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Cole, Jameson

ISBN 10: 0312139969 / ISBN 13: 9780312139964
Published by St. Martin's Press, 1996
Used Condition: Very Fine Hardcover
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Author's highly praised first mystery novel, set in Bob White, Okla in 1957 with the startling first sentence that sets the stage:" I had a normal childhood except for the murder I was involved in the summer before I turned sixteen." Beautiful copy, very tightly bound and read very carefully if at all, no names or other markings. The DJ is likewise shiny and bright and without any edgewear and no price clipping. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "To Tom Lodge, If you want to sing, you will find a song, Jameson Cole." In mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 002206

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Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Boards HB

Book Condition:Very Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition

About this title


Coming of age in the summer of 1957, young Mark Stoddard struggles with his parents' accidental deaths, his brother's contempt of him, and his determination to bring down a local bootlegger.


"I had a normal childhood except for the murder I was involved in the summer before I turned sixteen," is the first sentence of this striking little gem, rich with the pains and pleasures of growing up. Tough and resourceful Mark Stoddard is trying hard to hold his life together in Bob White, Oklahoma, in 1957. His parents have been dead for several months, and his once-close relationship with his 24-year-old brother Jess (a deputy sheriff, now his legal guardian) is cracking under the strain. When Jess seems to be involved in the killing of a stranger, Mark tries to help -- and learns how dangerous and deceptive life can be.

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