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The Black Glove

Miller, Geoffrey

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ISBN 10: 0670171662 / ISBN 13: 9780670171668
Published by Viking Press, New York, 1981
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Stated First Published in 1981, Fine book, Near fine unclipped jacket, 257 clean tight unmarked pages, burgundy colored boards with 1/4 gold cloth spine, bright red stamped title on the spine with black lettering, jacket has 0581 on inside front, full yellow cover with red and orange lettering on the front, spine and back jacket, Rare Author's First Mystery. Bookseller Inventory # 001428

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Title: The Black Glove

Publisher: Viking Press, New York

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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NOMINATED FOR THE EDGAR AWARD

Terry Traven is an L. A. private eye who modeled himself after Philip Marlowe and thrived in the 1960s, becoming a minor celebrity for his hardboiled style and his skill at tracking down runaways. But now it’s the 1980s, his minor fame has completely faded, and he’s barely making a living. So he jumps at the opportunity to find a wealthy, born-again industrialist’s missing son who has been dabbling in drugs and punk rock. It’s not just a chance to save the kid... but himself. Traven’s search leads him into a bizarre, cocaine-drizzled world populated by kidnappers, drug dealers, talent agents, greedy entrepreneurs, religious zealots and desperate killers.

“Miller pretty much equals the masters — Hammett and Chandler — of the hardboiled detective story,” Houston Post

“THE BLACK GLOVE is every bit as remarkable as the best film noir of the 1940s,” Detroit News

About the Author:

Geoffrey Miller caused a sensation with his debut thriller, The Black Glove, which earned him an Edgar Award nomination from the Mystery Writers of America for the Best First Mystery Novel. A hard-boiled detective tale, The Black Glove follows Los Angeles sleuth Terry Traven as he tracks down the kidnappers holding the son of a wealthy businessman for ransom. Confronted with complications, conspiracies, and cocaine stashes, Traven navigates the dangers Southern California’s dark underbelly with a twisted a sense of humor that gives this noir thriller a tongue-in-cheek twist.

A UCLA graduate who studied motion pictures, Miller worked as a public librarian for three decades. Now retired, he recently finished his highly-anticipated second thriller.

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