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Johnny Black, a British private detective and ex-pilot, is hired by Diana Tavers to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding her sister's death
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Insouciant and intrepid Johnny Black narrates this first entry in a new series on English country life murders in the 1930s by the author of the Peter Marklin mysteries. A pilot grounded by injuries, Johnny earns only the "odd crust" as a private eye until Diana Travers asks him to investigate her brother-in-law, Michael Seagrave, who, she believes, arranged the accident that killed her sister and made him a rich widower. Posing as a vacationing couple, Johnny and his lady-love, Tracy Spencer-King, track Seagrave to a resort where they confirm Diana's suspicions. Next on the murderer's list are Johnny and Tracy, who save themselves with astonishing derring-do. Steed has created a British-style Nick and Nora Charles, whose grand adventures feature early sports cars, movie stars, the absence of modern expletives, seductively discreet lovemaking rather than raw sex, and other can't-miss appeals to nostalgia buffs.
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Book Description Weidenfeld and Nicolson Ltd, 1989. Condition: Good. Light wear to boards. Light toning to pages with light spotting to a few pages. DJ has light toning with some wear in places, DJ price clipped. Seller Inventory # 9999-9993366345
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd, London, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good in Very Good DJ. 1st Edition, Ex Library. 8vo, Black boards, gilt letters, usual ex-library stamps; D.J. covered in mylar. pages 221. Seller Inventory # 2545
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition first printing of the first novel in the Johnny Black series. In fine / fine condition. Seller Inventory # 18645
Book Description Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1989. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 221 pp. First Edition, Very Good/Very Good, Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". There is a little browning to the page edges. The dust wrapper has two small tears to the top rear hinge and corner and very slight browning to the top front and spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Seller Inventory # MFC719
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0297795112