Noah Lang & Carly Paladino
Created by Ronald Tierney (1944 --)
In Death in Pacific Heights (2009), we're introduced to San Francisco private eye CARLY PALADINO chucks her gig at a large security agency to strike out on her own and sets up office space with fellow gumshoe NOAH LANG, a rough-and-tumble small-timer who's a far cry from her previous employers. And a little confused about his feelings towards his gender-switching Vietnamese pal, Tranh.
Since then, there have been a couple of sequels, Death in North Beach (2010) and Death in the Haights (2012), and even a novella that serves as a sort of ballsy, standalone prequel set back in the nineties, Mascara: Death in the Tenderloin (2011), back when Noah was working solo, and not doing very well. And then he picks up a girl in a bar, except, well, she's not exactly a girl...
Given the writing muscle of the author, Ronald Tierney, who's also given us the long-running and acclaimed series about septuagenarian shamus Deets Shanahan, it looks like the start of a beautiful friendship.
A great blog, particularly when Tierney suggests weekly crime film double features, and the drinks to match.
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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