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The Girls of Bunker Pines (The Drifter Detective)

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Jack Laramie's back in the third installment of the "Drifter Detective" series. This time he's parked his horse trailer "beyond the pine curtain" in East Texas, where he makes the acquaintance of a troubled Korean War veteran—and a pair of vivacious burlesque dancers, with their hands in a long con game gone wrong. Atom Age paranoia meets booze, buckshot, and buxom babes, ...more
Kindle Edition, 104 pages
Published February 4th 2014 by BEAT to a PULP
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Randy
Apr 16, 2014 Randy rated it it was amazing
The Drifter Detective series has rapidly become a favorite. Jack Laramie roams 1950s Texas in his DeSoto and the horse trailer he lives in working as a P.I. The grandson of U.S. Marshal Cash Laramie, he gets into almost as much trouble as "granddad."

Here he gets involved with a young Korean vet checking out an obvious scam involving vets and bomb shelters.

We get a little more look into Jack's past as we get flashbacks of his WWII days.

Elliott has two more coming and Wayne Dundee has a forthcomin
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Charles
May 25, 2014 Charles rated it really liked it
Jack Laramie returns to action in the Girls of Bunker Pines. Jack is invited by a friend in on a deal that quickly goes south. Very enjoyable.
Kevintipple
Mar 12, 2014 Kevintipple rated it it was amazing
It began with The Drifter Detective and continued on with Hell Up In Houston and now traveling private investigator Jack Laramie is back in The Girls of Bunker Pines. It is 1956 in Kilgore, Texas as a hail storm pulls Jack Laramie from an intense dream of his B-17 being shot down over Germany during the war. While he is back home and has pretty much adjusted to civilian life by wandering across Texas in his Desoto hitched to a horse trailer while working as a private investigator, the nightmares ...more
Nigel Bird
Oct 22, 2015 Nigel Bird rated it it was amazing
‘He looked about as worried as a houseplant.’

Jack Laramie lives in a horse box and carries around his grandfather’s gun as a companion. He stumbles into Joe Crews at a prayer meeting. Crews is an alcoholic veteran of the Korean War and he’s been invited to sell an investment into bomb-proof underground shelters to ex-servicemen. Laramie immediately smells a rat and sees the long con that Crews has been sucked into.

What lures the detective into digging deeper into the con is the need he feels to
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Tony
Mar 18, 2014 Tony rated it it was amazing
I like the books from BTAP. Particularly the noir titles. There are some nice links between the various series. This one for example is about The Drifter Detective Jack Laramie who is the grandson of Cash Laramie. Cash is a western fiction character also chronicled by BTAP. The subtle connections back to Cash in this story are a nice touch and add depth to the character.

The story is set in 1950s America where everything is great on the surface but under that thin veneer lies a seething mess. Tha
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Mandy Walkden-Brown
Aug 09, 2016 Mandy Walkden-Brown rated it it was amazing
Superbly done noir.
Jack Laramie is the Drifter Detective and I'm so very glad I didn't drift past this one.
One cannot help but like the main character, his client was sweet, but naive, and the opposition were suitably devoid of redeeming features.
The flashback to Jack's WWII experience was quite chilling.
It was an immensely enjoyable tale and I'll certainly be reading more in this series.
Highly recommended.
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