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The Chartreuse Clue

LOVE, William F.

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ISBN 10: 1556112114 / ISBN 13: 9781556112119
Published by Donald I. Fine, New York, 1990
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Small 4to. Black paper over boards, dust jacket. 284pp. Fine/near fine. Tight, handsome first edition of this murder mystery featuring detective/bishop Francis X. Regan. Handsomely signed and inscribed by the author in black fineline on the title page: "To: Mary -- / Thanks for trying my book! / Hope you like it! / Best wishes -- / Bill Love / 10-21-90.". Bookseller Inventory # 35931

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Title: The Chartreuse Clue

Publisher: Donald I. Fine, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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David Goldman, a former New York City policeman, and Francis X. Regan, the wheelchair-bound bishop for whom Goldman works as Special Assistant, investigate the murder of a young woman whose body is discovered in a local priest's bed

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This suspenseful debut novel, the first of a projected series, introduces a charismatic detective team reminiscent of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. Narrator David Goldman, a sarcastic Jewish private eye, is also a trusted assistant to Bishop Francis Regan of the Archdiocese of New York, himself a wheelchair-bound "frustrated cop" with an IQ of 220. When a monk wakes up in the apartment of a murdered woman, the two seek to protect him and the Archdiocese's reputation by locating the culprit. Outwitting police inspectors who are itching to arrest the monk, they discover that the wealthy victim was not the only member of her bank-owning family to die mysteriously. Like Wolfe, Regan is an irascible verbal genius based in a brownstone in Manhattan's West 30s. His idiosyncrasies infuriate Goldman who, like Goodwin, is an intensely loyal secretary and chauffeur, baseball and poker fan, and practical man of action who collects the pieces of the puzzle so that his colleague can solve the murder. Boasting more witty one-liners than brain-teasing puzzles, this tightly focused, fast-paced novel surely merits a second installment.
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