Books by Alistair Boyle

THEY FALL HARD by Alistair Boyle
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Beneath the unvaried series of dialogue scenes is some rudimentary mystery-mongering and an anticlimactic solution. Even Gil's trademark malapropisms seem tired."
Gil Yates, the low-key private eye who never met a cliché he couldn't mangle (Ship Shapely, 1999, etc.), revisits the case of a dead Sonny Liston look-alike on behalf of the boxer's unacknowledged son. Read full book review >
SHIP SHAPELY by Alistair Boyle
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Though Gil's as charming as ever, the answer to this riddle isn't likely to sweep you off your legs."
The police call Les Quincy's death an accident, and why shouldn't they? Read full book review >
THE CON by Alistair Boyle
Released: April 1, 1996

"Shaggy folderol with enough twists, forgeries, double- crosses, and switcheroos to make your head rotate."
Gil Yates, unlicensed veteran of exactly one investigation (The Missing Link, 1995, not reviewed) with a winningly malapropic way with clichÇs, is hired by Los Angeles director Franklin d'Lacy to recover a $16 million Monet purchased from London dealer Jacques Moran but exchanged in transit for an amateurish forgery. Read full book review >