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First British edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Dust soiling to the edges of the book's upper page block. The dust jacket has rubs to its spine tips and corners. Some small nicks along the jacket's front folds.
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Romy Nordlinger is a New York City-based actress whose TV credits include roles on Law & Order and One Life to Live. As an audiobook narrator, she has lent her talents to nearly a hundred titles ranging in genres from romance and self-help to sci-fi and mystery. Romy is also a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women.From Publishers Weekly:
This gem of a mystery introduces the improbable sleuthing duo of Maggie Hill and Claire Conrad, reminiscent of Nero Wolfe/Archie Goodwin. Thanks to Howe's stylish writing in the hard-boiled tradition, it is both gripping and entertaining, with wonderfully vivid characters and a deft plot abounding with twists and turns. Acting as secretary to wealthy Ellis Kenilworth, 35-year-old, divorced ex-writer Maggie Hill witnesses the drafting of a codicil to Ellis's will bequeathing his rare coin collection to someone outside the family, Claire Conrad. Ellis asks Maggie to keep the sole copy of the codicil while he lunches; he then kills himself, leaving Maggie, with the codicil in her purse, to discover the body and a suicide note. Later, when both note and codicil disappear, Maggie visits Claire Conrad and learns that the elegant eccentric, who dresses alternately in black or white and sports a walking stick, is a renowned detective. Together, the women, aided by Claire's debonair butler/bodyguard, Boulton, penetrate the miasma enveloping the Kenilworth clan, where they encounter duplicity, heinous secrets and murder. In a class by themselves, Maggie and Claire promise a smashing series. Literary Guild alternate.
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Book Description Andre Deutsch Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110233986081
Book Description Carlton Books Limited, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0233986081
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