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Sidor, Steven

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ISBN 10: 0312329512 / ISBN 13: 9780312329518
Published by Minotaur Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2005
Condition: Very Fine Hardcover
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A 274 page mystery set in the Midwest. SIGNED and dated by the author on the title page. Author's second novel. First edition, first printing. New and unread. Dust jacket is enclosed in a clear mylar cover. Book will be carefully packed and shipped in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 14516

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Publisher: Minotaur Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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The aging riverboat casinos and decrepit cut-rate hotels that line the dark waters running through downtown Booth City reveal the seething underbelly of a Midwestern city down on its luck. Booth is filled with a collection of lonely souls looking for one last shot at happiness in what seems the most unlikely place on earth. Instead they're trapped in a never-ending cycle of false hope and true despair, temporary sobriety and permanent desolation.

Two of these souls, homicide cops Eliza Ochoa and Ike Horner, are on the scene of a body dump in a downtown park, crouching over the freezing corpse of another dead working girl. She's been cut up in all the most delicate places, and so it's perhaps understandable that Ike and Eliza at first miss the most telling part of this routine Booth City morning: she isn't actually female.

As the two detectives go over the last days of a young prostitute's life, pushed more by dogged determination than any super sleuthing powers, the facts lead them deep into a quickly unraveling conspiracy that stretches from the darkest holes in Booth to the fringes of its most influential families. As the investigation hurtles toward its violent and startling conclusion, Ike and Eliza remain intent on proving, perhaps only to themselves and at great personal cost, that justice is indeed possible in Booth City.

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Praise for Skin River:
"Hard-nosed, soft-hearted Buddy is irresistible, and Sidor supports him with bang-bang storytelling and a sharply drawn cast. Take note, and you may see a star in the making."--Kirkus Reviews

"You can't get creepier than this. Exquisitely plotted."--Booklist

"With an eye for gritty detail and a predilection for metaphor, Sidor paints a morbid picture of deviance and death in the small Wisconsin town of Gunnar in his fast-paced crime debut. The salty prose and clever narration will keep readers hooked."--Publishers Weekly

"Skin River is an incredible debut--unforgettable, spellbinding, and darkly suspenseful. Steven Sidor must have sold his soul to the devil to write this well."--Steve Hamilton, author of Ice Run

"A stinger of a first novel--dark, harrowing, and unpredictable as a run of dangerous river. Steven Sidor plunges you into chilling waters on page one and barely lets you up for air."--Gregg Hurwitz, author of The Kill Clause

"Skin River is a sharp, breathless upcountry thriller. Steven Sidor keeps the pacing piano-wire taut and selects his words with a vivisectionist's diabolical care."--Stewart O'Nan, author of The Night Country

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