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Synopsis: When his star author turns up dead and his million-dollar manuscript disappears, publisher Nicholas Barlow helps homicide detective Lt. Scanlon search for clues, with Nick's bedridden brother masterminding the investigation from Connecticut.
From Publishers Weekly:
A civilized publisher, a squirrely agent, a rugged movie star and a dead celebrity biographer prove that the book trade can be murderous in this vigorous and sexy mystery. Pleasingly plump, leisure-loving publisher Nick Barlow, with his cushy Gramercy Park apartment and Players Club membership, isn't typical gumshoe material. But when a bestselling author is stabbed and a manuscript goes missing, Barlow's curiosity gets the better of him. Teamed with an NYPD lieutenant who aspires to authorship and thus endures thrill-seeking book folk, Barlow chases down leads, has a brush with death and learns that real murder isn't pretty. Fully familiar with detective fiction cliches, Barlow delivers hard-boiled utterances--"Her voice made me think of gin on the rocks"--with tongue-in-cheek relish. Carter scores with this engrossing mystery as he good-naturedly mimics the genre's heavy-handed excesses and formulaic plotting. His personable hero's glee at happening upon a real rather than paper-and-ink case is contagious, and once begun, this romp is not easily put aside.
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Title: Casual Slaughters
Publisher: Mysterious Pr
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Book Description Condition: Acceptable. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Seller Inventory # 0KVBKD007H58
Book Description Grand Central Publishing. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0892965029I4N00
Book Description Mystery Press, New York, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. 1st. Bound in publisher's original paper over boards with original dust jacket. Spine stamped in gilt. From the library of Howard Block, cousin of Lawrence Block. Seller Inventory # 9022440
Book Description Mysterious Pr. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0892965029 Book is clean. Crisp pages. Tight binding. Slight shelf wear on dust jacket. Remainder mark. Good reading copy. Seller Inventory # 383-D7X9-V790
Book Description Mysterious Pr, 1992. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0892965029-2-4
Book Description The Mysterious Press, New York, ET AL, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Printing. Seller Inventory # 83329
Book Description Mysterious Pr, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0892965029
Book Description The Mystery Press, New York, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Nicholas Barlow loves a good murder. He should, since he is the head of Manhattan's Barlow & Company Publishers and publishes mystery novels as his meat and potatoes. The author of his best-selling celebrity tell-alls is found murdered - and the million dollar manuscript is missing. He turns detective and as he ventures deeper and deeper into the dark side of human nature - this publisher learns that a touch of evil can lead an indelible mark on even the most sophisticated heart. Mylar slightly wrinkled at the top of the spine. ; Octavo (standard book size); 266 pages. Seller Inventory # 004327
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Hardback published by The Mysterious Press, 1992. In good condition with dustwrapper. ISBN 0 89296 502 9. Seller Inventory # 311343
Book Description Mysterious Pr, 1992. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0892965029_4