The Big Boom

A North Beach Mystery (Volume 2)

Domenic Stansberry

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Set in San Francisco before the high-tech markets went bust, The Big Boom features Dante Mancuso, an obsessive private investigator who works the streets of his hometown where he’s known by his nose and his nickname: The Pelican.
 
Settling in and hoping to settle down, his peace is shattered when an old North Beach family asks him to find their daughter---one of Dante’s former sweethearts. Though the case alienates his longtime lover Marilyn Visconte, Dante has no choice but to plunge into the shadows of the dot-com revolution.
 
A tightrope of a novel and a perfect modern example of classic noir, The Big Boom is a taut story about familial duplicity, personal greed, and the desperate pull of love in many forms.

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“A hypnotic, compelling read. It’s one part Sopranos, another part Greek tragedy.”
---The Boston Globe on The Big Boom

“Stansberry is an extraordinarily evocative writer.”
---George Pelecanos, author of The Night Gardener
 
“Broodingly atmospheric . . . Readers will find themselves absorbed.”
---San Francisco Chronicle on The Big Boom
 
“To all those mystery readers who believe that the classic detective story has played itself out, Stansberry delivers a bracing slap upside the head. And it feels so good.”
---Booklist (starred review) on The Big Boom
 
“Lean, literate, atmospheric stuff . . .”
--Kirkus Reviews on The Big Boom
 
Chasing the Dragon is noir in its finest form with near-flawless execution and style.”
---Baltimore Sun on Chasing the Dragon

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Domenic Stansberry

Domenic Stansberry’s previous novels include The Confession, an Edgar Award winner; Chasing the Dragon; the Edgar Award and Hammett Prize finalist The Last Days of Il Duce; and Manifesto for the Dead. He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay area.

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The Big Boom
Domenic Stansberry

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
May 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312324711
ISBN10: 0312324715
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
$18.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429909211
ISBN10: 1429909218
272 pages
$7.99
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