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State's Evidence (John Marshall Tanner #3)

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Hired by the mob to locate the only reliable witness to a recent mob-orchestrated hit-and-run killing, San Francisco private eye John Marshall Tanner must find out if the witness, Teresa Blair, is hiding or if someone is keeping her quiet.
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 1st 1991 by Crimeline (first published 1982)
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Feb 03, 2013 Eric_W rated it it was amazing
Many people have compare Greenleaf to Ross MacDonald and I can see why. There is the same undercurrent of corruption and complicated familial relationships suffering from events that occurred many years before. Greenleaf has been much under-appreciated and that's a shame. I recently ordered a bunch of his Tanner novels and will be vegging out on them over the next few days.

In this one Tanner is asked by the Deputy DA Tolson of El Gordo to help find a missing witness. Mrs. Blair reportedly had se
Jan 02, 2011 Peter rated it liked it
Stephen Greenleaf is one of my favourite authors, he is the closest thing to Ross MacDonald out there, he is a writer with the ability to write passages of detective fiction that make you stand back and marvel at the skills of the novelist but State's Evidence was a dip in the quality of the series in my opinion. His first two books - Grave Error and Death Bed - were sensational, near perfect detective fiction but State's Evidence while very good, sees a dip in the quality of the work.

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Stephen Greenleaf got a B.A. from Carlton College in 1964 and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkely in 1967. Stephen Greenleaf served in the United States Army from 1967 through 1969, and was also admitted to the California Bar during that period, with subsequent numerous legal positions.

Stephen Greenleaf studied creative writing at the University of Iowa in 1978 and 1979, (the Iowa
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