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Author Cooper, Kim, 1967-

Title The kept girl / by Kim Cooper.

Imprint Los Angeles, Calif. : Esotouric Ink, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC COOPER,K    Available
Description 268 p. ; 19 cm.
Note "An Esotouric Ink Book"--Cover.
Summary "Los Angeles, 1929: a glittering metropolis on the crest of an epic crash. A mysterious prophetess and her alluring daughter have relieved an oil tycoon's nephew of his fortune. But the kid won't talk. To find the money, the old man calls on a trusted executive, Raymond Chandler, who in turn enlists the aid of his devoted secretary/mistress Muriel Fischer, and their idealistic patrolman friend Tom James. Soon the nephew is revealed as a high-ranking member of a murderous cult of angel worshippers, and the trio plunges into an investigation that sends them careening across Southern California, from sinister sanitariums to roadside burger stands, decaying Bunker Hill mansions to sparkling cocktail parties, taxi dance halls to the morgue, all in search of the secretive Great Eleven. But when Muriel goes undercover to infiltrate the group's rural lair, she comes face to face with disturbing truths that threaten to spoil everything, not just for the cult's members, but for herself as well. A work of fiction inspired by actual events and featuring the real-life cop who is a likely model for the mature Chandler's greatest creation, private eye Philip Marlowe, Kim Cooper's The Kept Girl exposes a mystery so horrifying, it could only be true."--Back cover.
Subject Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959 -- Fiction.
Criminal investigation -- California, Southern -- Fiction.
Cults -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.
ISBN 9780991049400

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