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Author Leonard, Elmore, 1925-2013.

Title Tishomingo blues / Elmore Leonard
Edition First edition
Published New York : Morrow, 2002

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 MELB  810.54 L5812 A6/Ti  AVAILABLE
Description 308 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "Dennis is a daredevil and the girls love him. Things are going along okay with his gig at the Tishomingo Lodge & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, "the Casino Capital of the South," until the day he looks down from the high-dive platform and witnesses a mob hit - Dixie style. The killer looks up and says, "Let's see you dive." Suddenly, being a daredevil has lost its kick." "Turns out there was a second witness, Robert Taylor from Detroit, who carries a picture of his great-granddaddy's lynching along with a gun in a briefcase and listens to Marvin Pontiac while cruising the back roads of Mississippi in his black jaguar. Robert works for a man from up north who has come to play Ulysses S. Grant in a Civil War battle reenactment, but, like Dennis, Robert has a death-defying act of his own: he's sleeping with his boss's wife. He also has a secret agenda for taking on the Cornbread Cosa Nostra and wants Dennis in on it."
"To complicate matters are the women - some dressed in hoop skirts and all of them with plans of their own. Vernice lures Dennis with the whitest thighs he's ever seen. Diane comes to do a story on him and wants to take him to Memphis. And still another comes along to give Dennis the surprise of his life. But it's the scams Robert Taylor plays, drawing Dennis into his game, that move the action through all kinds of unexpected twists and turns. Before he knows it, Dennis has agreed to join Robert in the battle reenactment, which leads to a showdown between the bad guys and the really bad guys."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Also published Penguin, 2003
Subject Divers -- Mississippi.
Organized crime -- Fiction.
Mafia -- Fiction.
Gambling and crime -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Daredevils -- Fiction.
Mississippi -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
MYSTERY FICTION
Novela de misterio
Detective and mystery fiction.
Author Muller, Frank, 1951-2008, narrator)
LC no. 2001044405
ISBN 0060008725 hardcover : acid-free paper
0060083948