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Booked for Murder

McDermid, Val

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ISBN 10: 0704350718 / ISBN 13: 9780704350717
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st/1st, SIGNED by the author on the title page. Book is new and unread, square and solid, with lovely DJ in protective mylar Brodart cover. You'll pogo with pleasure when you receive this book!!! NOTE: The DJ has some small indentations, through the Brodart as well. Not torn, just as if, let me if you took a chopstick and pressed the end against the surface of the back cover, not the front. Bookseller Inventory # 004316

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Title: Booked for Murder

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Book Type: Book

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A Lindsay Gordon mystery in which she agrees to investigate the murder of bestselling author Penny Varnavides. At first it would seem that her death was an accident but the circumstances are an exact replica of the murder method used in her latest novel. Apart from the author only three other people knew the plot. From the author of UNION JACK.


The fifth book in Val McDermid's Lindsay Gordon mystery opens with the "accidental" death in London of bestselling author Penny Varnavides, one of Lindsay's oldest friends. When police learn that the bizarre conditions of Penny's death match those described in the manuscript of her unfinished novel, they arrest Meredith Miller, the long-time lover Penny had recently parted from on bad terms. Reluctantly lured across the Atlantic on the chance of helping Meredith, Lindsay (a crusty but lovable expatriate Brit) meets up with old friends and uses her journalistic expertise (and some old but impressive business cards from her days on a national newspaper) to dig up information. Who knew the contents of Penny's unfinished book? And who might have wanted her dead? Dodging rude secretaries, obstructive literary agents, slippery publishers, and one determined baseball bat (should this have been a cricket bat?), Lindsay slowly eliminates possibilities until she is ready to confront the killer. While not the most exciting volume in the series, Booked for Murder does show off Gordon's sleuthing skills, as well as her ability to turn the tables on evildoers. --Regina Marler

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