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“Lean, mean, darkly funny.”
“A zingy thriller by the master of hard-boiled suspense.”
—Dallas Morning News
“Elmore Leonard may be the greatest crime novelist in the world,” declares the Seattle Times, and truer words have never been written. Just follow the Grand Master of mystery and suspense to Florida’s Gold Coast and you’ll quickly discover that it’s so. In this classic Elmore Leonard thriller, a beautiful mafia widow stands to lose everything her late mob boss husband left her if she succumbs to her desire for an attractive Detroit ex-con—so the two conspire to outwit the thugs the dead capo assigned to make sure she stays chaste. Superior crime fiction in the vein of John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Robert Parker—chock full of the eccentric characters, black humor, and razor-sharp dialogue for which the acclaimed creator of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (of TV’s Justified) is justifiably famous—Gold Coast is gold standard Leonard.
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Gorgeous widow Karen diCilia just found out what it really means to be married to the mob. Her mafia husband Frank left her millions and a Florida Gold Coast mansion. He also left orders that she'd lose everything the day she slept with another man. With his boys as enforcers, Karen was soon a lonely lady. Then she meets Detroit's Cal Maguire, a sexy, street-smart ex-con with a scam to get Karen her money and freedom . . . or get them both killed.From the Back Cover:
When he kicked off, Florida mob boss Frank DiCilia left his gorgeous widow Karen everything, but with strings attached. She loses the millions, the cars, the palatial Gold Coast mansion if she ever gets involved with another man. And there's a crazy cowboy-wannabe thug named Roland who's acting as Frank's eyes beyond the grave, making sure Karen doesn't dally, with serious muscle, if necessary. But now Cal Maguire's come into the picture. A sexy, street-smart Detroit ex-con, Cal's got a line and a scam for every occasion. And he's got the perfect plan for getting Karen DiCilia her money and her freedom ... if it doesn't get them both killed first.
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Book Description W. H. Allen, 1982. hardcover. Condition: acceptable. Dust Jacket Condition: good. 1st. EX-LIBRARY 1st British edition hardback with dustjacket, published by W. H. Allen, 1982. 218pp. Slight bumping to spine, usual library marks. Slight creasing & wear to dustjacket. Fair copy. book. Seller Inventory # 13615016
Book Description May 20, 1982. Condition: Used: Good. Ex-library book, usual markings. 1982 first British edition. Hardback with dust cover. Clean copy, sound binding. Quick dispatch from UK seller. Seller Inventory # P02_0282_DY_09/14__
Book Description 1982. Hardcover. Condition: Good. FIRST EDITION. 1982 WH Allen hardcover edition. Ex library copy, inserts to endpaper, small stamps to top of text block and title page, small mark to final page. Otherwise good condition in very good unmarked and unclipped dustjacket. Seller Inventory # 4N-RW7I-3WW0
Book Description W.H. Allen, 1982. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. an ex-library book with stamps and markings. the front end and half title pages have been removed. the binding is very good. the jacket is near fine. there are a couple of tiny 1mm nicks at the bottom of the spine. it is bright and very attractive with no paper loss. Seller Inventory # hb2
Book Description W. H. Allen, London, 1982. First UK edition, and the first hardcover edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "For Al / Very best wishes / Elmore Leonard." Splendid jacket photograph by Oliver Hatch. Basis for the 1997 television movie directed by Peter Weller and starring David Caruso and Marg Helgenberger. Near Fine in an about Fine dust jacket. A touch of foxing to the top page edges, else lovely. Seller Inventory # 125041
Book Description W.H. ALLEN., LONDON, 1982. First Edition. First hardcover edition. INSCRIBED by Elmore Leonard on the title page. Fine in a fine dj. Surprisingly scarce. (B). Seller Inventory # 313405
Book Description W H Allen, London, England, 1982. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Fine in Fine, Flawless, Signed , 1st ed 1st pt in archival protection. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 045541