"Trinian was an insightful talent, able to transform crime storytelling into philosophical fiction without sacrificing readability."-Kristofer Upjohn, Book Devil "Both books are character studies of mixed-up, desperate people caught up in situations they can't control."-David Pitt, Booklist "For tightly plotted, deeply characterized stories, not many have ever done it better than Trinian."-Rick Ollerman, from his introduction
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NORTH BEACH GIRL Erin is tired of being an artist's model. She's tired of working. Jobs are such a drag. The night she quits her latest modeling gig, she goes back to her pad she shares with her girlfriend, Bruno, and their roommates, Lilly and Marian, and starts drinking. They all live in San Francisco's North Beach, where nights are filled with bar hopping and Beat poetry. Hanging out. This night she meets Riley. He's looking for a nude model but Erin turns him down. He follows her home anyway. Bruno takes an immediate dislike to Erin's new drinking friend, and threatens him away. But Erin keeps running into him. And then Erin's rich grandmother dies, and everything changes. Why is Bruno now so nice to Riley? What are the secrets that Lilly and Marian suddenly keep? And what world does Erin really belong after all? SCANDAL ON THE SAND Hobart can't figure Karen out. The sex was great last night, so why is she in such a sour mood this morning? All he wants is a hearty breakfast, but she insists on a walk along the beach. When they find a live, beached whale on the shore, all she can think to do is try to save it. The cop who shows up, Mulford, has got the right ideahe wants to kill it and have it towed away. That would suit Hobart just fine. But before long some onlookers arrive. There's Joe Bonniano, a hitman waiting for his pickup to arrive and whisk him to freedom. Fredrick Langfield, has-been actor and drug addict, waiting for his fix. Earle Kavanaugh, nudie photographer, waiting for his big break, knowing his career is now behind him. And Hobart, waiting for Karen
And while they wait, Mulford gets ready for the kill.
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