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The Alfred Hitchcock Murder Case/an Unauthorized Novel

Baxt, George

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ISBN 10: 0312017162 / ISBN 13: 9780312017163
Published by St Martins Pr March 1986, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine in Fine dj, US First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Signed on the Title Page & free front end paper, the back board has a bump at the bottom, dust jacket has a few spots of wear on the back and spine, top of the book has a light push, top of the text block is lightly soiled. SIGNED Protected in clear Mylar cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped in a box. We do not stock or sell ex-library or Book Club editions. Bookseller Inventory # 71836

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Title: The Alfred Hitchcock Murder Case/an ...

Publisher: St Martins Pr March 1986

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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During the 1925 filming of Alfred Hitchcock's first movie, The Pleasure Garden, in Munich, the script girl and a musician are murdered. Clues and suspects are scarce, and the crimes go unsolved. Eleven years later in London, an old Munich acquaintance, ill and distraught, begs Hitchcock to read a spy thriller script. The script-deliverer is murdered on Hitchcock's doorstep. The script itself features the abduction of Alma Hitchcock and police pursuit of Hitch (as a suspected murderer), while he searches for a master spy in order to clear himself and rescue his wife. Alma is kidnapped, Hitch is almost framed for murder and he hares off, chased by Scotland Yard, in pursuit of a double-agent. Hitch and Alma are antiseptically nice but there are many other colorful, Hitchcockian characters (including the obligatory cool blonde), lots of dashing around (ending at a Channel-side mansion with 39 steps), much evidence of "the Hitchcock touch" and, of course, a MacGuffin, Hitchcock's famous red-herring device. The complications are far-fetched but entertaining, and the brisk pace is worthy of Hitch himself. Baxt also wrote The Dorothy Parker Murder Case.
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