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Kirby's Last Circus (SIGNED Plus SIGNED NOTE)

Spencer, Ross H.

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ISBN 10: 1556110316 / ISBN 13: 9781556110313
Published by Donald I. Fine Books, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1987
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED and inscribed by author on title page. Page age-toning. Also includes laid-in is a handwritten SIGNED note (ANS) from author saying that "Kirby's last Circus" will be coming out soon. Nice signed copy with associated letter. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 009538

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Title: Kirby's Last Circus (SIGNED Plus SIGNED NOTE...

Publisher: Donald I. Fine Books, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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The CIA hires Birch Kirby, an apparently bumbling private detective, to find out what messages the KGB is transmitting from Grizzly Gulch, Illinois

From Publishers Weekly:

Admired for Echoes of Zero and other mysteries, Spencer capitalizes on the outre in his ninth novel, with caricatures too broad even for farce. Playing the lead is Chicago private detective Birch Kirby, whose remarkable fumbling attracts intelligence "experts." They believe Kirby's stupidity is a cover for genius at espionage and persuade him to help the CIA. In a village called Grizzly Gulch, the detective is at the mercy of a septuagenarian sex maniac, owner of the No Sox baseball team, and other women who lust after him while he's trying to ferret out KGB agents. Every mistake of Kirby's is hailed as a triumph, and his greatest blunder clinches the hero's reputation. Working for Admiral Doldrum's Circus, Kirby is told to put a "speck" of power into a cannon but loads it with a "peck" that blows the human cannonball and the Soviet network into the stratosphere. The sexual antics, raw language and ridiculous players will appeal to readers who enjoy burlesque laid on with a trowel.
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