Tenderloin

Tenderloin[PDF / Epub] ☁ Tenderloin By Court Haslett – Bluevapours.co.uk It s and the Reverend Jim Jones has moved his Peoples Temple from San Francisco to Guyana Rumors immediately shoot through the city that Jones is taking revenge on all of his critics When a former Te It sand the Reverend Jim Jones has moved his Peoples Temple from San Francisco to Guyana Rumors immediately shoot through the city that Jones is taking revenge on all of his critics When a former Temple member and friend of Tenderloin vagabond Sleeper Hayes is murdered, and another friend is accused of the crime, Sleeper sets out to uncover the truth But the truth and justice are hard to find as Sleeper becomes the Temple s next target while investigating a murderous plot that stretches from skid row all the way to City Hall.

Court Haslett is the author of the Sleeper Hayes crime series set in San Francisco s skid row Tenderloin neighborhood A San Francisco and Bay Area resident for over years, his work has been short listed for the Faulkner Wisdom AwardWhen not writing, Court likes to gamble and grouse, usually in that order.

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    Kindle Edition ¾ Tenderloin ePUB ✓ friend of Tenderloin vagabond Sleeper Hayes is murdered, and another friend is accused of the crime, Sleeper sets out to uncover the truth But the truth and justice are hard to find as Sleeper becomes the Temple s next target while investigating a murderous plot that stretches from skid row all the way to City Hall."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 239 pages
  • Tenderloin
  • Court Haslett
  • English
  • 13 July 2019

10 thoughts on “Tenderloin

  1. Raven says:

    Thanks again to the world of social networking , my attention was drawn to Court Haslett and the very positive vibe surrounding Tenderloin As a reader who is instantly drawn to novels depicting thereal and less salubrious aspects of American life and with a fervent interest in American political and social history, I found this too tempting an opportunity to miss and had to read.From the very outset, Haslett has created a slice of evocative fiction, perfectly depicting the seedy underbel Thanks again to the world of social networking , my attention was drawn to Court Haslett and the very positive vibe surrounding Tenderloin As a reader who is instantly drawn to novels depicting thereal and less salubrious aspects of American life and with a fervent interest in American political and social history, I found this too tempting an opportunity to miss and had to read.From the very outset, Haslett has created a slice of evocative fiction, perfectly depicting the seedy underbelly of San Francisco life in the 1970 s With much the same depth of social study afforded to the run down New York neighbourhood of Gabriel Cohen s Red Hook, or the Washington DC of George Pelecanos, Haslett focuses on the eponymous San Francisco neighbourhood of Tenderloin With the affection, but also sharply critical eye of someone who has lived in this area, Haslett instantly draws the reader into the essential life, sights and sounds of this neighbourhood, but underscoring the very real social deprivations that inner city living produces Setting his book against the backdrop of the real life events of 1978, the book is suffused with references to the political and social s of this period, but also cut through with well placed references to the effervescent cultural life in the period through music an integral part of the book and sport Setting his book in this particular period, makes the inclusion of the illegal and murderous activities of Jim Jones and his People s Temple, tailor made as a main plot device in the book The less than honourable affiliation of Jones with the echelons of political power in the city, is a great hook for this solidly researched and presented tale, that kept my interest throughout, with its engaging and tense plotting.In terms of characterisation, Sleeper Hayes, Haslett s central protagonist, is a real find Yes, there are comparisons to be drawn with the hardboiled tradition of American crime writing, in the presentation and spare prose with which Haslett realises his characters, but this perfectly taps into the spirit of the 1970 s and therelaxed attitude both to life, and making a living, of Hayes and his cohorts Hayes is a gambler with a gambler s instincts, and despite his probable protestations to the contrary he has a very defined moral centre, that cannot be denied by the overall loucheness and positively horizontal relaxedness of his outward character Hayes exists in a world populated by criminals, bums, boxers, hookers and bent politicians think a 70 s set version of The Wire but ingratiates himself into all these worlds through the vitality and doggedness of his character, which some take tothan others He is sharp, funny and proves an unlikely knight in shining armour at the core of this book, but is eminently likeable and genuinely a character I would love to read about again.I was very impressed this book, and between you, me and the gatepost this is a book I could have easily missed out on in the overcrowded crime genre This book sits perfectly alongside Pelecanos and Lehane in my opinion, with its no holds barred depiction of urban American life and crime, so well worth a look

  2. Anne says:

    The Tenderloin is a fictional story constructed around historical events The setting for this piece of fiction is the San Francisco neighborhood called the Tenderloin The time period is 1978 and the events surround Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple The author, Court Haslett, has thoroughly researched the historical events and provides source materials in the appendix for additional readingThe principal character is Sleeper Hayes We re told Sleeper is thirty five years old He s a dropoutThe Tenderloin is a fictional story constructed around historical events The setting for this piece of fiction is the San Francisco neighborhood called the Tenderloin The time period is 1978 and the events surround Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple The author, Court Haslett, has thoroughly researched the historical events and provides source materials in the appendix for additional readingThe principal character is Sleeper Hayes We re told Sleeper is thirty five years old He s a dropout of the hippie movement not sure what this is , still likes his pot, makes his living as an apartment house manager and overindulges frequently with booze Sleeper has just enough connections that make him appear a bit super human he is able to call upon the right person at the right time to help get him out of trouble He has a compassionate side as demonstrated by all his efforts to help his friends But negating his compassion is his downright rude treatment of those characters he does not care for Sleeper s attitude and his overindulgence combine to in just a way to make me hold back my opinion on whether or not I like the guy Sleeper is still a little mysterious to me. There are several story lines intertwined into the novel along with a plethora of characters The underlying plot is solving the murder of Cindy Teague, an x Peoples Temple member In an effort to solve the mystery, several sideline stories appear All the storylines and characters contribute to a fast paced never boring novel This quote from Sleeper in Chapter 25 sums up in a sentence all the storylines that were going on at once. I can t say for sure whether I slept at all that night or if I was dreaming My mind raced between the fight, Janks, Lori, Cindy, George, Stezak, the FBI, the Justice Department, and Jim Jones If it was a dream, I shuddered to think what Freud would have made of that jumble of characters Although the novel was fast paced and not boring, I would have enjoyed fewer characters and fewer storylines At around chapter 6, I created a list of the characters By the time the book closed, I scratched out over 60 names Many were inconsequential to the story But part of the fun of reading crime fiction is the ability to guess who dunnit Therefore trying to keep all these characters on my radar was difficult Also, so many storylines converging into one individual, Sleeper, contributed to my feeling that he was a bit super normal in his ability to get out of all the predicaments he found himself inAll in all, I love this genre and particularly this time period Anyone who reads this novel is likely to consider for a moment the political environment of the time and wonder, did this really happen Thank you to Court Haslett for writing this piece of fiction I look forward to reading future endeavorsNote I received an electronic copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for a review however, I also purchased a copy via

  3. Maria Beltrami says:

    A prostitute is killed in a district of San Francisco the Tenderloin where the underworld, the game, the corrupt police and political intrigues reign.Not surprising then, exept that the prostitute is a former member of a powerful sect, so powerful that can influence the election of the mayor of the city.It will be the usual pseudodetective a bit junkie and a bit drunk, always in trouble with the police and the FBI, to solve the case and save the skin to some people.Written by mixing reality t A prostitute is killed in a district of San Francisco the Tenderloin where the underworld, the game, the corrupt police and political intrigues reign.Not surprising then, exept that the prostitute is a former member of a powerful sect, so powerful that can influence the election of the mayor of the city.It will be the usual pseudodetective a bit junkie and a bit drunk, always in trouble with the police and the FBI, to solve the case and save the skin to some people.Written by mixing reality the history of the sect of the People s Temple, founded by the mad Jim Jones, and the subsequent massacre by means of a mass suicide of the members of the same sect , with fantasy events, Tenderloin is a nice noir, well written and quite adrenalinic.The bad luck that affects the main character is a little stereotypical, but not to the point of being cloying.Thank The Rogue Reader Netgalley and for giving me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.Una prostituta viene uccisa in un distretto di San Francisco il Tenderloin dove imperano la malavita, il gioco, la polizia corrotta e gli intrighi politici.Niente di strano quindi, se non che la prostituta un ex membro di una potentissima setta, cos potente da poter influire sull elezione del sindaco della citt.Sar il solito pseudodetective un po drogato e un po ubriaco, perennemente nei guai con la polizia e l FBI, a risolvere il caso e a salvare la pelle a un po di gente.Scritto mescolando realt la storia della setta del Tempio del Popolo, retta dal folle Jim Jones, e la successiva strage per mezzo di un suicidio di massa dei membri della stessa , con avvenimenti di fantasia, Tenderloin un bel noir, ben scritto e abbastanza adrenalinico.La sfiga da cui affetto il protagonista un po stereotipata, ma non fino al punto da essere stucchevole.Ringrazio The Rogue Reader e Netgalley per avermi concesso una copia gratuita in cambio di una recensione onesta

  4. Rory Costello says:

    This book works on many levels When I first heard about its premise San Francisco s underbelly and the linkage to Jim Jones and the People s Temple I thought, That sets it apart right there Court Haslett really portrays these elements effectively But there s muchThis was a startling period in the city s history I hadn t truly realized that the Moscone Milk assassination took place just nine days after the Jonestown Massacre, and I simply had not known at all about Jones ties This book works on many levels When I first heard about its premise San Francisco s underbelly and the linkage to Jim Jones and the People s Temple I thought, That sets it apart right there Court Haslett really portrays these elements effectively But there s muchThis was a startling period in the city s history I hadn t truly realized that the Moscone Milk assassination took place just nine days after the Jonestown Massacre, and I simply had not known at all about Jones ties to the city s political power structure So, as a piece of historical fiction, Tenderloin is very strong.Yet it s also a cool spin on the classic private eye stories Sleeper Hayes is not a P.I by trade, but his dogged pursuit of answers is right out of the Philip Marlowe and Mike Hammer playbook And like themthan them, in fact Sleeper takes a ton of physical damage en route to the truth Plus, he lives harder than just about any other mystery hero out there.And if you like boxing, that s knit very tightly into the fabric of the story too, plus some other fun references to sporting events of the day This sense of fun also enlivens Tenderloin at many points, Haslett s wry humor made me grin

  5. Suzanne says:

    I requested this book and received it from Netgalley in exchange for a review, which I am happy to provide This noir murder mystery historical fiction takes place in the Tenderloin section of San Francisco in 1979, replete with former hippies, alcoholics, skid row types, politicians, Jonestown former and current believers, crooked cops, FBI, and ambitious boxers Now, whatcould a reader ask for The details for the period are incredibly perfect The music, the food, the TV shows, the e I requested this book and received it from Netgalley in exchange for a review, which I am happy to provide This noir murder mystery historical fiction takes place in the Tenderloin section of San Francisco in 1979, replete with former hippies, alcoholics, skid row types, politicians, Jonestown former and current believers, crooked cops, FBI, and ambitious boxers Now, whatcould a reader ask for The details for the period are incredibly perfect The music, the food, the TV shows, the ephemera for the period are so dead on perfect it is spooky Because, here s what I have to admit I had my first job, that year, in San Francisco, and part of it involved neighborhood outreach in areas very close to the Tenderloin And I remember when Jonestown happened and when Moscone and Milk were shot I ve never read a book that wove a story around a time I have lived through, so I thought I would give it a try Sometimes there are just too many characters and a tad too many offshoots Otherwise it s really really good Not to be missed even for those readers with a dim view of 70s stuff This is one good book

  6. Julie says:

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This is an interesting tale that pulls you in from the beginning There s murder, intrigue, political machinations and a psychotic cult to contend with.When a good friend is murdered and another is set up to take the fall, Sleeper takes it upon himself to find out the true murderer The tale takes you through the seedy underbelly of 1978 San Francisco s Tenderloin area Haslett weaves a wonderfully descriptive scene in which yo I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This is an interesting tale that pulls you in from the beginning There s murder, intrigue, political machinations and a psychotic cult to contend with.When a good friend is murdered and another is set up to take the fall, Sleeper takes it upon himself to find out the true murderer The tale takes you through the seedy underbelly of 1978 San Francisco s Tenderloin area Haslett weaves a wonderfully descriptive scene in which you can lose yourself From the music of the era to the dirty dealings and scandals that get covered up by the police, nothing is left out I had to read this in one sitting, I couldn t put it down Sleeper is a very complex character who tries to act dumber than he really is Even though he s been shot at several times, he takes a licking and keeps on ticking, until he solves the crime that his friend is being accused of I would recommend this to anyone who loves their crime with a late seventies feel

  7. patrick Lorelli says:

    This is a story that takes place in the tenderloin district of San Francisco, it begins with a friend of the main characters death and Sleeper Hayes, thinks that person has been murdered, but since it took place in the poor part of town the police will not look into it Once he starts poking around another friend ends killed and now the police are looking at him This is a good who done it and the story takes you back in time with the People Temple, Jim Jones, who began there in San Fran then mo This is a story that takes place in the tenderloin district of San Francisco, it begins with a friend of the main characters death and Sleeper Hayes, thinks that person has been murdered, but since it took place in the poor part of town the police will not look into it Once he starts poking around another friend ends killed and now the police are looking at him This is a good who done it and the story takes you back in time with the People Temple, Jim Jones, who began there in San Fran then moved to Guyana The author makes you feel like you are right back there with record stores on street corners and different music playing along with other visual help this makes for a fantastic book with characters that you can believe lived that way A very good book I got this book from net galley

  8. Pam Thomas says:

    A HISTORICAL CRIME NOVEL SET IN THE BACK DROP OF SAN FRANCISCO IN THE 70S ITS A MYSTERY CRIME THRILLER WEAVING A WEB OF MYSTERY WHERE A HOOKER AND FORMER PEOPLE TEMPLE MEMBER IS MURDERED AND HER JOHN A PROMINENT UNION LEADER IS THE MAIN SUSPECT IT SMACKS OF DEADLY CONSPIRACY, MURDERY MYSTERY ENTANGLED WEB OF CORRUPTION BY POLICE OFFICIALS, HITMAN OF THE MOB, KIDNAPPING AND SET IN THE HIPPIE ERA.

  9. Mark says:

    Court Haslett s Tenderloin is a gripping thriller set in San Francisco during the late 1970s, the era of punk, disco, and the suicide Jonestown cult Haslett cannily evokes the time and the place, and he and his protagonist, Sleeper Hayes, perfectly hit the notes of classic noir conventions, while spinning an original, funny and fast paced tale This is a book you re going to want to read.

  10. Kasey Cocoa says:

    Excellent writing with vivid scenes and feels very well researched Well fleshed out characters Good pace to the plot which is interesting and intriguing From Emily I found myself lost in this book from start to finish I absolutely love the characters and the story I didn t want to put it down We received an ARC in exchange for an honest opinion and review with no further compensation.

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