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From the moment that the millionaire Joe Elevel enters the LA office of private detective Thomas Kyd, Kyd knows that this investigation will prove a little more challenging than the divorce cases from which he’s been making a living.Elevel’sMoreFrom the moment that the millionaire Joe Elevel enters the LA office of private detective Thomas Kyd, Kyd knows that this investigation will prove a little more challenging than the divorce cases from which he’s been making a living.Elevel’s high-society world has crumbled. His genteel, philanthropic wife is dead by suicide, and the note she left behind hints at a terrible crime. ‘Charlotte knows’ she states...But Charlotte – the Elevel’s daughter – has disappeared.The case proves to be far more than just a family affair, however. Three days later Kyd finds himself dealing with ‘one suicide, three murders, and a case that had about as much symmetry as a half-digested pizza…’ and searching the darkest corners of the city to find the answers.With both the bribe-taking Deputy Chief Granville and a professional hitman with no fingerprints working against him, solving the mystery proves a high-risk endeavour.Even for tough, straight-talking Kyd, downtown Los Angeles has never been hotter, dirtier or more dangerous.Kyd For Hire is a brilliant detective story that draw on the traditions of classic noir fiction‘A new talent has come through the door, gun in hand...’ THE GUARDIANNo one since Chandler has captured the excess that is L.A. as well as Harris. - Robert A. Baker & Michael T. Nietzel, from Private Eyes- One Hundred and One Knights, A Survey of American Detective Fiction 1922-1984Tim Harris burns down the fences separating genre lit from the serious stuff. His great creation, Thomas Kyd...makes a welcome return in this superb book that sets a fresh standard for the field. Tim Harris is writing better than ever. - Jay Cocks, screenwriter, Gangs of New YorkAt long last, someone has hit the bulls-eye dead center...Tim Harris has succeeded in bringing Chandlers vision to bear upon a more frightening time than even Marlowe may have been able to stomach. - New West MagazineThe best of its kind...a must....Goodnight and Goodbye has something for every hard-boiled fan...a strong blending of all the classical elements that earmark the true private eye tale. - Mystery MagazineEndeavour Press is the UKs leading independent publisher of digital books.