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Family Planning: A Lunghi Family Mystery

Lewin, Michael Z.

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ISBN 10: 031224391X / ISBN 13: 9780312243913
Published by Thomas Dunne Books, New York, 1999
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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First edition October 1999, stated; first printing, full number line. Bound in green paper with a gilt-lettered spine. Signed by the author on the title page: "Michael Z. Lewin." Book is tight and square; black remainder mark to top page edges, else unmarked. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $23.95); touch of edgewear at spine ends, corners. Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002421

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Title: Family Planning: A Lunghi Family Mystery

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books, New York

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good -

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Remainder

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Three generations of the Lunghi family live and work together , and when they take on a new case right before Christmas, it proves quite a handful. Especially when everyone seems to be a bit preoccupied: Mama wants to open a cafe; nerdy David is head over heels for a Dirty girl; Marie is meeting strange men in bars; Gina and Angela are out to help a glamorous client--and that's just the beginning.

From Publishers Weekly:

Of all the matters that concern members of the Lunghi Family of Bath, England, in their latest outing, crime is the least of them. That eclecticism adds charm to this novel, but it also creates a problem: the Lunghis (Family Business, etc.) are private detectives, and this is at least nominally a mystery. While it's pleasant to learn that daughter Rosetta is studying line-dancing, and that Mama is so worried about her son Salvatore's "self-steam" ("Everywhere you hear about self-steam these days, like on programs with audiences that should not be pooh-poohed just because they're Americans") that she's thinking of going against her husband's wishes and investing in a restaurant where Sal can exhibit his paintings, these revelations don't generate suspense. True, son Angelo and his wife, Gina, are looking into the case of a woman who's being threatened by numerical messages on her pager, and the Old ManAthe founder of the agency and the shrewd businessman who put together the small real-estate empire that keeps the family solventAhas been asked to help prove that a client didn't murder his uncle ten years ago. And teenager Marie, the daughter of Gina and Angelo, does seem to have gotten in over her head in a scheme to earn some extra money for Christmas. As in real life, work and personal interests interact and clash, with results both surprising and predictable. The wonderful Regency city of Bath is treated as an ordinary, nondescript backdrop: another example of Lewin's sometimes regrettable refusal to hype anything for effect. (Oct.)
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