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The Blue Door

by David Fulmer

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The Blue Door by David Fulmer
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2009
    352 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Welterweight boxer Eddie Cero is out of the ring with an injury, but he still can't bear to see an unfair fight. In a Philadelphia alley he steps in on two punks beating up an older man—and the victim, a private detective, buys Eddie a round and offers him a part-time gig. After a few days on the job Eddie stumbles on a cold case involving the frontman for the Excels, one of Philadelphia's best soul acts. A music lover and a big fan of the group, Eddie starts investigating the case out of curiosity, but the missing singer's talented sister draws him deep into a violent, twisted story of betrayal and intrigue, power and passion—all set to the beat of Philadelphia soul.

First published in hardcover in January 2008. Published in paperback in January 2009.

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"Drawn in by the immensely likable characters and rich, realistic story lines, readers will be eager to see where Fulmer goes next." - Publishers Weekly.

"A fine mystery indeed, set in Philadelphia in the early 60's, where a down-and-out prizefighter is drawn into the disappearance of a young soul singer. it's damn good." - Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"Fulmer's latest mystery is an excellent choice for patrons who like George Pelecanos and a good dollop of music in their mysteries." - Library Journal.

"It is Fulmer's achievement, in each of his novels, to have nailed both the city and the music." - The Washington Post.

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David Fulmer

David Fulmer is the author of the Valentin St Cyr novels: Chasing the Devil's Tail (2001), Jass (2005), Rampart Street (2006) and Lost River (2008). He is also the author of the standalone novels The Dying Crapshooter's Blues (2007) and The Blue Door (2008) and a number of short stories. He can be found online at davidfulmer.com.

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