Satterthwait, Walter.

ISBN 10: 0312186290 / ISBN 13: 9780312186296
Published by New York: St Martin's, (1998.) dj, 1998
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Sequel to 'Escapade.' Mystery set in Paris in 1923 and featuring two young Pinkerton 'ops' who, in the course of their murder investigation, briefly encounter writers Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein. SIGNED on the title page. 258 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 52481

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Publisher: New York: St Martin's, (1998.) dj

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Jane and Phil unwittingly uncover a murderous plot in 1923 Paris and must try to investigate the death of rich American publisher Richard Forsythe without arousing the dangerous ire of his German mistress Sabine


Walter Satterthwait writes richly detailed historical mysteries about everyone from Oscar Wilde to Lizzie Borden. In the well-reviewed Escapade, he introduced us to Pinkerton detective Phil Beaumont and his partner, a sharp and seductive Brit named Jane Turner. Masquerade brings this fascinating couple to Paris in 1923, where wealthy American dilettante Richard Forsythe and his German mistress have been found dead. The French police are calling it a double suicide, but Forsythe's mother has hired Beaumont and Turner to dig deeper. In between having amorous alliances, spotting the likes of Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemingway on the street, and eating too many rich meals with a French policeman ("One can lead a horse to tournedos Rossini, but one cannot make him eat," this worthy sighs when Phil finally requests a steak, rare, with no sauces), Beaumont and Turner dip into a world of insidious aristocrats and dangerous drug dealers as they find out what really happened. Other Satterthwait pleasures in paperback: Accustomed to the Dark, At Ease with the Dead, Wall of Glass. --Dick Adler

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