Logan is the first person you’d call for two-fisted detective action!
And three times Logan means three times the adventure.
1930s Hollywood wasn’t just moving picture stars and backlots. It was also a petri dish crawling with crime. Power breeding corruption, wealth motivating robbery, and revenge leading to murder. In these three tales, private investigator Tom Logan uses his brains, fists, and caustic wit, first to take on a mysterious organization called "The Syndicate", which is usurping territory from other mobs and has placed a target on him, and the female witness he’s protecting. In a second story, Tom rescues a fair maiden from the clutches of a racketeer running a gambling boat. She becomes the "marker" Logan has to prevent him from cashing in. And finally, Tom discovers that revenge is anything but sweet. A repeat (serial) murderer - labeled "The Full Moon Killer" by the press - is stalking The City of Angels. Unfortunately, Logan’s name is on this character’s list.
Cosa ne pensano gli iscritti
- Anonymous User
- 13 05 2018
The author may think he’s Chandler, but he’s not. All the women have curves, the villains’ eyes are emotionless, the bosoms are ample and the dialog is trite.
On top of the awful writing are the highly detailed and utterly superfluous recitations historical facts and vehicle specifications doubtless gleaned from wikipedia to establish a veneer of historical flavor. Does the number of cylinders in a 1929 Essex add anything to the story.
Don’t blame the narrator - he made a valiant try.