SIGNED on half-title page. Light thumbing to corners. Crease down front cover next to spine. Very light soiling to test block corners. Blue sky fading to lavendar on cover. Ghostly image of Fata Morgana to cover with what appears to be a sextant in the fore ground. Yellow sticker with "autographed" printed in black to front cover. Four very nice black and while penciled illustrations. 209 pp. Clean, bright, solid binding. A combination of fantasy and detective story. This lyrical thriller is set in the glitter of Paris, 1861. French Inspector Picard sets out to investigate Ric Lazare, a conjurer, whose fortune-telling machine is sweeping Paris. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Mystery is taken to the level of enchantment in this lyrical thriller set in the glitter of nineteenth century Paris.
At the fashionable salon of Ric Lazare you can have your fortune told by an amazing machine of unerring accuracy. But the police think Lazare is a con man and send Inspector Picard to investigate. Picard prefers lemon tarts and prostitutes to high society, and is unprepared for the string of murders that pulls him across the continent until he is tangled in the killer's last seductive knot.
A landmark in the history of detective fiction.
About the Author:
William Kotzwinkle is a novelist, children's writer, and screenwriter. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Kotzwinkle won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for DOCTOR RAT in 1977, and he has also won the National Magazine Award for fiction.
Kotzwinkle wrote the novelization of the screenplay for E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) and also wrote an original follow-up novel E. T. THE BOOK OF THE GREEN PLANET )1985). Among his most popular titles are a series of children's books featuring the title character of the first book in the series, WALTER THE FARTING DOG (2001). To date, there are six titles in the series. Starting with the third book in the series, Kotzwinkle's wife, Elizabeth Gundy is listed a co-author on the titles.
Title: FATA MORGANA
Publisher: Marlowe and Company
Publication Date: 1996
Illustrator: Joe Servello
Book Condition: Very Good
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GORX008889233
Book Description Da Capo Press, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Nice copy with light cover wear. Pages clean with tight binding. Seller Inventory # 1709260354
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Book Description Marlowe & Company, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Clean text, solid binding. Previous owner's name at top of front end page in ink. Seller Inventory # mon0000082123
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