The Venus Deal
THE VENUS DEAL (San Diego, Mount Shasta, Denver, Tijuana, 1942) A gifted jazz singer leaves her job at a San Diego nightclub, in which Tom is a partner, to avenge the crimes of a spiritualist guru.
”Mysticism, a journal full of poetic folklore, and the noir-like dialog push an especially complex plot from start to finish. Along with Gaylord Dold and Max Allan Collins, Kuhlken joins the ranks of P.I. authors presenting their character in a historical setting and pulling the deed off with skill and grace. Highly recommended.” ~ Publisher's Weekly
A signed hardback first edition from St. Martin's Press, with a different cover than shown above.