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Carter & Lovecraft (Hardcover) (Jonathan L. Howard)

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"Daniel Carter used to be a homicide detective, but his last case -- the hunt for a serial killer -- went wrong in strange ways and soured the job for him. Now he's a private investigator trying to live a quiet life. Strangeness, however, has not finished with him. First he inherits a bookstore in Providence from someone he's never heard of, along with an indignant bookseller who doesn't want a new boss. She's Emily Lovecraft, the last known descendant of H.P. Lovecraft, the writer from Providence who told tales of the Great Old Ones and the Elder Gods, creatures and entities beyond the understanding of man. Then people start dying in impossible ways, and while Carter doesn't want to be involved, but he's beginning to suspect that someone else wants himto be. As he reluctantly investigates, he discovers that Lovecraft's tales were more than just fiction, and he must accept another unexpected, and far more unwanted inheritance"--

Daniel Carter's last case as an NYPD detective ought to have been a triumph. But then the arrest turned into a "suicide by cop" and Carter's partner turned his gun on himself, and the case that should have made Carter's career ended it instead. Resigning from the force, Carter becomes a private investigator.

Then one day a lawyer calls on Carter to tell him he is the sole beneficiary of the will of a man he's never heard of before. Carter's inherited a successful business, an antiquarian bookstore in Providence. He also seems to have inherited an employee, one Emily Lovecraft, last living descendant of the author H.P. Lovecraft, and someone none too pleased to learn her new boss is some gumshoe from New York.

Then Carter receives an even stranger call. This time, it's a request for help from a professor of mathematics. What makes the call strange is that it was madeafter the professor already had died.

As Carter investigates, with the help of Lovecraft and a Providence police detective, he begins to discover connections between his last disastrous case, this new death, and the supernatural tales of H.P. Lovecraft--tales that he's beginning to suspect may not be as fictional as he once thought.

Number of Pages: 306
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Horror
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Jonathan L. Howard
Language: English
Street Date: October 20, 2015
TCIN: 24000076
UPC: 9781250060891
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-8331
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