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The el Toro Problem and Other Stories-bookcover

By: Anders Bellis

The el Toro Problem and Other Stories

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Larry Carmody, private investigator, lives in a nighttime world of 1930s crime noir, a world of bottomless cynicism, triple standards, and scathingly black humor. There is no doing good in the world of Larry Carmody. There is only the cynicism and black humor needed to stay alive in the midst of convoluted plots and the nighttime world of crime. For some, that is. The accomplished and lucky ones. The rest perish.
In the world of Larry Carmody, you have to get the low-down. And you have to find a way out. Otherwise someone will show you the foolproof way out, by means of force-feeding you lead with an equalizer.
Larry Carmody himself says:
“A case can sometimes be opened and shut in no time. It doesn’t often go down that way, but when it does, you can most often exchange the word ‘shut’ for the word ‘shot’. And I am not speaking of a shot of whisky in an instance such as this. I am using the word ‘shot’ in the sense of the main player in the case having been shot to death. Usually my client.”

Anders Bellis, who in everyday life is called just Bellis, by one and all, as if that was his first or only name, loves the beauty and serenity of autumn. His foremost but far from only interest in life is evolutionary biology. Not enjoying searing sunshine or strong light, he will hardly ever be seen without his shades, and never without his sheriff’s badge.

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