Kenneth Banner L.A. Detective Trilogy Stories

Kenneth Banner L.A. Detective Trilogy Stories

by Christopher Lee Ford

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Overview

"My name is Banner, Kent Banner," this set of three stories begins. "I'm a private detective. My DeSoto is paid for, and looks it. I have a couple of grand in the bank, a.38 on my hip, and every cheap hood, crooked cop, and shyster lawyer in L.A. on my back most of the time," he continues.
All of the elements of great detective stories are here: perpetually gray weather, a just-divorced detective who attracts women and bad guys in equal measure, mysterious notes, stray guns and informants named Pencil and Big Sally. Join Kenneth Banner in post-war Los Angeles, where everyone from rich socialites to the wife of a nuclear scientist need his help. You can't help but love Banner; he's straight out of the best detective stories you've read: insightful, humble, quick-witted with a dry sense of humor, a man who loves his scotch as much as he loves seeing justice done.
Think Guy Noir in L.A., with the type of characters you would find in the City of Angels, not in the more pedestrian Midwest. See if you can figure out whodunit faster than Banner in this entertaining set of three stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628383058
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 03/25/2014
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Christopher Lee Ford grew up in Los Angeles in the 1950s. He walked the streets and climbed the hills.

He knew Lee Marvin, Ann Sothern, Vincent Prince, Tim Holt, and others in the Hollywood community. He joined the Army and was sent to Korea with the United Nations Command and was there when North Korea stole the USS Pueblo.
He attended UC Santa Barbara, and wrote for the News Press, as well as three other papers. He has written numerous articles for many magazines, and has published a book on the American Civil War.
He currently resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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