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Kiss Me Once

Maxwell, Thomas

ISBN 10: 0892961635 / ISBN 13: 9780892961634
Published by Mysterious Pr, 1986
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Kiss Me Once

Publisher: Mysterious Pr

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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Stated first printing bound in blue cloth and purple boards. A VG+ copy in a near fine dust jacket. Soiling to the edges of the book's upper page block. Rubs to the dust jacket's spine tips and corners.

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First novelist Maxwell seems passionate and serious about his craft. But this homage to the tough-guy films of the 1930s and 1940s, complete with suggestions for actors to play the characters, does not come at all close to the tight, sharp styles of Hammett, Chandler and modern writer Elmore Leonard. Lew Cassidy, a pro football player whose career is ended by an injury, pals with the wrong peoplehis schoolboy chum Terry Leary, now a cop on the take, and gangster Max Baumanand their enemies try to convince him to betray them. Meanwhile Lew is drawn dangerously close to the gangster's moll. The period touches are frequently just the dropping of famous namesthere's a weird conspiracy involving D.A. Thomas Dewey and Mafioso Lucky Luciano, and embarrassingly familiar dinner conversation with Hitler's propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. Despite some suspense, and some butchery, the plot has no true, focus and the bloody ending is not worth the wait.
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