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CIMARRON ROSE - Scarce Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by James Lee Burke

Burke, James Lee

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ISBN 10: 0752804863 / ISBN 13: 9780752804866
Published by London, England: Orion Books Limited, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st Printing. Signed. 278 pages. Published in 1997. The author's sixteenth novel. One of James Lee Burke's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the American Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents James Lee Burke's "Cimarron Rose". His beloved masterpiece. "A beautiful writer. His descriptions are glorious. One can almost see the ghost of Billy Bob's partner, feel the Texas thunderstorms, and see the town of Deaf Smith" (Library Journal). Firmly labeled as a "mystery writer", James Lee Burke is an American literary treasure, and more than any other living "mystery writer", his novels completely inhabit and transcend their genre at the same time. An absolute "must-have" title for James Lee Burke collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by James Lee Burke. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. The author has virtually stopped doing public signings since his arthritic condition worsened in recent years, making signed copies of his books highly collectible. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: The American Limited Edition is priced as much as $350, as though it were the true first, which it is not. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living American novelists. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JAMES LEE BURKE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0752804863. Bookseller Inventory # 10167

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Title: CIMARRON ROSE - Scarce Fine Copy of The ...

Publisher: London, England: Orion Books Limited, 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Synopsis:

A powerul and wonderfuly evocative novel of the west-a brilliant departure for Americas finest crime writer.

Review:

Billy Bob Holland, the protagonist of Cimarron Rose, is an attorney in the dusty Texas town of Deaf Smith. An ex-Texas Ranger (cop, not ball-player) who mistakenly killed his partner during a drug bust, Holland is jolted from his brooding when his estranged illegitimate son is accused of the rape and murder of a party girl. He takes the case, of course, and things get complicated mighty quick. On a hunch only a father could believe, Holland is sure his son is being railroaded. Doggedly pursuing the truth, he runs afoul of sadistic cops, a powerful family, and the euphoniously-named Garland T. Moon, a feral thug with something to hide. Luckily, the folks on his team are just as tough. Burke's book isn't gritty realism--Holland's dead partner visits him often--but the characters ring true in a weird way. They are quirky and appealing, and even the criminals make good company while the whodunit unfolds.

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