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The Morelli Thing
Guernica Editions, Fall 2015
222 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771830294
ISBN10: 1771830298
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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After an old man with a dark past smashes the guitar of private investigator Eliot Conte's adopted child Angel, the man is mysteriously killed. The violence-prone Conte becomes the chief suspect. Angel, a gifted hacker, digs into the past of the old man only to discover a notorious cold case, the murder of Fred Morelli. The past unfolds under the skilled computer hands of Angel coupled with the coaxing of the Golden Boys, a group of neighborhood guys well along in years, long obsessed by the murder of their very own Italian-American Jay Gatsby, the owner of a long lost night spot, The Ace of Clubs.
Bocca yanks the guitar from Angel's hands and ... begins to smash it, six times on the table, pieces flying ...

Books by Frank Lentricchia

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