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Head of Zeus
Beating the Babushka
Beating the Babushka by Tim Maleeny
 San Francisco Noir, 2

THE SAN FRANCISCO NOIR SERIES. Take one smart, funny ex-detective. Add one beautiful, deadly Chinese assassin. Pour into San Francisco and shake violently.

BEATING THE BABUSHKA. When a movie producer hurtles to his death from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, the police call it suicide.One of his studio colleagues turns to private detective Cape Weathers – she believes her producer was murdered, he believes her just enough to let her pay his day rate. Then two Russian gangsters show up on his doorstep and tell him to drop the case, or die. Cape and his partner Sally Mei – a female assassin raised by the Triads – take on the Russian mob, a major movie studio, and a recalcitrant police department. But with a sniper on their trail, the challenge will be staying alive long enough to learn the truth.

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
01 Dec 2012 * 336pp * £5.99 * 9781781850268
'Tough, original, compelling – a perfect thriller'
Lee Child
'Madcap entertainment – fast funny and fab'
James Lescroart
'Dashiell Hammett's San Francisco gets diced, spiced, and served up like a kung fu fever dream'
Mark Haskell Smith
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Tim Maleeny
Tim Maleeny
Winner of a Macavity award and acclaimed by Lee Child, Tim Maleeny's short fiction appears in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen, and Crimespree Magazine.
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