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Crime of Their Life [Johnny Liddell #17]

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Title:Crime of Their Life [Johnny Liddell #17]
Kane, Frank   
(2 of 20 for author by title)
Dead Blood Runs Purple
Barely Seen (Johnny Liddell #21)
Published:   1962
Publisher:Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Tags:detective, fiction, mystery, Johnny Liddell (Fictional character)

In this episode there is murder and smuggling to keep Liddell busy in sorting it all out. “Crime of Their Life is a bit different from the general Johnny Liddell novel. The usual supporting characters are absent and the whole story takes place on a cruise ship in the Carribean where the reader is introduced to all sorts of characters who sail, including the captain, the cruise director, the cruise matchmaker, the honeymooning couple, the warring rich couples, and others. In many ways, this is almost like a classic who-done-it where it’s all wrapped up in a final parlor scene with all the suspects gathered.”—Goodreads [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:160 Info

Author Bio for Kane, Frank

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Frank Kane was born on July 19, 1912 in Brooklyn, New York. He quit law school to get a job because he was starting a family. He worked variously as an editor, in public relations for the liquor industry, and as a columnist publicizing movie stars visiting the city. He moved on to writing scripts for several radio crime shows, including The Shadow for six years. In 1947, he wrote his first crime novel featuring his signature private eye Johnny Liddell. Some 40 Johnny Liddell novels and many Liddell short stories for the pulps followed. Johnny Liddell has been described as an enjoyably generic 1950s hardboiled detective who did not age with time but rather changed with the tastes of his readers. Kane also wrote for television and worked on the series Special Agent 7, The Investigators, and Mike Hammer. He died unexpectedly on November 29, 1968 at the age of 56 in Manhasset, New York.

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