Third You Die

Kensington Publishing Corp.
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The Lambda Award–winning mystery series starring “a really fresh and original character” (Greg Herren).
 
Finally settling down with his hunky cop boyfriend, former callboy Kevin Connor is giving up the “oldest profession” for a new career: producing his mom’s TV talk show, Sophie’s Voice. But when their latest guest—gay porn sensation Brent Havens—ends up floating in the East River after vowing to blow the lid off the adult film industry, Connor returns to the world of high-stakes sex to find out: Who killed the twink who had everything?
 
Was it the X-rated director who exploited his star for his own desires? The bartender boyfriend who hustled more than just cocktails? Or the eye-candy costar who left the sweet actor for a sugar daddy?
 
Either way, Kevin is zooming in on one twisted plot with no shortage of drama queens. But is he ready for his close-up . . . with a killer?
 
From the author of First You Fall, called “funny, intriguing, exciting—everything a great mystery should be” by J. A. Konrath, and Second You Sin, put on the Washington Blade’s “Best of the Books List,” this is a witty New York story filled with both sex and suspense.
 
“Fans will be anxiously anticipating Kevin’s continued adventures.” —Philadelphia Gay News
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About the author

Scott Sherman is the author of First You Fall, winner of the 2009 Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Mystery. Scott has written for a variety of publications, including Newsweek, Genre, Instinct and The Washington Blade. Sherman is well-known both as an activist for gay parenting rights and as founder of the highly successful podcasts, The Gay Parenting Show and The Digital Photography Show. He currently lives with his two sons in a suburb of Washington, DC.
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Publisher
Kensington Publishing Corp.
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Published on
Sep 25, 2012
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Pages
353
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ISBN
9780758278920
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / LGBT / Gay
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
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Rafferty’s Rule 20: Any hunch so strong that it hurts just has to be right.

It’s not a typical day when Rafferty gets mistaken for a hitman. Always the altruist, Rafferty tries to warn the intended victim, only to find someone has beaten him to it.

Max Krandorff is dead and mutilated and Rafferty’s left holding the bag. Full of cash.

Rafferty soon discovers that Max’s business partner, Carl, is behind the gruesome murder, but damned if anyone knows where Carl is now. And that’s when the phone calls start. The killer wants credit for Max’s murder and “my money, or else!”

Thus begins a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Max’s killer knows all about Rafferty: who he is, where he lives and works, and where he and Hilda sleep.

On the other hand, Rafferty knows squat about the voice on the other end of the phone; only that if he doesn’t locate Carl and the killer soon, his whole world could go up in flames.

If you’re a fan of Spenser, Mike Hammer or Matt Scudder, then this hardboiled pulp thriller, from Shamus Award Winner W. Glenn Duncan, will keep you reading late into the dark night.


CANNON'S MOUTH is a hardboiled P.I. mystery in the tradition of the best pulp thrillers.

Rafferty’s a Dallas P.I. and an ex-cop who spent enough time on the streets to understand how things work. And when they don’t, Rafferty’s the guy you’ll want on your side. He may quote Latin occasionally, smoke too much and be a cynical sonofabitch, but when it all hits the fan and you need someone you can trust, you’ll be glad you called Rafferty.

Originally published by Ballantine, this 30th Anniversary release of CANNON'S MOUTH marks the first time that W. Glenn Duncan’s work has been available in digital format. We doubt that Rafferty would quietly accept the ongoing march of technology that provides this opportunity, but even a grizzled P.I. has to grow up sometime.

This hardboiled PI series will continue with the first new Rafferty story in nearly three decades. FALSE GODS, written by W. Glenn Duncan Jr. (son of the original author) sees Rafferty looking for a missing girl, up to his ass in religious fundamentalists and needing all the help he can get from his old pals Cowboy and Mimi—and a few new ones—to make sure he gets out alive.

Join the Rafferty Readers’ Group at RaffertyPI.com to get the latest news on the upcoming release of FALSE GODS.


Praise for W. Glenn Duncan:

“Sometimes it seemed W. Glenn Duncan's Texas P.I. Rafferty had a rule for everything, but the fact remains that most of them were a hoot. And, of course, a further irony is that "Rafferty's Rules" is, in fact, an Australian football term for "no rules at all.” - Thrilling Detective Website

“I have all of the Rafferty titles in my collection. I've gotten rid of a lot of stuff over the years, but the Rafferty books are a mainstay. I think they're terrific!” - Paul Bishop

“Duncan truly captured the pure essence of the definitive smart-ass private eye in his character Rafferty. Take part Sam Spade with a little Mike Hammer, mix in some Spenser and you have an awesome character.” - Cliff Fausset

“At first sniff, it may smell like Spenser with a cowboy hat, but take a good whiff: W. Glenn Duncan's Dallas, Texas private eye RAFFERTY was actually a blast of fresh air in what was rapidly becoming a glut of sensitive, soul-searching, overly politically-correct cookie cutter P.I.s in the late eighties. Of course, it helps that Dallas ain't Boston.” - Kevin Burton Smith

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