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PENANCE.

Housewright, David.

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ISBN 10: 088150341X / ISBN 13: 9780881503418
Editorial: Countryman Press [1995], 1995
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Lee G. Campbell (Santa Barbara, CA, Estados Unidos de America)

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8vo. Signed by Housewright on the title page. The debut of St. Paul detective Holland Taylor. Winner of the Edgar Award for best first novel. First edition of the author's first book, a mystery novel. N° de ref. de la librería 14630

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Título: PENANCE.

Editorial: Countryman Press [1995]

Año de publicación: 1995

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Intrigue runs deep when a Minnesota detective finds murder, blackmail, and politics all wrapped up with a gubernatorial race involving people from his past, but it is not until a murder hits close to home does he begin to play tough. IP.

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Murder intrudes on a Minnesota political campaign in this first outing for St. Paul PI Holland Taylor. A former cop, Taylor is suspected of murdering a drunk driver who killed his wife and child four years ago. Hunting the murderer to clear his own name, he latches onto the gubernatorial campaign of Carol Catherine "C.C." Monroe, a telegenic legislator whose rise began shortly after the mysterious hit-and-run death of an opponent. Apparently on the verge of upsetting two veteran politicos, Monroe is vulnerable: she once made an intimate videotape with her boyfriend, and now blackmailers may be after her. When a likable young Monroe campaign worker learns something dangerous and pays with her life, Taylor finds himself on a truly sordid trail. Some impressive tough-guy sass emerges from the narrating Taylor, and Housewright, a former newspaper reporter, has an intriguing, darkly pessimistic take on American politics and media. But long monologues and a weakness for preaching bog the story down and, in the end, Taylor is more narcissistic than interesting.
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