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Scavenger Hunt (Jimmy Gage Mystery #2)

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  105 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Philip Marlow and Lew Archer would recognize a kindred spirit in Jimmy Gage, reporter for SLAP magazine, troublemaker by trade and inclination, and the hero of Robert Ferrigno’s sinuous new crime novel. While taking part in a Hollywood scavenger hunt, Jimmy meets Garret Walsh, a bad-boy movie maker in the truest sense: He’s just been released from prison after serving seve ...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published December 18th 2007 by Vintage (first published 2003)
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Andrew Vachss
Hardboiled, hard-edged, hard truthed, and brilliantly written. This is one guy you'll be thanking me for telling you about for years.
A great modern-noir detective story set in the seedy underside of Hollywood. I love it when L.A. itself becomes a character in the story. Even the douche-bags can be likable then because they're an integral part of the scenery.

I didn't know this was the second in a series until now, but there were quite a lot of references in the story to earlier events, so it makes sense. Fortunately, they didn't derail the story too much. I've read a couple of other Ferrigno novels, but none with the Jimmy Gag
Joe Moffa
Great Hollywood sleaze detective yarn. Chandler would still recognize LaLa Land.
Corey Miller
Man, what a disappointment. I loved FLINCH, which introduced the character Jimmy Gage. That book was funny, insightful, unpredictable, and filled with interesting and quirky characters. So I was very much looking forward to this second novel. But wow. This novel is almost all pure exposition - as dry and slow as a Law and Order episode. All the personalities have been leached from the characters, and I found myself skimming pages to get through it. Too bad.
Ozzie Cheek
A very, very good mystery/thriller. The Hollywood types are dead-on (I was a TV writer for ten years). The plot zips along with enough twists to keep the reader turning the page. Only one thing keeps this book for being a great mystery worthy of five stars. Ferrigno kills one too many characters, one that need not and should not have died. No pun intended, but it was overkill. Otherwise, Ferrigno writes like Elmore Leonard meets Carl Haissen, and that's good!

Leonardo Etcheto
Really liked this book, mainly because the characters seemed so alive and real. The story was quite interesting, but the plot for me was secondary to the world and the characters. The personalities were fantastic, and while they are almost all a bit eccentric in never seemed gratuitous. Very enjoyable reading, good plot, great setting. First book I have read by this author, now I need to get the rest.
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Robert Ferrigno is an American author of crime novels and of speculative fiction. I've written twelve novels in the last twenty years, most crime thrillers. Sins of the Assassin was a finalist for the Edgar, Best Novel, by the Mystery Writers of America in 2008, and my comic short story, "Can I Help You Out?" won the Silver Dagger, Best Short Story, by the Mystery Association of Great Britain.

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