Good man gone bad : an Aaron Gunner mystery / Gar Anthony Haywood.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Hard times are nothing new for private investigator Aaron Gunner. Working on the mean streets of South Central Los Angeles, he's seen more than his fair share of trouble. But when his cousin and confidante Del Curry commits suicide after allegedly killing his wife and critically injuring their daughter Zina, Gunner knows he's about to face the hardest times of all. He doesn't buy the LAPD's version of the shooting and isn't going to wait for Zina to regain consciousness to disprove it. Whatever drove Del to take his own life---and possibly assault his wife and daughter---Gunner's going to find it, even if it means learning things about his late cousin he'll wish he never knew. But first, he has a paying case to work, proving the innocence of an Afghan War veteran accused of murder. Plagued by searing migraines and occasional fits of rage, Harper Stowe III is counting on Gunner to fill the holes in his ruined memory that make him the perfect suspect in the killing of his former employer. With a new era of American racism and divided politics on the rise all around him, Gunner must seek the truth behind two fatal shootings now, and grieve for his beloved cousin later."--Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781945551666
      1945551666
      9781945551796
      1945551798
    • Accession Number:
      2019003319
    • Accession Number:
      on1085577102
      1085577102
    • Accession Number:
      fay.682988
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HAYWOOD, G. A. Good man gone bad : an Aaron Gunner mystery. [s. l.]: Prospect Park Books, 2019. ISBN 9781945551666. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682988. Acesso em: 14 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Haywood GA. Good Man Gone Bad : An Aaron Gunner Mystery. Prospect Park Books; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682988. Accessed July 14, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Haywood GA. Good Man Gone Bad : An Aaron Gunner Mystery. Prospect Park Books; 2019. Accessed July 14, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682988
    • APA:
      Haywood, G. A. (2019). Good man gone bad : an Aaron Gunner mystery. Prospect Park Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Haywood, Gar Anthony. 2019. Good Man Gone Bad : An Aaron Gunner Mystery. An Aaron Gunner Mystery: [7]. Prospect Park Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682988.
    • Harvard:
      Haywood, G. A. (2019) Good man gone bad : an Aaron Gunner mystery. Prospect Park Books (An Aaron Gunner mystery: [7]). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682988 (Accessed: 14 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Haywood, GA 2019, Good man gone bad : an Aaron Gunner mystery, An Aaron Gunner mystery: [7], Prospect Park Books, viewed 14 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Haywood, Gar Anthony. Good Man Gone Bad : An Aaron Gunner Mystery. Prospect Park Books, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682988.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Haywood, Gar Anthony. Good Man Gone Bad : An Aaron Gunner Mystery. An Aaron Gunner Mystery: [7]. Prospect Park Books, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682988.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Haywood GA. Good man gone bad : an Aaron Gunner mystery [Internet]. Prospect Park Books; 2019 [cited 2020 Jul 14]. (An Aaron Gunner mystery: [7]). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682988

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2019 October

PI Aaron Gunner gets a phone call from his cousin Del, his confidant and best friend. Del blames himself for the shooting of his wife and daughter, then shoots himself. At least that's what the police say happened. As Del's daughter lingers in the hospital, Gunner searches for answers as to why the good man he knew would shoot anyone. His investigation reveals a business in financial trouble and a proud man who didn't ask for help. Did Aaron know his cousin any more than he knows the suspect in another shooting, a fellow Vietnam vet? As Aaron's investigations lead him through the sometimes violent streets of South Los Angeles, he realizes even a good man can be pushed too far. VERDICT Following 2000's All the Lucky Ones Are Dead, this latest in the series brings back a dogged PI determined to find the truth. A Shamus Award winner for Fear of the Dark, the mystery that introduced Gunner, Haywood reminds readers of our complex motives and the possibility of violence always present in noir books. Tracy Clark's readers will want to rediscover a master.—Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 August #2

Two cases preoccupy Aaron Gunner in Shamus Award–winner Haywood's solidly plotted seventh outing for the African-American L.A. PI (after 2000's All the Lucky Ones Are Dead). Gunner gets the shocking news that his cousin and closest friend, Del Curry, is dead, along with his wife, in a murder-suicide the police pin on Del. The shooting left Del's 22-year-old daughter in a coma. As Gunner struggles with his loss, he resolves to get answers and clear his friend. At the same time, he's working as an investigator for his new girlfriend, attorney Kelley DeCharme, to free Harper Stowe, an Afghan war veteran; Stowe has been arrested for the murder of his boss at an auto parts store. With a righteous sensibility, Gunner takes a grinding, never-quit approach to sorting out tangled relationships and troubled family dynamics. As a 17-year-old soldier who served in Vietnam in 1969, he has genuine empathy for Stowe. If Gunner's politics put him on a soapbox at times, this is still a pleasure to read. Hopefully, Gunner will be back soon. (Oct.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.