Trigger Mortis




      Trigger Mortis
Her name was Celeste Pierce and she was Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield all rolled into one In short, she was this year s Hollywood sensation meaning that the movie magazine without her picture was as rare as the war novel without four letter words.But what Celeste was before she became the find of the year wouldn t look quite so well in print, as Murray Carter who printed a little periodical called BARE FACTS politely told her.Just before he became the late Murray Carter. Read Trigger Mortis – heartforum.co.uk

Frank Kane, Brooklyn born and a lifetime New Yorker, worked for many years in journalism and corporate public relations before shifting to fiction writing At the time he was selling crime stories to the pulps he was also sustaining a career writing scripts for such radio shows as Gangbusters and The Shadow.In addition to the Johnny Liddells, Kane wrote several suspense novels, some softcore erotica, and under the pen name of Frank Boyd Johnny Staccato , a Gold Medal original paperback based on the short lived noir television series, starring John Cassavetes, about a Greenwich Village bebop pianist turned private detective.

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  • Paperback
  • 191 pages
  • Trigger Mortis
  • Frank Kane
  • 18 June 2019

10 thoughts on “ Trigger Mortis

  1. Chris says:

    Straight ahead pulpy private eye novel that is heavy on the sleazy sex and ultra violence Did a good job of keeping me guessing till the end.

  2. Dave says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Frank Kane was a news columnist He wrote stories for numerous publications and wrote screenplays But, most of all, he wrote stories about a PI named Johnny Lidell In all, he published at least 29 Lidell novels and hundreds ...

  3. Patrick Hayes says:

    Highest possible recommendation I ve never read anything by Kane, let alone know anything about Johnny Liddell, but I m hooked I loved the language, the characters, the action, the mystery This is everything I wanted out of a pulpy detec...

  4. Jack Heath says:

    Synopsis Celeste Pierce was Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield rolled into one Murray Carter knew her secrets and then he was dead.

  5. TheyCallMeNed says:

    well written, hard boiled, fun

  6. Jd weber says:

    Was pretty disappointed by this one One of the other reviews claims that it s straight forward and pulpy I d agree.First, Kane does spend some time describing his characters physically, but not much, the problem is that they all look the same I think I was about 50 pages in before I realized I couldn t think of a character that didn t have red hair except Liddell although I don t know if we ever get a good description of him.Pretty much all of the women characters exist as sex symbols Was pretty disappointed by this one One of the other reviews claims that it s straight forward and pulpy I d agree.First, Kane does spend some time describing his characters physically, but not much, the problem is that they all look the same I think I was about 50 pages in before I realized I couldn t think of a character that didn t have red hair except Liddell although I don t know if we ever get a good description of him.Pretty much all of the women characters exist as sex symbols Celeste Pierce is the only woman with any motivations in the novel indeed, she gives the call to action but she is perfectly happy to let Johnny do all of the work Celeste does so little it hurts.The book was published back in 1958, so perhaps we can chalk some of this up to a different era with different sensibilities Still it was disappointing I picked this one up after hearing it shared the title with upcoming 007 novel by Anthony Horrowitz I know bond nove...

  7. Viktor says:

    My second Kane book and already I notice some recycling Specifically, a description of a woman s assets The ending relies upon a piece of evidence that came out of the blue, so Ugh Both books hit their mark, so maybe 3 s isn t fair, but a solid 3 that fulfills its ev...

  8. Andy says:

    Trigger Mortis starts out pretty well as a sort of James Ellroy sleazeball fest about a murdered scandal sheet writer but then it sinks into stale detective novel cliches It s a shame, too, because Frank Kane s writing style is imaginative Too bad he didn t have any ideas to match his technique.

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