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The Same Lie Twice

3.4  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A copywriter’s wife has vanished, and only John Easy is slick enough to save her

Jim Benning makes $25,000 a year writing drivel for the admen at the Arbogast & Joseph Agency, and his wife thinks he’s worth a whole lot less. Joanna is a model: nervous, beautiful, and prone to meltdowns. In a last-ditch attempt to save their marriage, she agrees to a few sessions with a
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ebook, 140 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road (first published January 1st 1973)
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Stephen Ormsby
Dec 10, 2012 Stephen Ormsby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun little read that will easily wile away an afternoon. The main character is a detective named John Easy, and he is that way about almost everything. Easy with woman, with suspects, with his gun.


Easy goes in search of a missing wife and an interesting adventure along the way. Do not expect to talking politics or philosophy with this book, as it is simply written to give us some time off. There is some funny word choices and conversations on ocassion but nothing too much to distract f
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Rob Smith
Jul 02, 2016 Rob Smith rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a speedy tale that is chock full of great storytelling. Goulart eases back from the typical humor he plunges a story into and takes a Raymond Chandler-esque turn with John Easy.

The characters are particularly well written. Including one that appears one way but is written far more complicated, though little is outwardly indicated about the layers in the book and have little to do with the conclusion. The settings are well done.

I really like how each chapter skips over a period of time a
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Bill
Oct 28, 2012 Bill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ron Goulart’s The Same Lie Twice is simply a lot of fun. Peopled
by L.A. characters that make me want to visit there just to
people watch, Goulart’s detective Easy is just that, easy with
his women, his survival, and with those he meets as he searches
for a run away wife.

This is one of those books that is good for laughs, some head scratching and some good discussion – a fine light mystery that
will relax you after a hard day’s work, or on a wintery afternoon.
A fun read.
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Ron Goulart is a cultural historian and novelist. Besides writing extensively about pulp fiction—including the seminal Cheap Thrills: An Informal History of Pulp Magazines (1972)—Goulart has written for the pulps since 1952, when the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction published his first story, a sci-fi parody of letters to the editor. Since then he has written dozens of novels and countles ...more
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