The Cactus Club Killings

The Cactus Club Killings
Series: Joe Portugal, Book 1
Genre: Mystery
Tag: Novels
Publication Year: 1999
ISBN: 9780440613824

Joe Portugal likes people. But he likes plants better. That’s why the former theater actor turned small-time L.A. commercial star is a prominent member of the Culver City Cactus Club. Unfortunately, so is a killer. The club’s president is dead—a poison succulent lodged into her mouth. With a father who knows a thing or two about murder, and police breathing down his neck, Joe can recognize a jam when he sees one.

About the Book

… snappy Chandleresque dialogue.
—The Los Angeles Times

… a cunning story of greed and obsession.
—The South Florida Sun-Sentinel

… the book is a delight. Mr. Walpow writes well—clearly, concisely, and with a wonderful subtle sense of humor.
—The Mystery Reader

Reached #9 on the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association’s paperback bestseller list, #3 among mystery paperbacks in The Dallas Morning News, and #1 among mystery paperbacks at Mysterious Galaxy.

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