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With Friends Like These. An Amanda Pepper Mystery

Roberts, Gillian

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ISBN 10: 0345377834 / ISBN 13: 9780345377838
Editorial: Ballantine Books, New York, 1993
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Round Table Books, LLC (Glenview, IL, Estados Unidos de America)

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Quarter bound in green cloth over tan boards, gilt lettering on spine. The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. The unclipped dust jacket shows very slight shelf-wear, else fine. AS NEW/FINE . Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 211 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 9620

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Título: With Friends Like These. An Amanda Pepper ...

Editorial: Ballantine Books, New York

Año de publicación: 1993

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: First Edition Thus. 1.

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"Gillian Roberts is a mystery reader's dream come true." Lia Matera
By the Anthony Award-winning author of "I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia," another Amanda Pepper mystery. Well-known Broadway playwright and TV producer Lyle Zacharias is throwing himself a lavish birthday party in his hometown of Philadelphia. Guests include his current wife, ex-wives, friends, former partners -- not to mention Amanda Pepper and her own irrepressible mother, Bea. Yet when Lyle drops dead in the middle of a speech, it appears the likely perpetrator is none other than Bea, whose gift was fifty delicious, but apparently poisoned, tarts!
It's up to Amanda to clear her mother's name and find the real murderer . . . before he or she strikes again! But Amanda herself may be the next target! Who says teaching isn't exciting? With any more excitement, Amanda will have to retire before she hits thirty-one . . . if she lives that long!
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From the Publisher:

Even before I became her editor, starting with her third mystery novel, I was enamored of Gillian Roberts and the Philadelphia-set series she writes about schoolteacher Amanda Pepper. (The author herself was once a schoolteacher in Philadelphia, so she knows whereof she writes.) Gillian's debut, CAUGHT DEAD IN PHILADELPHIA, justly won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. And subsequent installments confirmed the promise of that first book. What's special about all the Amanda Pepper novels is Amanda's voice (i.e., Gillian's first-person narration): wry, commonsensical, and with commentary that alternates between compassionate and laugh-aloud funny. Maybe the best way to describe the appeal of Gillian Roberts is to quote another top-echelon crime novelist, Nancy Pickard, who says, "Here's the Dorothy Parker of mystery writers, laughing even when -- especially when -- it hurts, and giving more wit per page than most writers give per book." All I'll add is: don't miss Gillian Roberts!

--Joe Blades, Associate Publisher

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