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Death on the Mississippi: A Mark Twain Mystery ***SIGNED***

Peter J. Heck

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ISBN 10: 0425149382 / ISBN 13: 9780425149386
Published by Berkley Prime Crime, NY, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Death on the Mississippi: A Mark Twain ...

Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, NY

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Teresa Fasolino

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page

Edition: 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing.

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A colorful and historically detailed mystery places the famous author Mark Twain in its center, as the curmudgeonly character finds himself playing an unlikely detective along the Mississippi.

From Publishers Weekly:

In his first novel, which launches a projected trilogy, Heck sets Sam Clemens and his secretary, Wentworth Cabot, a genial but non-too-clever Yale graduate, to sleuthing in a period costume drama that is more costume than drama. Just as Clemens leaves New York City on a lecture tour, police discover a dead man who has Clemens's address in his pocket and assign a detective to stick with the author until the murder is solved. Clemens, who mistrusts the detective, determines to "solve the damned thing myself," preferably before folks realize his tour plans include a stop to retrieve buried gold he discussed in Life on the Mississippi. Coincidentally traveling the same route, however, is "Slippery Ed" McPhee and his cartoonish thugs, known to Clemens from the past. When the party on the lecture tour is diminished by murder, it's time for Twain to summon the audience, take center stage and reveal all. Greed, deception and murder notwithstanding, this 19th-century tale meant to reflect Twain's robust stories is made bland by characters?including Clemens, who's reduced to a gruff but charming old boy?who are drawn from the outside in and remain imitations.
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