

3.08  ·  Rating Details  ·  13 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
On a cold and gloomy morning the mutilated body of Armand Hagopian, a prosperous Armenian businessman is found hanging from the gate of his toxic dump. The implacable finger of the law points to the decedent's illegal Mexican workers, but crime reporter Samuel Hamilton, with the nose of a bloodhound and inexhaustible tenacity decides to investigate the death on his own. Sa ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published 2012 by Bay Tree Pub (first published January 2008)
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Rhonda Gilmour
May 25, 2015 Rhonda Gilmour rated it it was ok
Shelves: mysteries
I picked this book up from a sale bin in an independent bookstore, intrigued by the propspect of a noir detective story set in the San Francisco Bay Area. I very nearly gave up several times while reading it, but I perservered in order to learn what this writer had done well enough to get published. First of all, he married Isabel Allende. His knowledge of criminal law helped some as well. The twists and turns of the murder plot are actually pretty clever; however, he commits the literary sin of ...more
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Samuel Hamilton entraba nuevas amistades guiado por su instinto de sabueso, un "abogado de los pobres" con quien decide trabajar codo a codo y sin olvidar las antiguas amistades a quienes recurre en busca de oídos, hierbas milagrosas, consejos, y algo de cariño.
El crimen se resuelve a través de tribunales, un juicio tenso e impredecible, donde los acusados están en desventaja por donde se les mire.
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Apr 26, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it
Good old fashioned murder mystery. I enjoy his characters and the depth of his research.
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