SIGNED. The first Phoebe Siegel novel. Boards clean and not bumped. Very slight shelf wear on lower spine edge and lower corners. Back board has tiny gap between board and paper. Corners clean, pages bright and unmarked. Dust jacket glossy, unfaded and unclipped. Shipped in bubble wrap. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: P.I. Phoebe Siegel, of Billings, Montana, balks at investigating the strange behavior of a troubled girl in drug rehab, until she finds out that the girl is linked with the death of Siegel's brother. Reprint. PW. AB.
From Publishers Weekly:
Gritty realism and a modern sensibility permeate this promising debut set in Billings, Mont. Half-Jewish, half-Irish Catholic, PI Phoebe Siegel is hired by farm wife Mary Kuntz to investigate the extreme personality change that has transformed her formerly drug-abusing teenage daughter Jennifer since she began treatment with Dr. Victor Stroud at the Whispering Pines sanatorium. Initially reluctant, Phoebe takes the case when Mary discloses that a Stroud-induced complaint by Jennifer may have led to the suicide of Phoebe's beloved policeman brother, Ben, a few years earlier. Phoebe, who discovers Mary is the daughter of one of the most powerful men in the state, sneaks into Whispering Pines and finds disturbing evidence of coercion and blackmail. Another young Whispering Pines patient dies under questionable circumstances after begging for help, further galvanizing Phoebe, who has been dogged by a mysterious police car and warned off the case by her cop uncle. Siegel, a tough and charming heroine with angst, unresolved conflicts and extensive family ties, is a welcome addition to swelling ranks of female PIs.
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Title: By Evil Means/a Phoebe Siegal Mystery
Publisher: Walker & Co
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
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Book Description Walker, N.Y, 1993. Printed Wrapper. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 1st ed. Spine lightly sunned, covers lightly soiled. Advance Uncorrected Proofs of her Debut Novel with a letter from Michael Siedman, noted Mystery editor, laid in and signed by Siedman. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Bookseller Inventory # 018319