The Same Lie Twice

The Same Lie Twice


, read-2016

A copywriter’s wife has vanished, and only John Easy is slick enough to save her

Jim Benning makes $25,000 a year writing drivel for the admen at the Arbogast & Joseph Agency, and his wife thinks he’s worth a whole lot less. Joanna is a model: nervous, beautiful, and prone to meltdowns. In a last-ditch attempt to save their marriage, she agrees to a few sessions with a psychiatrist in San Ignacio—a quack whose psychobabble is more sinister than it appears. But when Joanna disappears, Jim’s only hope is John Easy, the hippest P.I. in Hollywood.

Jim gives John a matchbook found in his wife’s purse for a club called Maybe—a swinger’s hideout where morality is not in style—and John plunges into the seedy side of sunny San Ignacio, where the copywriter’s wife led an entirely different sort of existence. To save Joanna from her shadow self, John Easy will have to swing harder than ever before.

Title:The Same Lie Twice
Edition Language:English
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    The Same Lie Twice Reviews

  • Craig

    John Easy was the hero of four light and breezy mystery novels set very much in early-1970s California. He solves mysteries involving beautiful young women, drives a VW, and has a seemingly endless su...

  • Stephen Ormsby

    This is a fun little read that will easily wile away an afternoon. The main character is a detective named John Easy, and he is that way about almost everything. Easy with woman, with suspects, with h...

  • Rob Smith, Jr.

    This is a speedy tale that is chock full of great storytelling. Goulart eases back from the typical humor he plunges a story into and takes a Raymond Chandler-esque turn with John Easy. The characters...

  • Bill

    Ron Goulart’s The Same Lie Twice is simply a lot of fun. Peopledby L.A. characters that make me want to visit there just topeople watch, Goulart’s detective Easy is just that, easy withhis women, ...