Cover image for


Author: Lewis Shiner
Published: 2004
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,524 / 41 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 861
Added to site: 2007.07.05 17540
License: by-nc-nd

Based on mysteries surrounding the death of Glenn Miller.

Show Excerpt

"Problems?" I asked, nodding toward the man in the raincoat.

She shook her head and offered her hand, palm down. "What a lovely surprise to see you. You are buying today, or just looking?" She talked to me mostly in English and I answered as best I could in French.

"Looking for a person." I showed her the photos of the wire recorder while we exchanged a few pleasantries. Her business was doing as badly as mine--no one had any money, and thanks to September 11 and the war in Iraq, American tourists had all but disappeared.

Eventually she pointed a long, red fingernail at one of the photos. "And this item," she said, falling into eBay slang like so many in the business, "it is not one of mine."

"They tell me it comes from somewhere in the Vernaison. An older man, perhaps, with long gray hair?"

"It is familiar, I think. When I see it I am interested, but it is maybe a little pricey. I go away for a day hoping the man will come to his senses, et voila, the next day it


Average Rating of 4.5 from 2 reviews: *****
Lisa Carr

A dark story of an antiques collector who buys a wire recording of what seems to be Glenn Miller playing in Paris when he should have been dead. Going to Paris, he uncovers nasty stories of the time, and a possible military cover-up.
The characters are all very well done, and the mystery is convoluted and seedy.
It's not exactly escapist reading.

Joanne Connor

A intresting short story.

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Perfidia by Lewis Shiner - Free eBook

Nefertiti's Heart

The Artifact Hunters Book 1
A.W. Exley

Cara Devon has always suffered curiosity and im... Read more

Cover image for Perfidia by Lewis Shiner - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for Perfidia by Lewis Shiner - Free eBook


Annelie Wendeberg

Our world changed - our climate, our ecosystems... Read more

Cover image for Perfidia by Lewis Shiner - Free eBook


Psionic Pentalogy Book 1
Adrian Howell

A telekinetic teenager. A telepathic child. A p... Read more

Cover image for Perfidia by Lewis Shiner - Free eBook


A Dystopian Trilogy Book 1
Peter R. Stone

A century after an apocalyptic war reduces all... Read more

Cover image for Perfidia by Lewis Shiner - Free eBook

Where Angels Tread

Kensington Family Novels Book 1
Clare Kenna

Fall in love with the Kensington siblings in th... Read more

login | register

User ID


reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

by Brandon Sanderson
Alien Cradle
by Jeff Inlo
by Peter Watts
Bicycle Shop Murder
by Robert Burton Robinson
by Charles Stross
The Demon Girl
by Penelope Fletcher
Stranger Things Happen
by Kelly Link
by Mike Cooper
The Beach Scene
by Albert Berg

See more popular titles from this genre.