Hardball

Brash Books, LLC

The third novel in the rip-roaring, wildly inventive James Reed series of hard-boiled crime novels set against the backdrop of sunny Southern California.


These days, ex-London cop James Reed makes his living renting out the Malibu beach house he got in his divorce from a big-name actress. He's taking it easy when, to make some fast cash, he agrees to provide temporary lodging and security to a wealthy recluse recovering from an undisclosed illness. That simple job takes a wild turn into a nightmare of blackmail, drugs, and murder that could put James in prison... or a shallow grave.


"Excellently plotted and paced, this adventure offers the satisfaction of a hard-boiled L.A. detective story overlaid with the nuances of a British mystery. Sangster constructs an intricate problem and lets his intelligent, complex hero loose to solve it." Publishers Weekly


"Sangster certainly has a ball writing this series." Chicago Tribune


"More action-thriller than mystery, the action, from hand-to-hand combat to nautical chases, is steady." Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Jimmy Sangster was an acclaimed screenwriter (Curse of Frankenstein, Deadlier Than the Male, The Legacy, etc), director (Lust for a Vampire, Banacek, etc ) TV writer (Wonder Woman, Cannon, BJ and The Bear, Kolchak etc) and novelist. His many books include TouchfeatherTouchfeather Too, Blackball, Snowball, Hardball, Private I, and Foreign Exchange, all of which will be republished by Brash Books. He died in 2011.

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Publisher
Brash Books, LLC
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Published on
Aug 11, 2019
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Pages
258
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ISBN
9781941298565
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
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This content is DRM protected.
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