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The Alvarez journal

Rex Burns

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ISBN 10: 0060105763 / ISBN 13: 9780060105761
Published by Harper & Row, 1975
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First Edition. First edition. First printing. Winner of 1975 Edgar award for best first mystery. Very good hardcover in quarter black cloth and paper boards with very good DJ in new Brodart jacket. Unmarked, bright and clean with square and tight binding. DJ has mildest of wear at spine ends and corners. Enjoy reading with a real book in your hands. Shipping from North Carolina. Dedicated to delighting our customers. Delivery confirmation provided on all domestic orders. Happy to ship to international locations. Consider expedited shipping - just a little more moves your purchase a lot faster. Digital photos available on request for any book. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000017194

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Title: The Alvarez journal

Publisher: Harper & Row

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Unknown Binding

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very good

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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