Fatal Sisters by W. Glenn Duncan Book Summary
Patty Akister wants Rafferty to find her husband, Sherm.
He's a secret agent.
Sure he is …
Rafferty soon discovers Sherm's just a workaday schmuck earning some extra cash as Manny Hinkston's bagman, and lying to his wife about it.
But before Rafferty can convince Sherm of the limited future in a gig like that, Sherm has no future at all.
He's been executed inside a Hinkston whorehouse, and Rafferty was there when it all went down. The cops want to throw the book at Rafferty, but he didn't kill Sherm; he was just late to the party.
Which quickly becomes standard operating procedure. No matter what he tries, Rafferty's always one step behind.
With witnesses being murdered one by one, Rafferty must face the truth: sometimes it's a simple matter of kill or be killed.
In the tradition of the best pulp thrillers, FATAL SISTERS is the sixth book in the Rafferty: P.I. mystery series.
Rafferty's a Dallas P.I. and an ex-cop who spent enough time on the streets to understand how things work.
He may quote Latin occasionally, smoke too much, and be a cynical sonofabitch, but when the shit hits the fan and you need someone you can trust, you'll be glad you called Rafferty.
If you take your mysteries hardboiled, drizzled with pulp, and an extra helping of wise-cracking tough talk, you'll love Rafferty: P.I.
FATAL SISTERS won a Shamus Award for Best Paperback Original.
Buy FATAL SISTERS today and continue the series readers are saying is "… on my list of great private eye writers along with Kinky Friedman, Elmore Leonard, and Lawrence Sanders."
Praise for Rafferty: P.I.
"If you like Parker's Spenser, or Robert Crais' Elvis Cole you should love the Rafferty series." - Mark A. Johnson.
"Sometimes it seemed W. Glenn Duncan's Texas P.I. Rafferty had a rule for everything, but the fact remains that most of them were a hoot. And, of course, a further irony is that "Rafferty's Rules" is, in fact, an Australian football term for "no rules at all." - Thrilling Detective Website
"I have all of the Rafferty titles in my collection. I've gotten rid of a lot of stuff over the years, but the Rafferty books are a mainstay. I think they're terrific!" - Paul Bishop - Author of LIE CATCHERS
"Duncan truly captured the pure essence of the definitive smart-ass private eye in his character Rafferty. Take part Sam Spade with a little Mike Hammer, mix in some Spenser and you have an awesome character." - Cliff Fausset
"At first sniff, it may smell like Spenser with a cowboy hat, but take a good whiff: W. Glenn Duncan's Dallas, Texas private eye RAFFERTY was actually a blast of fresh air in what was rapidly becoming a glut of sensitive, soul-searching, overly politically-correct cookie cutter P.I.s in the late eighties. Of course, it helps that Dallas ain't Boston." - Kevin Burton Smith