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The Alvarez Journal (SIGNED Plus SIGNED LETTER)

Burns, Rex

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ISBN 10: 0060105763 / ISBN 13: 9780060105761
Published by Harper & Row, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1975
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
From Daniel Montemarano (Newfield, NJ, U.S.A.)

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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED and inscribed by author on half-title page. DJ has edge wear, small chip on bottom corner. $6.95 price on DJ flap. Also includes laid-in a typed SIGNED thank you letter (TLS) from author saying he'd be glad to sign books sent to him. Authors first book-Edgar Winner. Bookseller Inventory # 003958

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Title: The Alvarez Journal (SIGNED Plus SIGNED ...

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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A first novel is as much an experience for the reader as for the writer. Most of them have an abundance of vitality, but few of them have the total professional care given to The Alvarez Journal. Just when the police mystery seems to have become the Number One cliche in mystery, Burns makes plain it doesn't have to be. By choosing no megalopolis but the big Western city of Denver, he has a new canvas to work on, with samenesses but differences from the usual New York, Chicago, L.A. triad. Moreover by eliminating heart-of-gold kinkiness and misplaced sentimentality, he has a puzzle as rare as a good story by a police reporter. This one should with certainty make the Best First lists.--Dorothy B. Hughes

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The Alvarez Journal was awarded the Best First Novel "Edgar" for 1976.

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