Boxing the Octopus (Cape Weathers Mysteries) (Hardcover)

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Fourth book in the Cape Weather Mystery Series! If you're gonna box an octopus, best bring some extra arms…

At the height of tourist season, an armored car drives off a crowded pier and sinks to the bottom of San Francisco Bay. By the time divers find the wreck, the cash is gone and the driver has vanished. The police are convinced it's an inside job, but local merchant Vera Young, whose boyfriend drove the armored car, claims it was much more than a simple heist.

Vera swears the missing driver is innocent and wants him found before the police can throw him in jail. San Francisco detective Cape Weathers reluctantly takes the case but warns Vera that her boyfriend is likely guilty—or dead. What starts as a manhunt uncovers a criminal conspiracy of money laundering, illegal drug testing, and a network of corporations willing to do anything to protect their stock price. It's a case that Cape, the witty PI, can't get his arms around. And while his relationship with Vera is getting complicated, the list of people who want him dead is getting longer.

Boxing the Octopus is a runaway tour of San Francisco's underworld which reminds us that when things get out of hand, having eight arms is always better than two.

These quick-paced, often humorous San Francisco mysteries are:

  • Perfect for fans of Laura Lippman and Thomas Perry
  • For readers who enjoy private detective and California based mysteries

About the Author

TIM MALEENY is the bestselling author of the award-winning Cape Weathers mysteries and the comedic thriller JUMP, which The Boston Globe called "hilarious" and Publishers Weekly described as "a perfectly blended cocktail of escapism." His short fiction appears in several major anthologies and has won the prestigious Macavity Award for best story of the year. A former resident of San Francisco, Tim currently lives and writes at an undisclosed location in New York City, where he is working on his next novel, a screenplay, and a book for young readers.

You can contact Tim or find out more about his writing at:

Praise For…

"Boxing The Octopus reads like a surreal blend of Raymond Chandler and Carl Hiaasen... If comic crime fiction is your thing, Maleeny delivers in spades." — The Irish Times
Product Details
ISBN: 9781464211393
ISBN-10: 1464211396
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2019
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Cape Weathers Mysteries