BOHEMIAN HEART.

Dalessandro, James.

ISBN 10: 0312097565 / ISBN 13: 9780312097561
Published by New York: St Martin's, (1993) dj, 1993
Hardcover
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Screenwriter's first novel, a mystery set in San Francisco, and introducing Private Investigator Frank Fagen, a long haired former cop best known for his unconventional methods. SIGNED on the title page, and dated in the month of publication. . Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 64617

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Title: BOHEMIAN HEART.

Publisher: New York: St Martin's, (1993) dj

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Unconventional San Francisco private detective Frankie Fagan investigates the murder of a corrupt millionaire, not only to clear the man's wife, win her love, and collect a million dollars, but also to get his hands on the victim's incriminating diaries.

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Arresting San Francisco images and a flashy narrative style launch this mystery debut with a strength that is later weakened by cliches. PI Frank Fagen, a fourth-generation San Franciscan and a former cop, receives an opera ticket and an anonymous invitation to that night's performance of Carmen. Dressed in a leather and satin tux, Frankie rides to the opera house on his vintage Norton bike and meets Colleen Farragut, the drop-dead gorgeous widow--and accused murderer--of real-estate developer William Farragut, one of the principals in Frankie's disgraced departure from the SFPD. Frankie agrees to investigate the case, which is about to go to trial, hoping for a peek at the dead man's diaries and a hefty fee. His sleuthing uncovers an alleged burglary at the Farraguts' Presidio mansion and two missing 14th-century Italian silver plates, some kinky sex involving Farragut with hookers and an affair between Colleen and a city bigshot. Dalessandro's energetic prose and stylish inventions are defeated by the cardboard characterization of Colleen, whose beauty, brilliance and magnetism, while central to the action, are never made credible.
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