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Slumming his way from a fortune teller down on Coast Highway in Doheny Beach to the decaying trailers and rotting fish along the Salton Sea and back to the restless summer nights of Laurel Lagoon, Michael Devlin, the jaded protagonist and private detective of South On Pacific Coast Highway doggedly searches among the often tony, sometimes seedy but always alluring venues ...more
Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Published July 8th 2013 by stargazer press
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Joe Hempel
Sep 04, 2013 Joe Hempel rated it really liked it
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Crime novels can be tricky. You have to keep the reader engaged the plot, and tell a smart and compelling story with characters that are relate-able. How does Gary Paul Corcoran’s first foray into this complex genre fair? Read on to find out!



Self described as a crime “throwback” novel, you can easily grab comparisons to Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe. From the way Michael Devlin draws his conclusions, his interactions with the other characters, an
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Gary Corcoran
Dec 10, 2013 Gary Corcoran rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
“Author Gary Paul Corcoran and his quick-witted, daring and charmingly off the cuff PI, Michael Devlin keep this fast paced, suspense filled murder/mystery racing to beat the clock. Four dead bodies. One cheating wife. One wrongly accused friend and a billionaire whose name turns up every rotten place Michael looks. A great author, a spell binding novel and one must read! We can only hope that Mr. Corcoran is planning to bring Michael Devlin back again soon!”

~ Fran Lewis: Just Reviews/WordPress.
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Fran
Nov 30, 2013 Fran rated it it was amazing
South on Pacific Coast Highway: Gary Corcoran


A frantic phone call from a close friend sends PI Michael Devlin in motion. Arrested for the murder of his wife, trying to convince Michael of his innocence the facts are coming in and the evidence is stacking up but not before we learn more about this man’s wife. As Michael reaches out to a close friend to defend this man three more bodies find themselves at his front door you might say. South on Pacific Coast Highway is a story dealing with hardnose
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Flor
Jan 18, 2014 Flor rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this because it was reminiscent of those good old fashioned detective novels as opposed to their contemporary sensationally gory counterparts. The protagonist is all the more endearing for being a bit rough around the edges, and at the same time competent, humorous, philosophical and surprisingly sentimental. Above all, he has a conscience. Corcoran has a talent for writing dialog as well as vivid descriptions of the southern California setting he seems to know so intimately. ...more
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Being Irish and born but a few miles down the road from Twain's old mansion, it seems only natural that I would have been bitten by the writer's bug. Being transplanted from the clapboard, Courier & Ives New England of my youth to the cookie cutter, stucco subdivisions that bulldozed the orange groves of Southern California out of the way in the 1960s, I never did and never will feel entirely ...more
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