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Called by a Panther (Signed)

Lewin, Michael Z.

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ISBN 10: 0892964391 / ISBN 13: 9780892964390
Published by Mysterious Press, New York, 1991
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. SIGNED by Lewin on title page. Book is crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Staining to rear endpages. Unclipped dust jacket is fresh and bright. An Albert Sampson mystery. 8vo. 258 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 86495

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Title: Called by a Panther (Signed)

Publisher: Mysterious Press, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Michael Z. Lewin was caled "fast, funny, and brilliant" by private eye fiction legend Ross Macdonald, and Lewin's detective creation Albert Samsom is "the best private eye who has been around in many a day", according to the Los Angeles Times. Now, Mysterious Press ushers Lewin back into the limelight with Called By a Panther.

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Albert Samson, Indianapolis's most likably raffish private eye (Out of Season, etc.), returns after a too-long sabbatical to take on two cases: tailing socialite Charlotte Vivien for her possessive, marital-minded prot‚g‚, tame poet Quentin Quayle (who begins by asking Samson to vet his story about his fictional wife being murdered--a device to clear the way for the nuptials), and--more important-- locating a bomb stolen from the Scum Front, a gang of toothless environmental terrorists, before its new owners depart from Scum Front protocol by blowing it up. The cases merge in a predictable but highly satisfying way, but not before Samson sneezes in the fingerprint powder at Mrs. Vivien's murder party, goes public with a cable TV ad that brings an armed fruitcake to his office, and gets fingered as a terrorist by his old buddy Captain Jerry Miller. Despite an oddly inconclusive ending, a good time is had by all, especially smart-talking, dumb-acting Samson and his readers. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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