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Hollywood Hang Ten

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Bonnye Reed F, Reviewer

Last updated on 15 Sep 2017

I Recommend This Book

Strongly

I received a free electronic copy of this mystery from Netgalley, Eve Goldberg, and Thistle Publishing in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. 

1963 was a very good year.  That said, Eve Goldberg can bring it alive for those of you who cannot remember/have never been exposed to 1963 Southern California.  She has the music, the films, the highways, the cars, the crimes. And a sweet young protagonist, attempting to keep his Uncle Lou's PI business up and running through an extended hospitalization. Ryan has worked with his uncle for the five years since high school graduation, but his heart and mind has been committed to his surfboard.  But when push comes to shove, he knuckles down to protect the client and solve the mystery.  

This novel differs from authentic 1960 PI novels in that it explores the bias' intentionally overlooked in everyday life back in the day.  An excellent read.