Wishnia, K. J. A.

ISBN 10: 0525945458 / ISBN 13: 9780525945451
Published by New York: Dutton, 2000) dj, 2000
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Mystery, featuring a New York street smart investigator, and former cop who is originally from Ecuador - Filomena Buscarsela - and is now a single parent trying to raise her 3 year old daughter in a city full of toxins. SIGNED on the title page. 215 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 62077

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Publisher: New York: Dutton, 2000) dj

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Street-smart, gutsy Latina cop Filomena "Fil" Buscarsela is back--in a hip hardboiled mystery as tough and complex as Filomena herself. When Fil hears of a fetid glass factory in a rundown New York City neighborhood, she quickly smells a rat. As Fil's nose for trouble draws her into a case chock-full of dangerous secrets--including toxic dumping, crooked local politics, and even murder--she must also juggle the demands of raising a four-year-old daughter alone and jumping feet-first into an exciting new romance.

"Sharp and sexy . . . Hilarious and exciting." --Chicago Tribune (on Soft Money)

"Wishnia's world is like a New York subway train--fast, loud, dirty, and dangerous--but it's well worth the ride with Filomena Buscarsela in the driver's seat . . .A hard-edged story gracefully told."--Booklist (on Soft Money)

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k. j. a. Wishnia is a graduate of Brown University with a Ph.D. in comparative literature from SUNY Stony Brook. He has performed as a street mime in Paris, taught English to the Ecuadorian Army, and worked in New York theater for many years. He lives on Long Island with his wife, a native of Ecuador, and their two children.

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