Unfaithful Servant Timothy Harris



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Unfaithful Servant  by  Timothy Harris

Unfaithful Servant by Timothy Harris
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In twenty-first century L.A, the truth is always more interesting than tabloid gossip.But when 14-year-old Hugo Vine tries to hire private-eye Thomas Kyd, Thomas is not sure he wants know the truth about the famous Vine family.A recovering alcoholic still haunted by a terrible crime he committed in Vietnam involving a child, Kyd refuses to work for a minor who is apparently mentally unbalanced.Months later, Hugos mother, Sally, hires Kyd against his will to keep a close watch on Hugo.Thrown together with the boy on a daily basis, Kyd discovers Hugos life is haunted by the possibility his real father was murdered by the man who replaced him.

Even worse, Hugos own mother may have played a role in his death.Kyd must test the limits of his own courage and humanity to save Hugo from the deadly web in which hes been caught.And he must resolve to be an unfaithful servant.Unfaithful Servant is a brilliantly entertaining crime thriller that re-creates the atmosphere of classic noir fiction.Famed screenwriter Timothy Harris brings back one of the most revered private eyes in Los Angeless literary history.

Unfaithful Servant is the third novel starring Los Angeles P. I. Thomas Kyd.Praise for Timothy Harris:No one since Chandler has captured the excess that is L.A. as well as Harris. - Robert A. Baker & Michael T. Nietzel, from Private Eyes- One Hundred and One Knights, A Survey of American Detective Fiction 1922-1984Tim Harris burns down the fences separating genre lit from the serious stuff.

His great creation, Thomas Kyd...makes a welcome return in this superb book that sets a fresh standard for the field. Tim Harris is writing better than ever. - Jay Cocks, screenwriter, Gangs of New YorkAt long last, someone has hit the bulls-eye dead center...Tim Harris has succeeded in bringing Chandlers vision to bear upon a more frightening time than even Marlowe may have been able to stomach.

- New West MagazineThe best of its kind...a must....Goodnight and Goodbye has something for every hard-boiled fan...a strong blending of all the classical elements that earmark the true private eye tale. - Mystery MagazineTimothy Harris was born in Los Angeles and attended schools in Africa, Europe and New York. His later education was at Charterhouse and Peterhouse College, Cambridge.

His three L.A. crime novels featuring Thomas Kyd are considered some of the finest of the genre. Harris has had an equally successful career as a producer and screenwriter of numerous films including Trading Places, Twins, Kindergarten Cop, Space Jam, and Falling Down. He now lives in London with his family.Endeavour Press is the UKs leading independent publisher of digital books.

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