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Mystery writer Brendan Monroe is tormented by the fear that his flamboyant fictional detective P. I. Roy Barron has come to life. Is the author losing his mind? Or is someone making it seem that way? When Barron is found dead, Sergeant Dan Valentine of the Santa Monica police focuses his investigation on the local chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, where he faces ...more
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Published 1988 by Doubleday
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From the book flap: Mystery Writer Brendan Monroe is in torment--he's afraid that his flamboyant fictional detective P.I. Roy Barron has come to life!

It began, Monroe explains to Sergeant Dan Valentine of the Santa Monica police, when different items belonging to Barron--his grey monogrammed homburg, a pack of Pall Malls, his Colt .357--mysteriously started to appear. Worse yet, Monroe is finding corrections penciled onto his latest manuscript...in Barron's looping scrawl. Is the author losing h
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Linington wrote under several monikers, including Anne Blaisdell, Lesley Egan, Egan O'Neill and Dell Shannon.

Barbara "Elizabeth" Linington (March 11, 1921–April 5, 1988) was a prolific American novelist. She was awarded runner-up scrolls for best first mystery novel from the Mystery Writers of America for her 1960 novel, Case Pending, which introduced her most popular series character, LAPD Homici
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