There is a new player in town! Hardboiled has a great new addition in P.G. Sturges. This is the debut novel of the son of the director, Preston Sturges. The Shortcut Man is an entertaining ride into the sleazy side of L.A. by an ex-cop turned private eye, Dick Henry, who gets involved with a porn king and his treacherous wife, and it is a rollercoaster of a ride. Sturges’ writing and plotting are squarely in the best standards of the hardboiled genre. He already has a second novel out entitled Tribulations of the Shortcut Man.