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Valin, Jonathan

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ISBN 10: 0396078184 / ISBN 13: 9780396078180
Published by Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, 1980
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Valin's first novel and the first novel in his highly-praised mystery-crime series featuring Cincinnati private detective Harry Stoner, this time looking for a sixteen-year-old runaway girl who may, or may not, have runaway, who may, or may not, have disappeared. Pages 47-52 have light, dime-sized stain near top edge, o/w text and boards are clean and unmarked, tight and square; the dustjacket is near perfect with perhaps a touch of wear at the top of the spine, no tears or chipping, no creases, not price-clipped. A very nice, collectable copy. Bookseller Inventory # 004258

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Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co., New York

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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An old man enlists the help of Harry Stoner when the sixteen-year-old girl who was living with him disappears, and the perplexing case turns into a nightmare of sexual depravity and terrifying violence

About the Author:

Jonathan Valin is a mystery author best known for the Harry Stoner detective series. He won the Shamus Award for best mystery novel of 1989. After writing eleven Harry Stoner novels over a fourteen-year period, he took a break from mystery writing to help found Fi, a magazine of music criticism. He now works as an editor and reviewer for magazines.

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