2022, Literary Fiction: Crime/Noir
Written by:

P David Ebersole

Published by: Pelekinesis
Available in: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
HB ISBN-10: ‎1949790606, ISBN-13: ‎978-1949790603; PB ISBN-10: ‎1949790584, ISBN-13: ‎978-1949790580; EB ASIN:‎ B09TXTYKCF; AB ASIN B09WN4751W
Summary: Frank, a frustrated singer-turned-music professor finds himself entangled in a love affair with Shelley, a highly-educated, unhappily married woman. Jonesing to quit his teaching gig, Frank jumps at the chance to implement his new girlfriend's scheme to steal the skimmed-cash treasure from her marijuana business tycoon husband. Feeling they need a third, she introduces him to Ramon, her go-to bartender, armed with a nomadic upbringing and a gun from behind the register, who likewise is all in. But Shelley's well-thought-out heist gets more complicated when the two men find themselves impossibly drawn to one another. Hiding out in Palm Springs-99 miles from L.A.-Frank and Ramon team up in more ways than one, breaking promises not to reunite before Shelley can escape the watchful eye of her husband's colleagues after the brutal crime succeeds. With a trunk full of money and the aphrodisiac of lawlessness urging them on, was lust morphing towards love? Or was there a deeper plan in place between these three desperate partners, each of them scratching at their last chance for freedom from a failing American dream?

“99 Miles From L.A., focused on a bisexual love triangle and the promise of buried treasure, is a daring, fast-paced, sexy and thoroughly enjoyable debut in the vein of a modern-day Raymond Chandler.” – GIGI LEVANGIE, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR (“THE STARTER WIFE”) AND SCREENWRITER (“STEPMOM”)

“Smooth and dark at the same time, it moves effortlessly between complicated character POVs and themes. I can’t believe this is his first novel. The book is great!”- MARY WORONOV, ACTRESS, ARTIST, AUTHOR (“SWIMMING UNDERGROUND: MY YEARS IN THE WARHOL FACTORY”)

“P. David Ebersole’s love for Southern California and its Lost Angels—characters scrambling under crumbling dreams—made me think of Joan Didion, but carrying Jim Thompson’s gun in her purse, while having a drink at a dive bar with Christopher Isherwood. A smart, taut page-turner!”- ALISON MARTINO, SPECTRUM NEWS/VINTAGE LOS ANGELES


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