The Unfortunate Case of His Mother's Virginity

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You wake up after a long nap. You reach over to see whether your partner's awake, and discover she's dead. Of a cut throat. In your bed.

You didn't do it. But who did? How did they do it without waking you? And when? And why?

Stern Richards, PI, has to find out. Or go to prison.

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About Harvey Stanbrough

Harvey Stanbrough is an award-winning writer and poet. He’s fond of saying he was born in New Mexico, seasoned in Texas, and baked in Arizona. After 21 years in the US Marine Corps, he managed to sneak up on a BA degree at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales in 1996. Because he is unable to do otherwise, he splits his writing personality among four personas: Gervasio Arrancado writes magic realism; Nicolas Z “Nick” Porter writes spare, descriptive, Hemingway-style fiction; and Eric Stringer writes the fiction of an unapologetic neurotic. Harvey writes whatever they leave to him. You can see their full bios at

About the Series: Pulp
This is a series of short novels and novellas in the pulp detective/private eye tradition.

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Review by: Bob Calverley on June 26, 2018 :
The title's great and so is the story that follows. I'll admit that the title sucked me in, and so did the quick book description. I wasn't disappointed. This is an old-school PI yarn, the kind with a handy bottle of bourbon in the lower desk drawer and a beautiful secretary with legs that won't quit. The story has more twists than a licorice stick and is just as delicious. You can almost see the action in slow motion and the dialogue crackles with energy. I'll ding it a star because sometimes the excellent description of people and locales slows things down a tad. That's a minor flaw, however. The story kept me up late and I highly recommend it.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
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