No Cure for Love

No Cure for Love

Book - 2016
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In 1980s Hollywood, the beautiful star of a hit TV cop show is being sent strange letters. At first, Sarah Broughton dismisses the letters as the ramblings of a lonely fan. But when the letters take on a disturbing tone and Sarah discovers a body in the sand outside her Malibu beach house, the experts are brought in. Working as a detective in the LAPD Threat Management Unit, Arvo Hughes has seen it all before: stalkers, love obsessionals, erotomaniacs - willing to kill themselves and their supposed love objects over their devotion. He knows the language they use and the patterns they follow. But there is no pattern to follow here. Dealing with a highly unpredictable but extremely violent killer, Arvo feels certain Sarah's stalker must have met her before. But with the squeaky-clean star doing all she can to keep memories of a shady history locked away, Arvo must delve into her past himself.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition: First William Morrow paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©1995
ISBN: 9780062469304
0062469304
9780062405104
0062405101
Characteristics: x, 395 pages ; 21 cm

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jazpur
Apr 16, 2016

I have read a lot of Michael Connelly and his detective Harry Bosch. Peter Robinson wrote No Cure for Love contemporary with Connelly's Last Coyote and The Concrete Blonde in 1995.It has a similar Hollywood setting. Connelly has written the foreword for the 2015 edition, applauding the authentic flavour. The similarities in the genre are there.It's about an obsessive stalker and it is creepy.Inspector Banks it isn't but Robinson has proved his versatility and his power to turn out a good yarn wherever it is set.His stand-alone novels, including this one, are all well worth reading

Robbie1321 Feb 07, 2016

This the worst PR book I ever read! I gave up after reading a third through. Stick to Banks and your lovely Yorkshire roots. No more Hughes and Hernandez please.

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SultanMerchant
Jan 25, 2016

Not his best by a long shot

The book is not the best crime fiction but is a good quick read for travel. Final solution is a bit unfair, we don't get a hint at the beginning about this character 'coming through'

hermlou Jan 10, 2011

Robinson departed from his Detective Banks series and lost my interest. He tried to write a Hollywood mystery about a stalker, and it was so bad I didn't finish it.

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