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The Kubla Khan Caper (Shell Scott #32)

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It's not exactly Xanadu but the Kubla Khan, Ormand Monaco's new super-luxury hotel in Palm Desert, California is designed and built to transport visitors to what such a palace would be like. He's planned a beauty contest as part of the grand opening but what nobody had planned on are a couple of murders that stir things up and start to spoil the show. Who better than Shell ...more
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Published February 18th 2006 by (first published September 1966)
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Dale Zawada
Jun 10, 2016 Dale Zawada rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Picked this up on a whim at the used book store and couldn't be happier with my decision.

When the line "When in India, do as the Hindu" happened in chapter 1 I knew I was going to have a good time.

Wisecracking detective, sexy ladies, fast moving story, less than 200 pages. Yeah, I'll be trying to get my hands on more Shell Scott stories.
Vitor Frazão
Mar 11, 2012 Vitor Frazão rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A maioria dos detectives procura deslindar os mistérios com inteligência e astúcia, Shell Scott limita-se a vaguear pelas páginas, a babar-se por tudo o que é rabo de saias, até tropeçar na solução por acidente. Se vos for parar às mãos de graça e não tiveram mais nada para ler, as palhaças das de Shell e o desfile de beldades, envoltos numa história de faca e alguidar, poderão entreter-vos, de outro modo não aconselho a gastar tempo e dinheiro com este livro.
Bruce Snell
I read a lot of Shell Scott books when I was in high school and enjoyed them at the time. Now, over 40 years later, they don't hold up very well. Still a fun read, but no depth to the characters or plot.
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Richard Scott Prather was an American mystery novelist, best known for creating the "Shell Scott" series. He also wrote under the pseudonyms David Knight and Douglas Ring.

Prather was born in Santa Ana, California. He served in the United States Merchant Marine during World War II. In 1945 year he married Tina Hager and began working as a civilian chief clerk of surplus property at March Air Force
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