Doyle, Angel and Cordelia are tracking down a cigarette girl named Betty McCoy. But they're not the only ones to do so. There's a new P.I. in town, Mike Slade. Angel and his troops find that their research leads them directly to Slade....
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Hollywood Noir Reviews
I enjoy reading Angel books, the writting is a bit simple, and there are a few mistakes. But the book is still enjoyable. I'd recommend this not only to Angel fans, but to fans of murder mysteries. A private eye come back from the grave to finish the case he started.All in all it was a fun read.
Jeff Mariotte has written an excellent entry in the Angel series. He has captured the film noir flavor and incorporated it into this largely "private eye" story with Angel, Cordelia, and Doyle. Due to a vision from Doyle, Angel finds he must help a woman dead since the early sixties. At the same time, a private investigator who was killed at the same time seems to have reappeared! Mariotte does an excellent job bringing these two tales together. And,like all good film noir, there is an exciting ending. This is one of the best efforts I've read of combining the ability of Angel, the private eye, and his connection with the world of the supernatural. A must read novel.
Hollywood Noir is the sixth book in the tie-in series to the television of show, 'Angel'. Written by Jeff Mariotte, who is an established writer in the 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' tie-in novels, this book is everything a mystery fan, and fan of the show wants in a book. Action, romance, horror, sadness; the emotions throughout this book are constantly changing.Set in the way beginning of series one of the show, this book starts off right into the action, and doesn't stop. For those of you unfamiliar with the TV show 'Angel', the show is basically about a vampire with a soul, who was once one of the worst vampires in history, but due to a gypsy curse, he gained his soul back, and has since been making amends. Set as a spin-off of the show, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', 'Angel' brings back the old school noir from past Hollywood films (no pun intended to the book itself). With the help of his friends Cordelia Chase, and Doyle, a half-demon who ends up with a direct link to the 'Powers that Be', who in turn send him visions of people in trouble, Angel and his team fight, and protect the innocent via their PI firm, 'Angel Investigations'. The book starts off with Doyle having a vision, just a name and a few numbers, Betty McCoy, 20047 Sunset, number 819. With just though few things, Angel and his team go to work, trying to find out who this mysterious Betty McCoy really is. One top of that, they also have to deal with Mike Slade, a man claiming to be a PI who dresses like he's in the 50's, and who is also looking for Betty McCoy.The whole tone of the book is dark, and it's a nice set up to the ending. Where most TV-tie in books tend to skim out on characterization of the characters, simply because they probably feel like those reading the books already know the characters from the show, Jeff Mariotte has a special ability to write these books for people who have not even seen the show itself. One thing that bugged me during the book though was actually the character of Mike Slade. While the author gave us a full background of him later on in the book, when he was introduced to us, he was sort of just there, and his obsession with a certain thing (telling you would give the whole plot away), was almost grating. His quick handedness was also another thing that tended to get out of hand. Though later in the book, I felt as if the author knew that his character was a little outrageous, and toned it down.I recommend this book for people who are not just fans of vampires, or fans of the show to read this one, especially if you like a good old fashioned mystery. It really leads to a great ending, which in turn will make you either want to watch the show, or pick up the next book in the series.
Angel, what can I say it was love at first bite for me and the love remains...undying. Back in the year of 1997, I was 9 or something, I found love for the first time. He was older than me but I didn't care, he had an allergy to the sun but that didn't bother me, he bit and killed people but I thought they deserved to die, why, for the simple reason that their blood allowed him to survive, what can I say I was a messed up 9 yr old. He was tall, pale and sexy as hell and he was my un-dead husband-to-be. I cannot out of love for him say anything bad about anything that he is involved in.
A great read, one of the better ANGEL novels!This book really draws on the initial private investigator set-up of the series, it has a strong mystery with plenty of twists and turns that keeps you interested, and all the little clues lead to an epic conclusion.
A pile of remains is disturbed at a construction site. Meanwhile Angel Investigations runs into a new private eye, Mike Slade.
Jeff Marotte did a great job capturing the characters. although I did feel that the story's end could have been better, it just kinds ended
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