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Beyond the Grave; A Walker Mystery

Pronzini, Bill; Muller Marcia

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ISBN 10: 0802756514 / ISBN 13: 9780802756510
Published by Walker, New York, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Bound in the publisher's original black cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Signed presentation by Pronzini and signature by Muller on the ffep. Bookseller Inventory # 9018110

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Title: Beyond the Grave; A Walker Mystery

Publisher: Walker, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st.

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Detective Elena Oliverez decides to continue an unresolved investigation by the long-dead John Quincannon and finds that her life is in danger

About the Author:

NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR MARCIA MULLER has written many novels and short stories. Her novel Wolf in the Shadows won the Anthony Boucher Award. The recipient of the Private Eye Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award—their highest accolade—she lives in northern California with her husband, mystery writer Bill Pronzini. Bill Pronzini is simply one of the masters. He seems to have taken a crack at just about every genre: mysteries, noirish thrillers, historicals, locked-room mysteries, adventure novels, spy capers, men's action, westerns, and, of course, his masterful, long-running Nameless private detective series, now entering its fourth decade, with no signs of creative flagging. He's also ghosted several Brett Halliday short stories as Michael Shayne for Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, and has managed to collaborate with such fellow writers as John Lutz, Barry Wahlberg, Collin Wilcox and Marcia Muller. Still, if he never ventured into fiction writing, his non-fiction work, as both writer and editor, would still earn him a place in the P.I. genre's Hall of Fame. Besides his two tributes to some of the very worst in crime fiction (what he calls "alternative classics"), Gun in Cheek and Son of Gun in Cheek, and one on western fiction (entitled Six Gun in Cheek, naturally), he's the co-author (with Marcia Muller) of 1001 Midnights. The Mystery Writers of America have nominated him for Edgar Awards several times and his work has been translated into numerous languages and he's published in almost thirty countries. He was the very first president of the Private Eye Writers of America, and he's received three Shamus Awards from them, as well as its Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987.

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