The Other Romanian

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Fiction. Smart, sexy, and definitely off-beat. If you haven’t met Quinn yet, you’re in for a welcome surprise. If you have met her, welcome back.

“Quinn’s fourth fabulous mystery (see WALLA WALLA SUITE and HOMICIDE, MY OWN) is an excellent thriller filled with twists that keep readers wondering what next as nothing is quite like it seems.” – Harriet Klausner, Genre-Go-Round

An ebook collection of the four Anne Argula titles will be published and available soon through Speaking Volumes.

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Fiction. THE OTHER ROMANIAN is Anne Argula’s fourth novel featuring her acerbic and tough-talking detective, Quinn. The first of these fast and clever novels, HOMICIDE MY OWN, earned Argula an Edgar nomination for Best Paperback Original. This latest work continues with that same tone: smart, sexy, and definitely off-beat. If you haven’t met Quinn yet, you’re in for a welcome surprise. If you have met her, welcome back. Argula starts you guessing with the first line, and you aren’t likely to stop guessing until the very last line.

 

Anne Argula is the pen name for Darryl Ponicsan, born 1938. He is best known as the author of the 1970 novel The Last Detail, which was adapted into a 1973 film starring Jack Nicholson. A sequel, Last Flag Flying, based on his 2005 novel of the same name, was released in 2017 and he also co-wrote the screenplay with Richard Linklater. He also wrote the 1973 novel and screenplay Cinderella Liberty, starring James Caan. Ponicsan was born in ShenandoahPennsylvania, the son of Anne (née Kuleck) and Frank G. Ponicsan, a merchant. He attended Muhlenberg College, (A.B., 1959) and Cornell University, (M.A., 1965). He was teacher of English at a high school in OwegoNew York, 1959–62, He served in the US Navy from 1962 to 1965 where he served aboard the USS Monrovia and USS Intrepid, was a social worker for Los Angeles CountyLos AngelesCalifornia in 1965, and teacher of high-school English in La Cañada, California from 1966 to 1969. Ponicsan also wrote the screenplays for the CBS movie A Girl Called Hatter Fox (1977), the movies Nuts (1987), School Ties (1992), the HBO movie The Enemy Within (1992), and the CBS series The Mississippi (1983). He has worked frequently with producer-director Harold Becker, penning scripts for Taps (1981), Vision Quest (1985), and The Boost (1988).
  • The Last Detail (New York: Dial Press, 1970)
  • Goldengrove (New York: Dial Press, 1971)
  • Andoshen, Pa. (New York: Dial Press, 1973)
  • Cinderella Liberty (New York: Harper and Row, 1973)
  • Tom Mix Died for Your Sins (New York: Delacorte Press 1975)
  • The Accomplice (New York: Harper and Row, 1975)
  • The Ringmaster (New York: Delacorte Press, 1978)
  • An Unmarried Man (New York: Delacorte Press 1980)
  • Last Flag Flying (The Wright Press, 2005)
  • Homicide My Own (as Anne Argula) (New York: Pleasure Boat Studio, 2005)
  • Walla Walla Suite: A Room with No View (as Anne Argula) (New York: Ballantine, 2007)
  • Krapp’s Last Cassette (as Anne Argula) (Ballantine, 2009) [cf. Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett]
  • The Last Romanian (as Anne Argula) (New York: Pleasure Boat Studio, 2012)

Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 5.2 × 0.5 × 8 in
Format

Paperback

Author

Anne Argula

ISBN

978-1-929355-85-3

Amazon

http://a.co/aASMadZ

Smashwords

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/207002

Original Language

English

Publish Date

6/15/2012

Page/Word Count

55, 730 words 220 pages

Praise

and a Hitler 18 Karat bookmark has Quinn wondering whether she should become a full time writer. Quinn's fourth fabulous mystery (see WALLA WALLA SUITE and HOMICIDE, Beckman s homicide investigation, Genre-Go-Round, Quinn chats with the bartender and receives a text message from Bruno that states: Stefano must die. She does not know either man. Shelly Lavender, readers will appreciate Quinn s adventures as she is caught in the crosshairs by The Other Romanian. –Harriet Klausner, the strange Bruno calls, wife of missing and presumed dead famous Hollywood screenwriter Alex Krapp

Imprint

Caravel

1 review for The Other Romanian

  1. Harriet Klausner, Genre-Go-Round

    Seattle Police Detective Sergeant Beckman calls the number he finds written on a Copper Gate matchbook cover possessed by a murdered John Doe without any ID. Former Spokane cop turned private investigator Quinn answers the call. The cop asks her to ID the corpse; she does not recognize him nor know how he got her number. At the Copper Gate, Quinn chats with the bartender and receives a text message from Bruno that states: Stefano must die. She does not know either man. Shelly Lavender, wife of missing and presumed dead famous Hollywood screenwriter Alex Krapp, asks Quinn to investigate what happened to her husband who vanished while biking two years ago. She explains an unknown person sent Krapp’s last cassettes to her; she chose Quinn because she knows the sleuth loved Krapp whom she met when he hired her (see KRAPP’S LAST CASSETTE). Quinn listens to the cassettes until a clue leads to a young female biker Krapp met on the road. Soon the missing person’s case, the strange Bruno calls, Beckman’s homicide investigation, and a Hitler 18 Karat bookmark has Quinn wondering whether she should become a full time writer. Quinn’s fourth fabulous mystery (see WALLA WALLA SUITE and HOMICIDE, MY OWN) is an excellent thriller filled with twists that keep readers wondering what next as nothing is quite like it seems. The heroine has a need to know re Krapp though she wishes that wasn t so while the Bruno scenario just will not go away. With Beckman encouraging her to get involved and help on his case while assisting her with the calls, readers will appreciate Quinn s adventures as she is caught in the crosshairs by The Other Romanian.

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