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The Same Lie Twice

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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
ebook, 140 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Road (first published January 1st 1973)
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Stephen Ormsby
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
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 (b. 1933) 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 an ...more
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